Hurricane Irma Recovery
Southwest Florida has had a rough couple of weeks. Before hammering the Gulf Coast, Hurricane Irma left a path of destruction in the Caribbean Islands, the Florida Keys, before slamming our beloved home. While the aftermath was severe, it didn’t reach its initial catastrophic prediction.
That being said, we still have a lot of work today.
Southwest Florida brings so many visitors from near and far. Its natural beauty is what made Irma so devastating. Walking outside to a pile of branches, trees, and water was traumatic. While the beauty of southwest Florida is not destroyed, it has been altered.
As the days pass and become weeks, our teamwork is what will keep us afloat. Estero Country Club has been fortunate to have such a supportive and dedicated staff. We’d like to take a moment to everyone that gave their blood, sweat, and tears to our Club these past few days. It wasn’t just the sacrifice of hard work, it was the time spent away from family and friends. Our team has shouldered the responsibility of the club along with their own. We cannot thank you all enough. Without their hard work, Estero Country Club would still look a lot different.
Thanks to the hard work from our team members, Estero Country Club is thankfully on its way towards recovery. It will take some time to restore our pre-Irma conditions but rest assured, we are on the right track!
The Club had its power restored on the afternoon of Saturday, September 16th. We had never been happier to see our fluorescent lighting! The return of our power has enabled us to make wonderful progress in our cleanup and restoration of services to both the Club and our homes.
We encourage our members to reach out to us if they need anything. We are, above all, a community. God knows, it takes a Village!
The Road to Recovery
While we have sustained damage to our course, we are on the mend! We’re asking members and guests to please stay off the golf course while we clean up. It is still not safe as collateral damage to turf and cart path areas can be expected during tree removal and cleanup. Cart path damage occurred as a result of up-rooted trees on holes 1, 2, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16 and 18, so carts are also forbidden for the time being.
Moving forward you can rest assured that we are doing everything we can to get back on our feet so we can focus on helping the community. We are blessed to be safe, sound, and whole. Things can be replaced; people cannot. Thank you for all of your well-wishes, thoughts, and prayers.
Now, let’s get to work southwest Florida!