Golf Guide

Personally Selected & Rated Golf Clubs
Jim developed the rating system to describe favorite southwest Florida golf clubs. The ratings are based on personal experience considering the overall experience including the quality and play-ability of the course, the clubhouse, food and beverage.

balls_1 sm Good     balls_2 Great       balls_3 Excellent     balls_4 Outstanding

Naples Golf Clubs


Bay Colony Golf Club, Naples, FLballs_3 Bay Colony Golf Club  Map

Opened in 1996 – Private
Maximum 300 golf members, 35 social members
No tee times.
Members must own property in Bay Colony at Pelican Bay or Estates at Bay Colony Golf Club. This exclusive club is in the gated Pelican Marsh community and has 76 home sites on the course. The beautiful course designed by Robert Von Hagge is marked by gently rolling hills, lakes and natural areas. Two-story Carolina-style clubhouse offers casual, formal and private dining, pro shop
Course: 6,588 yards, Par 72, Rating 72.1, Slope 145


Calusa Pines Golf Club, Naples, FL

balls_4 Calusa Pines Golf Club Map
Opened in 2001 – Private by invitation
Maximum 275 golf members
Rated 71 out of the nations top 100 courses by golf digest this golf-only club has an exclusive clubhouse and caddies and aims to provide an “exceptional golf experience”. Hurdzan-Fry designed course with a 15-acre 58-foot high land mass – the highest elevation in south Florida – and 72 acres of 25 foot deep lakes and more than 2000 sabal palms, oak and pine trees.
Course: 7,215 yards, Par 72, Rating 74.8, Slope 141

golf colliers reserveballs_3 Collier’s Reserve  Map
Opened in 1994 – Private (2007)
The serene and natural atmosphere of the North Naples Cocohatchee River setting has been beautifully preserved in Collier’s Reserve classical course designed by Arthur Hills. 228 tasteful single-family residential sites offer an array of attractive designs. First Audubon Sanctuary golf course.
Course: 6,777 yards, Par 72, Rating 73.4, Slope 140

golf club of the evergladesballs_3 Golf Club of the Everglades Map
Opened in 2000 – Private
Membership limited to 300 single memberships.
No tee times.
This is a very exclusive, non-residential, golf-only club along Vanderbilt Beach Road east of 951. Designed by Rees Jones with undulating fairways, carved bunkers and natural grasses around large lakes. Full clubhouse, caddy program.
Inland Links course: 7,377 yards, Par 72, Rating 76.2, Slope 131

golf fiddlerscreekballs_2.5 The Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek Map
Opened in 2002 – Private
18-hole Creek course designed by Arthur Hills is open. An additional 18 holes are available for public play. The 18-hole Preserve course is being designed by Hurdzan-Fry. Expansive clubhouse with dining facilities and golf academy are planned.
Creek course: 7157 yards, Par 72

 

golf grey oaksballs_3 Grey Oaks Country Club  Map
Opened in 1993 – Private
Total 1000 members for 3 courses
Grey Oaks is an exclusive gated community, close to downtown Naples and beaches. There are two beautiful courses, with an ancient Southern Pine in the middle of the 8th fairway of the Pines course which is rated as one of the toughest courses in Florida. The Palm course has island greens and lagoons in the layout. Elegant 62,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, lovely aquatic facility, fitness, tennis and dining. A third course, The Estuary Course designed by Bob Cupp, and has its own clubhouse and fitness facility, available to all members of the club. Pines and Palm courses designed by Clifton, Ezell, & Clifton.
Pines Course: 7,146 yards, Par 72, Rating 75.1, Slope 143;
Palm Course:
6,864 yards, Par 72, Rating 72.9, Slope 137;
Estuary course:
6.756 yards, Par 72, Rating 73.5, Slope 143

golf hammock bayballs_2.5 Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club Map
Opened in 2006 – Private
Jacobsen/Hardy designed the 18-hole course with the approach shot in mind while the greens offer a variety of shot options; challenging to both novice and professional players alike.
Course: 6,912 yards, Par 72, Rating 73.4, Slope 13

