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Best Golf Courses in Naples

Scott Luebke  
Old Corkscrew Golf Club

With close to 90 private, semi-private and public golf courses in the Naples golf marketplace, it can be a daunting task to find the best golf courses in Naples to play on your vacation.     The Naples golf courses rankings are based on course conditions, course design, guest service experience, cost, playability, accessibility and location.   We've made the task of choosing your next Naples tee time a little easier by highlighting the "Must Play" Southwest Florida golf courses that should be at the top of your list.  Here's a helpful list of the best golf courses in Naples and the surrounding area.   

Top Naples Golf Courses

Old Corkscrew Golf Club 

Topping the list for best golf courses in Naples is Old Corkscrew Golf Club.  Designed by Jack Nicklaus, Old Corkscrew features the Nicklaus philosophy of enhancing the natural environment while elevates the standards of golf course design.  Opened in 2007, Old Corkscrew meets the highest design criteria and most importantly, tour quality course conditions.  Named for the winding river that is located near this lush destination, Old Corkscrew Golf Club's location still reflects its original natural setting.  Majestic  pines, mature oaks and cypress trees are engulfed with nesting colonies of wood storks, egrets, herons and more.  Old Corkscrew Golf Club is a "Must Play" golf course in Southwest Florida.

Tiburon Golf Club

Opened in 1998, Tiburon Golf Club features two superb golf courses. Designed Greg Norman, Tiburón Golf Club is highlighted by unique stacked sod wall bunkers, coquina shell waste bunkers and the absence of conventional rough.  Following Greg Norman's philosophy of maximizing the natural allure of the land, each element has been carefully integrated to produce a pleasing atmosphere in which to appreciate the finer aspects of the game.   Designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International, Tiburón Golf Club strives to protect and enhance its natural surroundings.  If you're looking to play a full day of golf, the 36 holes at Tiburon will please your palate as one of the top golf courses in Naples. 

Mustang Golf Course at Lely Resort 

Designed Lee Trevino, The Mustang Golf Course at Lely Resort measures 7,230 yards from the championship tees.   Combining playability with the natural beauty of South Florida’s marshlands, the Mustang course features gently rolling fairways, large greens, and 12 sparkling lakes amid meticulously maintained turf conditions.  With greens newly resurfaced in 2013, golfers can expect tournament quality putting conditions on a daily basis.  The Mustang course adheres to Trevino’s philosophy that the game should be challenging, yet a fair challenge, for the common golfer.   "The Mustang" has consistently been one of the best golf courses in Southwest Florida since opening in 1996. 

Raptor Bay Golf Club

Designed by Raymond Floyd, Raptor Bay Golf Club blends the essence of nature with tournament quality course conditions in an ideal setting for tranquil golf while protecting the surrounding environment.   Being the first resort course in the world to receive Audubon International's Gold Signature Sanctuary Certification, Raptor Bay Golf Club blends a properly designed golf course while restoring and benefiting the natural habitat.  Magnificent views await the golfer throughout the course.  Each golf hole was carefully crafted to blend with the environment, leaving a beautiful course with natural surroundings.  Combining a natural setting, quality course design and tournament quality conditions, Raptor Bay is one of the best golf courses in Southwest Florida.

TPC Treviso Bay

Opened in 2008, TPC Treviso Bay has been consistently regarded as one of the best golf courses in Naples.  Designed by Arthur Hills and Hal Sutton, TPC Treviso Bay boasts 18 holes of picturesque and meticulously maintained golf in a natural setting.  Exceptional, personalized guest service and modern amenities have become synonymous  at TPC Treviso Bay.  The course design at TPC Treviso Bay features many nuance and intricacies enticing a multitude of shot making decisions during your round.

Flamingo Island Course at Lely Resort 

Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Flamingo Island has been consistently rated as one of the top three courses in Southwest Florida by Golf Digest. One of Naples' top resort courses, Flamingo combines natural beauty and a memorable course design to offer a unique golf experience.  Opened in 1989, Flamingo measures 7,095 yards from the championship tees and plays to a par 72.  Featuring white sand bunkers outlining hourglass fairways and large, undulating Bermuda grass greens, Flamingo Island Golf Course is a magical blend of strategic diversity and breathtaking natural beauty. 

Panther Run Golf Club

Designed by Gordon Lewis, Panther Run Golf Club features wide open fairways and large, undulating greens that average 8,000 square feet in size.  Despite expansive fairways, Panther Run challenges golfers with 29 sparkling lakes in a natural setting with native wildlife for a serene setting.  Opened in 2007 and located less than 30 miles from Naples, Panther Run is one of the better daily fee golf courses in Southwest Florida.

Naples Grande Golf Club

Designed by renowned golf architect Rees Jones, Naples Grande Golf Club is a par 72 championship course that proves both interesting and challenging.  Each hole at this demanding course promises an exhilarating golf experience. With elevation changes and unique water features expertly incorporating the indigenous Florida foliage, Naples Grande Golf Club features meticulously maintained fairways and smooth, quick putting surfaces.

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