15 Best Public Golf Courses in Naples, Florida

On the west coast of Florida, on the opposite side of the state from Fort Lauderdale, sits the city of Naples. Golf courses are extremely popular there because of the weather it enjoys all year long and the amount of sunshine it gets.

Public golf courses in the area outnumber those that are private or semi-private, which is a good thing because let’s face it, tons of people in this part of the country play golf.

And why not? It's a great sport that is challenging but not too difficult, and it allows you to get lots of fresh air and sunshine every time you go out there.

Being able to play golf all year round is a huge advantage for golfing enthusiasts, and it is one of many reasons why Naples and the rest of the state are so popular when it comes to beautiful green golf courses that often allow you to play 12 months a year.

If you're unfamiliar with the public golf courses in the area, not to worry because below are some public courses in or near Naples that will keep a smile on your face.

1. ArrowHead Golf Club

Voted the best public golf course in Florida by the SW Florida Choice Awards 2004-2010 and 2012-2018, this exquisite course is hilly and filled with trees so that its aesthetic appeal is just as good as the course itself.

With beautiful trees and a hilly terrain, the course is a great place to relax whether you’re just learning to play or you’ve played golf for years. It truly offers a little something for everyone, and it is guaranteed never to disappoint.

Golf Course Information:

ArrowHead Golf Club

28301 Cascade Hwy
OR 97038
Telephone: 503-829-8080
www.golfarrowhead.com


2. Heritage Bay Golf and Country Club – Cypress Course

Heritage Bay Golf and Country Club – Cypress Course

This is a nine-hole golf course covering 3,572 yards of golfing space. It has been around since 2006 and was designed by Gordon G. Lewis and Jed Azinger.

 In addition to golf, you can also enjoy swimming and even billiards at the facility, and you can relax at the clubhouse when you’re done before heading home.

The course has a few hills and lots of trees, so you won’t get bored with the view even if it takes you a long time to finish. It is consistently given 5-star ratings by its many loyal followers, and just one time out on the course will have you understanding why.

Golf Course Information:

Heritage Bay Golf and Country Club – Cypress Course
10154 Heritage Bay Blvd
Naples, FL 34120
Telephone: 239-353-7056
www.golfheritagebay.com


3. Heritage Bay Golf and Country Club – Oak Course

Built in 2007 and designed by Gordon G. Lewis and Jed Azinger, this nine-hole golf course provides more than 3,600 yards of playing areas and includes both a driving range and putting green.

It’s a lovely course with small hills and palm trees, and when you’re done playing, you can relax at the bar or in the clubhouse and rest for a while before going home or heading back out to the green.

You’ll also have access to a sauna for even more relaxation. Most golfers who have played there agree that it is a very easy nine-hole course, which means it is a great course for beginning golfers.

Golf Course Information:

Heritage Bay Golf and Country Club – Oak Course
10154 Heritage Bay Blvd
Naples, FL 34120
Telephone:239-353-7056
www.golfheritagebay.com


4. Heritage Bay Golf and Country Club – Pine Course

One of three nine-hole golf courses at this facility, this one offers lots of pine trees – hence the name – as well as a few hills and lots of water.

It was built in 2006 and designed by Gordon G. Lewis and Jed Azinger, and it provides 3,407 yards of green to play on. The locker rooms and sauna help you relax a bit after your time on the green, and you can even participate in a little exercise or billiards if you want without leaving the area.

 Like the other courses onsite, this one is exquisite and the perfect course for people who just want to play a casual game of golf on the weekend or while on vacation.

Golf Course Information:

Heritage Bay Golf and Country Club – Pine Course
10154 Heritage Bay Blvd
Naples, FL 34120
Telephone: 239-353-7056
www.golfheritagebay.com


5. Cedar Hammock Golf and Country Club

This 18-hole golf course was built in 2000 and designed by Jed Azinger and Gordon G. Lewis, and it provides a total of 6,680 yards of space for the perfect golf game.

Luxurious Bermuda grass covers the greens, and you can play the course from May through December.

