The creators of the Landings Yacht Golf & Tennis Club took one of Lee County’s most prized pieces of land and sculpted a paradise that appeals to every possible Florida lifestyle one could imagine.
Located on historic McGregor Boulevard on 250 acres along the banks of the shimmering Caloosahatchee River, The Landings is home to an 18-hole executive golf course, a private harbor and marina and one of the area’s most impressive tennis facilities.
Once one of the country’s largest flower farms, The Landings is now home to 1,200 homes and condominiums ranging from high rise penthouses to estate-sized single-family homes, and everything in between.
When development started back in 1973, The Landings was Florida’s first planned community, and its first gated community. Back then the property was being used for agricultural research, like growing bamboo trees undertaken by Fort Myers’ most famous resident, Thomas Edison.
Developed by noted philanthropist and Lee County real estate visionary J. Foster Pate beginning in the early 1970s, The Landings Yacht Golf & Tennis Club was truly ahead of its time, and remains a highly coveted address to this day.
The Landings Yacht Golf & Tennis Club Real Estate
Comprised of 14 individual neighborhoods known as “villages”, each community within The Landings Yacht Golf & Tennis Club is governed by its own Condominium Association and overseen by 2 Master Homeowner’s Associations.
Those preferring sweeping vistas of the river and marina may choose a condominium in the 18-floor Ariel building, while those seeking a single-family home can select from availabilities in Mariner’s Cove, or the palatial estate homes located in the exclusive Riverside village.
There are about 60 different floorplans available throughout the community, so prospective residents are certain to find the ideal place to call home. There are townhomes, carriage homes, and mid-rise condominiums.
All the condominium villages, with names like Steamboat Bend and Windjammer Village, have their own swimming pools, outdoor gas grills and gathering pavilions for poolside parties.
As of June 2021, you could purchase a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,748 square foot townhome in the Longboat Village neighborhood for $369,900. A penthouse on the 17th floor of The Ariel featuring 3 bedrooms, 4 baths and 4,687 square feet of living area was listed at $838,000, and a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in Steamboat Bend was available at $169,900.
The Landings Yacht Golf & Tennis Club Amenities
This gate-guarded community truly offers something for everyone, no matter your leisure activity of choice.
Every resident is a Club Member and entitled to use of the extensive recreational and sports activities available. Golfers will love the challenging, 18-hole executive golf course that winds its way throughout the community’s villages.
There is a full golf pro shop, PGA instructors, a driving range and practice area, and the Club organizes Men’s and Women’s Leagues and events all year long. Members can also take advantage of reciprocal play opportunities at many local courses.
The Landings Yacht Golf & Tennis Club has a long-standing reputation as a world-class tennis club, having hosted many state and regional tournaments over the years. Featuring 12 clay courts and 1 stadium court, 3 full time USTPA certified tennis professionals and a fully stocked pro shop, The Club is extremely active with tennis leagues, round robin’s, cookouts and parties for the tennis lovers.
The Helm Club
The Helm Club is at the center of the community and serves as the social hub for its residents. Fine dining, a cocktail lounge, library, banquet room and private meeting rooms provide the perfect setting for any occasion. There is also a huge pool and deck area for relaxing after golf or tennis, or you can get in a workout in their fitness center.
For a more casual outing, club members and their guests can walk down to The Wheelhouse, a private waterfront restaurant and bar directly on the Caloosahatchee River. Picnic Point, adjacent to the Wheelhouse, is a picturesque setting with a large pavilion, grills, bocce courts and fabulous waterfront and marina views, perfect for a cookout or outdoor wedding.
Boaters love the Landings lifestyle because of their private riverfront marina and yacht harbor, with 192 wet slips and 62 dry storage spaces. The marina, with its ship’s store, fuel dock, and full service boat maintenance and repair availability, is highly coveted, with slips available only to residents.
The famous barrier islands of Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers Beach and more are just a short cruise away.
Boaters in The Landings Yacht, Golf and Tennis Club enjoy a very active social scene with many organized cruises and lunch excursions throughout the year.
The Landings does offer some Social Membership options for non-residents, including use of the pool, tennis and dining facilities.
The Landings Yacht, Golf & Tennis Club Surrounding Area
One of the key benefits to life at The Landings is the perfect location. Heading north on beautiful, historic McGregor Boulevard takes you to the Edison Home & Museum, and the bustling Downtown River District with its wide array of dining and shopping experiences, in about 20 minutes.
Head south as you leave the community and relax on the powdery sand coastal beaches in 25 minutes, and the Southwest Florida International Airport is a just a 25-minute drive.
Within a 5-minute drive you’ll find multiple grocery, hardware and drug stores, and restaurants offering every type of cuisine to suit any taste.
The Landings Yacht Golf & Tennis Club has a well-earned reputation as one of Fort Myers’ most prestigious residential waterfront communities, and residents love everything about this idyllic Florida lifestyle.