Saturday, 4 September 2010

Golfers Paradise


Many Guests choose to stay at our Glorious Gulf Villa because of the wonderful choice of local golf courses.  If you like your golf, then Rotonda is definitely the right location for you.  With over 30 courses in the area, ranging from executive to championship level, it's easy to see why they call it "Golfers Paradise!"

Our villa is only a 5 minute drive from 5 different clubs however the closest one is Long Marsh Golf Club (Rotonda Circle)

Long Marsh’s gently rolling fairways meander thoughtfully through 300 acres of natural Florida scrub, its fairways and green invitingly framed by an abundance of stately oaks, native pines and palms. Natural waste bunkers, marshes and lakes provide a challenge for golfers as well as a haven for a variety of wildlife.

Measuring 7,120 yards from the tips, the course can be daunting, but four sets of tees, a minimal use of bunkers and strategically placed mounding provides a friendly game for all levels.

The signature holes on this demanding course are the final three holes on the front nine. The seventh is a long straight par four with not much trouble. It is a straight forward hole, but into the prevailing wind, it’s a lot harder than it looks. The eighth is one of the toughest par threes in southwest Florida, and, at about 240 yards, is one of the longest. This requires a good hit with your longest iron or a fairway wood.

Don’t get roped into thinking you’ve hit a good shot until the ball lands, however, because it is a shallow green and very hard to hold with the type of club being hit in there. The ninth is a 90 degree dog leg to the right with water on both sides of the fairway. It is crucial to pick the right club because if you are long or short you will be in the water. The second shot, however, is a lot easier with only a waste bunker that is in play. The funny thing about this hole is the local rule placed on it. There is a house on the short side of the fairway and even if the ball heads over the out of bounds stake and comes back into play, that is still deemed as out of bounds to protect the house from being peppered with errand tee shots.

For lots more information please check out our Golfing Fanatics section on our villa website:-
Golfing Fanatic?

Or check out Rotonda West's Golf & Country Club site:-

Rotonda West's Golf & Country Club

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