There is nothing old about the in Lee County, Florida, but this golf vacation destination has reaped more awards since it opened in 2007 than most other older golf courses built through the years. This course is indeed like a corkscrew that opens a bottle of wine that adds a different flavor to compliment whatever good this part of Sunshine State already has on its plate.
That shouldn’t be surprising. As a Jack Nicklaus Signature, the course makes it one of the most unique layout in the area. That alone is an answer suffice enough to reply to the few people who are puzzled –this was created to have both playability and challenge to make for unforgettable golf trips. The Old Corkscrew Golf Club measures 7,400 yards from the longest tees, playing for par of 72. Nicklaus created it in a way that the contemporary additions would simply flow naturally on the terrain using the indigenous features of the area as main attraction and guide for direction. The final picture is a huge golf course dotted with mature oaks, slash pines and native vegetation where the careful wins loads of chances for a neat scorecard. And just as easily as fun reveals itself , the awards and recognitions came in pours.
Now nearing its fifth year of giving happy golf vacations, the Old Corkscrew Golf Club has gathered prestigious awards surpassing those before it. Under its namer are:‘Best Course That You Can Play That You Have Never Heard Of’(Golf Magazine, 2011); ‘Southwest Florida’s # 1, ‘Best Course You Can Play’ (Golf Magazine 2010); ‘One of America’s Best New Courses in 2007’(Golf Digest) – plus a Silver Signature Certification from the Audubon International. When it is a huge breakthrough for a new course, it would not be surprising to see this become a classic in the future; like fine wine that simply gets better as it gets older.