 

 

golf heritagebayballs_2 Heritage Bay Golf & Country Club Map
Opened in 2006 – Semi-private
Membership included with home purchase
Three nine-hole championship courses with large undulating greens designed by Lewis-Azinger. 37,000 sq ft clubhouse scheduled for completion in 2008 offers dining; fitness center, tennis, resort-style pool & spa.
Course: Pine course: 3,407 yards, Par 36; Cypress course: 3,572 yards, Par 36; Oak course: 3,605 yards, Par 36

golf hideoutgolfballs_3 Hideout Golf Club Map
Opened in 2000 – Private- Sponsorship required
Maximum 275 members
No tee times.
This golf-only club with an 18-hole links-style course designed by Kelly Moran (formerly of Von Hagge group) in the Golden Gate area. The small clubhouse serves lunch only.
Course: 6,931 yards, Par 72, Rating 74, Slope 132

golf holeingthwallgolfballs_3 Hole in the Wall Golf Club Map
Opened in 1957; Private by invitation
Lunch dining only. One of the few clubs that is not part of a real estate development. There is one beautiful, wooded 18-hole course designed by Dick Wilson at this exclusive club that was originally started for Port Royal residents.
Course: 6,237 yards, Par 72, Rating 71, Slope 128

 

golf imperialgolfclubballs_2.5 Imperial Golf Club  Map
Opened in 1973 – Private
Maximum 560 members
Two championship golf courses designed by Arthur Hills & Ware Northrup and a new clubhouse on over 300 acres of wooded land, with rolling hills and spring-fed lakes. Gated Imperial Golf Estates feature well manicured single-family homes spread around the golf course, with a few lower priced condominiums.
East Club Course: 6,948 yards, Par 72, Rating 73.7, Slope 131; West Club Course: 6,632 yards, Par 72, Rating 71.8, Slope 129

golf kensingtonccballs_3 Kensington Golf & Country Club Map
Opened in 1993 – Private
Maximum 350 golf members.
This club is located in Kensington, a low density community with home, condo, & villa selections. Lovely club house with dining, great tennis facility. 18 hole championship course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., with coquina shell waste bunkers, Beautifully incorporates the wetlands and natural preserve into the surroundings. A favorite for golfers at all skill levels.
Course: 6,879 yards, Par 72, Rating 74.5, Slope 140

golf laplayaresortballs_2.5 La Playa Beach & Golf Club Map
Opened in 1995 – Private
Rolling hills and manicured greens around 14 lakes and water features on this 18-hole course designed by Bob Cupp. Earning this club a 2 1/2 rating is the membership includes the exclusive Beach Club at La Playa resort on Vanderbilt Beach, members only club level, four lagoon-style pools and spa.
Course: 6,488 yards, Par 72, Rating 74.3, Slope 137

golf lelyresort classicsatballs_3 The Classics at Lely Map
Opened in 1992 – Private
Maximum members
Three 18-hole golf courses are at home at this country club off US 41 East near Collier Blvd. The private Classics course designed by Gary Player offers a peaceful, sub-tropical woodland backdrop for the challenges of the course design. The semi-private Flamingo Island course provides diverse obstacles with water and sand. The semi-private Mustang course rolls over hills and through wooded wetlands. Beautiful clubhouse offers a fitness center and tennis.
The Classics: 6,123 yards, Par 72, Rating 75, Slope 131
Flamingo Island course designed by Trent Jones, Sr.: 6527 yards, Par 72, Rating 71.9, Slope 128
Mustang course designed by Lee Trevino: 7200 yards, Par 72, Rating 72.5, Slope 125