You can easily rent a cart if you like and even take advantage of their driving range, putting green, and their pitching/chipping area. It is complete with everything you’ll need to thoroughly enjoy your golf game and make the outing exceptional, and there is even a pro on-staff who can help you improve your game at any time.

Golf Course Information:

Cedar Hammock Golf and Country Club
8660 Cedar Hammock Blvd
Naples, FL 34112
Telephone: 239-793-1134
www.cedarhammockgolf.com


6. Eagle Lakes Golf Club

Eagle Lakes Golf Club

This is a new, par 72 championship course with 7,150 yards of playing areas. It is an exceptional course with tons of wildlife, including eagles, which means the scenic view is nothing short of extraordinary.

With 18 holes and six sets of tees, this is a great course for both beginners and more experienced players, and you can even take advantage of their training pro if you feel the need to improve your game some.

There are memberships available for people who want some extra perks from their playing time, and since the course is open 12 months a year, it might behoove you to take advantage of one of them.

Golf Course Information:

Eagle Lakes Golf Club
18100 Royal Tree Pkwy
Naples, FL 34114
Telephone: 239-732-0034
www.eaglelakesgolfclub.net


7. Hibiscus Golf Club

Hibiscus Golf Club

An 18-hole golf course that has been open since 1969, but which has received numerous updates and renovations since then, this course specializes in catering to both newbies and more experienced golfers, which means you won’t be intimidated when you play the course.

 With wide fairways, bunkered greens, and numerous lakes and streams on the site, golfing here is indeed a treat.

The latest updates occurred in 2007 and resulted in an incredible renovated clubhouse that you can relax in after you’ve spent a lot of time on the green and before you head home.

Golf Course Information:

Hibiscus Golf Club
5375 Hibiscus Dr, Naples
FL 34113
Telephone: 239-774-0088
www.hibiscusgolf.com


8. Lely Resort Golf and Country Club - Mustang Course

Built in 1996 and designed by Lee Trevino, this 18-hole golf course provides 7,230 yards of golfing activity and offers a putting green and driving range as well.

If you get tired of golf, you can swim, play tennis, or play billiards. You can rent carts, a GPS device, and even clubs if you don't have any of your own, and you can enjoy drinks and even brunch at the 19th hole.

In addition to all of this, golfers love its convenience, the fact that it's challenging enough even for advanced players, and the entire "resort" atmosphere that makes them feel like they're somebody special.

Golf Course Information:

Lely Resort Golf and Country Club - Mustang Course
8004 Lely Resort Blvd, Naples
FL 34113
Telephone: 239-793-2600
www.lelyresortgolfandcountryclub.com


9.Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club

Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club

This is a championship golf course recently renovated and designed by Jack Nicklaus and John Sanford.

With five tees and a par 71 routing plan, the greens range from 4,800 yards to more than 6,900 yards, and there is also a 300-yard practice and teaching range.

Their golf pros are ready and willing to give you a hand whenever you need it, and the lush greenery and scenic views of the courses will always put a smile on your face.

This is truly an exquisite golf club and the hotel is just as good, so you can spend the day, or even your entire vacation here and never run out of fun things to do.

Golf Course Information:

Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club
851 Gulf Shore Blvd N, Naples
FL 34102
Telephone: 239-261-2222
www.naplesbeachhotel.com


10. Naples Grande Golf Club

Designed by Rees Jones and Steve Weisser and built in 2000, this 18-hole golf course has Bermuda grass for the fairway and the greens and boasts 6,955 yards of playing opportunity.

You get a putting green and driving range to practice on, and you can rent carts and clubs from them if you like. It is a great course that most golfers claim is very easy to play on, and they love the fact that it is in such great condition.

It is also good for both beginners and more experienced players.

It truly offers something for everyone and promises you a great time every time you're there.

Golf Course Information:

Naples Grande Golf Club
7335 Premier Dr, Naples
FL 34105
Telephone: 239-659-3710
www.naplesgrandegolf.com


11. Raptor Bay Golf Club

This 18-hole golf club boasts a little more than 6,700 yards of luxurious greenery for all of your golfing pleasure.

