Valencia Golf and Country Club – Naples, FL
Valencia Golf and Country Club has remained the most affordable priced public golf course in the Naples market. Its spectacular layout and high level of service have made it the “Must Play Course” of the area (rated **** by Golf Digest for the past three years). Noted golf course architect Gordon Lewis has taken advantage of the property’s pristine natural Florida beauty and carved a challenging course that brings into play sparkling lakes, lush stands of Florida palms, pines and cypress hammock preserves. Trees frame the back nine.
The course is amenable to virtually all skill levels. From the championship tees, power and accuracy are paramount, but golfers have a choice of five sets of tees to match their abilities with this fair test of golf.
Located nine miles east of I-75, on Immokalee Road (exit 111). Limited membership programs are available in addition to daily-fee play. (239)352-0777
Naples Golf Club South – Naples, FL
Located on the edge of the Everglades, 18 holes of championship golf is surrounded by a lot of water and an abundance of wildlife.
With plenty of open fairways to maneuver your ball, Naples Golf Club South makes for a pleasurable experience for golfers of all skills. At less than 6,500 yards from the back tees, Naples Golf Club South places a premium on accuracy over distance. (239)732-0034
Links of Naples – Naples, FL
The Links of Naples is the finest executive layout in the area. This 18-hole, par-61 challenging layout measures 4,005 yards and offers several par-4 holes over 300 yards. Elevated, well-bunkered greens, well-mounded and multiple tees make this layout challenging to all players. Links of Naples is unique to the area since it is the only LIGHTED golf course in Naples. It is lighted every night until 11 p.m. and includes a lighted aqua driving range. (239)417-1313
Raptor Bay Golf Course – Bonita Springs, FL
WCI sought the expertise of golf legend Raymond Floyd to design 27 golf holes carefully crafted to blend with the environment, producing a beautiful course that is home to protected species including the bald eagle and gopher tortoise. Raptor Bay made history as the first resort course in the world to receive Audobon International’s Gold Signature Sanctuary certification.
With 18 holes currently open for play, Raptor Bay was designed in the spirit of golf and respect for the land, capturing the essence of nature at its best.
With no residential sites on property, surround yourself with the beauty of nature and the tournament-quality course conditions that give every player an enjoyable golfing experience.
For information on Raptor Bay’s Eagle’s Club seasonal and annual golf privilege program, call (239)390-4610
Riviera Golf Club – Naples, FL
Riviera Golf Club which is open to the public will feautre 18 new greens in June, 2003. The only course in Naples to offer Championship golf in three hours! The 18-hole layout has six par-4s and one par-5. The par-3s range from 125 to 210 yards. Play 18 or 9 holes, ride or walk, and play every club in your bag. Riviera has undergone a one million dollar renovation and course conditions rival the best in the area at affordable prices. Naples best-kept golf secret. (239)774-2011
Bonita Springs Golf Club – Bonita Springs, FL
This semi-private championship golf course offers a challenging and enjoyable round of golf for players of all abilities. It boasts long, narrow, tree-lined fairways, distinctive doglegs and plenty of water. Best of all, the results of a two-year renovation project has transformed this diamond in the rough into a real jewel. With its friendly staff and affordable rates, this course has been a favorite among vacationers and locals for 25 years. (239)992-2800
Lely Mustang Golf Club – Naples, FL
Lely’s Mustang course is a legend in the making. Designed by Lee Trevino, Mustang Golf Course is a layout 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 – this is a place where a player can always recover from an errant shot.
Punctuated by 12 sparkling lakes, the Mustang gently flows across undulating fairways and winds through stands of towering Florida pines. Strategically placed bunkers will test your decision-making prowess as well as shotmaking abilities.
Come play this most forgiving course – you’ll want to come back and play again and again! (239)388-GOLF
Lely Flamingo Island Club – Naples, FL
Designed and built by world-renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr., the Lely Flamingo Island Club is Naples only signature public golf course.
Golfweek has twice designated the course as one of “America’s Best,” while Golf Digest gives it four stars.
With its hourglass fairways, fingered sand bunkers and large undulating greens, the golf course is destined to provide many exciting challenges. The picturesque par-3 fifth – “Flamingo Island” – is absolutely unforgettable.
For those seeking professional instruction, the golf school at Lely Resort offers private & group lessons. Southern Links Magazine quoted golf legend Gene Sarazan as saying, “The Lely Flamingo Island Club is the best in Naples.” Play it for yourself – we’re sure you’ll agree. (239)793-2223
Forest Glen Country Club – Naples, FL
As soon as you see Forest Glen from Collier Boulevard, you know it is not a typical Southwest Florida golf community.
