Fort Myers, Florida
Experience two distinctively different championship golf courses at one exceptional club in the heart of sunny Southwest, Florida. From novice to scratch golfer, every player feels right at home in The Forest with nine tee positions on our Bear Course and five tee positions on our Bobcat Course. Both courses offer an unhurried, uncrowded shot by shot progression through a tropical paradise.
The outstanding amenities at The Forest are just the framework for a full social life and it all begins with a welcoming spirit of friendliness and hospitality that makes our new and longtime members feel right at home.
On the heels of the club’s 40th Anniversary in 2019, we have redefined tradition with a complete Clubhouse renovation focusing on indoor and outdoor casual dining spaces and a contemporary Old Florida design.
The Forest Country Club is a private, member owned club located in a non-bundled gated community offering resident and nonresident memberships. Whether you are an avid golfer, a lover of racquet sports, or a social butterfly, there is a place for you at The Forest.
As a premier, private club community, The Forest is known for its intimate and casual lifestyle offering all the amenities Gulf Coast living has to offer. Our members believe it’s our community that makes us unique. We are small enough to welcome newcomers and mindful that most people join a club to create enduring friendships. Our members golf together, eat lunch and dinner together, entertain together, vacation together, run boards and charitable organizations together and celebrate holidays and life milestones together.
Residency not required
Where else in Southwest Florida will you find tree-lined fairways, expansive greens and miles of lakes and streams that come together to make The Forest? Natural beauty and quality golf combine in this convenient south Fort Myers location at one of the leading private clubs in the area.
Established in 1979, The Forest is best recognized for its traditions. Over the years it has maintained a comprehensive golf program that is the envy of the golfing community. This member-owned and operated club has distinguished itself from its neighboring clubs for maintaining an exceptionally active and friendly membership. A diverse membership comprised of Ft. Myers, Ft. Myers Beach, Sanibel, Naples, Bonita Springs and Cape Coral community residents.
At 500 golf members for two courses, The Forest ensures it’s member of uncrowded and unhurried play even during peak season. A weekly calendar of events for men, women and mixed teams make starting or renewing friendships quick and easy.
Our Par 72 Bobcat Course has an abundance of lakes, preservation areas, beautiful oaks and cypress trees as well as big, gorgeous greens and lush fairways. Time after time, the design, beauty and immaculate condition of this course presents a new challenge. The Bobcat features ultra-dwarf greens and Tifway 419 Bermudagrass fairways.
The famed Bear Course exceeds the expectations of all who experience it. The Bear has been the host to over 5 United States Golf Association events including U.S. Open Qualifier. It has also hosted over 16 Florida State Golf Association events including the Florida Match Play Championship. Ranked by GOLFWEEK Magazine as one of Florida’s Top 25 Most Distinctive Courses, The Bear provides the ultimate golfing challenge. However, with five sets of tees, even junior players enjoy braving The Bear.
Voted Gulfshore Life’s Best of Lee County, The Forest Tennis and Pickleball center offers everything you need for your tennis game. Six expertly maintained HarTru clay courts and four pickleball courts make home in our peaceful Forest setting. Three of the six courts are lighted for your night tennis convenience. We provide a variety of activities and programs that are tailored for every player. Some of these programs include weekly clinics and doubles play, private and group lessons, league play, junior programs, round robins, tournaments and special events. Tennis players come from all over the area due to the leadership of the Tennis Director Fred Kangwa. Kangwa, a former member of the Davis Cup Team for Zambia, Africa, has been the Head Tennis Professional at The Forest for over 15 years. His extra-friendly demeanor makes the most experienced and the beginner player feel most welcome at the tennis facility.
From our “Morning Smoothie” health, fitness and wellness presentations to our newly renovated, state of the art fitness center, The Forest County Club promotes an active and healthy lifestyle for all members.
Lifefitness, flexdeck treadmills, ellipticals, upright and recumbent bikes bring you a variety of options for cardiovascular training, while the twelve station lifefitness selectorized strength equipment circuit will challenge every muscle group.
When looking for variety or to enhance your golf or tennis game, our functional fitness area offers two dual adjustable pulley systems, free weights, incline, decline and flat benches, stability balls, trx trainers, resistance tubing and more to provide an endless variety of workout options.
If you prefer an outdoor workout experience, join a class at our “Fitness Garden”, or participate in our walking or cycling groups.
Equipment orientations, fit-tip, and ask a trainer days are complimentary services offered monthly to Forest fitness members. Golf, tennis and personal fitness programs are provided by coaching and available by appointment.
Whether its sport specific or a general wellness program, The Forest’s fitness and health facilities can assist you in reaching your goals.
In addition to golf, tennis, pickelball, and fitness, we also have 2 bocce courts located adjacent to the clubhouse and a popular area with a full service bar.
Our Members love to expand their knowledge through numerous classes, guest speakers, demonstrations and events offered at the Club. We have many Clubs within the Club including but not limited to Book Club, Art Club, Wine Club, Men’s Fishing and A Tuesday Night Supper Club.
With over 40 lifestyle events each season members of The Forest enjoy trips and outings to the Theater, Mystery Dinners, Football games, and live performances.
And, for those who love to give back to the community, Lee County has over 190 charities in which many of our Philanthropic-minded Members are highly involved through volunteering and contributions.
Phone: (239) 482-1310
6100 Club Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33908