Coral Creek Club

Coral Creek Club, located in Placida, Florida, just across the causeway from Gasparilla Island and the quaint village of Boca Grande, Coral Creek Club features a world class golf course considered to be one of the best in Southwest Florida.

PLACIDA, Florida – Coral Creek Club here in has completed renovation of its golf course and has reopened for member play. Tom Fazio returned to renovate his original 2000 design, which is located at the southern tip of the Cape Haze Peninsula near Little Gasparilla Island on Florida’s west coast. The club is bordered by Coral Creek and a 6,000-acre protected nature preserve.

The project included updating the playing surfaces with modern Bermuda grasses to allow for faster greens speeds and more consistency; , updating of bunker positions and sand; improved tee locations; expansion of the practice facilities; and the addition of new drainage where it was needed to provide firmer and faster playability conditions.

“We are excited to showcase the outstanding course improvements made by Fazio’s team to our many members who are returning to Florida for the winter months,” said Tom Noyes, Coral Creek Club’s general manager. “The renovation project has greatly enhanced the superb design and will elevate recognition of the Coral Creek Club as one of the finest courses in the state. Importantly, the course can be enjoyed by golfers of all levels but also will present a challenging test for the very best players.”

The entire property also was cleared from overgrown vegetation and native areas were restored. The result is that the Coral Creek Club is reminiscent of its founding as an exclusive golf club in its Old Florida surroundings.

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