-What is the address of The Gasparilla Inn & Club?
Address: 500 Palm Avenue
Boca Grande, Florida 33921
Phone: (941) 964-4500
-What are the check-in/check-out times? Check-in: 3:00PM Check-out: 11:00AM
-What are the rooms like at The Gasparilla Inn & Club? The Gasparilla Inn & Club offers 66 elegantly appointed rooms and suites, as well as a grouping of 18 quaint, comfortable private cottages and villas that are fully equipped for families, reunions and wedding parties. The pet-friendly cottages and villas can be configured to one- to four-bedroom units (making the resort's total room tally 142). Crisp white linens paired with bright pillows and candy-colored fabrics accent rooms with charming white wooden furniture. Spring-green lattice-designed carpets are soft under bare feet after a long day on the beach. The pastel-hued palette sets the scene for an easy casual elegance. The smell also helps set the scene — you’ll likely get a whiff of a citrusy fragrance. The luxury hotel uses a light orange scent throughout to relax its guests.
-What restaurants does The Gasparilla Inn & Club have? The Gasparilla Inn & Club offers five restaurants for guests visiting the Florida Gulf Coast hotel. You’ll find classic American cuisine in the Inn’s Dining Room, which is decorated with fresh orchids and bamboo-caned furniture patterned with ferns. Breakfast and four-course dinners are served daily throughout the social season (December through March) in this Wine Spectator Award-winning restaurant. In addition to top-notch wine, expect entrées such as potato-crusted grouper, Black Angus beef tenderloin, traditional Dover sole with seasonal vegetables and mushroom Wellington for vegetarians.
-Is the resort pet friendly? YES - Worry less about leaving your pet at home without your care and comfort. At The Gasparilla Inn & Club, we open our doors to the entire family, including your dog. Whether you are planning a staycation, a fun getaway, or are traveling for business, your four-legged best friend is welcome to stay at The Gasparilla Inn & Club for $25 per pet, per night.
-Is this a Members only event? YES - We've visited Gasparilla several times now and we always sell out. That is why we are only accepting registrations from SFGA and MSGA Members.
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Gasparilla Inn & Club
Boca Grande, Florida
October 25 - 27, 2021
The Gasparilla Golf Club
The Gasparilla Inn & Club features a magnificent Pete Dye Signature 18-hole Championship Course located on scenic Charlotte Harbor ... an island course on its own private island. The Gasparilla Golf Club is considered the crown jewel of this historic resort. The par 72, 6,837-yard course is both beautiful and challenging. Complete practice facilities are available to all resort guests, and lessons from the club's PGA professionals can be arranged by appointment. Rental clubs are also available.
Tee / Par / Yardage / Slope / Rating
(Gold) 72 / 6811 / 73.2/ 127
(Blue) 72 / 6315 / 71.2/ 122
(Blue/White) 72 / 6065 / 69.8/ 119
(White) 72 / 5691 / 68.1/ 113
(Red) 72 / 4873 / 64.5 / 106
Sun and Fun Golf Association
71 Burbank Drive
Palm Coast FL 32137 USA
+1 (904) 823 - 3083
The proximity to the Gulf of Mexico of this destination allows for numerous choices of outdoor non-golf activities. Among them are:
The Gasparilla Inn Spa – The Spa features spacious bath facilities with steam rooms, saunas and comfortable relaxation areas opening to a private courtyard, as well as our 80-foot heated lap pool.Offering massage, body treatments and specialized treatments including acupuncture and medi-cupping, The Gasparilla Inn Spa is private to Inn Guests and Members.
The Gasparilla Inn Tennis Club – Seven Har-Tru courts are available for play for the guests of the resort. Lessons can be arranged with USTA-certified teaching tennis professionals by appointment. Adult and children’s clinics are also offered at the club throughout the season.
The Gasparilla Inn Beach Club- The Gasparilla Inn Beach Club features a family pool with changing facilities and a sparkling white sand beachfront. A spacious, glass enclosed dining room for lunch and late afternoon food and beverage service is also available to resort guests.
