A Baker’s Dozen- 13 Luxury Golf Trips To Naples

Beyond the boating, fishing, beaches and shopping… Naples, Florida has the most golf holes per capita in the entire country.  Whether you are a serious golfer or just looking to take in some sunshine in a beautiful setting, Naples and the surrounding areas has a course for you!  The friendly staff at Naples Florida Vacation Homes would love to help you out with picking a course and even reserving your tee time!

At Arrowhead Golf Club at Heritage Greens, Gordon G. Lewis laid out 18 beautiful holes in a pristine setting through numerous lakes and natural hazards. In true Lewis fashion, the course is both fair to high handicappers and a challenge for single-digit players.

Eagle Lakes Golf Club has been a long time coming for Naples. The golf course features water in play on every hole, good playing conditions, and lightning fast Mini Verde putting surfaces.

Completely redesigned in 2009 by Arthur Hills, the “all new” Forest Glen presents a difficult yet enjoyable test of golf on unmatched playing conditions.  Forest Glen should be on every itinerary for a luxury golf trip to Ft. Myers or Naples.

Formerly the site of Marco Shores Golf Club, WCI has collaborated with PGA Tour player Peter Jacobsen to completely rebuild the site into a brand new golf course, and since opening in January 2004 Hammock Bay Golf and Country Club has received scores of accolades.

Heritage Bay Golf & Country Club is an incredible new Gordon Lewis & Jed Azinger 27-hole design. The golf course is bordered by a pristine nature preserve and unique water features including two deep quarry lakes, which are quite unusual for Florida. Make sure you include a round at Heritage Bay on your next luxury golf trip to the Naples area.

Just minutes south of downtown is one of Naples’ most established courses — Hibiscus Golf Club.  Like many Florida courses, you’ll find the fairways fairly flat; however, they’re always well maintained and lined with a variety of native Hibiscus trees.

Available only to guests of LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, the beautiful LaPlaya Golf Club has to be considered among Southwest Florida’s best courses. The Bob Cupp redesign winds its way through 14 lakes and water hazards as it stretches to 6900 yards from the tips.

The original course at Lely, Flamingo Island, is a spectacular design by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. It has twice been called “America’s Best” by Golfweek and has received the prestigious four-star award from Golf Digest.

Guests of Marco Beach Ocean Resort have tennis and golf privileges at Fiddler’s Creek, a private resort community located 10 minutes from the resort. Make sure to play this gem on your luxury golf trip to Naples.

Billed as the only “stand alone” Jack Nicklaus course in Southwest Florida, Old Corkscrew Golf Club is not part of a real estate development. The course is built to Audubon International standards and reflects its original natural setting with stands of cypress and magnificently tall pines.

The Rookery at Marco, a Joe Lee original was completely transformed in 2002 by Robert Cupp, Jr. into a beautiful masterpiece. Situated just east of Marco Island and 15 minutes south of Naples, it is surrounded by 240 unspoiled acres of cypress, pines, and palms, and is a member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program.

Located south of Ft. Myers in Estero is Stoneybrook, one of the longest courses in Florida at 7353 yards. Featuring the “Magnificent 7 Tees, this upscale public course runs through immense preserve areas and a variety of pines, oaks, and cypress heads. Although accented with imposing waste bunkers and mounds, the layout’s rolling fairways provide spacious landing areas.

Your next luxury golf trip to Naples should include Tiburon, a golf course unlike any other. This 36-hole championship course, carved out of 800 acres of native Florida foliage, is among the region’s most sophisticated and alluring. The course reflects designer and PGA Tour professional Greg Norman’s appreciation for pristine natural settings and his passion for great golf.