Estero Country Club at The Vines
Estero, Florida Golf Community
Welcome to Estero Country Club
Estero Country Club is a special place. You will discover friends, fun and fitness in all your club activties. Friends gather in close groups that are welcoming and accessible for newcomers. You will always feel at home at the Club.
Situated within an Audubon sanctuary, the amenities at Estero Country Club include a terrific and fun golf course which the designer, Gordon Lewis, calls one of his best. The sports, tennis and fitness programs are friendly and fun! Wellness is a way of life at our Club. And, you have a nature preserve at your back door!
There are friends and fun awaiting you at Estero Country Club. ECC is an easy drive from Interstate 75 offering quick access to the nearby Southwest Florida Regional airport. Why wait? The sooner you get here, the sooner you will find the Florida lifestyle for which you have been searching.
Membership Types at Estero Country Club
There is something special about clubs that are the right fit. Estero Country Club is just right for people who want to enjoy the beauties of southwest Florida surrounded by friends – old and new. There is great value in an Estero Country Club membership.
To maintain a high level of exclusivity and member satisfaction, Estero Country Club has limited Equity Golf Memberships available. This established member-owned country club is one of the finest golf experiences and operations in Southwest Florida. Estero Country Club is on solid ground financially and is a winter home for many international visitors as well as Americans who have chosen Estero Country Club from the many options.
Whether you are interested in golf, tennis, dining or member events, Estero Country Club has a membership that is right for you and your family. Estero Country Club is a true country club experience where members gather season after season to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow club members. We extend a warm welcome and a standing invitation to visit us.
Included in the Memberships
- Private Member Owned Club
- Limited Golf Equity Memberships
- Championship 18-hole Course complete with Practice Range, Putting Green and Chipping Area
- Exceptional TifEagle Greens
- Private Member Owned Golf Carts
- Diverse Tennis Programming on Five Har Tru Courts
- State of the Art Fitness Center
- Casual to Elegant Dining in a Beautiful Clubhouse
- Diverse and Exciting Social Events
Estero Country Club members enjoy the privilege of participating in reciprocity for dining and golf with other top clubs in Naples and Southwest Florida, May through October. The reciprocal program is one of the best in the area and exceptional value for our members. This is great opportunity for members to add variety to their golf game and dining pleasure.
All equity members have full reciprocity privileges May 1 – October 31 based on the type of membership. All categories of membership have a food & beverage minimum.
Golf – Gold Equity
A Golf Equity membership entitles the members to use all of the golf, tennis, fitness and social facilities of the club. Members have a 7-day sign up privilege to reserve golf tee times. Equity Golf members do not pay greens fees but are required to pay golf cart fee or an annual trail fee. Members do not pay tennis court fees for the use of the tennis facilities.
Golf – Silver Equity
A Golf Non-Refundable Equity membership entitles members to use the golf, tennis, fitness, dining and social facilities of the club. Members have a 7-day sign-up privilege to reserve golf tee times. Golf Silver members do not pay greens fees but are required to pay golf cart fees or an annual trail fee. Members do not pay tennis court fees for the use of the tennis facilities.
Golf – Silver Equity Non-Resident
(Available to those living outside The Vines and Belle Lago communities)
A non-resident membership entitles the member to the same rights and privileges as Silver Equity. Annual cart plan available.
Golf – Trial
The Trial Membership is designed to allow prospective members the opportunity to experience the lifestyle Estero Country Club offers. Prospective members include: current residents of SWFL, new home buyers, extended stay renters, reciprocal members of clubs outside Florida and International visitors. Trial members are required to purchase a minimum of one (1) month, which can be extended to three (3) consecutive months. Members have a 4-day sign up privilege to reserve golf tee times. Offer valid one-time per family. The joining fee is used as a credit when converting to an Equity Membership.
Available to Vines and Belle Lago residents only.
A Sports Equity membership entitles the members to use all golf, tennis, fitness and social facilities of the club. Members have a 4-day sign up privilege to reserve golf tee times. Equity Sports members do not pay tennis court fees but are required to pay golf greens fees and golf cart fee or an annual trail fee. Golf access during peak season is limited to 40 rounds, unlimited May thru December.
Available to Vines and Belle Lago residents only.
This Equity membership entitles the members to use all tennis, fitness, dining and social facilities of the club. Members do not pay tennis court fees for the use of the tennis facilities of the club. Social Equity members have access to play golf six times per year per membership and are required to pay greens fees and cart fees.
