The History Behind the Fiddlesticks Country Club Name

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fiddlesticks country club fort myers
fiddlesticks country club fort myers

It’s well known as one of the premier golf and country clubs in Fort Myers, but Fiddlesticks Country Club has kind of an unusual beginning. It seems the club wasn’t named after a family or even a location, but rather pays tribute to an old saying.

The private club and its name go back to 1980 when investors needed a name to give to the primary lender. It’s said the group took out a map of Scotland and started combing through dozens of different options.

It was at this point the wife of one of the founders reportedly exclaimed, “Oh, fiddlesticks”. From that point forward the club became known as, what else but Fiddlesticks. The Scottish inspiration didn’t stop with the brainstorming session, though.

To this day Fiddlesticks Country Club still uses a logo of a bagpiper and its two 18-hole courses are named in tribute. One is called the Long Mean, while the other newly redesigned and renamed course is now known as the Loch Ness.

The gated Fort Myers club is much more than just its 36-holes of championship golf. It’s also home to a large clubhouse and a fitness center.

In addition, the club provides a swimming pool and eight Har-Tru tennis courts with an active tennis program, including both recreational and competitive play, year-round. The club also offers a busy social calendar for its members.

As for housing, the private community additionally includes options ranging from condos and townhomes to single-family homes on estate-sized lots. With around 580 different residences to choose from, this low-density community provides your choice of price points, from around $50,000 to upwards of $2 million, depending on your lifestyle needs.

You’ll find the Fiddlesticks Country Club located conveniently to the west of I-75. That’s just off Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers.