It goes without saying that golf is hard. That’s the appeal—those myriad internal and external factors that must be considered, integrated, and adapted to before one even thinks about lining up a shot. While golfing is a challenge, getting out on the course doesn’t need to be. In Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, your entire golf vacation can be as easy as driving the cart (responsibly, of course).
Our main air hub is Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), which is just 3 miles from the heart of Punta Gorda. PGD offers nonstop flights from over 50 U.S. cities and is a breeze to navigate.
Other easy flight options include Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), about 40 minutes south in Fort Myers; Sarasota/Bradenton International (SRQ), approximately 50 minutes north; and Tampa International (TPA) and St. Petersburg/Clearwater International (PIE), each within a 90-minute (or less) drive.
Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach offers a wide variety of accommodation options in the area, from vacation rentals to hotels, resorts, RV parks, and camping. You’re sure to find a great place to rest between rounds.
With over 15 beautiful courses in the area, your biggest challenge may be deciding where to play. Several of our courses consistently earn spots on Golfer’s Choice Best lists, and all showcase the spectacular nature-scapes of our area.
For an elevated experience, book a stay at Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor—opening December 15, 2023—to get exclusive access to their championship-level Aileron Golf Club. With shuttles from the resort to the club, teeing selections to fit every experience level, a new state-of-the-art golf cart fleet and more, golfing at Aileron promises to be a singular experience.
Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach abounds with top-tier independent restaurants, many of which offer live music, water and sunset views, and relaxing vibes. A great meal isn’t the only way to recharge for your next tee time, though. Chill on one of our gorgeous beaches, hop on a free loaner bike and tour charming, historic Punta Gorda, take a wildlife-rich nature walk in a nearby park or preserve, get out on the water, or just laze by the pool. Our laid-back atmosphere makes it easy to get your head nice and clear for your next game…and the more relaxed you are, the better you’ll play.
Swing easy, and may the fores be with you!