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///Our Top Golf Courses


Naples has some of the best ranked golf courses in the World.


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It’s easy to see why Naples, Florida is one of the world’s top destinations for golf enthusiasts. Amateur and professional golfers are drawn to Naples’ sunny skies, warm climate, and lush tropical landscape. An impressive collection of emerald manicured greens beckons players form around the world.

 

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///Tiburón at The Ritz-Carlton



The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort - Finally the Tiburón golf course at the Ritz Carlton can not go unrecognized. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples was named the No. 15 golf resort by Golf Digest in its "75 Best Golf Resorts in America" for 2006. Golf Digest's 2006 list is published in the magazine's December issue, and Tiburon already is ranked by Golfweek as one of "America's Best Residential Courses".

Tiburón is a Greg Norman-designed 27-hole course has tangerine-colored coquina sand in bunkers, stacked-sod wall bunkers; native habitat bordering fairways, forced carries over water and wetlands. Target-style layout has no rough: Highest turf is maintained at fairway height of one-half inch. Recently, Tiburon played host to the Merrill Lynch Shootout, a PGA Tour-sanctioned event.


///Fiddler’s Creek



Fiddler’s Creek offers golfers a truly unique experience. The private golf club at Fiddler's Creek will offer an incredible 54 holes of championship golf to its members. The Creek Course at Fiddler's Creek is a masterpiece of design by acclaimed golf course architect Arthur Hills. The course provides players of all skill levels a superb golfing experience. The second course, The Preserve, is being designed by Hurdzdan/Fry remains true to the environment, and artfully complements the Arthur Hills-designed Creek Course.

Upon completion, residents of Fiddler's Creek will be surrounded by 72 holes of championship golf, 36 holes of which will be available to members of The Golf Club at Fiddler's Creek. Fiddler's Creek is a resort community situated on about 4,000 acres.


///Calusa Pines



Rated one of the best modern golf courses in 2006 by Golf week magazine, the Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry design golf course is must for any serious golfer. The 18-hole "Calusa Pines" course at the Calusa Pines Golf Club facility in Naples, Florida features 7,215 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. Calusa Pines features outstanding vistas generated by sweeping ridges that influences ten golf holes. The landforms are so soft, and flowing that they blend in well enough to appear natural and unique. Combined with extensive native plant vegetation it is difficult to imagine the golf course was built, instead of simply laid out on this superb piece of land. Calusa Pines was founded to provide an exceptional golf experience for its members in a relaxed atmosphere that promotes camaraderie among those who truly love the game. The club doesn’t release membership information, has no tee times, and features a strong caddie program as members and guests are encouraged to walk the course.

Members at the ultra-exclusive club will expect the best. Membership is by invitation only, and will be limited to only 275 members. Membership includes, Calusa Pines members will get a golf-only facility, an exclusive clubhouse, and the service of caddies.


///Vanderbilt Country Club



A golfer's paradise! Masterfully designed to preserve the native pine and palmettos, Vanderbilt Country Club boasts over 320 acres of shimmering lakes, lush fairways and nature preserves. With 5 sets of tees on each hole, the Gordon G. Lewis signature course offers exciting challenges to both the novice and experienced golfer. Enjoy fine and casual dinning at the clubhouse, serve up a game of tennis or take a relaxing dip in the heated pool.


///Naples Lakes



Naples Lakes is another favorite course. The new 490-acre community was developed by Palmer Course Design Company and Toll Brothers, one of the nation's leading builders of luxury homes. Traditional-style, 6,875-yard layout by Palmer Course Design plays around 70 acres of lakes and a 160-acre nature preserve. Lots of peninsula tees; large, subtly contoured greens. No. 16, a drivable par four that plays over a lake within nature preserve, is signature hole. The course also boasts a 15,000-square-foot, Mediterranean-themed clubhouse.


The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club is an old fashioned fun golf course. Opened in 1930, the course was designed by Ron Garl. The course is a 18 holes on 6,488 yards Par 72. A beachfront hotel that is family operated. Rooms are decorated in a tropical motif, many with views. There are 6 tennis courts, beach, health club privileges, lawn games, boating and biking.


