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.
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 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.
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.