Gated Golf Communities in Bonita Springs & Estero


What’s your idea of living in paradise? Southwest Florida is home to a huge selection of gated communities that emphasize health, fitness, socialization, and fun in the sun—centered around breathtaking golf courses views and amenities galore.

Bonita Bay | 3451 Bonita Bay Boulevard, Ste. 100, Bonita Springs

Bonita Bay is a 2,400-acre gated community of 56 neighborhoods, tucked among 1,400 acres of parks, nature preserves, lakes and open spaces. A 12-mile network of biking and walking paths links intimate collections of single-family homes, villas, coach homes and luxury high-rise residences. At build out, Bonita Bay will have fewer than 3,300 homes. Three Arthur Hills-designed courses within Bonita Bay and two courses by Tom Fazio at nearby Bonita Bay Club Naples provide 90 holes of championship golf. The private Bonita Bay Club provides residents an opportunity to enjoy championship golf, tennis, fitness center and spa, and a new clubhouse with a variety of dining options. The full-service Bonita Bay Marina provides direct access to the Gulf of Mexico – via the Imperial River and Estero Bay – and offers wet slips, dry storage, a ships store and other amenities. Median price: $897,000

Bonita Fairways | 9751 W. Terry Street, Bonita Springs

Bonita Fairways is a gated resort community featuring single-family homes, coach homes, and condos in four distinct neighborhoods, including the 55-plus Carousel Cove. Amenities at Bonita Fairways include a Gordon Lewis executive course, pools, spas, tennis courts, bocce, shuffleboard and a clubhouse with fitness room, library, kitchen, meeting rooms, and billiards. Median price: $417,770

The Brooks | 26388 Hickory Blvd., Bonita Springs

The Brooks is a 2,492-acre master planned development which offers different types of properties in five distinct gated communities: Shadow Wood, Shadow Wood Preserve, Spring Run, Lighthouse Bay, and Copper Leaf. Shadow Wood and Shadow Wood Preserve offer three diverse, championship golf courses, while Copper Leaf and Spring Run boast their own courses. The Brooks residents are offered membership in The Commons Club, a member-owned club of 2,300 families situated in a tranquil park-like setting located in Estero. The club features a health and lifestyle center and enrichment center, a private, lakeside restaurant, and a private beach club located on Little Hickory Island. Price range: $167,900 to $2.25 million

Bonita National Golf & Country Club | 17001 Bonita Beach Road S.E., Bonita Springs,

Bonita National Golf & Country Club is a luxury golf course community that consists of condominiums, attached homes, and single-family homes. Residents enjoy the 18-hole championship golf course and clubhouse with fitness center, resort-style pool, scenic walking paths through conservation areas dotted with lakes, a beach shuttle. Price range: $243,000 to $729,000

Breckenridge Golf & Tennis Club | 20091 Wimbleton Court, Estero

Breckenridge is made up of 842 units including condos, villas, and coach homes that overlook five lakes. Each home has a lake or golf course view, and some have both. Amenities include five swimming pools, water volleyball, walking paths, an 18-hole equity membership golf course, tennis, bocce, and shuffleboard, a fitness center, library, catering kitchen, and storage for boats and RVs The clubhouse offers regularly scheduled activities, themed events, and dinner dances. Breckenridge is located in Estero, on the west side US 41, north of Broadway Avenue West. Price range: $159,900 to $349,900


The centerpiece of Grandézza is a 53,000-square-foot, Tuscan-style clubhouse with multiple dining and lounge locations, a Junior Olympic pool, fitness center and studio, and tennis facility. The Club at Grandézza’s championship golf course, designed by Darwin Sharp III, plays to a par 72. The privately owned and managed community, featuring scenic exercise paths, has easy access to I-75. Price range: $205,000 to $875,000

Highland Woods Golf and Country Club | 9100 Highland Woods Blvd., Bonita Springs

Highland Woods Golf & Country Club is a mix of 799 single-family homes, villas, verandas, and condominiums. Amenities include a renovated 18-hole Gordon Lewis-designed golf course, tennis courts, bocce complex, and a newly updated clubhouse with dining room and grille room, and a 24-hour fitness center. Price range: $140,000 to 369,000

Hunters Ridge Golf and Country Club | 28400 Hunters Ridge Blvd., Bonita Springs

Hunters Ridge is a 275-acre private and gated country club in a natural setting with low-density single-family homes, attached villas, and carriage homes. Its Gordon Lewis-designed, 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course offers full-equity golf and social memberships. Amenities include a newly renovated clubhouse, pool with bar and spa, fitness center with full-time trainer, activity center, and tennis, pickleball, and croquet, with social events throughout the year. Hunters Ridge is located off Bonita Beach Road east of I-75. Median price: $277,000

Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club| 18061 Miromar Lakes Pkwy., Miromar Lakes

Miromar Lakes offers luxury estate, beach and villa homes overlooking a 700-acre freshwater lake, three miles of white-sand beach or the newly remastered Arthur Hills “signature” championship golf course. Residents enjoy a year-round calendar of social events; boating, waterskiing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and fishing; casual and fine dining at three restaurants; and resort-inspired amenities along the lakefront, including the open-air Blue Water Beach Grill and Beach Clubhouse. Miromar Lakes, located near Estero, also offers a full-service European spa and fitness center, tennis and bocce courts, marine services, and a private golf club.  A wide range of residential choices includes beachfront and waterfront residences, estate homes, luxury villas, full-floor residences and coach homes. New construction and preowned homes and condos are available. Prices range from $6.9 million to $279,000. Median price: $795,000

Palmira Golf & Country Club| 28501 Matteotti View, Bonita Springs

Palmira in Bonita Springs is home to a prestigious 27-hole championship golf course, a large resort-style swimming pool, lap pool and state-of-the-art fitness and workout facilities, in addition to a tennis center with seven courts and a pro shop. Close to I-75, Palmira offers high-quality homes in 13 neighborhoods, ranging from custom estate homes to single-family villas and luxury coach units, all with scenic lake or golf course views. Median price: $399,000

Pelican Landing | 4450 Pelicans Nest Drive, Bonita Springs

Pelican Landing is a master-planned community of 3,350 residences, spread across 2,365 acres accented by lakes and preserves. It is situated along Spring Creek and Its private, highly rated Pelican’s Nest Golf Club has 36 holes at two golf courses: the Audubon-designated Hurricane and Gator courses. Pelican Landing owns a private barrier island with a 34-acre beach park on the Gulf of Mexico, and provides a boat shuttle, beach house with restrooms, shower facilities, a nature library, sun decks, a screened pavilion, and other amenities. Other amenities include a 4,400-square-foot fitness center, bocce and pickleball courts, championship tennis courts, full-time pro and pro shop, sailing club, docking and launch facilities, and canoe/kayak parks. The community center provides activities coordinated by an activities director. The Hyatt Regency at Coconut Point offers residents lodging discounts and access to hotel services. Residences include custom estate homes, single-family homes, villas, coach homes, and condominiums. The Colony Golf and Country Club, with a private, par-72, Jerry Pate-designed course, is a sister community located within Pelican Landing. Prices range from $100,00 to $2.6 million-plus. Median price: $437,000

Pelican Sound | 4561 Pelican Sound Blvd., Estero

Pelican Sound Golf & River Club is a 547-acre master-planned golfing community that abuts the Koreshan State Historic Site and the Estero River. Pelican Sound has 1,299 homes that include low-rise condos, attached or detached villas, cottages, estate homes, and high-rise condos with views over the Gulf of Mexico. Community amenities include a 27,000-square-foot clubhouse, six pools and spas, a tennis facility with pickleball courts, pro shop, and meeting spaces, a fitness and wellness complex, bocce courts, and an Audubon-certified, 27-hole championship private golf course. A members-only boat ramp provides direct access to Estero Bay and the Gulf, while dry boat storage is available for 125 vessels. The River Club provides a shuttle boat to Lover’s Key State Park. Price range: $200,000 to $5 million-plus.

Spanish Wells Country Club | 9801 Treasure Cay Lane, Bonita Springs

This is private gated community features 27-holes of championship golf in three different 18-hole combinations designed by Gordon Lewis and a 32,000 square-foot clubhouse with a fitness and tennis center, pro shop, swimming pool, casual grill room, dining room and social events and activities. Median price: $482,000

West Bay Club | 22050 S Tamiami Trail, Estero

Nestled on 868 acres among wetlands and nature preserve, and bounded by Estero Bay and Estero River, West Bay Club includes nine established neighborhoods and a new luxury single-family villa neighborhood, WestLake Court. Choices of home styles range from carriage homes and villas to single-family estates and high-rise condos. The 18-hole championship golf course was designed by Pete and PB Dye, and the community features tennis, a resort-style pool, private beach club, and state-of-the-art fitness center. Median price: $814,450

Wildcat Run | 20300 Country Club Dr., Estero

Located east of the I-75, Wildcat Run is a mature, luxury community with golf and water views from most homes.  Amenities include a clubhouse with tennis, a library, fitness center and putting green, and a signature Arnold Palmer golf course. It is an intimate community, with only 450 homes ranging from carriage houses, detached villas, and condos to custom estate homes. Median price: $712,400

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