///Arrowhead Golf Course



Since opening in the spring of 1998, Arrowhead Golf Course has been known as the course to play for golfers of all types. Beautifully designed by noted architect Gordon G. Lewis, Arrowhead features eighteen picturesque holes positioned amongst 16 pristine lakes and rolling fairways. With spacious greens and wide landing areas, Arrowhead is friendly to high handicappers; however, better golfers will find the many well-placed bunkers and water hazards a real test of their skills. With four sets of tees, our course allows for play at many varying degrees of difficulty.


///La Playa Golf Course



La Playa offers a natural look and the feel of a traditional links course and great variety of indigenous landscaping; rolling fairways and water features make it not only fun and challenging to play, but also pleasing to the eye. LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, is proud to host the one of the newest golf courses in Naples Florida. La Playa Golf Course, designed by internationally renowned golf course architect, Bob Cupp. The course features 18 holes of championship golf, allowing die-hard golfers to test their mettle on the par-72 course, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and an impressive collection of manicured greens.

The 6,907-yard course is designed, constructed and seeded to offer a hard, fast playing surface similar to those found on true links courses. With numerous bunkers and rolling fairways, the course boasts a number of unforgettable holes, such as the signature 12th, which although short, requires a bold shot to a barely visible green over a two-tiered front.


///The Mustang at Lely Golf Resort



Just as challenging is the Mustang course at Lely Golf Resort. It has 18 holes on 7217 yards. Par 72. The course is an excellent challenge in a fabulous, tough, fair course. Lely's Mustang course is a legend in the making. Designed by Charles Mahannah and Lee Trevino, Mustang is a course that follows his philosophy of making the game challenging - but a fair challenge - for the average golfer.

The course offers a variety of golf holes that are difficult to a point, but always fun to play - where a player can always recover from an errant shot. Punctuated by 12 sparkling lakes, the Mustang gently flows across rising and falling fairways and winds through stands of towering Florida pines. Strategically placed bunkers will test your decision-making prowess as well as shot making abilities.


///The Flamingo at Lely Golf Resort



The 18 hole golf course is on 6527 yards is a Par 72. Call up to 3 days in advance. The public course is considered must play in Southwest Florida. Course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr.

This course is unusually demanding from the back tees. The greens are large and well protected by traps. Water comes into play often on this course with winds creating a challenge on the 14th. Golfweek Magazine has twice designated this course as one of Americas best, while Golf Digest gives it a four star rating. With its hourglass fairways, fingered sand bunkers and large rolling greens, this golf course is destined to provide many exciting challenges. Play it for yourself, we're sure you'll agree.




/// Golf Tips and Etiquette

Few other sports depend so greatly on the integrity and good temperament of the players than golf. Unlike other sports, golf does not depend on the supervision of referees or umpires. Players are expected to both understand the rules and etiquette of the game. Golf is a game that relies not only on skill and talent, but also on proper conduct and sportsmanship. Good etiquette on the green will ensure maximum enjoyment of the game for all players. Next time you are on a golf course in Naples, Florida, try to remember these recomendations.

Golfers must always play without delay, in order to maintain the pace of the game. The pace of the game requires players to ready to hit the ball when their turn arrives. The order of play is always the farthest from the whole first. Players should carry two uniquely marked balls. In order to reduce the time for taking a shot, players should study the shot while the other players are preparing to hit. A player should always hit the shot within 45 seconds of the previous player’s stroke. Golfers should never crowd the previous group or lag behind.
On the green, golfers must fix their ball marks with care. They should not leave bare ground or smooth surface where the ball mark was. Golfers should never dig under a ball mark or leverage the soil upward. Players should always remove the peg from the tee after hitting. It is a breach of etiquette to leave a tee or push the tee into the ground. On the bunkers, players should leave the bunker as they found it. A few strokes of the rake will smooth the sand and remove any trace of footprints. The golden rule is to leave the golf course as the player found it and avoid excessive damage.
On the green, golfers must fix their ball marks with care. They should not leave bare ground or smooth surface where the ball mark was. Golfers should never dig under a ball mark or leverage the soil upward. Players should always remove the peg from the tee after hitting. It is a breach of etiquette to leave a tee or push the tee into the ground. On the bunkers, players should leave the bunker as they found it. A few strokes of the rake will smooth the sand and remove any trace of footprints. The golden rule is to leave the golf course as the player found it and avoid excessive damage.
Although golf is not a contact sport, players must avoid injuring themselves or fellow golfers. One player is permitted on the tee at a time. Players should never stand behind a golfer on the tee or anywhere on the course. Players should always be mindful of the group in front of them. If a golfer is hitting is the direction of other players, the golfer should shout the traditional warning of “fore”.
Golf etiquette is an essential part of the game. Consideration of other golfers is absolutely required. Players must be still and silent while other players are hitting. Disturbing or distracting another player is simply unacceptable and contradictory to the spirit of the game. Everyone wants to score and play well on the golf course, but good golf also depends on having a good attitude and being extremely considerate.

