Gulf Harbour Yacht and Country Club

Fort Myers, Florida

Gulf Harbour Yacht and Country Club

Gulf Harbour Real Estate


Perfectly nestled along historic McGregor Boulevard and the shores of the Caloosahatchee River, is the unique and prestigious Gulf Harbour Yacht and Country Club. Located only 4.5 nautical miles from the tranquil blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico and a short jaunt to Fort Myers Beaches and Sanibel and Captiva islands, this exquisite 547-acre gated community offers some of the finest amenities for the avid yachtsman, golfer, tennis player or anyone who enjoys the good life!

Winner of the prestigious Grand AURORA Award for Residential Development and Best Waterfront Community. Gulf Harbour is the only golf and yacht club in Fort Myers, Florida boasting a world class 186 slip deep yacht basin and marina,an outstanding 18-hole championship golf course by renowned architect Chip Powell and magnificent 30,000-square-foot waterfront clubhouse. This grand clubhouse offers private, members-only dining in an elegant setting, overlooking the Marina their private island with more intimate rooms available for member functions and special events.

Consistent with the communities active lifestyle, members can participate in the many events and activities such as golf and tennis tournaments, organized Member events and enjoy an array of activities including a spa, pool and fitness center. The community is also home to eight lighted Hydro-Grid clay courts and one of the largest and most extensive tennis programs in the area. Residents enjoy this exclusive community’s friendly atmosphere, and beautiful and breathtaking landscapes and environment featuring nature preserves and lakes.  This is upscale living at its finest!


Gulf Harbour Real Estate

Keeping with Thomas Edison’s original idea of living in the “City of Palms”, Gulf Harbour’s streets are lined with Royal Palms and a beautiful array of landscaping. Once through the gates, you can be prepared to live the ultimate lifestyle. Gulf Harbour consists of 26 neighborhoods with a little over 1600 residences  There is a home for every lifestyle, from low rise condos, bungalows, attached and detached villas, luxurious penthouse style high rises and custom estate homes.

  • Low rise condo & villa prices from $150K to $800K
  • High-rise condos from $350K to $1,8 million+,
  • Single-family homes to luxury estate homes from $750K to $3 million+

Gulf Harbour’s 2014 HOA fees include a master HOA and community HOAs. The master HOA is $1,080 annually* for every residence, regardless of home style and location. This fee covers the maintenance and upkeep of all common area, streets, and green areas. It also covers the cost to provide guard gate services. Gulf Harbour also has 22 sub-communities and the community HOA fees vary based on home size and style. Condos can range anywhere from $900 to $4,200 per quarter. Single family homes can be as low as $800 annually.

To schedule a tour of the community contact Gulf Harbour Yacht and Country Club real estate specialist Deb Smith of VIP Realty at +1 (239) 826-3416


• Membership:
There are two categories of memberships at Gulf Harbour namely, Equity Golf Membership and Equity Sports Membership. Both memberships include spouses and unmarried children up to the age 23.

For questions relating to Gulf Harbour Membership and Fees contact the Membership Office at (239) 444-3631


Gulf Harbour Amenities at a Glance:

  • 30,000 Sq/ft Grand Waterfront Clubhouse that offers casual dining at Johnny Brown’s Waterfront Restaurant and a more formal Members’ Dining Room setting 
  • 186 Slip Yacht Basin & Deep Water Marina that can accommodate yachts up to 100 feet and includes a supply store and diesel fuel service, among other services
  • 18 Hole Championship Golf Course by renowned architect Chip Powell with an aqua driving range and practice putting green
  • One of the most extensive tennis programs in the region. Gulf Harbour’s tennis complex includes eight lighted Hydro Grid clay tennis courts, staffed by USPTA certified Tennis Professionals who provide programming and instruction
  • 8,000 Sq/Ft state of the art Fitness Center that includes cardio, weight and aerobic rooms as well as a full service spa to keep members feeling relaxed and pampered.
  • Resort-style junior Olympic Pool, steam room, sauna and hot tub
  • A private oasis at Island Beach a dazzling white sand beach with a Kids’ Playground that offers spectacular sunset views
  • Magnificent Wedding Facilities and intimate rooms available for member functions and special events
  • Beach and walking paths allowing for an easy retreat to the Florida lifestyle of exotic plants and animals
  • Year Round Signature Events & Activities to keep members of all ages entertained and having fun


• Services:
Members have exclusive access to a wide variety of events and activities that provide plenty of chances for residents to mingle, socialize and feel part of the Gulf Harbour community.  The array of events include karaoke nights, holiday parties, pool barbecues happy hours, pool parties, holiday get-togethers and culinary events. There are also a number of activities geared especially toward Gulf Harbour’s youngest members, such as children’s pool parties, family night dinners, and children’s holiday activities such as an Easter Egg Hunt and Halloween Party. Members can also connect with other residents with similar interests through clubs and activities. Such groups include: Mah Jongg group, Bridge club, book club, knitting club, fishing club, quilting group, Shang Hai group, and more.


• Golf:
Members have access to a lush and challenging private 18-hole championship golf course which includes an aqua driving range and practice putting greens. Designed by renowned architect Chip Powell, the course offers over 6,700 yards of beautiful tropical landscaping, where each hole of the course is unique and distinctive, creating challenging yet player-friendly opportunities for golfers of all skill levels.  Members can make seven day advance tee times.  The spectacular course and warm breezes from the nearby Caloosahatchee River is a get-away in itself!  
The Gulf Harbour Golf Pro Shop is stocked with a variety of clothing and equipment from leading brands to fit all tastes and styles. The shop is staffed by PGA professionals who can assist with all your golf needs, from golf lessons to selecting that perfect set of clubs.  There are numerous activities for the golfer of all levels, whether it’s a club-sanctioned activities for Men’s or Ladies’ Golf Association, or one of the many member groups that play throughout the week.  The Golf Club also offers the “Niners & Diners” group for full equity golf members who are fairly new to the game of golf or are experienced golfers who prefer to play nine holes of golf.  The Nine Hole Ladies’ Golf League Program is designed for women who want to learn more about playing golf in a fun, non-competitive group. 


• Tennis:
If tennis is your game, you have come to the right place! Gulf Harbour offers one of the most exclusive tennis programs in the region.  Gulf Harbour’s tennis complex includes eight lighted Hydro Grid clay tennis courts, two of which offer views of the stunning Caloosahatchee River and nearby lakes.  On-court awnings and shaded bleachers provide players with protection from the sun and viewing comfort for spectators.  The Tennis & Fitness Pro Shop is staffed by USPTA tennis professionals who provide programming, activities and instruction; Private and group lessons, clinics and leagues are all available, as well as plenty of opportunities for open play.  Set in the heart of Southwest Florida’s tennis community, Gulf Harbour is a tennis player’s mecca, with more than 300 tennis members, and more than 20 women’s and men’s leagues teams, making it one of region’s most active tennis communities. The complex boasts multiple ball machines, and there is ample opportunity for open play, as well as special events for members throughout the year, such as tournaments ad banquets.


• Fitness:
Gulf Harbour offers a state-of-the-art 8,000 square foot athletic and fitness center featuring Life Fitness cardio and weight equipment and a staff of six full-time certified trainers to help get you moving and guide you in your fitness goals.  Members can have a selection of more than 34 complimentary weekly aerobics classes, including Zumba, yoga, boot camp and water aerobics. Members have access to a range of professional fitness programs, as well as a full service spa complete with sauna, steam room and massage services. Members can also enjoy the outside junior Olympic-size pool and hot tub.


• Spa:
When it’s time to slow down and be pampered, Gulf Harbour’s Spa is an excellent escape to revitalize and relax mind, body and soul.  The spa offers an array of services such as massages, facials and hands and feet services to keep you feeling and looking your best. The staff of professional and experienced massage therapists and nail technicians will tailor services to individual needs to ensure you leave feel refreshed and rejuvenated!


• Swimming:
A magnificent outdoor junior Olympic-size pool awaits members who want to take a dip, or a soothing hot tub is at the ready to help you relax and unwind. The outdoor patio overlooks the scenic harbor, while the poolside Tiki bar serves a diverse menu of delectable fare and icy beverages. Every trip to the pool feels like you are on a tropical vacation!


• Children/Youth Programs:
For Gulf Harbour’s youngest members and guests, there are an array of children’s activities to keep them busy and having fun, including, pool parties and family night dinners and a number of holiday-themed parties and activities such an Easter egg hunt and Halloween party. Gulf Harbour’s Island Beach includes a spectacular playground perfect for youngsters to spend an afternoon at play.


• Recreation:
For those who want to relax along the shore, Gulf Harbours private Island Beach offers beach access with pristine white sands that implore you to take in the beautiful views and soak up some sun. A nearby playground offers a fun and safe place to keep youngsters busy and active. This is also a great place to get closer to nature and enjoy walking and watching the abundance of wildlife that lives on the island. And if you are looking for a spectacular sunset, there is no better place!


