The Forest Country Club is located in the beautiful city of Fort Myers, Florida. This private gated golf community, started in 1979, is one of the more affordable options in terms of golf community living, with amenities galore and every reason to want to live and play here.
Located off Tamiami Trail and US 41, there’s a reason The Forest has been named Best of Gulfshore three years in a row.
The Forest Country Club Real Estate
The Forest Country Club is situated on 650 acres which is bordered by pristine and untouched nature preserve. The community boasts 777 pre-constructed homes and is home to affordable golf-community options for families.
The Forest consists of single family, condos, attached villas, and carriage homes. Home prices range from $250,000-$700,000’s per single family home, and condos range from $150,000-$500,000.
The Forest Country Club Amenities
The Forest has something for everyone, no matter your personal preference for entertainment and enjoyment.
To start, there are many interesting clubs to join, such as a Book Club, Men’s Fishing Club for those that love to fish, Supper Clubs, and more. Joining a club is a great way to meet the neighbors, break the ice, and enjoy yourself doing something you love.
There are two 18- hole championship golf courses with no tee-time restrictions for a total of 36 holes. In fact, one course was recently updated for beautification purposes.
Golf Initiation Fee of $30,000 and yearly dues of $11,196 per family, or $8,100 per individual apply. There are no food/beverage minimums. Additionally, residency is not required to become a member.
The Bear course was designed by Gordon Lewis in 1980, and the Bobcat course was designed by the same in 1987.
Social Membership initiation fees are $2,000, with annual dues of $2,423.
There are also other membership options, such as Sport Memberships with limited golfing privileges for a $10,000 initiation fee and $4,000 yearly dues.
Tennis fans will be happy to know there are 6 Har Tru tennis courts, 3 of which are lit, as well as 4 pickleball courts and 2 lit bocce courts.
There is a massive 40,000 square foot clubhouse, which recently underwent an expansion renovation in 2019. The improvements included upgrades to the look and feel of the space to be more modern and contemporary, as well as adding on larger dining areas both inside and out.
There was also a new outdoor fire pit area and bar installed. There are group fitness sessions and an aerobics studio available within the fitness center, also located within the clubhouse.
Staying busy is easy at The Forest as there are always interesting events going on to partake in aside from your ‘regular’ amenities. For instance, there are group trips to the theatre, large dinner events, live music and dancing, football games, and more.
There are also many opportunities to volunteer time and do good deeds within the community, and many residents belong to local organizations to do just that. In fact, many residents meet within the community to work on various projects and plan for charity events with one another.
The Forest Country Club Surrounding Area
The Forest Country Club is located minutes from the beautiful beaches of Sanibel and Captiva islands, where there are plenty of upscale and tasty dining options to suit every occasion.
Golisano Children’s Hospital and Health Park Hospital are a quick 15-minute drive, where you can also find a plaza full of medical specialists for nearly every need.
Supermarkets abound in the area, where you will find various options such as Publix, Whole Foods, and more. A variety of dining options from casual to fine dining, various coffee houses, and even museums abound within the City of Palms.
There are various public-school options and private school options as well within the area, with institutions of higher education such as FSW and FGCU within minutes of the premises. Nothing is too far from The Forest.
Location is everything, and the surrounding area is chock full of things to do in relaxed, wonderful environments. The Forest Country Club has all you need, and is near all you need, to live your most extraordinary life.