Looking for a large, gated community with all the amenities imaginable? Look no further than West Bay Club in Estero. This diverse neighborhood is actually several smaller neighborhoods all sharing the same luxury and amenities that the Club has to offer, including a championship golf course.
Spread over 870 acres, West Bay Club feels like a tropical paradise. The neighborhood within a neighborhood structure allows it to feel both spacious and secluded at the same time. Most homes were built in the early to mid 2000s, making it one of the newer golf communities in Southwest Florida.
Located on Estero Bay, this community enjoys water access as well as quick access to all major routes to connect you to leisure and sports or shopping and dining.
West Bay Club Real Estate
The West Bay Club is one of the largest communities in Estero, comprising 688 residences, both single family homes and condominiums.
Each of the nine neighborhoods in the community have their own property type, location, and feel. Below is a brief summary of each.
- Chapel Trace – custom designed single-family homes on large lots
- Indigo Shores – low-rise condominiums with open floor plans and sunset views
- Jasmine Bay – two high rise towers, 21 floors each
- Laurel Oaks – luxury homes overlooking either the 2nd hold or the preserve
- Nature’s Cove – villa homes, some with views of the 8th hole
- River Brooke – magazine worthy single-family residences
- Turtle Pointe – lower priced, but still luxury condominiums
- Turtle Point Cove – lower priced single-family homes, great family option
- West Lake Court – the newest single-family area in the community
As there is such a diverse range of property types, there are also a range of prices. If you are looking to purchase a single-family home, you can expect to pay somewhere between $600,000 and $2M. Condominiums are slightly more affordable, with a range of $350,000 to $1.5M
West Bay Club Amenities
Golf & Tennis
The amenities at West bay Club are without a doubt five star. There is the championship golf course that just underwent a $4M renovation in 2018. Or the world class tennis courts, a total of eight, for all ages and skill levels to enjoy. Plenty of other outdoor sport options exist, including bocce, shuffleboard, and pickleball.
West Bay Club Waterfront
The paths around the community and proximity to the Estero River allows residents to enjoy boating, fishing, bike riding, and running. Looking for an indoor workout? The fitness center is filled with modern exercise machines as well as a lap pool.
Additionally, there is a beach club for the kids and a dog park for your four-legged friends. West Bay Club hosts numerous social events throughout the year, including trivia nights, food experiences, and a Super Bowl Party.
West Bay Club Golf Membership
HOA fees vary throughout the club based on size and location of your property, but there are standard golf membership fees. If you are a true golf aficionado and enjoy a championship course, the fees probably won’t seem excessive, but they are on the high side. Initial fee is $75,000 with annual dues of just over $10,000. If you want to be a social member of the golf club, there is a separate and less expensive option, the initial fee is only $3,000 and annual dues of $600.
West Bay Club Surrounding Area
Estero, often overshadowed by its more popular neighbor Naples, is actually quite centrally located. West Bay Club benefits from this, with quick and easy access to major shopping, including the Miromar Outlets and Coconut Point. It is also an easy trip to Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers, taking between 20-25 minutes.
Looking for a fun day trip? Sanibel and Captiva Island are a quick ride across the causeway. Spend the day beach combing and end it watching an amazing sunset. In the mood for boutiques and galleries? Head south to Naples where you’ll find all kinds of shopping and then stop for a glass of wine and watch the people strolling along 5th Avenue.
Above all, Estero and the West Bay Club are a great location to choose if you love the lush, tropical feel of Southwest Florida, but also want to enjoy all the amenities of a full-service, gated community.