Tied to the region for generations, it’s said Thomas Edison found true inspiration in his Florida estate. According to reports, Edison first visited Fort Myers in the late 1800s under doctor’s orders to spend the chilly season in a warmer climate.

Edison found Inspiration in his Florida Estate

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With a rich history now dating back a full century, the Fort Myers Country Club continues to reflect upon both its past history and its future within the city. Officially opened up in December of 1917, The Fort just celebrated its 100th birthday.

The Fort: Iconic Golfing

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One of the oldest golf courses on Florida’s west coast, The Fort Myers Country Club Golf Course, just marked its 100th year, a favorite destination for generations. Commonly referred to as “The Fort” by locals, the original property was named the Fort Myers Golf and Yacht Club

The Fort Turns 100

The Fort Myers Country Club has gotten a face-lift, which took six months, but the revamped 18-hole golf course looks magnificent. Opened in 1917 and steeped in a rich history, Fort Myers Country Club is ensconced in palmetto and pine trees. Top golf architect Donald Ross designed its recent renovation.

Fort Myers Country Club Steeped in History