Welcome to the Forest!

Residents of The Forest enjoy the privacy and security of a gated community nestled on 650 lushly wooded acres that border a Nature Preserve. With natural settings beautifully framed by two 18 hole championship golf courses, its tennis center with lighted clay courts, and the newly renovated clubhouse, The Forest has all the amenities and ambiance that make it your "natural" choice for enjoying the Forest country club lifestyle at its best.

Within The Forest, there are single family homes, as well as twelve distinctive condominium complexes, each one offering its own unique style. Since its beginning in 1979, The Forest has become a thriving community that is home to many year round and winter residents who comprise an homogenous blend of ages from young families to retirees.

It is the sense of family, community, and and pride that has been the constant hallmark for this well loved neighborhood. Thank you for this opportunity to introduce ourselves to you. We are proud of The Forest and would be delighted to help you find your perfect home here with us. We hope you will take a moment and browse through our site and explore your Forest lifestyle possibilities.

The Forest is our business! 



Here is your invitation to visit one of the most outstanding,
yet affordable country clubs in Southwest Florida!

The Forest Country Club setting is idyllic. Every effort has been made to retain the natural beauty of wooded areas and sparkling lakes found on the property where birds and wildlife abound. This largely unspoiled terrain serves as a background for the two newly renovated championship eighteen hole golf courses. Designed to challenge golfers at all handicap levels, each course caters to the most exacting golfers as well as being forgiving of those with higher handicaps.

All facilities have been planned with the golfer in mind. The practice range, approach green and traps, and two putting greens are conveniently located to help you improve your game. A splendid enthusiastic professional staff is available for lessons utilizing the latest teaching techniques. The pro shop is well stocked with equipment and clothing to meet every golfer's need.

Golfing events at The Forest are many and varied. Men's Day provides friendly competition every Wednesday. There is a very active women's golf association for both eighteen- and nine-hole lady golfers. Weekly couple's events offer an excellent opportunity to become acquainted with other Forest members. Of course, tee times are always available for regular play.

The Tennis Complex has six perfectly groomed all-weather lighted courts. The Forest staff provide a variety of activities as well as league play for all levels of players. The Youth Program is outstanding.

For your dining pleasure, our beautiful clubhouse offers formal dining featuring table-side preparation by our chef and casual fare in the Banyon Lounge. With the excellent fare available at The Forest there is no need to patronize crowded local restaurants.

Social events fill the calendar. Dinner dances, evenings of bridge, stag dinners, and theme parties are scheduled at regular intervals.

The Forest Country Club is member owned and governed by a duly elected Board of Directors. The Forest is operated as a not-for-profit corporation. Income is used solely for member benefits.

Several types of memberships are available to fit your needs. To learn more about our Memberships, please phone Shannon Mattes at (239)482-1310 for details and to arrange a member-conducted tour of the clubhouse.



Mission Statement

The Forest is a thriving, tranquil, picturesque country club community conveniently located in south Lee County. From the beginning in 1978 when developer David Swor saw the 650 acres of virgin Florida woodlands, he dedicated himself to maintaining the intrinsic beauty of the heavily wooded land in harmony with a unique environment of single-family homes, condominiums and villas surrounding two championship golf courses, an elegant clubhouse and other amenities.