About Rotonda

Rotonda is one of the small, delightful communities located on the Cape Haze Peninsula in Charlotte County in the south Gulf Coast of Florida. This is a tranquil area of unspoiled natural beauty and a rich history. Cape Haze Peninsula is approximately 100 miles south of Tampa, between the cities of Sarasota and Punta Gorda. It rests on the waters of the Myakka River and Lemon Bay. Known for its diversity, it includes the other unique communities of El JoBean, Cape Haze and Englewood. Together these communities make up one of the fastest growing areas of the state, each with its own distinct flavour. Beautiful white sand beaches provide sunbathing, swimming and beachcombing. Golfing, tennis, hiking, biking, boating, fishing and other watersports are available in Rotonda. You can enjoy canoeing, kayaking, searching for seashells or do nothing except enjoy the exotic sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. When you visit Rotonda, you discover a part of Florida that is off the beaten path - unhurried, unspoiled and uncrowded. This region is often called “the gem of the Suncoast,” and when you visit Rotonda on Cape Haze Peninsula, you will discover the reason.

Rotonda is a residentially developed wildlife sanctuary of approximately 20,000 acres. The residential developments, including Rotonda West, wind through golf courses and the freshwater canals dredged to form the land. A quiet community, its thirty-five hundred or so residents fish, play golf and enjoy its natural settings and serenity.

RotondaWest is just a short 15 minutes drive from the beach side town of Englewood on theGulf Coast of Florida, often referred to as "Florida's BestKept Secret". Ideally situated for those who wish to explore the tranquil and spectacular west coast beaches. Play golf for free* on some of the finest golf courses in Florida or enjoy the excitement of Miami and the famous Orlando parks within driving distance.

Visitors to Rotonda (sometimes spelled as Rotunda) can easily tour the Southwest Florida cities of Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Venice, Fort Myers, Naples, Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota by car. Getting to points south requires driving north, east and then south to circumvent Charlotte Harbor. There you'll find Sanibel and Captiva, Cape Coral, Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach. However, one can investigate all these areas and Pine Island including Matlacha, Bokeelia and St. James City as well as the "bridgeless" islands of North Captiva, Useppa, Don Pedro, Palm Island and Little Gasparilla much more quickly and easily by boat! This area is equidistant from the Sarasota International Airport or The Southwest Florida International Airport just southwest of Fort Myers.

Visitors to Rotonda (sometimes spelled as Rotunda) can easily tour the Southwest Florida cities of Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Venice, Fort Myers, Naples, Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota by car. Getting to points south requires driving north, east and then south to circumvent Charlotte Harbor. There you'll find Sanibel and Captiva, Cape Coral, Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach. However, one can investigate all these areas and Pine Island including Matlacha, Bokeelia and St. James City as well as the "bridgeless" islands of North Captiva, Useppa, Don Pedro, Palm Island and Little Gasparilla much more quickly and easily by boat! This area is equidistant from the Sarasota International Airport or The Southwest Florida International Airport just southwest of Fort Myers.

Free Golf

Two memberships for unlimited golf at all the 5 Rotonda courses are included in the price.

Imagine a place with rolling greens, lush fairways, cool breezes, and outstanding customer service. Rotonda Golf & Country Club is that place. This hidden jewel is on theWest Coast of Florida and is just minutes from sandy beaches and some of the best fishing in the world. Oh, and did I mention GOLF.

Rotonda Golf & Country Club is located just minutes from Englewood Beach. This popular destination attracts visitors all year round and is the perfect place to take the kids. There is no better place in Englewood to play golf than the Rotonda Golf & Country Club.

Rotonda has 81 Holes to choose from, challenging all skill levels. Rotonda has been awarded a "Beginner Friendly Certification" from the National Golf Course Owners Association as well as the Charlotte Sun Herald's Reader's choice award for being the best course in Charlotte County. Come on out and give us a visit. The weather is great. The courses are great. All in your own backyard. That's exactly how Rotonda Golf & Country Club's five courses were planned. The Hills, The Palms, The Links, Long Marsh & White Marsh are emeralds in a spectacular setting bathed by gulf breezes. Challenging, well maintained fairways that provide a new golfing experience with every round.

For more information on the courses visit www.rotondagolf.com

Where to go and what to see:

Amusement and Theme Parks

  • Kidstar Park, Port Charlotte, 15 miles.
  • King Richards Medieval Family Fun Park, Naples, 60 miles.
  • Busch Gardens Tampa, Tampa, 75 miles.
  • Celebration Station, Clearwater, 80 miles.
  • Cypress Gardens Adventure Park, Winter Haven, 85 miles.
  • Walt Disney Parks, Lake Buena Vista, 115 miles.

Water Parks

  • Adventure Island, Tampa, 75 miles.
  • Water Mania, Kissimmee, 110 miles.
  • Walt Disney World Blizzard Beach, Lake Buena Vista, 115 miles.
  • Walt Disney World Typhoon Lagoon, Lake Buena Vista, 115 miles.
  • Walt Disney World Water Country, Lake Buena Vista, 115 miles.

State Parks

  • Don Pedro Island State Park, 5 miles.
  • Stump Pass Beach State Park, 5 miles.
  • Port Charlotte Beach State Park, 5 miles.
  • Gasparilla Island State Park, 10 miles.
  • Cayo Costa State Park, 15 miles.
  • Oscar Scherer State Park, 25 miles.
  • Myakka River State Park, 25 miles.
  • Everglades National Park, 80 miles.

Museums

  • John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, 35 miles.

Zoos and Aquariums

  • Naples Zoo, Naples, 60 miles.
  • Busch Gardens, Tampa, 75 miles.
  • Florida Aquarium, Tampa, 75 miles.
  • Lowry Park Zoological Garden, Tampa, 75 miles.
  • Discovery Island Zoological Park, Lake Buena Vista, 115 miles.
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom, Lake Buena Vista, 115 miles.
  • The Living Seas, Lake Buena Vista, 115 miles.

(all distances are approximate)