• Dining:
Gulf Harbour caters to members tastes through several amazing dining choices with scrumptious menus created by Executive Chef Scott Estelle. For casual and lively dining you can do no better than Johnny Brown’s Waterfront Restaurant, which offers a variety of daily specials along with mouthwatering burgers, and delicious salads and sandwiches, all with a stunning waterfront view. Johnny Brown’s also offers happy hours and a bar menu to satisfy snack cravings after a round of golf or tennis match.  For a more formal setting, the Members’ Dining Room offers a stately retreat with a fireplace and tables overlooking the deep-water marina.  
The poolside Tiki Bar also offers a full bar which includes your choice of cold beverages and an elaborate lunch menu.  Members can relax by the pool while service staff cater to their needs. During in-season hours, Gulf Harbour’s Practice Facility Concession offers grab-and-go  sandwiches, snacks, and beverages.


• Hospitals:
There are a number of excellent hospitals and medical centers within seven miles of Gulf Harbour, including:

  • Healthpark Medical Center
    9981 S Healthpark Dr
    Fort Myers, FL 33908
  • Gulf Coast Medical Center
    13681 Doctors Way
    Fort Myers, FL 33912
  • Lee Memorial Health System
    9800 S Healthpark Dr #210
    Fort Myers, FL 33908


• Schools:
Children residing in Gulf Harbour attend Lee County Public Schools, which is the ninth-largest district in Florida and America’s 33rd-largest school district – and one of the largest, fully-accredited school districts in the nation.

Here are a few public schools in the Gulf Harbour area:

  • Rayma C. Page Elementary School
    17000 S. Tamiami Trail
    Fort Myers, FL  33908
  • Heights Elementary School
    15200 Alexandria Ct.
    Fort Myers, FL 39908
  • Lexington Middle School
    16351 Summerlin Road
    Fort Myers, FL  33908
  • Cypress Lake High School
    6750 Panther Ln
    Fort Myers, FL 33919


• Shopping:
Just a short drive outside of Gulf Harbour’s gates is a variety of shopping and retail stores, including a Publix Super Market anchored shopping complex, as well as a variety of drug stores, big box retail options, and discount department stores. There are an array of restaurants and eateries just a short hop away.  Other nearby shopping centers and malls include: Bell Tower Shops, Markey Square, Shops of Plantation, and the Island Park Shopping Center. The Fort Myers area is a mecca for all levels of retail tastes and needs, including a number of exclusive outlets centers and trendy shopping boutiques in downtown Fort Myers.


• Area Attractions:
If you love the fine arts and exquisite cuisine, you need not travel far to discover galleries, restaurants, historic and celebrated venues and exciting nightlife.  Gulf Harbour is less than 10 minutes from downtown Fort Myers and only five miles from the Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel and Captiva Islands. If you want to catch a concert, watch an ice hockey game, or attend a variety of other events, Germain Arena is about 10 miles away. Gulf Harbour community itself is situated along the landmark street, McGregor Boulevard, that is lined on both sides with soaring Royal Palm trees. McGregor Boulevard is also home to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, which span more than 20 acres of historical buildings, gardens, including the Estate Museum.


*All information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed & should be independently verified. Provided subject to error, changes & availability

Best Known For:
One of a Kind Member-Owned Private Club
One of the most Exclusive Yacht Basins in Southwest Florida
Extraordinary Friendly Lifestyle. Upscale Living at its Finest
Voted Best Waterfront Community
Breathtaking Landscapes & Environment
Ideal Location minutes from World Renowned Beaches
Year Round Signature Events & Activities
Magnificent Chip Powell Designed Golf Course
Award Winning Residential Development
Home for Every Lifestyle
Fort Myers only Golf & Yacht Club

30,000 Sq/ft Grand Waterfront Clubhouse
186 Slip Deep Water Marina
18 Hole Championship Golf Course
8  Lighted Hydro Grid Clay Tennis Courts
Casual & Formal Dining Venues
8,000 Sq/Ft State of the Art Fitness Center

Full Service Spa with Steam Room, Sauna, Hot Tub
Junior Olympic Size Swimming Pool
Private Island with a Kids’ Playground
Catering & Event Facilities
Beach and Walking Paths

Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club
14500 Vista River Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908

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Deborah Smith
VIP Realty Group

Phone: +1 (
239) 826-3416
Email: Click Here


Club Structure:
Private Yacht and Country Club
Optional Equity Membership*
Membership Open to Non-Residents*

547 Acres
26 Subdivisions
24/7 Manned Gated Security

Home Facts*:
1600 Residences
Condos, Villas, Single Family &
Luxury Estate Homes
Prices from $150K to $3 million+

Gulf Harbour Real Estate


Golf Equity Membership:
Initiation Fee $40,000*
Annual Fee $9812*

Social Equity Membership
Initiation Fee $8,000*
Annual Fee $4812*


*All information is deemed reliable but is not
guaranteed & should be independently verified.
Provided subject to error, changes & availability

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