Golf 12 Months a Year in Naples, Florida

Golf Galore for Visitors to Naples and Marco Island
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An aerial look at one of Naples' golf courses. Florida's Paradise Coast is home to more than 90 courses, making it the "Golf Capital of the World."

Golf Galore For Visitors To Naples and Marco Island

Naples, Fla. - The Paradise Coast of Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades in Southwest Florida is a haven for golf lovers. There are close to 90 golf courses in the area, and at least one-third of them are open to members of the public or guests at area resorts. Although a lot of the golf courses are private clubs, many welcome non-members during the less busy months of May through December.

Naples Golf Vacations
On this website, click on Golf Getaway Deals to find easy access and online booking of Naples-area golf vacation packages - or build your own package from an a la carte menu of accommodations, courses, rental cars and more.

Tee Tip
Check with your hotel concierge to inquire about available bookings at the top private courses in the Naples-Marco Island area. Also, many of the top courses that are "for members only" in the winter will welcome non-members between May and December. Greens fees are also greatly reduced in the summer months.

Newly Refurbished Course
The Rookery at Marco is a newly renovated 18-hole championship golf course, masterfully designed by famed golf course architect Robert Cupp, Jr. The course is owned by Marco Island Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa, but is open to members of the public and guests of other area resorts. As member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program, the course co-exists with its surroundings, preserving the ecological balance by providing shallow littoral zones where birds can thrive, while still delivering a complex blend of brute force and intricate subtlety for avid golfers.

Top-Quality Golf Instruction
The Rookery at Marco is also home to the Faldo Golf School by Marriott and its 14-acre practice facility. Professional-level golf instruction is also available at the Rick Smith Academy at Tiburon Golf Club alongside The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples; the Leadbetter Academy at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort; and at Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club.

Golf Resorts
Golf resorts in the area include The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples; LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort; Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club; Naples Grande Resort & Club; GreenLinks Golf Resort; Quality Inn & Suites Golf Resort; and Marco Island Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa.

Tournament Time
Each November, Greg Norman hosts his annual "shootout," a PGA-sanctioned specialty tournament at his Tiburon Golf Club in Naples. Spectators can catch all of the action centered around The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, or watch the tournament live on CVB television.

For a free visitors guide, brochure or other information on places to stay and things to do along the Paradise Coast of Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades, visit www.ParadiseCoast.com or call 1-800-688-3600. International visitors may call (239) 225-1013.

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