/// Roster of Clubs

Course Name Address Phone Course Type
Audubon At Naples 15725 Tamiami Trl N 597-2800 Private
Arrowhead at Heritage Greens 2205 Heritage Greens Drive 596-1000  
Bay Colony 9740 Bent Grass Bnd 592-9530 Private
Boyne South Golf Club 8100 Royal Tree Pkwy 732-5108 Semi-Private
Calusa Pines  
Cedar Hammock 8660 Cedar Hammock Blvd 793-1134 Public
Classics At Lely Resort 7989 Grand Lely Dr 732-1200 Private
Club At Pelican Bay 707 Gulf Park Dr 597-1183 Private
Collier's Reserve Country Club 11711 Colliers Reserve Dr 597-7029 Private
Country Club Of Naples 185 Burning Tree Dr 261-1267 Private
Countryside Golf & CC 600 Countryside Dr 455-0001 Private
Cypress Woods Golf Course 3010 Northbrooke Dr 592-7860 Semi-Private
Eagle Creek Country Club 11 Cypress View Dr 793-0500 Public
Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club 401 Tower Rd 775-0090 Public
Estates at Bay Colony 9740 Bent Grass Bnd 592-9515 Private
Fiddlers Creek 8152 Fiddler's Creek Pkwy 732-9300 Private
Forest Glen of Naples 3845 Forest Glen Blvd 354-1898 Simi-Private
Foxfire Country Club 1030 Kings Way 643-2402 Private
Glen Eagle Golf & Country Club 1403 Glen Eagle Blvd 353-3699 Private
Grey Oaks 2400 Grey Oaks Drive North 262-5568 Private
Heritage Greens (Arrowhead At) 7732 Immokalee Road 596-1000 Semi-Private
Hibiscus Golf Club 175 Doral Cir 774-0088 Private
Hunters Ridge Golf & CC 12500 Hunters Ridge Dr 947-6467 Private
Kensington Golf & CC 2700 Pine Ridge Road 649-5699 Private
Lely Resort: Flamingo Island & Mustang 8004 Lely Resort Blvd 793-2223 Public
Lely Resort - The Classics 8004 Lely Resort Blvd 793-2223 Private
Marco Shores Country Club 1450 Mainsail Dr 394-2581
Mediterra 4925 Livingston Road 949-8989 Private
Naples Lakes 4788 Inverness Club Dr 732-6700 Semi-Private
Olde Cypress 7146 Olde Cypress Blvd 888-846-5040 Private
Pelican Bay 707 Gulf Park Dr 597-2105 Private
Pelican Marsh 1800 Persimmon Dr 597-1858 Private
Quality Inn & Suites Golf Resort Golden Gate Country Club 4100 Golden Gate Pkwy 455-9498
Royal Poinciana Golf Club, Inc Cypress &Inc Pines Goodlette Road 261-2558
Royal Wood Golf & Country Club 4300 Royal Wood Blvd 774-2213
Sabal Springs 110 Sabal Lake Dr 353-0813 Semi-Private
Stonebridge 2100 Winding Oakes Way 592-5252 Semi-Private
The Strand - The Club at Pelican Strand 5600 Strand Blvd 592-9944 Private
The Club at Marco 3433 Marriott Club Drive 793-6060
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club cypress knoll 851 Gulf Shore Blvd N 261-2222
Tiburon 2620 Tiburon Drive 594-2040 Semi-Private
TwinEagles Golf & Country Club Talon course, Crest Course 11725 TwinEagles Boulevard 352-0002
Valencia Golf Course 1725 Double Eagle Trail 352-0777
Vanderbilt 8254 Danbury Blvd 348-2663 Semi-Private
Vineyards 400 Vineyards Blvd 353-0505 Private

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