Established in 1979, The Forest is best recognized for its traditions. This member-owned and operated club has distinguished itself from its neighboring clubs for maintaining an exceptionally active and friendly membership. The Club is one of only a handful of Private Country Clubs in Southwest Florida that has non-resident Memberships. Members live on Sanibel, Captiva, Bonita Springs and all around the Fort Myers area as well as in The Forest.
The Forest Country Club offers twice the golfing pleasure. 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.
The Bobcat, is uniquely different but just as challenging as the Bear. A slightly short, park style golf course that is filled with beautiful oaks and cypress tress as well as big, beautiful greens and lush fairways. Time after time, the design, beauty and immaculate condition of this course presents a new challenge. The Bobcat and The Bear both feature brand new ultra-dwarf greens.
Golfing events at The Forest Country Club are many and varied. The most prestigious events, the Couples, Men's and Ladies Invitational highlight each season. Great other member events that include the Fall Classic, Member-Member Championships and Club Championship keep the membership enjoying friendly and competitive playing opportunities on a constant basis.
Opportunities for Outside Golf Outings and Corporate Golf outings are available at The Forest. Currently the Club hosts 10 to 12 golf outings per yer with the highlight being the Galisano Children's Hospital, Boston Red Sox Charity Classic which has raised over $10,000,000.00 in its 21 years at the Forest. Corporate fund raisers, charity golf outings and association golf events welcomed and encourage to use The Forest as their course of choice.
The golf professionals are recognized in the community for their outstanding junior programs. Youths of all ages can participate in summer camps, Saturday morning clinics and after-school programs.
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