About Us

Why folks love Gator Trace

Great golf, food, fun and friends at Gator Trace

Gator Trace Golf & Country Club, located on the fringes of the Savannas Preserve with its native vegetation, lakes, ponds and canals, is a beautiful slice of Florida paradise. After a great time on the links, sit on the patio and enjoy a cold drink and a delicious lunch or a Friday dinner as you reconnect. If that sounds like a day in paradise to you, you’re closer than you think. It’s yours already at Gator Trace Golf & Country Club.

About a four-iron shot east of U.S. 1 and west of the Indian River at 4302 Gator Trace Drive off Weatherbee Road, just north of Midway in Fort Pierce (adjacent to Port Saint Lucie and Vero Beach), Gator Trace Golf & Country Club has been offering great golf and an awesome lifestyle since 1986. Our semi-private, semi-public golf course is open for daily play, and also offers annual and seasonal memberships. Gator Trace provides challenging play and the perfect course length for a great golf outing.

With morning and afternoon ad-hoc groups, plus men’s and women’s leagues, you’re sure to find kindred souls to hit the links with as often as you’d like. General Manager and PGA Master Professional Lantie Hughes and his team take great care to make sure every day of golf at Gator Trace is enjoyable and challenging, just the way you like it.

When it comes time for entertainment after the game, you can wet your whistle in the clubhouse, where clubhouse manager Cynthia Hughes oversees a menu that’s casual and scrumptious, with lunch offerings including daily specials on Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., dinner on Friday evenings, and a Sunday breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. that will set the  tone for a superb Sunday. Complimentary helpings of laughter and friendship are served every day.

Gator Trace is a peaceful place of natural beauty and wildlife.

Count on Gator Trace for your:

Special Events

We'll help plan your special party, wedding reception, shower, meeting or luncheon.


Raise funds for your organization by hosting a charity tournament at Gator Trace.

Golf leagues

Men's league plays every Wednesday and our Women's league plays each Thursday.

Making It Happen

All of the things on these pages exist primarily because of the diligent work and abiding care of two very special people, Lantie and Cynthia Hughes. Lantie, General Manager and PGA Master Professional, describes it like this, “Gator Trace is home, so friendly and so comfortable. There are a lot of great courses around here, but people come to Gator Trace because it’s fun. When they walk in the door they know everyone here. People come back season after season and the same people are here. Cynthia and I have been here over 30 years. Many of our staff have been here 20+ years. It’s a familiar and friendly atmosphere. Just a fun place to be.”

Cynthia, Dining & Events Manager, adds, “About 18,000 people come through the dining room each year. There’s a magnitude of responsibility to keeping everything running smoothly, and there are lots of additional activities we are involved in every day. Lantie and I always have such a great time with people, so when we have functions, we enjoy the camaraderie. As far as the business goes, we try to make it fun for everybody, and we’re always looking for things we can do to improve Gator Trace. It’s definitely a labor of love.”




Golf Shop 772-464-0407
Clubhouse 772-464-7442
Office 772-468-4653


4302 Gator Trace Dr., Fort Pierce, FL 34982