Course Review and Comments
In a nutshell: The best course I've ever played. EVER!
Design and condition:
This course is like nowhere else I've played. The landscaping is stunning, with some lovely holes. Plenty but not too much water and clever positioning of hazards.
The greens were running at 11.5 on the stimpmetre and were large and true but very difficult with borrows, hollows and turns!
The sandtraps were like those you see on telly, with wonderful light sand... and some testing shapes too.
Tee boxes weren't bad at all, and with 5 to choose from, it's a very different course each time.
Some big tee shots required and a lot of accuracy. Not so much because of traps/water, but more owing to the fact that if your ball goes into the bushes or trees, a local rule says you have to leave it... snakes, lizards, alligators all waiting to surprise you!! A strokesaver is a must and no GPS on the buggies. Watch the green on 7th, it's truly testing, and the water on the 8th is a longer carry than you'll think off the back two tees.
Facilities and welcome:
Great putting and chipping greens. Very impressive driving range too (free balls in a pyramid!). Pro-shop was small but well-stocked and staff were very friendly.
Clubhouse is not quite in keeping with the course; small bar but lovely outdoor area. Changing rooms were good.
Watercoolers and icemakers are dotted around the course (hidden cleverly), so no need to stock up on bottled water.
$100 and worth every single cent. I could play that course every week for the rest of my life and be happy!
More user reviews for Old Corkscrew Golf Club
May 18th, 2013 22:27
This course is awesome. If you hit good shots you are fine, but if you struggle it could get ugly. There is a premium on hitting the fairway. In regards to the other reviews saying this course is u
February 08th, 2013 07:37
While at the driving range, my expensive watch was stolen from my golf bag. Minimal effort. concern and cooperation from Club Management, compared to what I expected.
After some time with no sincere
January 12th, 2012 02:37
Overall very pleased with the experience at OC just a pity our golf didn't do justice to the course. Will definitely look to play here again.
December 14th, 2011 04:47
Absolutely challenging course - must have played this!
May 27th, 2011 04:05
Fabulous course and excellent condition.
By far the most difficult course I have ever played but that just makes you want to come back and try again.
Excellent condition and service from the staff
April 25th, 2011 12:33
By far the best course in SW Florida.. It is a must for anyone staying in this area. I would play it everyday if I could afford to..A true test of golf and the tees make it playable for all handicaps.
October 12th, 2010 17:18
Great design. Very tough course, ned to stay in the short grass. Greens are very difficult as they roll from every possable direction. Gonna three put if your approach is more than eight feet away fro
July 05th, 2010 16:04
Very challenging. Bring your A game. Fascinating design.
April 20th, 2010 16:29
This is an outstanding course; one of the best in Southwest Florida, if not the best. The course is outstanding, the staff is extremely nice, and the practice facilities are perfect. The course has an
January 08th, 2010 13:00
This is a tough course. You need to pay attention to every shot. Loads of bunkers and many are 170ish off the women's tees. Played lots of them today. Wish I could go right back. It's a course th
April 13th, 2009 16:10
Nice facility overall. Tough track - will kill you on a windy day. Would definately play again for the challenge.
January 22nd, 2009 05:58
Old Corkscrew Golf Club in Estero, Florida. Designed by Jack Nicklaus and his son, Steve. Was originally offered to another high end designer who turned it down due to the location. Nicklaus saw the l
May 29th, 2008 16:55
wow! Old corkscrew was a treat, definitly one of the most beautiful courses i have ever played,along with probably being one of the most shot demanding courses. Before you tee off i suggest you tie yo
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