Colleen Sowerby started her career in sales and marketing in Toronto, at Random House Canada as the paperback divisions operations and public relations manager. Her country club career started, working for the PGA Tour at one of its resort properties in the Tampa Bay area where she achieved top sales director of the year in 2007. Her career continued in the TB area working for Hunter’s Green Country Club a Club Corp property before moving in 2012 to the Naples area. She is now the Membership Sales and Marketing Director for the member-owned Estero Country Club at The Vines in the Village of Estero, Florida.
Real Estate Communities at Estero Country Club
Homes between $225,000 and $760,000
The Estero Country Club is affiliated with two distinctive communities, The Vines and Belle Lago (non-bundled communities). The Vines community, nestled among the gorgeous greens and fairways of Estero Country Club, offers lovely homes of every description to suit individual preferences and lifestyles. These residences include estate homes, single family homes, attached town homes, villas and condominium coach homes. Additionally, every neighborhood within the community boasts its own impeccably maintained pool for lap swimming or more leisurely recreation.
Adjacent to The Vines and conveniently accessed by golf cart, Belle Lago is a beautiful community of newer estate and villa style homes orchestrated by the Toll Brothers development group. Membership to the Estero Country Club is very accessible and convenient. To learn more about living at The Vines and Belle Lago, please visit the association websites:
View properties at Estero Country Club at The Vines
Golf at Estero Country Club
Estero Country Club welcomes you to a unique southwest Florida lifestyle that will combine unsurpassed social activities with the finest traditions in championship golf. You will love playing the championship course at Estero Country Club! It is fun and challenging at every level. In fact, Gordon Lewis, who is famous for his Florida golf course designs, considers Estero CC to be one of his best ever! We can help you meet playing companions and make new friends. If you need to improve your game – and who doesn’t? – our golf professionals can help you.
The pleasures of golf are central to life at the Estero Country Club. While we offer a variety of club memberships, our Golf Equity memberships are limited. Because Estero Country Club is not a bundled community our members play unlimited golf. Adding to our distinctiveness – and unlike most other private clubs – Estero Country Club members may own and use their own personal golf carts.
The Golf Course
Playing at 7,072 yards from its championship tees, our par 72 course sits on 105 lush acres surrounded by 38 acres of sparkling lakes. The course features six sets of tees to challenge the skills of players at every level. We also offer an outstanding practice range, as well as large putting and chipping greens.
ECC offers a comprehensive schedule of golf activities, including a wide array of men’s, women’s and couples’ events that are carefully designed to ensure an enjoyable experience for every participant. Over the years, the friendly competition fostered by our many golf events has contributed to lasting friendships among our members. We believe this strong sense of community, nurtured by our shared devotion to golf, is one key to the enduring success of the Estero Country Club.
Estero Country Club Members enjoy reciprocal privileges at over 70 of the finest private country clubs in Southwest Florida. Each year, from May 1st through October 31st, members may play golf at reciprocal private country clubs and pay only cart fees. This is an extremely popular program among our members.
Tennis at Estero Country Club
The USPTA Professional Staff at the Estero Country Club consistently seeks to provide the tennis experience that meets and exceeds our member’s expectations. Come and let us create a great tennis experience for you.
The Estero Country Club tennis program is renowned as one of the finest in the area. Our experienced tennis professional provides lessons and clinics to meet the needs of players at all skill levels with five lighted Har-Tru courts available for play.
Our professional also supervises an extensive offering of programs, tournaments and social mixers. We are also pleased to provide our members instruction and programs that accommodate the tennis interests of visiting family and friends of every generation.
Amenities & Activities at Estero Country Club
Estero Country club has interesting and entertaining programs for everyone. There are so many fun things to do and friends to meet! Fill in your schedule with a variety of lifestyle activities.
Oil Painting classes are offered at Estero Country Club by renowned artist Regis Bobitski. No matter your skill level you will surely enjoy this eight week journey which is offered year round. Regis works with all students to create amazing works of art. At the conclusion of each session a display of all the art work created graces the hallways of Estero Country Club for the Membership to enjoy.
