So it’s autumn, and from what we’re seeing on the Weather Channel, golf season for most is coming to a quick close.
C’mon down, and escape the chill. Pack light (except for your golf clubs and that jacket you’ll need on the return home) and head south to Naples, Golf Capital of the World, where season is just getting warmed up.
Time to play some serious golf!
There’s not a better place to get your game on than in Naples, Florida. A surge in development over the last two decades has secured Naples’s claim as Golf Capital of the World. Naples is ranked No. 1 nationally for its abundance of golf holes. It’s home-sweetspot-home to some 91 public, private and semi-private courses. Many of these courses are designed by top golf architects, and earlier this year USA Today ranked it among the Top 5 golf destinations in the world.
Quite a few pro golfers own homes in Southwest Florida, including Chip Beck, John Harris, Scott Hoch, Peter Jacobsen, Wayne Levi, Mark Lye, Rocco Mediate, Kris Tamulis, Fuzzy Zoeller. They can buy a home most anywhere, yet they choose Naples. If anything, THAT’S an endorsement for the quality of golfing here.
If you want to be in the middle of the action, Naples is host to several official PGA tournaments The Franklin Templeton Shootout in December, CME Group LPGA Titleholders Tournament in November, and The ACE Group Classic in February.
Listed with Naples Florida Vacation Homes are two, nice condos – the Sienna and the Casabella at GreenLinks – within the desirable Lely Resort. Each is perfect for your foursome. No minimum stays required! Lely Resort is ranked as one of the Top 50 golf resorts in the United States by Golf World magazine and opens two of its championship courses to the public — the 4-star Flamingo Island Course (a Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed course twice ranked as America’s Best by Golfweek) and the Mustang Course (designed by Lee Trevino and a rare recipient of both a 4- and a 1-star rating from Golf Digest).
The Flamingo’s signature hole #5 is an island connected by bridges to the rest of this beautiful course. The Mustang is more challenging and features 12 lakes. So water, water everywhere, and fun for all skill levels! Lely Resort also offers an awesome 54,000-square-foot driving range to get in some quality practice time.
Located between Naples and Marco Island, this golfing community is minutes away from the famous Naples Pier and the equally famous 5th Avenue South luxury district. You’ll have quick access to any of the diverse sunny, white sand beaches up and down the Paradise Coast – the famous and unique Tigertail Beach at Marco Island, the popular 5th Avenue Beach, family-friendly Lowdermilk Park Beach, the nature-lover’s Clam Pass Beach Park, and the award-winning Vanderbilt Beach.
Marco Island, the largest barrier island within Southwest Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands, is a mere 12-mile jaunt south, and the world-famous Everglades National Park, is only 30 miles away. GreenLinks at Lely Resort is 37 miles (59.5 km) from the Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), 104 miles (167 km) from Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (FLL), and 101 miles (162.5) from Miami International Airport (MIA). GreenLinks is just next door to the teeing grounds of award-winning Flamingo and Mustang golf courses.
From weekend warriors to the diehards, Naples Florida Vacation Homes offers vacation rental houses and condos throughout the Naples and Vanderbilt Beach areas, all within short driving distance to excellent golfing. Most are perfect for foursomes with a couple of big rental houses able to accommodate double foursomes and more. All are available to rent nightly or weekly.
Book our Sorrento for your foursome if you want your own space. This four bedroom / 4 bath vacation rental home in Naples Park allows private quarters for each golfer in your foursome. This courtyard home features a private lap pool and an outdoor spa/hot tub to dissolve away any kinks acquired from a day of sports.
Or if your party is larger, the Knickerbocker would be an excellent choice for your double foursome. This gorgeous, country estate will impress your business associates and your golfing buddies while allowing your group room to breathe. And when it’s time to gather, you’ll have a hard choice among the great room, the luxurious kitchen, and the massive pool and lanai area.
While you’re on holiday, check out a couple of destination golf stores: Golfsmith, just north of the intersection of Pine Ridge Road and Airport Pulling, and Naples PGA Tour Superstore, located on Tamiami Trail North, just north of Golden Gate Parkway.