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The Club at Gateway has hired a new Director of Golf, Christopher Shultis. A native New Yorker, Chris attended the State University of New York - Delhi, where his true golfing career began. Chris replaces John Lane who has been promoted to GM at Quail Village, which is also managed by Florida Lifestyle Management Group.

Chris has been the Head Golf Professional at the Verandah Club in Fort Myers since 2013 and a member of the Verandah Club golf staff since 2010. Chris also worked as the Assistant Golf Professional at both Bay Colony Golf Club and Twin Eagles Club in Naples.

He has been affiliated with the PGA since 2005 and was elected into membership of the PGA of America in 2012. Chris has finished Top 10 in Player of the Year for the Southwest Florida Chapter in 2012 - 2015, 2017, & 2018. In addition to playing in the Southwest Florida Chapter, he also has volunteered his time as the Tournament Chairmen and in past years, served as a committee member.

While still having roots in the Northeast, he has made Southwest Florida his home. Chris enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife, Kelly, and their Yellow Lab.

 “I’m excited to work with the Members and team at The Club at Gateway. We have a busy season ahead of us!” states Chris Shultis, Director of Golf.

The Club at Gateway, known as “the friendliest Club in the area” is the recipient of the Best of Fort Myers Gold Award for “Best Private Golf Course & Country Club.”  This distinguished award recognizes businesses with excellence in product, performance or services.

The Club at Gateway is now a privately owned Club. Under new ownership, Florida Lifestyle Management Group, owned by Don Garrett has committed over $5 million to renovate the Club with NO assessments to Members.

About The Club at Gateway:

Conveniently located near the airport, shopping, beaches and entertainment, The Club at Gateway is a private, yet casual country club, known as having the friendliest Members. The Tom Fazio Signature course features 6 sets of tees, playing over 7,000 yards with a par of 72. Meticulously maintained and included in Golf Digest’s list of “Top 100 Private Courses,” Tom Fazio rates the 10th hole as one of the top four greatest golf holes he has ever designed. With a 20-acre trend-setting “Golf Improvement Center,” it’s also the home of the Golf Channel Academy. Created by course architect Ron Garl, this first-class facility features a double-sided range, 4 short-game areas, fantastic putting green, and 2 practice holes, a par 3 and par 4. Club amenities include The Griffin Grille offering panoramic views of the course is just steps from the tee box. The tennis center, bocce complex and pickleball courts all offer comprehensive programs for players of all ages and abilities. Members can also participate in array of clubs, classes, games and social events. Under new ownership, over $5 million will be spent on the clubhouse renovations project and Members will not be required to pay any future assessments. For Information on Membership Opportunities and a Tour, please contact MJ Chappy at (239) 561-1012 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..