Bridge, Canasta, Gin Rummy, Mexican Train
Feeling lucky in southwest Florida? Why not join us for our many card games! Every month we host weekly events for Bridge, Canasta, Gin Rummy, Mexican Train and more! Playing Bridge is one of our most attended activities at Estero Country Club. You will see an exciting game in progress most days of the week. As a country club, we’re all about community, so our Bridge program is designed to welcome all level of players and offers both social bridge and duplicate games on Monday, as well as Couples Bridge on Wednesday evenings.
If Bridge isn’t in the cards, why not try your hand at many of our other card games, including Gin Rummy! When Gin Rummy suddenly surged to the forefront in 1938, most dictionaries and almost all Bridge Writers jumped to the conclusion that the game was an entirely new form of Rummy. Most present-day Bridge writers and game authors erroneously credit a New York Bridge expert with the invention of Gin Rummy in 1909. The truth is that game-rule books describe a game called Gin Poker which is almost identical to the present Gin Rummy. Gin is readily available most days and, during season, on Thursday evening in the clubhouse.
Mah Jongg at Estero Country Club welcomes new players all season and play takes place Wednesdays and Fridays in our Ladies card room. Whether you have played before or never played, and want to learn, all are welcome. We play by the rules set by the National Mah Jongg League. This group focuses on fun first and loves to teach new members how to play. For more information about the game, please go to www.nationalmahjonggleague.org.
B-I-N-G-O. You never know who’s going to be there! Bingo is played on the first Thursdays of the month; November, January, February and March. Cocktails at 5:30 and the bingo Buffet is served starting at 6:00, games start at 7:00. There are numerous games called with prizes for each game and a jackpot at the end. Come join us and see who will be calling on Bingo Night!
Estero Country Club offers monthly trips to its membership such as, evenings at the Barbara B. Mann, Day trips to the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, FL, Trolley trips to 5th Ave in Naples for an evening of fun, Fisherman’s Village in Punta Gorda for holiday lighted canal tours, Naples Philharmonic events and much more. Recommendations and suggestions from members are always great as no event is ever successful without the support and excitement from our membership!!!
Member Dining at Estero Country Club
You can enjoy cocktails after golf on the sun-dappled terrace or inside the clubhouse bar and lounge. The perfect repast for a casual lunch or dinner is served in the inviting Grill Room at the clubhouse. Menus are diverse and change often throughout the year to satisfy every palate. Sumptuous dining is available in the main dining room during our popular member events and great themed evenings throughout the year.
Paneled in rich, dark wood surrounding the Mulligans Bar is a great space to enjoy your favorite beverage, appetizer or meal. In an atmosphere more relaxed than the main dining room, the game is always on, the bartenders are always friendly and good cheer is always on hand. It is a great location to watch the Sunday golf match or your favorite sports team on one of four large flat screen televisions. Lunch is served hot and fresh daily in Mulligans and features our house made soups and specials of the day.
If you step outside Mulligans Bar you will find yourself on a lovely outdoor terrace. Couples, especially, seem to enjoy the tables overlooking beautiful gardens. Relax and enjoy a beverage and delicious meal throughout season. There are no reservations needed for the terrace which is a great spot to watch bocce ball. Arrive early to claim your favorite table!
Men’s Card Room
By day the Card Room is bright and sun-filled. By night, cozy and filled with voices of families or members enjoying a beverage after playing a round of golf. Located only steps away from The Golf Shop this is the place for members to grab a quick bite before heading out to the course or enjoy a casual meal with friends and family. As the name states, this is the site of afternoon card games with your buddies.
Estero Country Club’s member dining rooms encompass traditional club ambience. Tables are covered in crisp linens with lovely centerpieces and sparkling silver. Come for brunch during season and enjoy sipping hot coffee or fresh Florida orange juice while waiting for your afternoon tee time. Lunch and Dinner menus change seasonally and feature mouthwatering Chef’s Specials each night. With popular cuisine trends as well as traditional comfort fare, there is always something to please you and your guests. Gather with friends, family or business associates. Dining at the club is an experience that you will not forget. Our ever-so-popular member events are hosted in these rooms with a capacity of 280 members and friends.
What a view! On one side you can watch members on the golf course and on the other you can see players on one of our 5 Har Tru tennis courts. This room is a wonderful choice for that private meeting, ladies luncheon or family dinner. The Palm Room is located off our Main Dining Room and can host 40 people.
Located steps from the tennis courts with outdoor & indoor dining. Year round tennis events are frequently hosted here. Ride your bike or drive your personal golf cart to the Snack Bar for a quick bite.