It was designed by Raymond Floyd and takes advantage of all of the natural beauty that surrounds the area. The clubhouse has a West Indies feel and comes complete with a bar and grill should you decide that your latest golf game made you hungry.

There is even a 1,500-square-foot pro shop that lets you find everything you need to increase the odds of having a memorable golf game.

Lessons and clinics are also available because the facility specializes in catering to all of the golfers that grace their doors.

Golf Course Information:

Raptor Bay Golf Club
23001 Coconut Point Resort Dr, Estero

FL 33928
Telephone: 239-390-4600
www.raptorbaygolfclub.com

12. Riviera Golf Club

This 18-hole golf course is open to the public and truly offers something for everyone. You don’t have to be an expert at golf to enjoy this course, in part because of the fun mix of eleven par 3’s, six par 4’s, and one par 5 to provide you with the variety you need and deserve.

With wide fairways, lovely mature trees, and several bunkers, this is a challenging yet relaxing and aesthetically pleasing course that is very player-friendly and therefore great for those who have little experience playing golf.

In addition, their second-to-none staff is continuously working to make the players’ experience even better than before.

Golf Course Information:

Riviera Golf Club
48 Marseille DrNaples

FL 34112

Telephone: (239) 774-2011

www.rivieragolf.com


13. Silver Lakes RV Resort and Golf Club

This nine-hole golf course provides nearly 3,000 yards of possibilities and has been around since 1996.

Mark Kalmanek and Dick Nugent are the designers of the course, and it has luxurious Bermuda grass on the fairways and bent grass on the greens.

It is open 12 months a year and you can rent clubs, carts, and pull carts if you like.

There is also a clubhouse to enjoy when your golf game is over, and despite the fact that the course is a relatively small one, it is still attractive and accommodating enough to be a favorite among the many golfers who have played here.

Golf Course Information:

Silver Lakes RV Resort and Golf Club
1001 Silver Lakes Blvd, Naples
FL 34114
Telephone: 239-775-2575

www.silverlakesrvresort.com

14. Tiburon Golf Club

Tiburon Golf Club

This golf club features two 18-hole courses, both designed by Greg Norman, with the Gold one opening in 1998 and the Black course opening in 2001. They both play to a par of 72 and feature five sets of tees. 

The Gold and Black courses provide 7,382 and 6,949 yards of playing space, respectively, and the club is the site of various tournaments, including the LPGA Tour’s CME Group Tour Championship and the PGA Tour’s QBE Shootout.

In addition, it is adjacent to the Ritz Carlton Hotel, which houses 295 rooms. A bigger Ritz Carlton that houses nearly 500 rooms is just a few miles away.

Golf Course Information:

Tiburon Golf Club
2620 Tiburon Dr, Naples
FL 34109
Telephone: 239-593-2200
www.tiburonnaples.com


15.Valencia Golf and Country Club

 Valencia Golf and Country Club

Designed by Gordon Lewis and boasting a variety of tee boxes and challenges to suit all golfers' needs, meaning whether you're a beginner or you've been playing for years, you'll be accommodated and you'll get the absolute most out of every game you play there.

There are practice greens and professional instructors in case you need personalized assistance from an expert, and best of all, it was recently rated four stars by the editors of Golf Digest.

Lush and green with trees and many other perks that golfers look for when choosing a course, the Valencia Golf and Country Club is guaranteed never to disappoint.

Golf Course Information:

Valencia Golf and Country Club
1725 Double Eagle Trail, Naples
FL 34120
Telephone: 239-352-0777
www.valenciagolfandcountryclub.com


Conclusion

While it's true that people visit Florida for the sunshine, it's also true that there are lots of things you can do with that sunshine.

If you love golf and you're looking for a great course to play on, one thing's for sure: you will never run out of courses to choose from when golfing is what you're looking for.

The public golf courses found in Naples, Florida, are second to none and can make any visit to the area even better in every way.

For beginners and advanced players, and indeed, anyone who loves a little adventure when going on vacation or simply spending the weekend away, a good golf course is just what you need to melt away the stress so you can refresh yourself and finally get that one-of-a-kind getaway you've always dreamed about.



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