West Bay Club is an exclusive golf and country club community bordered on the north by the Estero River, the east by Halfway Creek and the west by Estero Bay. Unusually intimate in scale, and with an exacting attention to details, West Bay Club exemplifies elegance without pretense.
West Bay Club’s native areas include magnificent stands of old growth cypress and oaks, wild orchids and bromeliads, exotic birds and butterflies, and more than 500 acres of untouched woodlands and wetlands that serve as a wildlife release point for the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW).
The West Bay Club has a championship golf course which is the centerpiece of the community with a Pete Dye and P.B. Dye designed, 18-hole par-72 course that includes breathtaking natural vistas and demanding shots to elevated greens. Twelve of the 18 holes include spectacular water features, and fairway landing areas on nearly every hole are well-defined by the glorious surrounding nature preserves. Threaded through wooded areas along Halfway Creek, the course has been designated for the fourth consecutive year as an Audubon Signature Sanctuary Course, given for environmental conservation, planning and outreach programs.
The Country Club
West Bay Club’s clubhouse is beautifully designed, highly functional and a pleasure to experience. This gracious, 30,000+ square-foot facility is dramatically situated overlooking the spectacular 18th hole. The main level has a spacious restaurant/bar available to members and guests, as well as a separate, more intimate dining room for special occasions.
A wide verandah provides sweeping views of the West Bay Club golf course. The main level features a gallery that runs almost the entire length of the club. The men and women lounges, locker rooms and steam showers are tastefully designed and luxuriously appointed, with the same understated elegance that runs throughout West Bay Club. In addition, the golf pro shop carries an abundance of golf and tennis fashions and merchandise.
The Bay House
A multitude of incomparable amenities can be found at West Bay Club including the magnificent Bay House, which presents an airy, inviting foyer on the upper level that leads to a library, reading room and separate card room. Indoor and outdoor casual dining overlooking the expansive pool area can be enjoyed at the Bay House Grill and Bar. For fitness enthusiasts, the lower level offers aerobic and fitness areas with the latest in workout equipment, separate massage rooms and personal training room.
Pool and Spa
The spectacular outdoor area has a junior Olympic-sized pool with a 12-seat spa located under a covered cabana, a children’s pool and a snack and liquor bar.
The tennis complex includes Har-Tru tennis courts lighted for evening play.
The Beach House
Located on Little Hickory Island, the community’s private Key West-style Beach House boasts an 85-seat restaurant/bar, with seating both indoors and outdoors. Offering remarkable views of the Gulf of Mexico and white sandy beaches, the Beach House is the perfect spot to enjoy a day at the beach with beach chairs, umbrellas, cabanas, hammocks and two chickee huts.
With something to offer every lifestyle, the community is proud to present River Park at the north end of the property. Located on the Estero Bay, the River Park offers Gulf access through a day boat launch, canoe and kayak racks, a fishing pier, a large children’s playground, an organic butterfly and hummingbird garden and a 1.5 mile, 12-station Vita course. Friendly competition can be enjoyed at the River Park’s lighted basketball court or the all-purpose sports field.