Guests of Costa d'Este Beach Resort are allowed special privilege and access "behind the gilded gates" of some of the top private courses in Florida.
Rising from an old citrus grove, the course at Pointe West was developed in 1999. Golf course architect John Sanford had a vision for a uniquely sculpted course, and countless tons of earth were moved to create elevated tees, elevated landing areas, peaks in fairways and elevated greens. Striking bunker complexes were created to highlight subtle mounding and some unique features were incorporated to extenuate several “risk/reward” situations. Most notably the 18th fairway is traversed by a water feature just short of the green making for an exciting moonlighting finishing hole. A testament to the variety of holes created by Sanford is Pointe West’s par 5s. Both the second and the ninth holes are reachable in two solid shots; the tenth hole requires two long strategically placed strikes to get home and the mammoth 598 yard 16th is a true three shot test.