If one were to put “Florida High End Golfing” in a picture book, the Copperhead Golf Club would have been the image right next to its definition. The favored golf vacation destination in Lehigh Acres area near Ft. Myers is indeed one golf course that pretty much showcases everything that Florida golf offers best.
From yardage to obstacles to scenery, the Copperhead Golf Club has pretty much bagged the requisites that define ‘great’ in playing golf in the Sunshine State. From the longest tees, the course measures an eye-popping 6,680 yards of golf, par 72. That’s all 6,680 yards of old-growth pines, island tees, pristine lakes and ponds, elevated greens, and a hefty helping of native wildlife. The high-end homes surrounding this golf vacation community are largely visible, but rest assured golfers will not feel the distraction. Where a nice home blocks the supposed nice view, the shot difficulty will make up for it. And this is no generic, off-the-shelf type of difficult. The challenge this course poses is enough to daunt even the best pros in the sport.
As a matter of fact, this course is more than just some destination for golf trips. The Copperhead Golf Club is a regular PGA Tour Stop – the Transitions Championship. Golfers from around the world compete here every year only to discover that even the best of them could not very much take this course all too easily. Thank God for multiple tees, the higher handicapped golfers could find a place for themselves amidst all this high end golfing glory. That being said, a photo of this course might just as well be found next to the definition of “fun, unforgettable golfing”, and perhaps in family photo albums for the same reason.