Our 18-hole, meticulously maintained, Tom Fazio masterpiece at the Gateway Golf & Country Club facility in Fort Myers, Florida which plays 7,047 yards from the longest tees with a par of 72 awaits your arrival. The course rating is 74.4 and carries a slope rating of 137.
The golf course opened for play in 1989 and was immediately added to Golf Digest's list of Top 100 Courses. The recognition Gateway garnered from Golf Digest's Top 100 list earned the course the privilege of hosting the 1990 and '91 Ben Hogan Tour's Gateway Open. The Club has also hosted numerous USGA qualifiers and PGA chapter and section events, including the 2008 Callaway Golf State Pro-Assistant event, which was previously hosted by the well-known TPC @ Sawgrass.
Gateway Golf & Country Club features six sets of tees, including senior tees for both gentlemen and ladies. Like many Florida courses, there is water on most holes; if that's not enough you'll also find nearly 100 sand traps. But fear not, you will also find generous fairways, dramatic stands of native cypress trees, cape cod-style bunkering, and putting surfaces that are often described as some of the finest (and quickest) Bermuda grass greens in the state. This all adds up to a well-rounded combination of playability, challenge, coupled with Fazio's signature aesthetic appeal. Tom Fazio himself rates our tenth hole as one of the top four greatest golf holes he has ever designed.
Finally, in case you want to size up your competition, the course record at Gateway was set by PGA Tour Player Stephen Ames. His 64 was shot during the 1991 Ben Hogan Tournament.
OK, as by now you know the course record, you probably just need to know one more thing: "Where's the first hole? Well then, let's tee it up!