Exclusive Naples Golf Course Makes Prestigious 30 Best List in Florida

Florida is well known for some of its prestigious golf courses, and one exclusive Naples golf course just received yet another honor. This time it was designated one of the “30 Best Golf Courses in Florida”.

The honor comes from Golf magazine. While it’s perhaps a bit surprising that no other Southwest Florida course was mentioned this year,  does have its own unique advantages.

Calusa Pines sits off Immokalee Road in Naples. Unlike some other highly rated golf courses, this private course isn’t part of a gated community.

Built in the early 2000s, the Calusa Pines Golf Course was designed by Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry. The golf club is an “invitation only” private golf club in Naples.

As for Golf magazine’s latest ranking for Florida courses, Calusa Pines took the number five spot. The publication described Calusa Pines as a “pure golf club”, where “quiet rounds are guaranteed”.

Course raters also mentioned the course’s pine trees, its sandy soil, and its occasional lagoon. The Calusa Pines Golf Course takes that description a bit further, by pointing out some of its sweeping ridges and vistas, its natural looking landforms, and its extensive native vegetation.

The golf course also makes mention of how it encourages its members and guests to walk the course with use of its strong caddie program. There are no tee times at Calusa Pines either, and the club does not release information about its membership.

Just a couple of months ago, Calusa Pines made another top list. That’s when Golf magazine included it as one of the “Top 100 Golf Courses in the US”. 

In that listing, Calusa Pines came in at number 93. Golf uses dozens of golf course raters to come up with its ranking of the top courses in Florida, and across the nation.

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