golf mediterraballs_4 The Club at Mediterra Map
Opened in 2001 – Private
Maximum 550 golf members
Two 18-hole golf courses designed by Tom Fazio in the luxury, gated community of Mediterra. The club amenities include tennis, swimming, fitness, beach, enrichment and clubhouse facilities. Elegant exquisite Tuscan clubhouse beautifully landscaped influenced by Tuscany and dotted with fountains.
North course: 7,096 yards, Par 72. South course: 7,225 yards, Par 72

golf ccnaplesballs_3 Country Club of Naples  Map
Opened in 1966 – Private
Maximum 300 golf members.
Waiting list.
The oldest family country club in Naples is located in a nice subdivision in the North Central Naples area. It is offers an attractive, mature 18-hole golf course designed by William Diddle; tennis, clubhouse, pool and dining.
Course: 6,568 yards, Par 72.6, Rating 72.6, Slope 131

golf Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Clubballs_2Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club Map
Built in 1929 – course redesigned in 1998
Clubhouse with Pro-Shop & locker facilities. Course redesigned in 1998 by Ron Garl. Course: 6,497 yards, Par 72, Rating 71.7, Slope 134

 

 

 

golf naples grandeballs_3 Naples Grande Golf Club Map
Opened in 1999 – Private
This non-residential, golf-only club is located at Airport-Pulling Road and Golden Gate Parkway. The course designed by Rees Jones is lined with natural landscaping, no homes. Multi-theme 18-hole course has both challenging and easy holes, some reminiscent of the Carolinas, others purely South Florida. Premier Club members have use of dining and health club facilities at “Naples Grande” hotel, The Registry at Pelican Bay and The Edgewater Beach Hotel in Old Naples, tennis members play at The Registry.
Course: 7,078 yards, Par 72, Rating 74.9, Slope 144

golf naples lakesballs_3 Naples Lakes Country Club Map
Opened in 1999 – Private
Maximum 727 members, residents only.
This 18-hole golf course was designed by Arnold Palmer to harmonize with the surrounding natural setting. It is located in a gated community and includes a beautiful clubhouse, dining, pool, spa and five tennis courts.
Course: 6,804 yards, Par 72, Rating 74.3, Slope 142

golf NaplesNationalGolfClubballs_3.5 Naples National Golf Club  Map
Opened in 1993, remodeled in 2004
Maximum 295 members
A special golf-only club with top of the line facilities and a unique layout. Non-residential club on 320 acres of cypress and pines; the course designed by Hurdzan-Fry takes up about half of the property, the balance of the land surrounding the course and has been deeded to The Conservancy of Naples so that it will retain its pristine natural state forever. Practice area target greens are scaled down replicas of some of the holes found on the golf course. Elegant Palladian-style clubhouse includes dining and guest suites.
Course: 6,990 yards, Par 72, Rating 75, Slope 149

golf oldecypressballs_3 The Club at Olde Cypress  Map
Opened in 2000 – Private
Members may use own carts
Maximum 350 members
Beautiful club in the gated Olde Cypress community; clubhouse, fitness, tennis, pool, dining in a community that emphasizes the natural beauty of the area. There are 176 acres of nature preserve and great blue herons, ibis, sand hill cranes, egrets and red fox are frequently seen. Clubhouse and grass driving range. Challenging 18-hole golf course designed by P. B. Dye in a forest of cypress and pine.
Course: 6,711 yards, Par 72, Rating 74, Slope 145

golf oldefloridaballs_3.5 Olde Florida Golf Club Map
Opened in 1993 – Private
Maximum 250 members
No tee times, no homes, caddie program
This is a golf only club for the serious golfer. The Club designed by Rees Jones is a Certified Audubon Sanctuary, carefully developed to preserve the natural Florida flora and fauna. 18 holes.
Course: 7,055 yards, Par 72, Rating 74.1, Slope 132

golf pelicanbayballs_3 The Club at Pelican Bay  Map
Opened in 1980 – Private
27 holes of golf in three 9-hole courses in this lovely community.
Courses designed by Arthur Hills: Bay course:
Club/Pelican Course: 6,100 yards, Par 72, Rating 70.8, Slope 127
Pelican/Bay Course: 6044 yards, Par 72, Rating 69.2, Slope 126
Club/Bay Course: 6092 yards, Par 72, Rating 70.5, Slope 127