No homes are visible, just the preserved forest of tall pines and cypress, pristine lakes and great golf holes. This par-72 layout is truly carved out of the original setting.
With a course rating of 75.1 from the championship tees, Forest Glen is one of the most difficult courses in Florida. The design also accommodates the recreational golfer by incorporating five tee stations and large greens.
The clubhouse provides a uniquely comfortable setting for members and guests alike. Whether it’s golf and lunch, an elegant dinner, or if you’re shopping for a special golf community to settle into, you’ll feel right at home at Forest Glen. (239)354-1898
Cedar Hammock Golf & Country Club – Naples, FL
Nestled perfectly among towering pines and cypress trees lies Southwest Florida’s newest 18-hole championship layout – Cedar Hammock.
The pristine cypress and pine preserves provide the beautiful framework for this gracious new golf course. This 18-hole layout tips out at more than 6,800 yards, but with five sets of tees, golfers of any level can comfortably challenge this course.
Cedar Hammock’s highlights include: a large practice facility with putting green, chipping green with a bunker, and a large practice tee; USGA greens with the new TifEagle Bermuda grassthat will provide smoother, faster, and truer putting surfaces; numerous glimmering lakes and pristine tree-lined fairways that visually challenge but rarely impede your round. (239)793-1134
The Rookery at Marco – Marco Island / Naples, FL
Golf’s effortless unity with the outdoors is what sets it apart from any other sports. Here at The Rookery at Marco, we hold true to those standards, paying close attention to preserving the ecological balance by provding littoral areas where bird life can thrive. The course is a member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program. Coupling golf and nature together creates a casual and relaxed atmosphere for one to truly break away from life’s demands.
Acclaimed golf course designer Robert Cupp, Jr., gives players the full scope of his imagination in his design of he Rookery at Marco. At over 7,100 yards, the course differs markedly from its predeccssor, a Joe Lee design that opened in 1991. Gracing its tranquil surroundings, the course blends brilliantly with its native topography and intrigues players as they tee of next to towering pines and natural water hazards. The experience features generous fairways, oversized and receptive greens, the option to play from one of five teeing locations and immaculate turf conditions. (239)793-6060
Hibiscus Golf Club – Naples, Fl
Hibiscus offers a challenge to every ability of golfer. The fairways meander through a natural setting of old southern pines, setting up interesting approach shots to well-bunkered greens. The club features complete practice facilities, a well-stocked golf shop and a casual grill and lounge for relaxing after your round of golf.
Arrowhead – Naples, Fl
Arrowhead Golf Club has established itself as one of the favorite golf courses to play in and around Naples. In 2001, the management of the entire facility was turned over to the management team of Coral Beach Hotels and Clubs. In October of 2002, veteran golf professional Mike Dopslaff was named General Manager/Director of Golf. The match between the management team, the general manager, the golf course and the patrons has been a match made in heaven.
Arrowhead has an extremely friendly atmosphere. The challenging nature and great condition of the golf course, which is maintained by golf course superintendent Mark Metzger along with International Golf Management makes it the place to play.
General manager Mike Dopslaff puts it like this “We want our customers to feel welcome. We appreciate their business and want them to come back. The idea is to make them feel like members with none of the extra overhead that can come along with a private club. The pace of play is usually under four hours for 18 holes, and because of the fantastic drainage of the course Arrowhead does not close after heavy rains and storms.”
Arrowhead is a full service golf facility offering a fully stocked golf pro shop, PGA professional staff, leagues, outings, tournaments, banquets and individual and group lessons. Junior golf clinics are available year round and a special Junior Golfer discount is also available. Ladies clinics each Wednesday at 10:00 are open to the public.
Arrowhead does have an annual membership, which is limited to 100 memberships. For additional information call Mike Dopslaff at (239)596-1000.
Palmira Golf Club – Bonita Springs, Fl
Share the championship experience of golf played on a Gordon Lewis masterpiece at the area’s newest and most scenic golf layout.
Created with dramatic signature holes and designed to ultimately offer three separate nines, the course is a stunning layout, satisfying golfers of all skill levels from five sets of tees.
Experience all you expect in a truly challenging Florida course… lush trees, greens, fairways and roughs plus water, sand, mounding, waste bunkers, abundant palms and wildlife… and more.
Complete practice facilities include putting green, chipping green, practice bunker and range. The club is conveniently located two miles east of I-75 on Bonita Beach Road (exit 116).
For tee times and membership information please call (239)949-4466.