Naples’ emerald fairways are a haven for pro golfers and amateurs alike. Whatever your skill level or budget, you will find the area offers everything from nine-hole executive golf courses to championship-caliber links that will test even the best golfers.
Florida has more golf courses than any other state - more than 1055! Southwest Florida is home to more than 130 public and private golf courses, and roughly 50 of them are located in the Naples area! Naples and Marco Island golf courses also offer some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. Spend the morning golfing with the Gulf of Mexico in full view or play an afternoon round on a course certified by Audubon International.
Many Florida golf courses feature extensive natural green spaces to provide and preserve wildlife habitat and balanced ecosystems. Naples’ courses in particular take advantage of what the natural landscape has to offer, which allows wildlife habitats to survive and thrive in urbanized areas.
Golf courses in Southwest Florida are home to many species of birds, reptiles, felines and even swine. (No, not pigs, we’re talking wild boar here.) And as any golfer knows, no course would be renowned without the surrounding wildlife to set it apart. As a result, many area courses have taken serious measure to provide an environment that allows golfers and wildlife to improve their game together.
Many of the Naples area courses are private or semi-private, but there are opportunities to play. Be sure to check with your hotel to see if they offer guest privileges at a private course. The South Florida PGA summer golf pass is a fantastic way to play at a discounted rate. The Golfpassentitles you to play more than 210 courses in the region for just $50 from May 1 through October! Or purchase a SWFL Golf Deals VIP Player’s Pass and receive year-round discounts at many Naples area golf courses on tee times, golf retail shops, practice facilities, miniature golf courses and more.
If you want to play golf, the multitude of courses, as well as great weather, make the Naples area a golf enthusiast’s dream.