Discover the attraction of golf in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach. Located on Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast halfway between Sarasota and Fort Myers, the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach area offers year-round play on more than 20 courses ranging in level from executive to championship. The area is ranked the 3rd Best Place in America to Live and Play Golf by Golf Digest. Scenic vistas and spectacular landscapes provide the backdrop for naturally inviting play on courses that include two ranked 4½ stars by Golf Digest and three Audubon-certified courses.
Top Golf Courses in Punta Gorda / Englewood Beach include:
Riverwood Golf Club is a lush par 72 championship course, rich with native vegetation and stretching almost 7,000 yards. The front nine flows through heavily wooded terrain, while the back nine lies among salt marshes and wetlands. Designed by Gene Bates, the Riverwood Golf Club is rated 4 ½ stars by Golf Digest. Read our review of Riverwood Golf Club.
Lemon Bay Golf Club offers an Audubon certified 18-hole golf course on 90 acres of land in harmony with the local ecosystem. The western edge of the course overlooks the mangrove forests of Knight Island (Palm Island Resort) and Don Pedro Island State Park. To the east lie the Rotonda and Port Charlotte communities and the pine and palmetto scrubland flats of southwest Florida.
Kingsway Country Club was established in 1976 and boasts a par 72, 18-hole championship course. Following Hurricane Charley, world-renowned golf course architect Ron Garl redesigned the course to be easily walkable with close proximity from green to tee box. Offering some of the area’s best TifEagle greens and seven sets of tees, Kingsway is fun and challenging for golfers of all skill levels.
Deep Creek Golf Club offers a challenging 6,000 yard, Mark McCumber design golf course, encompassed by a world of native Florida wildlife and natural landscape. Lined with meandering waterways and plenty of bunkers for sand play, this course is uniquely designed to test players’ skill-of-course management.
Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club at Bobcat Trail course designers include the former PGA Champion Bob Tway, and distinguished course architect Lee Singletary. This course plays 6,748 yards, par 71 from the tips and has a 4 ½ star rating by Golf Digest. Nicknamed ‘The Cat,’ Bobcat Trail is a photogenic course that is both rewarding and challenging for players of all skill levels.