Fort Myers, Florida
Cypress Lake Golf Club is Fort Myers’ oldest and most historic private golf club. Founded in 1959, Cypress Lake Golf Club has been expertly renovated to suit modern players while retaining its historic integrity and natural assets. Uniquely, it is one of the few golf courses in Southwest Florida where walking is encouraged all year long, a feature that perfectly complements the unparalleled beauty to be enjoyed here. Savour the experience at Cypress Lake!
We stand in awe of the shadows cast by the truly legendary players who are numbered among our past and present members. They drive our pursuit for excellence, bolster our commitment to the game and inspire our members to become the best they can be.
Our rich history and valued traditions are not the only things that set this club apart. Cypress Lake Golf Club was built for the game, not as part of a real estate development. As a result, we have one of the most beautiful and walkable courses in Southwest Florida. Also, our membership consists of no more than 360 golfers, so the course is always accessible. Finally, we build value into every aspect of the golf club experience, from the putting greens to the dining rooms.
Founder Membership is available to an individual, or jointly, to a married couple and dependent children under the age of 24. As the nucleus of the Club, each Founder Member will share in ownership of the Club, can vote on affairs of the Club and hold elected office. Founder Members have year round use of the clubhouse, golf course, practice facilities, tennis facilities and dining rooms.
Associate Membership is offered to an individual or jointly to a married couple and dependent children under the age of 24. This membership is offered to a perspective memeber when there is no Founder stock available or when a candidate would like a non-equity membership. Associate members have year round use of the clubhouse, golf course, practice facilities, tennis facilities and dining rooms. Associate members may acquire a Founder stock certificate at any time provided one is available but are not obligated to do so. Associate members may continue as a non-equity member on an annual basis provided space is available.
Sports Membership is available to an individual or jointly to a married couple and dependent children under the age of 24. Sports members have year round use of tennis facilities, clubhouse and dining rooms. The Club extends Sports members summer golf privileges May through October with payment of appropriate fees. This membership can be upgraded to a Founder Membership at any time, at the then current price, provided there is a membership available.
Social Membership is available to an individual or jointly to a married couple and dependent children under the age of 24. Social Members have year round use of the clubhouse and dining rooms. The Club provides a private venue to host family or business events and members are welcome to participate in all social events, cards, and other activities hosted by the Club.
Cypress Lake Golf Club’s golf course is one of the area’s oldest and most historic private golf courses. Founded in 1959, and boasting three Golf Hall-of-Famers as Founding Members, the opportunity to play the course of masters awaits.
The course has six sets of tees, and can be played from under 5,000 yards to just over 7,000 yards. Its water, sand and trees combine to provide challenge as well as subtle beauty. Still true to Dick Wilson’s original design, it boasts water on all but two holes. Balls cuddle into the best and hardiest of today’s new hybrids. The Bermuda grass fairways reward excellent shot placement and fast, undulating, Tiff Eagle greens challenge even the best short games. Casual golfers can enjoy its pleasures, while low-handicappers shake their heads and promise themselves “Next time….”
Cypress Lake golf course is unusual among area golf courses in that it is set on a rectangular piece of land with no residential areas except on its external boundaries. While most members use carts, the layout makes it ideal for the golfer who enjoys walking. Wildlife find it an agreeable home site, and golfers share the course with great blue herons, egrets, ibis, an occasional alligator, several varieties of large turtles, our resident ospreys, and many other creatures that seem to understand that passing humans are no threat to them.
The course was designed in 1959-1960 by Dick Wilson (1904-1965), a contemporary and respected rival of Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Many of Wilson’s major renovations and original designs are well-known today: New York’s Shinnecock Hills, Florida’s Seminole, Bay Hill in Orlando, the Blue Monster at Doral, La Costa (California), Cog Hill # 3 – Dubsdread in Chicago, Laurel Valley in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, and the Lakeside Course (now The Meadows) at The Greenbrier.
In 2001, the golf course was completely renovated under the direction of golf course architect Ron Garl, who restored many of Dick Wilson’s original design elements, as well as adding unique ‘signature’ features of his own. The irrigation system was replaced and extended; 7,000 truckloads of fill were brought in to raise and recontour the fairways in order to improve the drainage. The driving range was substantially lengthened and widened; Tiff Eagle greens were grown in. The $2.7 million project converted an excellent golf course into an outstanding experience.
The club’s practice facilities are extensive. A large putting green prepares the golfer for the challenges of the course: it hasn’t a flat spot on it. The elevated pitching green can be attacked from both sides, or from the large adjoining sand trap. The range features small greens close in for short iron practice as well as the usual distant flags to measure prowess with the woods.
The tennis program at the club is every bit as active as Cypress Lake’s golf program. Their membership stays engaged and active with league activity for both men and women, in addition to a full calendar of club events. The club offers the Sports Memberships for tennis players and their families.
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Phone: (239) 481-1333
6767 Winkler Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33919