All About The Sanctuary Golf Club

On the west end of Sanibel, The Sanctuary Golf Club sits on 465-acres of lush green tropical landscape. Nestled between the Wulfert Channel and J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, the Sanctuary holds true to its name as a scenic and serene golf course community.

About The Course

The only private golf course on Sanibel, the 18-hole course spans 6,655 yards, winding through nature preserves and lakes, and proving scenic views of the Pine Island Sound. Designed by Arthur Hills in 1992, the course is a 72 par course with a 72.8 rating, with the following accolades: 

  • Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary since 2003
  • Platinum Club of America since 2009
  • Emerald Club Award since 2010 (1 of 2 in the US)
  • Golf World Top 25 Golf Shops since 2010 (in the US)

“We try to build a course that is natural, that relates to the land and doesn’t require a tremendous amount of earth moving – always keeping in mind the strategy of the game and the elements that provide beauty in a golf course.” – Arthur Hills

About The Club

The same beauty from the golf course extends to the Sanctuary clubhouse, wellness center, and sports courts. The clubhouse offers both casual and fine dining. The 5,000 SqFt. wellness center includes cardio and strength training equipment, a dedicated stretching room, room for pilates and other fitness courses, massage therapy rooms and locker rooms. And don’t forget about the heated lap pool, four tennis courts, four pickleball courts, and two bocce ball courts. 

Becoming A Member

The Sanctuary Golf Club is truly a unique Member-owned Club offering a premier equity membership as well as a social membership. You do not have to live in the Sanctuary Community to become a member. But you should contact the club for membership details, pricing, and availability. From experience, we know there is usually a waitlist at least for the social membership. 

The Sanctuary is a casually elegant private club with an exceptional golf course, delicious dining options, friendly social gatherings, top-notch fitness facilities all surrounded by the natural beauty of Sanibel Island. 

If you haven’t yet visited the community, we encourage you to take a drive down to the quiet west end of the island to see for yourself! 

Click here to learn more about the Sanctuary Golf Club. 

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Susan McCallion About Susan McCallion

Meet "Your Favorite Redhead." Susan was exposed to real estate while young with her parent's 8 Re/MAX offices in Connecticut! In 2008, Susan and Jim became permanent Sanibel residents, starting McCallion & McCallion to bring a fresh approach to real estate.