Calusa Pines is your typical Hurdzan/Fry with wide fairways, raised greens, and gigantic bunkers. The conditions are spectacular and you won't find a more photogenic course in Florida. If you like eye-candy over architecture, you'll rate this higher than Seminole. If you like brilliant architecture over eye-candy, Calusa isn't in the ballpark of Seminole.
The few memorable holes are the drivable par 4 and the last par 3. Aside from that, it is a collection of "good" holes that look beautiful, not "great" holes.
Calusa is also an enjoyable course for high handicaps. The fairways are generous and there are plenty of bail out areas in bunkers or pine needles. The staff is fantastic and friendly. If I lived in southwest Florida, this is the club I'd want to belong to and play regularly.
Date: April 18, 2019