It’s no secret that Naples has some of the most beautiful golf courses in the country. Many have a wide variety of amenities, with courses that are challenging for all levels of play. There are a few things to consider when planning your golf excursion that can make the difference between a sub-par outing and a hole in one vacation.
Many of the courses in Naples are open all year. The best part is during the off months of May through October, they aren’t crowded, so you can get a tee time and enjoy at your own pace. Winter weather in Naples offers brisk gulf breezes in the mornings and warm temperatures in the afternoons.
Work or play
Will this outing be for work, pleasure, or both? If you are planning a trip with colleagues, you may want to consider lodging, golf course difficulty, meeting places, transportation, and dining options. For friends and family you’ll want to locate off course activities for those that won’t be teeing off with your group.
It’s a good idea to find out ahead of time if there are any events happening during your planned outing. Find out if there are any festivals, tournaments, ceremonies, or other gatherings that may hinder your tee time availability.
You’ll want to consider your clubs when traveling depending on where you are coming from. Do you check your clubs or ship them ahead of time? Do you have or are your confident with your club flight case? Are there rental options at the resort or club where you’ll be golfing?
Getting around on the green
Depending on your group as well as the course you choose, you’ll want to coordinate whether you’ll be walking, using caddies, or golf carts. Find out your options ahead of time and spend more time on the green.
Extras and upgrades
Do your research and when you discover the perfect course to play. Ask about extra amenities or upgrades based on your group size or amount of rounds you play. Some may have online options and special levels you can purchase to make the most of your trip.
Before you buy your ticket, jump online and research all of the available golf options Naples has to offer. There are many courses that provide a backdrop for some of the most memorable outings you’ll ever have. Make every stroke count by finding the perfect places on and off the course. Don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and inquire further. Sometimes an insider tip can lead to an even more rewarding experience.