golf pelicanmarshgcballs_2.5 Pelican Marsh Golf & Country Club  Map
Opened in 1994 – Private
Maximum 375 members
This beautiful course designed by Robert von Hagge is situated in the gated community of Pelican Marsh, where a variety of housing options are available. Amenities include community center and 18-hole golf course, with a 25,000 sq. ft.. clubhouse.
Course: 6,077 Yards, Par 72, Rating 69.3, Slope 119

golf quailcreekccballs_3 Quail Creek Country Club  Map
Opened in 1981 – Private
Maximum 400 members
Homeowners may own their cart
Located in the gated Quail Creek community of single-family homes, this club has amenities including tennis, pool, fitness center, great dining, wonderful new clubhouse. Two 18-hole championship courses designed by Arthur Hills.
Creek Course: 6,830 yards, Par 72, Rating 73.3, Slope 136;
Quail Course:
6,231 yards, Par 72, Rating 70.4, Slope 129

golf Quarryballs_3 The Golf Lodge at the Quarry  Map
Opened in 2006 – Private
Maximum members
18-hole Hurdzan-Fry course weaves thru a former lime rock quarry and 800 acres of nature preserve. George Paul and I have played it several times, and find in challenging and fair. Beautiful golf lodge is open.
Golf Lodge Course: 7,316 yards, Par 72, Rating 76.0, Slope 142—375

golf tiburonballs_3 Tiburon Golf Club  Map
Opened in 1998 – Private
350 maximum golf members.
This exclusive community hosts the new Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Will host the Greg Norman “shark shootout” in December 2002. Enjoyable courses, challenging and fun. 36-holes designed by Greg Norman. Rotating designation of courses for members and for hotel guests.
Courses: North/South Course: 7,170 yards, Par 72, Rating 74.5, Slope 137; South/West Course: 6,977 yards, Par 72, Rating 73.4, Slope 131; West/North Course: 7,193 yards, Par 72, Rating 74.5, Slope 135

golf treviso bayballs_3 Treviso Bay  Map
Just 5 minutes east of 5th Avenue South will feature the area’s first TPC golf club, designed by Arthur Hills. The first 9 holes are open, the second 9 to open late ’08 and a clubhouse is underway for ’09 opening.

 

 

 

golf twineagles talonThe Club at Twin Eagles  Map
balls_3Talon Course   balls_2 Eagle Course
Opened in 1999 – Private
Orignal Talon Course designed by Nicklaus, and newly  re-constructed Eagle Course by Steve Smyers in the classic European style. 47,000 SF Scottish Manor clubhouse , with casual and fine dining, lighted tennis courts, and will include a new pool and fitness center in 2013. Converted to Bundled Golf in 2012.
Talon course: 7,193 yards, Par 72, Rating 76, Slope 141.
Aerie course:
7,428 yards, Par 72

golf vanderbilt ccballs_3 Vanderbilt Country Club  Map
Opened in 1999 – Semi-private
Membership included with home purchase
Maximum 800 members
Gordon Lewis designed this 18-hole championship golf course with wide fairways and undulating greens. 14,000 sq ft Clubhouse, dining, 6 lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, fitness center, pool and spa.
Course: Back tees: 6,848 yards, Par 72, Rating 73.5, Slope 139

golf vineyardsballs_2 Vineyards Country Club Map
Opened in 1989 – Private
Maximum 750 members
Located in the Vineyards community this club offers a spacious clubhouse, tennis, dining, 36 holes of golf designed by Mark McCumber & Bill Amick challenge players of all skill levels in a beautiful natural setting. World class fitness facility.
North Course: 6,931 yards, Par 72, Rating 72.7, Slope 131;
South Course:
6,485 yards, Par 72, Rating 70.5, Slope 123

Bonita Springs Golf Clubs

golf Bonita Bay Clubballs_3 Bonita Bay Club   Map East Map West
West courses opened 1985/1991, East courses in 1995 – Private
The gated facilities include 5 courses, 18 Har-Tru tennis courts, 13 lighted, extensive trails, Bonita Bay Beach Park, Bonita Bay Marina Club with Gulf access. Bonita Bay Club has beautifully preserved the natural setting. Wild turkey, deer, wild boar and many birds and other animals are frequently spotted, especially on the East courses.

