The heart of Hammock Bay is the championship golf course. Named one of the "Top 10 New Private Golf Courses in the World 2003" by Travel & Leisure magazine, the course at Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club offers up a unique golfing experience. The Peter Jacobsen / Jim Hardy designed championship course features one of the highest golf course elevations in southwest Florida. The approximately 6,900 yard, par 72 layout features native flowers and plants, in addition to lush Sea Dwarf Paspalum turf for superior playability. With an emphasis on the boundless beauty of the area's natural environment, the golf course at Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club is designed to provide an enjoyable challenge to all golfers, regardless of their level of play.
The contours, shape and orientation of the course greens were designed with the approach shot in mind. The green surroundings are also fashioned to present the golfer with a variety of shot options. Multiple tees are provided at each hole, allowing increased playability for juniors, seniors, and beginners, while offering a challenge to low handicappers and professionals. Bunkers are strategically positioned to challenge the risk taker and, in some cases, direct the placement shots-all intended to add to the courses' visual appeal and uniqueness.
The Rookery at Marco
Appropriately named The Rookery, meaning bird sanctuary, this championship golf course is nestled around shallow wetlands that attract many species of birds. At more than 7,100 yards from the tips, the playing experience includes generous rolling fairways, over-sized and receptive greens, five teeing grounds and immaculate turf conditions. Designed by renowned golf course architect Joe Lee, the course is carved through 240 acres of southwest Florida nature with cypress, palm, and pine trees lining natural wetlands to create an incredible golf setting. Players must navigate around 74 bunkers and over 45 acres of pristine lakes, with water coming into play on 15 holes.
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Hammock Bay 239-389-6611
The Rookery 239-642-2796