South/North at Spanish Wells Country Club in Bonita Springs, Florida, USA | GolfPass
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3.8
1374 Reviews (1374)
5 Stars
297
4 Stars
613
3 Stars
256
2 Stars
112
1 Stars
96
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.6
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
80.9%
Recommend this course
1041 out of 1374 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.6
129 Reviews (129)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
64
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.2
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
74.4%
Recommend this course
96 out of 129 reviews
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3.8
253 Reviews (253)
5 Stars
54
4 Stars
129
3 Stars
44
2 Stars
21
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.5
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
80.6%
Recommend this course
204 out of 253 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6500 yards
Slope 136
Rating 72.4
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Spanish Wells Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1979
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gordon G. Lewis (1979) Leon Howard

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis, Bocce

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2017 #1)

Reviews

3.8
1374 Reviews (1374)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 22
Brunch 10
19th Hole Scenic Views 9
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 80
Narrow Fairways 45
Bunkers 44
This course/club is great for:
Locals 48
Seniors 38
Playing Multiple Courses 36
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 85
Worth the Drive 20
Near Local Attractions 15

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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Not great

The course itself is just not very interesting, not kept in amazing shape (weeds in the fairway, overgrown tee boxes). However, for $35 (including cart), it's passable.

The practice area was my real issue. It was $5 to hit 30 cracked, limited flight balls, off matts (so can't practice tee shots) into water with no targets. A complete waste of time in my opinion. In addition, the putting and chipping greens weren't open. I got there 45 minutes before my tee time to warm up and found myself without anything to do once I realized the driving range wasn't going to do anything for my game.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Junior's play free

Learned at check in, 15yr Olds and under play free with paid adult. Well worth it

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course with rude staff

Upon arrival the two gentlemen at bag drop were unpleasant and did not offer any bag help. Then while on the course, we needed to use the restroom and found a keypad lock. Called the pro shop 3x, finally answered and lady said very rudely, ‘You will have to hold’ Once we were able to ask for the bathroom code, she said it’s 1***. Like as in the course holes and par. Like one was just to assume that was the code.
When waiting to tee off with the Marshal, one of our foursome said she was trying to get her shirt* together (being funny) and the Marshal said, ‘You are going to talk like that in front of your daughter?’ (Our 10 year old daughter was playing in our foursome) His vocal judgment was completely inappropriate.
The only friendly staff in our entire experience was the lady at the snack bar. She was 5 star friendly and helpful.
We were so extremely disappointed with our experience, as we had seriously considered membership at this club.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
3.0
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First Time Playing

East 9 is better than the South 9

Our first time playing this course. Staff were very friendly and helpful. However, the standard of the course was below par, particularly the South course. Quality of grass on the fairways and greens was poor. The East course was better.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Course not maintain well

Greens were good , Fairways were not in good shape had weeds and anything else that can grow on it . some tees were put in the fairways grass .dirt area on fairways
I do live on a private golf course in Bonita Springs . Are course was closed do to course maintenance .We went here because of it locations . I am just amaze they can get $150-160 in season when the snow birds are here . Supply and demand

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Not worth the rate paid

This course was not in great condition, except for the greens, which were quick and well maintained. The staff were friendly when you could find them, but the pace of play was slow and the amenities sparse. This was not because they did not have amenities, but there wasn't any staff there. This may have been attributable to this being the slow season and the members don't seem to use the bar, restaurant, etc.. The grass in the fairways and rough were spotty at best resulting in dead patches in many areas. I would not play this course again for the price paid.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Too much money for the conditions

The fairways were bare ground in some spots, hard as a rock. Some of the greens were bad and very inconsistent. I was disappointed. I think the price was way too much for what we paid for this time in the season.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 38
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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