Old Corkscrew GC: #4Old Corkscrew Golf Club

Old Corkscrew Golf Club
17320 Corkscrew Rd
Estero, Florida 33928
Lee County

Phone(s): (239) 949-4700
Fax: (239) 949-9713
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Carved from forests of towering oaks and pines, Old Corkscrew Golf Club exhibits all of the superior characteristics that define Nicklaus Signature courses. The absence of houses around the golf course adds to the secluded and peaceful feel that is provided by the dense thickets of trees that surround it. Jack Nicklaus himself was a prominent presence throughout every phase of the course's construction, incorporating well balanced holes that vary in direction, look, and feel. Proper club selection will be greatly rewarded on this golf course. The fast-paced, undulating greens sit up to 20 feet above the lush, rolling fairways, which can create some tricky pin placements if you're not careful. Old Corkscrew Golf Club's fairways are rather generous, but they are framed by carefully sculpted bunkers. Several large ponds come into play on nearly every hole and there are also numerous sand traps strategically placed along the greensides.

Old Corkscrew Golf Club
3.5 stars out of 5 (based on 8 reviews)
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Aerial view of the 4th fairway and green at Old Corkscrew Golf Club.View from a fairway at Old Corkscrew Golf Club.Looking back from a green at Old Corkscrew Golf Club.Aerial view of the 10th green on the right side, 11th fairway and green in the middle and the 13th fairway on the leftView of the 11th green at Old Corkscrew Golf Club.Aerial view of the 10th fairway and green at Old Corkscrew Golf Club.View from a fairway at Old Corkscrew Golf Club.View of the 12th green at Old Corkscrew Golf Club.View of a green at Old Corkscrew Golf Club.

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Jack Nicklaus
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Year opened: 2007
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Member for a day program/Reciprocal
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fee

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Black 72 7393 153 77.6
White 72 6262 144 72
Blue 72 6617 146 74
Gold (W) 72 5161 123 69.7
Green 72 5728 139 69.7

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Old Corkscrew Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by TIM yablonowski
    on July 17th, 2023 12:33
    Best golf course in SWFL.
    The staff is great !!!
    Mr Iwinski the GM is doing a great job.
    It is a must play if you want a challenge

  • Old Corkscrew Golf Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by bonedaddy
    on February 21st, 2012 17:21
    Beautiful, very challenging, secluded. Every hole is different. Very helpful staff. great pace of play early in am.
  • Old Corkscrew Golf Club
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by Bill Cioff
    on February 15th, 2012 05:43
    Fun and enjoyable along with impeccable service levels provided in the most friendly way!! A must!!!
  • Old Corkscrew Golf Club
    1 stars out of 5
    by David blanchflower
    on January 15th, 2012 20:07
    this is by far and away the worst course I have ever played. The designer clearly has an iq lower than his shoe size. The greens are ridiculous and unputtable. I would characterize the design as a man let loose with a bulldozer on a swamp. Seven greens looked like he had buried a pickup truck in the middle of the green.



    AS WITH EVERY JACK NICKLAUS DESIGN I HAVE EVER PLAYED - ONCE SEEN NEVER TO RETURN. Don't worry though I guarantee itbwill be bankrupt within eighteen monhs

  • Old Corkscrew Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by WJB
    on March 24th, 2011 21:08
    Challenging from any tees. Demanding greens to putt--even tougher to pitch to. If you play this course on a day when the greens are at tournament speed...well, good luck.

    Nice practice facilities. Generally good conditioning. Total isolation--you really have to look for signs of civilization once you're away from the clubhouse.

    As of March, 2011 the clubhouse situation is a work in progress. The pro shop and (limited) food service are temporarily co-located.
  • Old Corkscrew Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Adrian Clark
    on February 15th, 2011 09:07
    Tough course if you don't play from the correct tees.

    Nice location in a natural part of Florida.

    Well managed - compliments to Mr. Iwinski the operations manager.

    EWveryone should try this course - at least once.
  • Old Corkscrew Golf Club
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by Eric Sump
    on February 15th, 2011 09:00
    Wow! I played Old Corkscrew in 2009 with a friend who is a member at my club in Michigan.

    What a man-sized golf course from the tips. Well groomed and really challenging, maybe the most difficult I've ever played in my 40+ years in the game.

    That said, the course offers 4 sets of tees which need to be carefully evaluated for maximum enjoyment. The "tips" should be for tour pros only.

    Even a highly skilled player will have significant challenges playing the middle set of tees. The putting surfaces were lightning.

    Upon my return, I will play the middle tees.

    Very courtesous staff, I would recommend a round or more there if you are in SW Florida.

  • Old Corkscrew Golf Club
    3.5 stars out of 5
    by Ed Stone
    on February 15th, 2011 07:30
    A foursome of us played this course back in 2008. A very beautiful layout and most challenging. We found the greens to have too much undulation and levels. Not many one or two putts...most were three or more. Read about our experience at www.GoGolfandTravel.com. I would highly recommend this course for all levels of players and especially the low handicappers. Just enjoy and don't expect a low score.
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