There are few residential country club communities in Southwest Florida that can offer not only 27-holes of championship golf, but water access to the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico as well. Pelican Sound Golf & River Club offers residents the best of both worlds.
Located in the heart of Estero midway between Fort Myers and Naples, Pelican Sound is a gated, master planned community with a variety of home style options in several different neighborhoods. There are a total of 1,299 homes here.
Pelican Sound was originally developed by WCI Communities, one of Southwest Florida’s largest and most prolific development firms and home builders.
Located to the west of U.S. Highway 41, also called Tamiami Trail, Pelican Sound is near the intersection of Corkscrew Road, which leads east to Interstate I-75. The property is bordered along the north by the beautiful Estero River, and to the west by Estero Bay and the Gulf.
Pelican Sound Golf & River Club Real Estate
There are 12 unique neighborhood communities inside the gates of Pelican Sound, offering residential options including coach homes, condominiums, carriage homes, single-family villas and luxury estate homes.
There are no remaining new construction homesites available, and resale homes here range in price from the upper $200’s to around $1 million.
Most of the communities are named in a golf theme, including neighborhoods like The Masters, Torrey Pines and Glen Eagles.
There are 3 neighborhoods of condominium homes in either 2 or 4-story buildings – there are no high-rise buildings here – ranging from 1,250 to 1,560 square feet.
Three more communities offer coach homes with 1-car garages from 1,550 to 1,669 square feet, with 6 units per building.
There are 3 other neighborhoods featuring carriage homes with 2-car garages and floorplans from 1,759 to 2,200 square feet.
If single-family living is more your style, there are 3 communities of executive homes ranging from about 1,700 to 2,200 square feet, and the Pinehurst neighborhood is home to 81 sprawling, estate-sized homes offering 3,000 square feet or more.
The Island Sound community is home to a remodeled 2-bedroom, 2-bath condominium with 1,424 square feet and a 1-car garage marketed at $315,000.
In the Pinehurst community you’ll find a 3-bedroom, 3-bath estate home featuring 2,797 square feet, large pool with a spa and sweeping views of the lake and golf course listed for $939,000.
Pelican Sound Golf & River Club has a mandatory Family Club Membership, with a Club Equity Fee of $7,850 due at the closing of every property, plus any applicable annual dues.
Every neighborhood within the development has varying Homeowners Association, (HOA), fees, which average around $700 to $900 quarterly.
Pelican Sound Golf & River Club Amenities
The Club’s amenities are bundled with each property purchase, and include golf, tennis, boating, a fitness center, bocce, pickleball and more.
There are actually 2 Clubs here – the main Golf clubhouse and the waterfront River Club. The newly renovated main clubhouse was named Golf, Inc., Magazine’s Clubhouse of the Year for 2020.
With 27-holes of some of the most breathtaking golf in Florida, Pelican Sound golf course was designed by Chip Powell and Mike Hill. The Club is Audubon Certified because of the preservation of the course’s vast natural wetland and woodland areas.
There is a PGA Professional and full staff in the fully stocked pro shop and a large practice facility, and the club offers reciprocal play at many of Southwest Florida’s finest golf courses during the off season.
Dining at Pelican Sound
After their round, members can select from multiple dining options to satisfy any appetite. The Vista at The Golf Club is the club’s main dining room, with creative chefs and stunning course and preserve views.
Guests can dine indoors or outdoors, and there are also areas for private functions and events.
Meet your foursome at The Pelican Pub for a slightly more casual atmosphere, full dinner and lunch service and huge windows that fold back to allow the feeling of being outdoors.
The Pavilion is the perfect spot to grab lunch or a quick snack, enjoy a cocktail and watch the culinary team at work in the open kitchen.
The Terrace is an inviting outdoor setting where members can enjoy a drink and share an appetizer in 4 sumptuous lounge areas, each with its own firepit.
The River Club is everyone’s favorite waterfront bar and grill, where friends meet for their favorite seafood and other entrées and dine along the tranquil shoreline of the Estero River and mangrove preserves.
There is also a large, resort-style swimming pool surrounded by an expansive deck, perfect for lounging with friends and family.
The River Club
The River Club is also home to the residents-only private boat ramp, and there are kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and canoes available for members at no charge. The club also operates a private shuttle boat for members, with cruises down the gorgeous Estero River and out to beautiful sand beach at Lover’s Key State Park.
Shuttle boat service is included in your Pelican Golf & River Club membership. There is also a 125-space, gated private boat dry storage area available for lease to members.
Tennis & Pickleball
Pelican Sound Golf & River Club also features a full and active racquet center, with 8 lighted Har-Tru Hydro-Grid courts, pickleball courts and private lessons, regular tournaments and teaching clinics.
The club’s fitness and wellness complex offers members the perfect spot for a workout with a staff personal trainer or taking in a yoga or tai chi class.
Pelican Sound Golf & River Club Surrounding Area
This golf and riverfront community is perfectly located directly off U.S. Highway 41 between Fort Myers and Naples. The east-west corridor of Corkscrew Road, just outside the gates, means Interstate I-75 is just 3 miles away, and Southwest Florida International Airport is just an 18-minute drive.
The popular Coconut Point shopping complex, with its many restaurants and stores like Macy’s, Dillard’s, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble and Regal Cinemas, is less than 2 miles to the south.
Everyday conveniences like Publix grocery store, Walgreens and many more are right outside the gates. Naples and Fort Myers are just a 20-minute drive up or down U.S. 41.
Life at Pelican Sound Golf & River Club is perfect for the avid golfer who seeks the camaraderie of neighbors who appreciate the finer things in life, and the comfortable lifestyle and amenities available right outside their door.