Expertly sculpted by Rees L. Jones to let the Floridian landscape provide the challenge, discover all the reasons why Naples Grande Golf Course is rated in Golf Magazine's Florida Top 50.
Designed by Rees L. Jones, Naples Grande Golf Course offers a rewarding challenge to all levels, from the rookie to the scratch handicapper. Designed in Jones’ sympathetic style – a noted conservationist who has been a vocal champion of environmentally-friendly golf courses – its 18 holes wend their way through natural cypress and oak woods, finishing high atop a 30-acre lake in one of Florida’s most epic finishes. Housing along the course is notable by its absence, allowing players to immerse in nature and enjoy the feel of shooting the backwoods - while still enjoying every modern convenience that a Waldorf Astoria club provides.
A mix of parkland, woodland and lakeside environs, Naples Grande is unusual amongst south Florida courses, feeling closer to the rugged coastal courses of Ireland and Scotland - albeit the year-long pleasant Florida climate will come as a welcome benefit to those who can testify that the weather at Carnoustie or Royal County Down provides as much a battle as the courses themselves. Flagsticks are Laserlink equipped for ease and accuracy of tracking distance. Naples Grande Golf Course is subtly graded to ensure all skill levels are tested - the dogleg 9th and 11th feature conspicuous water hazarding, and the elevated promontary of the 16th and 18th provides a stiff test to the club professionals when the wind is up. Wide fairways and subtle greens that reward good short play ensure blasters and chippers alike enjoy an engrossing challenge.
For all golf needs, Naples Grande Club House is a relaxed and personal facility. Stocking everything from full club sets to the smallest of accessories for purchase, the shop professionals are on hand to advise on everything golf. Organise a unique group event here, whether a putting competition for the kids or a stableford for a corporate party. Enjoy lunch in the grill room and après-course drinks on the patio.
• Equipment and accessories from the leading makers
• Top brand rental clubs
• Shoe rental service
• Restaurant serving lunch from 11am – 3pm daily
• Drinks service in the afternoon
• Large locker room with day lockers
• Spike changing