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Golfing in Naples Florida

Explore all the wonderful Golf Courses in Naples and surrounding areas during your stay

 So you’d like to play some golf during your stay in Naples, Florida? With beautiful coastal terrain and nearly perfect weather all year round, Naples is home to some of the best golf anywhere. But with more than 90 courses in the area, it can be difficult to choose where to play. To help, we’ve gathered a list of the best public golf courses in Naples to play after you hit the links at the Naples Grande Golf Club

TPC Treviso Bay

TPC At Treviso Bay is located in the golfing community of the same name 12 miles south of the Naples Grande. Designed by Arthur Hills, this memorable 18-hole, par-72 course features impeccably maintained paspalum fairways and greens with water hazards on half the holes and numerous strategically placed bunkers throughout. Its superb layout gives golfers the opportunity to practice bump-and-runs, high fades, long shots and difficult straight drives. With 7,367 yards of golf from the longest tees, it’s not a particularly long course, but it does contain some lengthy par 4s that appeal to long hitters.

The Rookery at Marco

Eighteen miles south of the Naples Grande, the Rookery At Marco is a scenic 18-hole, par-72 course that gives golfers the chance to get up close and personal with nature. This pristine golf course sits on the edge of the Rookery Bay Reserve and features carpet-like fairways lined with palm and pine forests, cypress wetlands, and tranquil lakes and ponds. A sanctuary for birds, the surrounding waters offer golfers the chance to see bald eagles, blue herons and plenty of water fowl as they play. The Rookery was recently redesigned by acclaimed golf course designers Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy and has a challenging but fair layout with 15 holes that incorporate water. With multiple sets of tees to accommodate every player, the course comprises of 7,180 yards of golf from the longest tees.

Hammock Bay

A sister course of the Rookery at Marco, the Hammock Bay Golf Club is located in the heart of the Rookery Bay Reserve. This immaculately maintained 18-hole championship golf course boasts lush native foliage and natural landscaping that takes advantage of the stunning beauty of the protected land surrounding it. Designed by Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy, this par-72 course features generous landing areas on most holes and multiple tee placements with 7,000 yards of golf from the longest tees, making it enjoyable for all skill levels, including advanced golfers. The course has been named a “Gold Certified Signature Sanctuary” by Audubon International — one of only 45 in the world.

Cedar Hammock Golf & Country Club

Cedar Hammock Golf & Country Club is an 18-hole, par-72 championship course set in a serene, natural environment. The environmentally friendly course, located 12 miles southeast of the Naples Grande, was designed by legendary golf course architects Gordon G. Lewis and Jed Azinge. It effortlessly blends the natural environment of the surrounding area into the course, with oak trees, cypresses and palm trees lining the lush rolling fairways and Bermuda grass greens. The layout presents fun challenges, with water in play on all 18 holes, and its nine sets of tees accommodate everyone with 6,675 yards of golf from the longest tees. Cedar Hammock opened in 2014 and is the centerpiece of a community that dedicates more than 50 percent of its land to lakes, wetlands and wildlife corridors.

Forest Glen

Next door to Cedar Hammock, the Arthur Hills-designed course at the Forest Glen Golf & Country Club is considered one the most interesting and challenging golf courses in all of Southwest Florida. This 18-hole, par-72 course was renovated in 2008 and is known for being in just about the best condition of any course in the Naples area. Forest Glen boasts paspalum grass on its fairways, with greens that are fast and true with lots of undulations. It also features 6,820 yards of golf from the longest tees with plenty of challenges for advanced golfers.

The Links of Naples

The Links of Naples is an executive-length 18-hole course with stadium lighting for night and evening golf. Located near the north end of Collier-Seminole State Park, the challenging par-61 course measures 4,005 yards and offers short and medium length holes, including several par-4 holes longer than 300 yards. Well-bunkered elevated greens, undulating fairways and multiple tees make this layout fun for all golfers, but it’s especially enjoyable for casual golfers, beginners and seniors. Open during the day all week, The Links of Naples offers night golf until 11 p.m. every Wednesday to Saturday from November through April.

Tiburón Golf Club – Gold Course

Designed by Greg Norman, the links-style Gold course at the Tiburón Golf Club is one of Naples' most noted semi-private golf clubs. The 18-hole, par-72 course, which is located just 10 minutes east of the Naples Grande Beach Resort, seamlessly integrates the natural environment of the surrounding area into its design. Unique features include stacked sod wall bunkers, coquina shell waste bunkers and a lack of conventional roughs. Home of the LPGA Tour's CME Group Tour Championship and Greg Norman's Franklin-Templeton Shootout, the Tiburón Golf Club – Gold Course has been designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International.

Raptor Bay Golf Club

The Raptor Bay Golf Club is a picturesque 18-hole course in Bonita Springs and the first resort course to receive Audubon International's Gold Signature Certification. Abutting the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve, the course harmoniously blends into the local environment, preserving the beauty of the surrounding terrain and protecting the area’s diverse wildlife. Surrounded by more than 200 acres of pristine wetlands, the Raymond Floyd-designed has plenty of water hazards with 22 acres of lakes coming into play. The par-71 course lacks sand bunkers and instead features large sandy waste areas that serve as natural hazards around the greens and fairways.

As you can see, Naples and the surrounding South Florida region is a golfer's paradise with a variety of courses to discover and weather that allows year-round play. In our opinion, some of the best golfing can be found at our very own Naples Grande Golf Club.
 

Naples Grande Golf Club

Experience a warm welcome and an unforgettable Naples golfing experience at our renowned private golf club. Allow our professional staff to assist you with special orders, or arrange a unique group event at our Naples golf club. Enjoy lunch in our grill room and patio, overlooking emerald fairways. Delight in all the personalized service and amenities of this 18-hole course including a vast selection of merchandise, equipment and apparel from the top brands in golf.  Learn more about Naples Grande Golf Club and book your tee-time now.

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