Wilderness Country Club Turns 45
With nearly a half-century of history to its name, the Wilderness Country Club of Naples is about to reach a major milestone. The club turns 45 this year, the very first gated, private golf course community in Naples opened with mandatory bundled membership.
Locate north of Golden Gate Parkway on Goodlette-Frank Road, the member owned and controlled club is made up of around 200-forested acres. It’s the setting that makes the property unique, something that hasn’t changed in decades. This, despite the fact that the club sits just minutes away from area beaches and from popular Fifth Avenue South.
In fact, the club’s a designated Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, a place where wildlife is plentiful, and dozens of species of birds have been spotted over the years. You’ll also find several varieties of trees, shrubs and plants growing throughout the property.
Situated on one of Collier County’s highest points, the Old Florida-style clubhouse includes some impressive views of golf and the surrounding landscape. With options in dining, the club also features swimming and a tennis center.
In addition, you’ll find a wellness center complete with room for fitness programs and classes. You’ll also find jogging and biking paths winding throughout the property.
Membership at Wilderness also offers the enjoyment of the new Frank Park. This five-acre space includes trees from around the world, as well as the addition of several Har-Tru bocce courts, a croquet court, gardens and a dog park.
The club’s 18-hole golf course, designed and refurbished by Arthur Hills, is additionally surrounded by hundreds of condos. Mostly two and three-bedroom homes, the condos of Wilderness enjoy large floor plans and golf course views. As well, you’ll find some spectacular patios and porches for admiring the long-standing tradition of prime golf and admirable amenities within Wilderness Country Club of Naples.