Golf, anyone? Pack your bag and grab your gear for a golf vacation getaway in Naples, Florida. Award-winning courses with favorite features and amenities for all set against spectacular sky, water and landscape backdrops, what better reviews than by people who have played them? Watch professional champions in world-class tournament play, or polish your clubs for some action of your own–or both! Come to Naples golf courses this winter for a warm welcome at some of the finest golf courses in Florida.
1. Play Tiburon and TPC Treviso
The Ritz-Carleton Golf Resort, Naples
2600 Tiburon Drive, 34109
(239) 593- 2000
Stay three-to-four nights at The Ritz-Carleton Golf Resort, and play three or four rounds of golf on three great golf courses in Naples. Golf vacation packages from GolfAdvisor.com start around $600 through December, 2016, for plenty of tee time on the three courses at Tiburon designed by Greg Norman and at TPC Treviso. Twenty seven holes across three courses beckon, each unfolding more than 7,000 yards of greens, fairways and amenity features.
Merry Christmas wishes come true when you vacation as the annual Franklin Templeton Shootout gets underway the first week in December. Stay and play great tournament golf up close and personal, teaming up with the best professional and amateur players in the Pro-am tournament.
2. TwinEagles Golf and Country Club
11725 TwinEagles Boulevard, 34120
Annual Chubb Classic hosted by The First Tee of Naples/Collier is coming to the Talon, February 13-19, 2017, at The TwinEagles Club. Watch exciting PGA TOUR Champions from the Official Money List and World Golf Hall of Fame in action on 7,193 acres of an 18-hole, par-72 golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus, Jr. What a great way to scope out the Talon course as the pros play and glean tips for your own round or two.
TwinEagles Golf and Country Club
3. Calusa Pines Golf Club
2250 Ridge Road, 34120
Rated as the top third golf course in Florida by Golf Digest for two years running, Calusa Pines Golf Club is a members only, private golf club designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry. The 19-hole, par-72 gold course stretches 7,198 yards of Bermuda grass turf with plenty of bunkers and sandy waste areas. Three other courses and two ladies’ tees make this an ideal corporate and family golf-getaway haven.
Calusa Pines Golf Club
4. Naples National Golf Club
9325 Collier Boulevard, 34114
Home of the Terra Cotta Invitational and another Golf Digest top-rated golf course in Florida, Naples National Golf Club rose from #26 in 2014 to #22 the following year. Hurdzan’s and Fry’s course challenges players of all levels over 7,000 yards of pink coral puncutating the greens, browns and tans of turf, pine straw and sand.
Naples National Golf Club
5. Marco Island Marriott Golf Resort, Beach Club and Spa
400 South Collier Boulevard, 34145
This Marco Island world-class resort offers two, 18-hole golf courses, technology upgrades and luxury amenities for corporate, family or solo getaways near Naples, Florida.
Can’t get enough golf? The Annual Shark Pass for the Franklin Templeton Shootout may be your ticket to the best golf binge ever. Not only attend the tournament, but get discount vouchers to play more than 65 rounds of golf at five different courses through October 2017! Golfing and getting to enjoy more of the area’s finer amenities during your golf vacation in Naples, Florida, is sure to make you want to return to our greens soon.
JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort
500 Nassau Road, 34145-3620
Walk generous fairways outlined with lush tropical foliage and flowers where bald eagles soar overhead across 27 acres of greens surrounded by Florida White sand bunkers. Part of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Systems, lose yourself in challenging tests of the game with 73 total bunkers and four sets of trees surrounded by lakes and wetlands. Relax at the newest of three dining rooms, the Double Eagle Grille for full service seated dining or walk-up service. Seated outdoors, you can rest your eyes on views of the ninth green, driving range and putting green.
Celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this 2016, Island Country Club at Marco Shores in south Naples features amenities including five Har-Tru clay tennis courts, fitness center, three dining rooms and three types of membership to fit any lifestyle. Members enjoy monthly tournaments and championship tournaments throughout the season for members and their guests, including the Island Country Club’s annual Men’s Member/Guest Eagle Invitational, a three-day premier event and celebration of the game.
Island Country Club
8400 Lely Resort Boulevard, 34113
Three exquisite, par 72 courses feature two public courses and one private with spectacular scenery and challenging tests for players of all levels. Play courses designed by Trent Jones, Sr., Lee Trevino and Gary Player, respectively. Four membership options to include guests for socials and golf events. Located on the Mustang and Flamingo golf courses, tucked between Naples and Marco Island is lovely, 100-percent smoke-free, boutique-hotel Greenlinks Golf Villas at Lely Resort
7995 Mahogany Run Lane, 34113
This golf venue is the perfect setting for extended stays and hosting guests with everything you need for a home-away-from-home setting. Stay in one or two-bedroom villas with outdoor swimming pool and business center close to Naples beaches, Marco Island and points of interest like Naples Botanical Gardens, Naples Zoo, and Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. The perfect proximity for day trips to Corkscrew Swamp, Sanibel Island and Everglades National Park, enjoy amenities like Pickleball and the fitness center before winding down at Sam Snead’s Oak Grill and Tavern on-site.
Sunset over Lely Resort Naples Florida | Instagram: hjleschmann
16161 Tamiami Trail EastNaples, 34114
Situated in the southern-most tip of Naples on Florida’s west Gulf coast, The Links of Naples is a challenging, fun, 18-hole par 61 executive layout. Continuous mounding, elevated, ample-bunkered greens and multiple tees unfold on Naples’ only lighted and aqua range. Open for evening golf until 10:30 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday, October through April, amenities include Pro Shop, practice facilities and bar and snack area. This public golf course hosts golf tournaments for charity, fundraising or group events.
The Links of Naples
Exciting Putting Adventures for the Young and Young at Heart
971 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island, 34145
Located south of Marco Island Marriott Beach Golf Resort and open daily 10 AM – 10 PM, a college ID card will get you in for less than a movie ticket costs, and seniors 90 and up play free. This beautiful garden setting features 18 holes of miniature golf in a tropical garden setting with waterfalls, water features, pipes, bridges and more. Classy mini-golf venue for the young and young at heart.
2205 E. Tamiami Trail,
Open daily 10 AM – 11 PM, bring the family and little ones on exciting 36-hole putting adventures amid bridges, reefs, caves and harbor views. Misty will keep you cool with its mist feature throughout the course. Concessions stands and crane machine promise more fun just off this I-75 and Davis Boulevard location. Be sure to check online for coupons.
What Playing A Round Will Cost in Naples
Pun intended, of course, but seriously, golf enthusiasts might like to have some idea of the costs to play golf in Naples. Exact fees vary widely between courses and whether or not they are public or private. Some private clubs in resort-style residential areas require membership and a hefty, mandatory equity fee up-front. Golf course fees can start for under $50 and go into the hundreds. Morning rounds before noon tend to be the most costly, as are months of January through April. Rates drop as much as $20 after noon and again post-2 PM. Summer rates drop dramatically as many courses close for several weeks of annual maintenance. Come play a round of rounds and sample several of Florida’s finest golf courses on your Naples and Marco Island vacation this season.