Naples Named Top Golf Destination In 2014
More affluent customers are drawn to the many wonderful and challenging golf courses in Naples. In fact, Florida’s Paradise Coast, which includes Naples, was voted 2014’s Golf Destination of the Year—North America by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators. This prestigious award showcases worldwide all that Naples has to offer golfers and their families year-round. Naples is a one-stop destination with more than 30 miles of white sand beaches, world-class golf, a thriving arts and culture scene, fine dining, and outdoor adventure.
Golf is an important sport in Naples. Naples has hosted major state, national and professional tournaments for several decades. The LG Championship (Seniors Tour) has been played at the Classics at Lely Resort, The Vineyards and Pelican Bay over the past few years. Golf enthusiasts travel from all over the world to Southwest Florida. Naples is easily accessible: 2 hours from Miami and 4 hours from Orlando. An international airport provides nonstop service to 44 destinations on 18 air carriers.
A large number of residential developments in Naples are golf course communities. Some courses have been designed by championship golfers like Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Robert Trent Jones, Sr., and other top golfers. There are endless choices in selecting a golf course community to live in. Naples hosts the highest concentration of golf course communities per capita in the country. There are 2 kinds of golf membership: Bundled Golf Community Membership vs. Equity Golf Community Membership. The former membership is bundled together with title to the property, included in your home purchase price and has no initiation fee; the latter is membership by individual application with a high initiation fee.
Naples sets a high standard for golf in South Florida. You can find more than 75 golf courses in Naples: the challenge of bunker play, dodging water hazards, enjoy local wildlife as you play, fast or zig-zagging greens, or friendly wide open courses. There is a course and scenery for every golfer who comes to Naples.