The Ins and Outs of Golfing Around Naples, Florida

The Ins and Outs of Golfing Around Naples, Florida

  • Amy Nease

Nestled along the Gulf of Mexico in the southwestern portion of Florida, Naples is a breathtaking coastal city. With popular spots such as Downtown Naples, Lowdermilk Beach, and Delnor-Wiggins State Park located minutes from home, life for residents feels like a permanent vacation.

One of the biggest perks of living in Naples is being close to a myriad of golf courses. In the immediate area, there are nearly 30 separate golf courses. Known as one of Florida’s best cities for the sport, golf enthusiasts dream of living here.

As you browse houses In Naples, be sure to get acquainted with the area’s best courses. Here is a guide to help you discover all the ins and outs of golfing around Naples, Florida.

The Chubb Classic is held in Naples annually

Hosted every year in February, the PGA Tour’s Chubb Classic has been coming to Naples since 1988. While it has been held at a variety of courses throughout its 34-year run, it is now played at the elite Tiburón Golf Club.

You can play like the pros at Tiburón Golf Club


Want to play on the same greens as some of the sport’s biggest names? On the grounds at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, you can book your tee time at the Tiburón Golf Club. This club is home to two Greg Norman-designed championship courses, known as the Gold and Black courses.

Tiburón’s Gold course is considered the longest and the easiest of the two, measuring 7,382 yards. The Black course, which is where the Chubb Classic is played, is 6,949 yards and opened in 2001. For those desiring a staycation, the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort and Tiburón Golf Club offer special stay-and-play packages.

Golf courses in northern Naples


While browsing Naples real estate, it is good to know where all of the local golf courses are located. This is especially important if you want to reside near one (or more) specific courses.

On the northern side of Naples, there is the highest concentration of courses. Here, you’ll find places such as:

  • The Club at Mediterra Golf & Beach Club
  • LaPlaya Golf Club
  • The Club at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort
  • Pelican Marsh Golf Club
  • Stonebridge Country Club
  • The Club at Olde Cypress
  • ArrowHead Golf Club
  • Esplanade Golf & Country Club of Naples
  • Imperial Golf Club
  • The Old Collier Golf Club
  • Quail Run Golf Club
  • Royal Poinciana Golf Club
  • Country Club of Naples
  • Kensington Golf & Country Club
  • Grey Oaks Country Club
Northern Naples is also where the prestigious Tiburón Golf Club is located. You’ll find Tiburón Golf Club just off Interstate 75 near Vanderbilt Beach Road and Airport-Pulling Road. Individuals who anticipate playing golf frequently upon moving to Naples should consider looking for a residential property in this part of the city.

Golf courses in central Naples

Shifting to the central part of Naples, there are plenty of additional golf courses to check out. Spend the day relaxing on any one of these highly-rated courses:

  • Naples Grande Golf Club
  • Countryside Golf & Country Club
  • Foxfire Country Club
  • Glen Eagle Golf and Country Club
  • Forest Glen Golf & Country Club
  • Cedar Hammock Country Club
  • Naples Heritage Golf & Country Club

Golf courses in southern Naples


Southern Naples features approximately as many golf courses as central Naples. Top places to play include:

  • Windstar Country Club
  • TPC Treviso Bay
  • Naples Lakes Country Club
  • Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club
  • Lely Resort Golf and Country Club
  • Hibiscus Golf Club
  • Coral Isle Golf Center (a golf driving range)
  • The Rookery at Marco
  • The Links of Naples
  • Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club
  • Eagle Lakes Golf Club
  • Silver Lakes RV Resort & Golf Club
Want even more golfing action? Minutes from southern Naples, there are additional courses located on the awe-inspiring Marco Island.

What are the best golf courses in Naples?


In every part of Naples, there are exceptional courses to spend the day. Because of the high number of places to play golf in the area, the competition between courses is intense. Some of the top-rated golf courses in Naples include Tiburón Golf Club (Gold and Black courses), The Rookery at Marco, Naples Grande Golf Club, Naples Beach Golf Club, Lely Golf Resort, and Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club.

It is important to note that many of the courses in Naples require club membership. Once a member, you can enjoy numerous amenities, including access to tennis courts, fitness centers, unparalleled club dining, special social events, spas, and more.

However, if you are not interested in joining a club, there are plenty of courses that are open to the general public. In the surrounding area, there are 22 public courses. Top public courses include Evergreen Golf & Country Club, Lakewood Country Club, Hibiscus Golf Club, Lely Resort, Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, Riviera Golf Club, and Tiburón Golf Club.

More about Amy Nease Real Estate

In between golf games, be sure to research top Naples real estate agents to make your relocation experience top-notch.

Why should you work with Amy Nease? Serving as a Premier Sotheby’s International Realty agent, Amy has worked in the industry since 1997 and is ranked among the top 1.5% of Realtors in the USA.  As a longtime realtor in South Florida, she knows the ins and outs of the local market. Providing access to luxury home listings that are not available to the general public, she is able to serve her clients with the best resources and inventory. She has spent over 20 years in the new home construction niche, with her primary focus being luxury custom homes.

In addition to helping her clients find real estate in and around Naples, she also provides access to top-tier home listings in Fort Myers Beach, Mediterra, Pelican Bay, Quail West, Tails Park, and beyond. Specializing in pinpointing her clients’ needs, working with Amy is stress-free and effortless. She makes the entire process one that is memorable, easygoing, and rewarding.

Ready to get started with your Naples, Florida home buying experience? Contact Amy Nease today.



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