The three West courses within the Bonita Bay community are designed by Arthur Hills: Creekside Course: Expansive fairways, keep your eye on the ball on the important second shot; 6,742 yards, Par 72, Rating 72.8, Slope 139; Marsh Course: Challenging wetland setting; 6,636 yards, Par 72, Rating 74.4, Slope 140; Bay Island Course: Golf Digest ranked this course among the best in Florida; 7,045 yards, Par 72, Rating 74.5, Slope 147
The two East courses in North Naples are designed by Tom Fazio: Cypress Course: Wide fairways on front nine segue to woodsy back nine on the longest course at Bonita Bay Club; 7,077 yards, Par 72, Rating 74.4, Slope 134; Sabal Course: Audubon International Signature Course is enjoyable for both new and experienced golfers; 7,038 yards, Par 72, Rating 74.6, Slope 137

golf the colonyballs_3 The Colony Golf & Bay Club  Map
Designed by Jerry Pate, this 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course is distinguished by its sweeping fairways. Members enjoy the two-story Country Club, Spa & Fitness Center and Bay Club waterfront dining club.
Course: 6,802 yards, Par 72

 

 

golf Copperleafballs_2 Copperleaf Golf at The Brooks  Map
Opened in 2000 – Semi-Private until build out
Membership included with home purchase
Maximum 695 members (570 residents, 125 non-residents)
The 13,500 sq ft clubhouse offers casual and formal dining; heated pool, jacuzzi, lighted tennis courts. 18-hole championship golf course has broad fairways challenging players of all levels.
Course designed by Gordon Lewis: 7,174 yards, Par 72, Rating 74.7, Slope 135

golf palmiragolfballs_3 Palmira Golf & Country Club  Map
Opened in 2001 – Private
This 318 acre golf club is located in the Palmira community on Bonita Beach Road east of I-75. 28,750 square foot Mediterranean-style clubhouse offers a variety of dining options. The Renaissance Center Club offers 7 lighted tennis courts and tennis pro-shop, heated lagoon-style pool, spa and lap pool, fitness center, spa and massage facilities. 27 hole golf course affords ample landing areas allowing players to take out their drivers; holes with names like Calamity and Deception provide plenty of challenges. Private carts permitted, trail fee.
Course designed by Gordon Lewis: Ibis/Osprey Course: 7403 yards, Par 72, Rating 75.8, Slope 146

balls_3 Quail West Golf & Country Club  Map
Opened in 1992 – Private
Maximum 600 members
Recently recreated 70,000 sq ft clubhouse offers a variety of dining options, wine room, concierge and spa; glass enclosed natatorium, tennis and more. Two 18-hole golf courses designed by Arthur Hills, The Preserve course wends through 150 acres of woodlands and nature preserves; the Lakes course incorporates beautiful lakes, watercourses and wetlands into a player-friendly work of art.
Lakes Course: 7,075 yards, Par 72, Rating 74.9, Slope 146; Preserve Course: 6,841 yards, Par 72, Rating 72.4, Slope 132

golf raptorbaygolfclubballs_2.5Raptor Bay Golf Club Map
Opened in 2001 – Public
This Raymond Floyd designed course is an Audubon Sanctuary course adjacent to the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa on the Gulf of Mexico and Estero Bay. Clubhouse, golf shop, bar, grill and dining area overlooking the 18th green.
Hawk/Osprey course: 6,702 yards, Par 71, Rating 71.9, Slope 129

 

