Golfers will find some of the most sought after golf courses among luxury communities and abundant four and five star resorts. With over a hundred courses and counting, there are more golf holes per capita in Naples than in any other American city. It should be noted that roughly 80 percent of the golf courses are private. Searching for the best golf courses in Naples, we examine three distinctively designed course that will challenge the most discerning golfer.
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 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.