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If you love to live in a place with emphasis on beautiful natural surroundings and complete amenities for families and individuals, then the community of The Forest Country Club will be a great option for an active and country club lifestyle. This gated golfing community is located West of US 41 between Alico Road and Gladiolus Drive/Ben C. Pratt Parkway, Fort Myers, Florida.
The Forest is a member-owned gated community specializing in golf programs and activities. It occupies a total of 650 acres consisting of 780 living units – 450 units are composed of condos and villas while 330 are single family homes. A lot of residents and guests love this community because of the importance it gave at preserving the beautiful nature around and within it despite the great developments, it has undergone through the years.
Amenities At The Forest
Residents and members can have a small gathering or enjoy delicious meals at the Forest Country Club. The elegantly designed clubhouse of The Forest suits the active lifestyle of residents especially golf-lovers. The clubhouse has its own golf pro shop, locker rooms, and tennis pro shop. For casual and fine dining, residents can also choose the dining services they prefer from the dining rooms, grillroom, and the terrace restaurant.
For the best dining experience, the clubhouse also has a formal dining area wherein the top chefs can do tableside preparations in the Banyon Lounge. The clubhouse can also host and provide catering services for different special occasions like weddings, dinner dances, birthdays, stag dinners, and more.
For the health and fitness enthusiasts, the soon-to-be finished state-of-the-art fitness center will be a favorite spot especially with the complete and modern fitness equipments plus fun fitness activities and lessons given whole year round. Aside from the outstanding golf course and amenities, The Forest is also proud of their professional tennis courts and other sporting amenities so residents and families can have great time playing sports while also making new acquaintances with other members of the community.
The Forest Golf Experience
The Forest Country Club offers twice the golfing fun with its 2 18-hole professional golf course designed by Gordon Lewis. One golf course is known as The Bear which occupies a total 6,940 yards of greens, and nature preserves. Despite having two large golf courses, the community developers made sure to preserve the natural features and beauties of the surroundings providing a challenging and exciting golf courses surrounded by wonderful nature of lush greens, trees, and lake views.
The Bear golf course is ranked is Florida’s Top 25 Most Distinctive Courses by the GOLFWEEK Magazine. The course is very challenging but golfers of all skill levels can enjoy the course with its 5 sets of tees. The Bear hosts popular golf tournaments in the country like the Florida Match Play Championship and the U.S. Open Qualifier.
The other golf course is named The Bobcat, which is also a very challenging 18-hole golf course. Both golf courses underwent renovations and improvements – The Bobcat in 1997, and The Bear in 1999. Both golf courses’ driving ranges were also extended and tripled to provide a better area for the golfers. The courses are designed using brand new, ultra-dwarf putting greens for the best golfing experience.
For those who are just learning, a lot of golfing lessons, clinics and programs are also provided for adults and even kids. There are golf professional instructors that can be hired for private golf lessons. Residents can get to know each other and make new friends through various friendly golf competitions held every week the whole year. There are golf competitions for men, women, youths, and couples. There are also summer camps, and after school programs for the young ones who are into golfing.
The Tennis Complex
The Forest community boasts a Tennis Complex built with 6 state-of-the-art well-lighted clay courts. There are in-house tennis professionals and instructors who are providing tennis programs and clinics to adults and youths. The Junior Tennis Programs are open for youth ages 5 to 18 years old. Through the programs, children and adults at The Forest get to improve and play really well due to the regular friendly tennis matches held at the community all throughout the year.
The Tennis Pro Shop at the clubhouse are well stocked with tennis equipments and supplies especially quality tennis racquets and tennis apparels from top brands and manufacturers. Footwear for tennis are also available at the Pro Shop.
The Forest Lifestyle And Real Estate
The great location of The Forest community offers convenience to the residents in terms of accessing nearby shopping centers, transportation, and other amenities outside the country club community.
If you are a golf-lover and you want a vacation house or a full-time residence in a community focusing on the golf experience of residents, then The Forest master-planned golfing community will be a suitable place for you.