When it comes to finding the perfect destination for a leisurely vacation, who can surpass the magic of Florida. With beautiful year-round weather and remarkable views at every turn, no wonder why so many North American visitors seek out Naples Florida for their ultimate golf getaway. The city provides the perfect canvas for exceptionally unique golf courses that will challenge a variety of skill levels.
Naples offers some of the best golf courses in the world, including a few that host tournaments for the PGA and LPGA. So without further delay, below are some of our favorite golf courses in Naples.
Lely Resort’s Flamingo Island and Mustang golf courses
8004 Lely Resort Blvd., Naples
Beautifully groomed and open to the public, Lely Resort’s Flamingo Island and Mustang golf courses offer 36 holes of championship golf. The Flamingo Island, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. has twice been rated as America’s best. The Mustang golf course was designed by Lee Travino and offers a challenging layout suitable for average to expert level golfers. Extensive bunkering and several lakes dot the landscape for a picturesque view. Both courses are open to the public for golfers of all skill levels.
2620 Tiburon Drive, Naples
World famous for its challenging holes and beautiful greens, the Tiburon courses are home to the Franklin Templeton Shootout. Designed by golf legend Greg Norman, this course provides 27 holes ideal for armature and pro golfers with stacked sod wall bunkers, sparkling water ponds, and tangerine-colored coquina waste bunkers that offer a blend of traditional and modern design elements.
Stony Brook Golf Course
21251 Stoneybrook Golf Blvd., Estero
This championship course offers a challenging par 72 course suitable for everyone. Designed by the widely renowned architects Jed Azinger and Gordy Lewis, features beautiful greens, generous fairways, and crystal clear lakes. With seven tees, there is a course for all levels of play. In fact is one of only 200 courses nationwide to be certified “Beginner friendly” by the National Golf Course Owners Association.
Raptor Bay Golf Club (Bonita Springs)
23001 Coconut Point Resort Drive, Bonita Springs
Beautifully designed by Raymond Floyd, the Raptor Bay Golf Course offers five sets of tees to challenge all levels of golfers. Every part of this course was crafted to respect the natural environment, blending the property and the existing flora to create a course that preserves the habitat. It also features a full service pro shop and Braxton’s Clubhouse Grill. A classic style club house offers rich textures, bright colors and West Indies-style furniture.
Arrowhead Golf Course
2205 Heritage Greens Drive, Naples
This quality course is open to the public and designed to offer challenging play to all levels of golfers. It features a fully stocked golf pro shop, PGA professional staff, leagues, outings, tournaments, banquets as well as individual and group instruction. End your day at The Pub as Arrowhead for great food and beverages in a comfortable atmosphere.
Hibiscus Golf Club
5375 Hibiscus Drive, Naples
Open to the public, this course offers 18 totally different golf experiences for visitors. Wide fairways, stunning greens, and beautiful water features make this course a joy to play. It also has a full pro shop, clubhouse, and one of few practice facilities including a full putting green and driving range.
The Colony Golf and Country Club (Bonita Springs)
4101 Pelican Colony Blvd., Bonita Springs
Designed by former US Open champion Jerry Pate, the Colony course offers an 18-hole par 72 course through a stunning preserve. Winding through the community, this course features crystal clear water features, generous fairways, and brilliant greens. A Tuscan inspired country club and full service pro shop round out an experience that visitors will remember.