 

golf shadowwodccballs_3 Shadow Wood Country Club  Map
Opened in 1998 – Private
Maximum 350 Members per course
This is a private club in the gated Shadow Wood community that features patio and carriage home sites and custom homes. The Golf membership entitles full use of both on-site 18-hole courses and the 18-hole Shadow Wood Preserve course just north of The Brooks. Tennis and social facilities, The Commons Club (Town Center), restaurant, fitness center, and community center offering cultural events and outings.
On-site courses designed by Robert Cupp: South course: 7,239 yards, Par 72, Rating 76.0, Slope 136; North course: 7,077 yards, Par 72, Rating 75.2, Slope 139. Preserve course built in 2000 designed by Arthur Hills: 6,378 yards, Par 72, Rating 73.9, Slope 148

golf springrunballs_2.5 Spring Run Golf Club  Map
Opened in 1998 – Semi-Private
Membership fees: Initiation/Annual
Membership included with home purchase – 750 members
This semi-private club in the gated Pulte Home community of The Brooks is one of the nicest semi-private clubs in the area. Enjoyable course and clubhouse facilities.
Course designed Gordon Lewis: 7,174 yards, Par 72, Rating 74.7, Slope 135

Estero/Ft. Myers Golf Clubs

golf miromarlakesballs_3 Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club  Map
Opened in 2001
Maximum 375 members per 18-holes
This 18-hole golf club in the Miromar Lakes community offers long slender fairways, ambitious water hazards, sculpted greens.
Course designed by Arthur Hills: Blue tee: 6,292 yards, Par 72

 

golf old corkscrewballs_3 Old Corkscrew Golf Club  Map
Opened in 2007 – Semi-Private
This non-residential 18-hole course is a Jack Nicklaus Signature Design. The club takes advantage of mature trees, oak hammocks and a cypress slough which naturally divides the course. There will be an Old Florida-style clubhouse with pro-shop, fine and casual dining.
7,393 yards, Par 72, Rating 76, Slope 142

 

golf Pelican_Sound_Golf_River_Clubballs_3 Pelican Sound Golf & River Club  Map
Opened in 1999 – Private
Membership limited to residents
Dining, tennis, fitness center, pool and spa, river access in the WCI community of Pelican Sound community on the Estero River. 27-holes designed by Mike Hill & Chip Powell.
River/Lakes Course: 6,058 yards, Par 72, Rating 69.6, Slope 126
Sound/River Course: 6,180 yards, Par 72, Rating 70.3, Slope 131
Lakes/Sound Course: 6,090 yards, Par 72, Rating 69.7, Slope 126

golf plantationballs_3 The Plantation, Ft. Myers Golf Club
The Plantation golf course features an exciting, beautiful and challenging 18 hole championship layout, designed by by renowned architects, Hurdzan-Fry.  If offers 5 sets of tees to accommodate all levels of play.  The clubhouse is casually elegant, and offers a grill room as well as fine dining experience.  The practice facilities are superb, and the pro shop well stocked.

 

golf westbayclubballs_3 West Bay Club  Map
Opened in 1999 – Private
Situated among a beautiful nature sanctuary in the West Bay Club new home community, this course offers players of all abilities the opportunity to play in this spectacular setting. Luxurious sports clubhouse is now open, main clubhouse is slated for construction in 2002, 8 Har-Tru tennis courts, dining, pools, Beach Club on the Gulf are open.
Course designed by Pete and P. B. Dye: Tournament tee: 6,878 yards, Par 72, Rating 73.6, Slope 139

golf wildcat runballs_2.5 Wildcat Run  Map
Opened in 1985 – Private
Maximum 375 members
18-hole championship course designed by Arnold Palmer balances challenge and playability in Wildcat Run, a gated community by WCI. It is well regarded among golfing community courses in the state. 26,000 sq ft clubhouse, fitness center, 5 lighted Har-Tru tennis courts.
Course: 7,108 yards, Par 72, Rating 73.9, Slope 135

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