Lely Resort offers golfers not one, not two, but three championship golf courses designed by two of the best players in the game’s history - Gary Player and Lee Trevino, as well as one by reknowned golf course architect, Robert Trent Jones, Sr. At Lely Resort the public is always welcome to play a round at the Flamingo Island or Mustang courses, the Classics course is open to members only.
The Classics Course at Lely Resort is an 18-hole championship course surrounded by sub-tropical woodlands featuring tree-lined fairways, greens with gentle contours and water coming into play on 15 holes. The signature hole is #18, a 427-yard, par 4, requiring an accurate tee shot to a small landing area, then a demanding second shot over water to a small, well-bunkered green.
Gary Player designed this masterpiece as the epitome of a club player’s golf course. His design reflects his philosophy that a series of well-hit shots should provide the golfer with a reasonable opportunity to make par and that a golf course should celebrate the natural environment that encompasses it. The Classics requires planning and strategy backed up by the solid golf skills that characterize a true club player.
The Classics course opened in 1991.
Tees (Grass Type): 419 Bermuda Grass
Fairways (Grass Type): 419 Bermuda Grass
Greens (Grass Type): Champion Ultra Dwarf
Onsite Pro: PGA Teaching professionals onsite
Pro Shop: Special member pricing
Driving Range: Full driving range short game practice area
Fitness Facility: Cardiovascular and weight-training equipment, fitness classes, aerobics studio, personal trainers and massage therapists available upon request
Locker Room: Men's and ladies'
Restaurant: Formal dining room, Members' bar and grill
Tennis Courts: Two Har-Tru courts
Robert Trent Jones Sr., one of the game’s most prolific and innovative golf course architects, considers the Flamingo Island Course to be the finest public course he has ever designed. Featuring 7,171 yards of golf from the longest tees and a par of 72. The course rating is 73.9 and it has a slope of 135.
Flamingo Island is characterized by extensive sculpting and shaping of the land. The strategic deployment of water as a playing hazard (lakes come into play on eleven holes) as well as four sets of tee boxes make this course interesting for all skill levels. The fairways are tree lined, and the greens are fast and undulating. The signature hole is #5, a 200-yard, par 3, requiring a tee shot to an island green. This combination of design elements yields 18 holes of pure Robert Trent Jones, Sr. magic.
The 18-hole, championship Mustang course reflects Lee Trevino's philosophy of making the game challenging but fair even for average golfers. Featuring 7,217 yards of golf from the longest tees playing to a par of 72. The course rating is 75.3 and it has a slope of 141.
This layout forces players to use their course management skills and position the ball correctly off the tee. Tee shots need to be strong and precise on these long fairways. But this forgiving layout was designed so that a player can recover from a bad shot. Twelve lakes decorate the landscape and extensive bunkering is found throughout. However, Trevino designed generous landing areas and fair entries to the greens. It is a course that provides varied and spectacular conditions for players of all skill levels.
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