Escalante Golf “bought” Spanish Wells Country Club 5 years ago in an arrangement with Wells Fargo Bank. Escalante managed the Club for the past 5 years, mostly with negative reviews from the membership, residents, and golfers who paid to play the golf course.
On May 13th Escalante Golf announced to the membership that they were ceding ownership back to Wells Fargo Bank. Advance Golf has been contracted by Wells Fargo to manage the Club through a transition period to a new owner. The response to this news by the members and residents has been overwhelmingly positive.
The Escalante Era has been an unfortunate chapter in the long history of Spanish Wells Country Club and the entire Spanish Wells Community. Advance Golf is an experienced transitional management company, and they are indicating a brighter future for both the Club and the Community.
The location of Spanish Wells, less than 4 miles from the Gulf and in the middle of a booming Bonita Springs/Naples market, makes it a unique investment opportunity. There are no more tracts of land this close to the Gulf for developing new golf courses. With 27 holes, SWCC is ringed by Bonita Bay’s 3 courses, Pelican Nest’s 2 courses, Highland Woods, Quail West’s 2 courses, Worthington, Hunters Ridge, Talis Park, Mediterra’s 2 courses, Imperial’s 2 courses, and Audubon CC. For an investor who understands the golf market, SWCC represents a unique opportunity.
The folks at Spanish Wells are pleased to be free of the Escalante Golf business model. We welcome a new and improved chapter for the Club and the Community. Spanish Wells remains a great place to live, and we believe it will be an excellent place to golf in the future.