Fitness Center/Exercise Studio - The Fitness Center at The Gasparilla Inn Beach Club is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and provides spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico to enhance your workout experience. The facility is fully equipped with all the latest cardiovascular and resistance training equipment. A knowledgeable staff can help you design a personal workout program should you desire.
The Inn Marina– The resort’s full service marina is open to the public and is located on the bayou behind The Inn. A premier Mercury Service Dealer, fully certified Mercury technicians are on site daily for boat repairs and other services. Fuel, bait, clothing and other miscellaneous boating supplies are offered in the ships’ store.
Shopping - Finding the perfect memento or gift for that special occasion at the resort’s shops, or in the charming village of Boca Grande, is always a relaxing pastime on Gasparilla Island. The Inn offers a wide variety of retail items and accessories in The Inn shop, The Inn Boutique or its Golf, Tennis and Spa/Salon shops, which are sure to please even the most discriminating taste. In addition, the shops of Boca Grande are within easy walking distance of the resort to make for a pleasant morning or afternoon sojourn.
Airboat Excursions – Escape to the beauty of the back country of the barrier islands as Capt. Tommy Locke pilots you through Florida’s unspoiled habitat on an exciting airboat excursion! Explore untouched bayous and estuaries that most people do not even know exist. Fun for all ages; enjoy the sunset, bird watching, fishing or even just an enjoyable ride. Airboat excursions are best during low tide, so the late afternoon is the ideal time to plan your outing, although day trips can also be planned ahead of time if you prefer. For more information and to schedule an outing, please contact The Inn’s Concierge Desk at 941-964-4580.
We had planned a return trip to The Gasparilla Inn & Club in 2020, however, COVID-19 forced us to reschedule this event for October 2021. This is a terrific destination featuring Historic Ambiance and Southern Charm at an elite island resort. Our last visit was in 2018 and our SFGA members practically took over the entire hotel. We sold out in 2018 and recommend that you register early for this one, as we expect to sellout once again.
The Gasparilla Inn & Club has been a premier destination on Florida’s Gulf Coast since 1913. It offers 137 rooms, suites, and cottages in a pristine environment at the tip of Boca Grande Island. The Inn has played host to many notables throughout its storied history, including Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Thomas Edison, Katharine Hepburn, the George H.W. Bush family as well as members of the DuPont family. Built originally to appeal to wealthy Northerners who could go anywhere, The Inn is the center of village life on the island. It offers separate golf and beach club memberships, as well as the hospitality of The Inn, itself. The Gasparilla Inn & Club features a magnificent Pete Dye Signature 18-hole Championship Course located on scenic Charlotte Harbor ... an island course on its own private island. The Gasparilla Golf Club is considered the crown jewel of this historic resort.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Gasparilla Main Dining Room Breakfast:
Hours are 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Golf attire is fine. Shorts and island casual wear. No bathing suits or tank tops.
Gasparilla Welcome and Awards Dinner:
Gentlemen must wear dress slacks and collared shirts for dinner. A jacket or tie is not required, but many men do wear a jacket.
Ladies' apparel should always be comparable to the gentlemen, such as blouses, skirts, dresses, and dress slacks.
Monday, October 25, 2021:
3:00pm- Check into Gasparilla Inn & Club (SFGA participants will stay at the Inn in rooms with King Size Beds)
6:00pm- Welcome Cocktail Reception (Cash Bar)
6:45pm- Welcome Dinner in the Gasparilla Inn’s Main Dining Room
Tuesday, October 26, 2021:
7:30am- Breakfast in the Main Dining Room
9:00am- Tee times on the Gasparilla Golf Course (2 best of 4 Teams of Ladies and Men Compete Separately)
4:00pm- Guided Historical Tour of Resort by Resort Historian (One Hour)
6:00pm- Cocktail Reception (Cash Bar)
7:00pm- Awards Dinner in the Gasparilla Inn's Main Dining Room
Wednesday, October 27, 2021:
7:30am- Breakfast in the Main Dining Room
9:00am- Shotgun start on Gasparilla Golf Course (1 best on par 4's and 2 best par 3's & 5's Net, Couples Teams)
1:30pm- Participants depart after golf, have a safe trip home!