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Fort Myers, FL 33913
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History of Gateway Golf & Country Club

 
Officially opened on January 1, 1989, Gateway Golf and Country Club was envisioned as the centerpiece to the new Westinghouse Gateway Development. To ensure the highest quality experience, world-renowned architect Tom Fazio was commissioned to design the golf course. Subsequently in 2002, the ownership of Gateway Golf and Country Club transferred from the developer to the Members. In 2014, we celebrate the Club's 25th Anniversary.

In its inaugural season, the course debuted on the Golf Digest list of Top 100 Courses. This recognition earned Gateway the privilege of hosting the 1990 Ben Hogan Tour Gateway Open, won by Ted Tryba, and the 1991 Ben Hogan Tour Gateway Open, won by Gary McCord—his only professional victory until he became a winner on the Champions Tour in 1999. February 2014 marked the 25th edition of the Gateway Senior Invitational, a prestigious GolfWeek sanctioned senior amateur event featuring the top-ranked senior and super-senior amateurs in the country. The event began in 1990 as the "Single Digit Senior Invitational," and was later renamed the "Westinghouse Senior Championship." The 2009 edition hosted amateurs from 26 states. The Club has also hosts numerous USGA qualifiers and PGA chapter and section events, including the 2008 Callaway Golf State Pro-Assistant event, which was previously hosted by the venerable TPC @ Sawgrass.

During the summer of 2013, Tom Fazio returned to oversee improvements including re-grassing of the course with "Celebration Bermuda" and the greens with "TifEagle" hybrid turf. Drainage, cart paths, and bunkers were improved. Additionally, another famous course architect, Ron Garl, was brought in to redesign the driving range into a trendsetting "Golf Improvement Practice Facility."

The restoration was completed on time and re-opened in October with high accolades.
In April of 2014 construction began on our new Bar & Grille, adding 4,500 sq.ft of casual indoor/outdoor ambiance.

The Gateway Griffin

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The symbol of Gateway, and the Logo for our Country Club is the Griffin, a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle's talons as its front feet. Because the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle the king of birds, the Griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. The Griffin was also thought of as a symbol of divine power, king of all creatures, and known for guarding treasure and priceless possessions. These days, our Griffin serves as the proud greeter of Members and their guests.