Estero Country Club is a special place. From the moment you come through the community’s front gate, you will be welcomed with waves from our friendly community. Here, everyone is family.
Situated within an Audubon Certified Sanctuary, Gordon Lewis designed an 18-hole golf course layout with six sets of tees for every level of player. In the summer of 2018, our golf course underwent a re-grassing project that gave our course an even more heightened presence in the Southwest Florida golf community.
With our course completed, an illustrious tennis and fitness program, and jam-packed social calendar, it’s no wonder Estero Country Club is the club to join.
1. Are your membership’s single or family memberships? Estero memberships are family memberships: two adults and dependents up to age 26. Members may select a Single-Family Golf option if you are a one golfer household.
2. What is the system for making tee times? A fully integrated golf network through ForeTees or personal service in the Golf Shop. Our system allows you to make tee times, enter tournaments, take lessons, invite friends or start/join Golf Groups.
3. What is the average age of Club Members? The average age is 68 and represents members from various generations including semi-retired professionals and
4. What is the Golf Membership cap? The Club is currently capped and full at 325 golf members offering 18-holes of Gordon Lewis championship golf.
5. So, if you are sold out of Golf Memberships, how can I join? There are still ways to join as a Golf Member. New owners of properties located within The Vines may purchase a golf membership at any time. Non-resident members are required to be on the waiting list. Member prospects not located within The Vines may also join if there is an available Sport Membership (limited use of the golf facilities and prioritized wait list status until a golf
membership becomes available.) The wait for golf is approximately 18-24 months.
6. What is the Sport Membership? Sport Membership provides limited access to our entire complement of amenities and is priced accordingly. Members are allotted 40 rounds from January-April and unlimited play from May through December. Green fees apply.
7. Is Estero Country Club an equity club? Equity refers to voting rights and ownership shares in the Club and, yes, ECC Members are equity owners in the Club. The joining fee is a donation to capital reserves and is not refundable. Improvements to the Club come from Capital Reserves. Updates and improvements are made annually.
8. Is Tennis popular at ECC? Glad you asked! Estero Country Club offers our members the best playing facilities, with 5 soft ‘Har-Tru’ sub-surface irrigated courts. Our program offers reserved court times, round robins, clinics, lessons, ball machine, lit courts for night play and a variety of league play options.
9. Is The Vines a Family Community or 55+? Although there are a few young families in The Vines, most of our members are retired or semi-retired professionals.
10. Are there golf groups I can join? We have a variety of men’s and women’s golf groups. The Golf Shop will happily place you with the right group based on your preferences and/or handicap.
11. I’ve heard a lot about Bocce and Pickleball. Are they really that popular? Excitement is growing for our new Bocce Courts, and we expect to have Leagues develop quickly with players among Mixed, Men’s and Women’s Teams. Our two new Pickleball courts will be in high demand among our active membership. This fast paced and social sport is already a huge favorite.
12. Is Social Membership mandatory if you move into The Vines Community? Yes, all owner members in The Vines are required to maintain a minimum level of membership at Estero Country Club.
13. How are memberships billed? Golf Operating Dues payment structure – 50% operating dues payable each year by October 31 and 50% payable by December 31. Capital dues are billed monthly. Social Operating Dues and Capital dues are payable by October 31 each year.