Sporting Life

Southwest Florida’s coastal climate is conducive to a variety of outdoor sports and recreational activities year-round. While our friends to the north are battling freezing temperatures and blizzards, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach is abuzz with activity from hiking and biking the trails and scenic byways to playing a round of golf or two.

For those wishing to challenge the links, there are over 20 quality courses from which to choose, giving the golfer many options to construct a memorable golf vacation. Baseball is also big in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, and the peanuts and cracker jacks begin flowing in the middle of February when Tampa Bay Rays players report for Spring Training. Satisfy your need for speed each November with Englewood Beach Waterfest, as the Offshore Powerboat Association (OPA) holds their World Championship boat races.

For hands-on experiences, try one of our off-road adventure parks offering motocross tracks and ATV trails, or watch short track car races. You can even find several mudding events throughout the year. It's easy around here to have your adventure, your way.

Find your next adventure:

  • 8655 Piper Road
  • (941) 205-8925

Race track and event venue located near the airport. Run by Joseph and Janet Gentry. Best summarized from website: We are often asked: "What in the world were you thinking? Why would you take on such a large project?"....It is simple. Racing provides a sport for all ages, races…

  • 4100 Riverwood Drive
  • (941) 764-6661

Four-and-a-half star Golf Digest-rated, par 72 championship golf course with a full-length practice range, multi-faceted short game practice area and putting green. The front nine of this course flows through heavily wooded terrain, rich in stands of natural pine. The back nine…

  • 6651 Oriole Blvd.
  • (941) 475-0334

Oyster Creek Golf Club was designed by Ted McAnlis and built in 1990. This is a mid-size course with an over all length of 3,976 yards. The course offers six par fours and twelve par threes that create a fair test. Nestled inside a beautiful gated community in the heart of…

  • 44800 Bermont Road
  • (941) 875-8944

Family friendly Motocross tracks for kids and adults. Dirt drag strip for events. Mx tracks open weekly. Whether you're an adrenaline lover, or prefer a quiet weekend with the wife and kids, we've got you covered. Hit some jumps on your dirt bike, or blaze through the trails on…

  • 29201 S. Jones Loop Road
  • (941) 637-6191

Blue Heron Pines is a beautiful golf course on 140 wooded acres on the west coast of Florida, nestled between expansive nature preserves and the metropolitan pleasures of Punta Gorda. Golfers at every level enjoy the towering pine trees, five private lakes, and this challenging…

  • 301 Madrid Blvd.
  • (941) 637-1232

Twin Isles has a championship golf course, full bar and restaurant, swimming pool, both clay and hard tennis courts, practice facility, and a members lounge. Walking is permitted on the Ron Garl-designed 6,722 yard par 72 course. Five sets of tees allows players of all skill…