GOLF COMMUNITIES IN NAPLES FLORIDA

Naples Florida Golf Courses | Private Country Clubs

Southwest Florida, specifically Naples, Florida, is renowned for its stunning surplus of prestigious golf courses, ranging from public and resort golf courses to private, beautifully maintained golf courses to championship courses. Naples offers some of the best golf courses in the county and even hosts several professional golf tournaments each year including the PGA, LPGA and Champions Tours.

With over 75 top golf courses in Naples, FL area alone (Naples has the most golf courses per capita in the U.S.), incredible blue-sky weather ranging from 65 to 85 degrees from October to April, Naples is an ideal winter location for any serious golfer or golf enthusiast.

More importantly, if you love golf and Southwest Florida, investing in real estate is your ticket to living in the #1 best city in America to live (2023).

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Lucky for you, I specialize in selling real estate within Naples golf communities, and regularly work with buyers to help them find the best Naples golf community to fit their needs. I have the knowledge and client reviews to support my 20+ years in real estate. I also love the game and when I’m not busy with real estate clients/customers or my family, I like to work on getting my 9 handicap back down to a 5!

I have detailed 10 of the top Naples golf course communities below, all with private courses requiring membership. There are quite a few more I wanted to add to the list but I had to stop at 10 as this post is a bit lengthy as it is, there are just so many great options in Naples. I’m in regular contact with the membership directors and help my customers understand and navigate the membership process and the golf membership waitlists which currently exist at most but not all clubs. Also, most clubs (but not all) allow a buyer to bypass the golf membership waitlist if they are purchasing a home where the seller is giving up their golf membership upon sale of the home. Typically this doesn’t avoid the membership initiation fee but does bypass a lengthy and what is often a multi-year wait. Clubs offer a varying amount of play when on their waitlists and also offer expanded privileges in the off-season. Several of the clubs even have waitlists for their waitlists!

Bay Colony Golf Club

Nestled in the Cocohatchee Strand Nature Preserve is the Bay Colony Golf Club championship-length course. The Bay Colony Club features an 18-hole championship golf course designed by renowned architect Robert von Hagge.  The course offers a challenging and enjoyable experience for golfers of all skill levels. The course has pristinely maintained greens and is surrounded by the preserve’s carefully protected flora and fauna, so you’ll enjoy a round immersed in indigenous Florida foliage.

With no tee times to restrain your playing, Bay Colony Golf Club provides its members an elite experience. This course was named one of Florida’s Top 100 Courses for its immaculately manicured fairways and relaxing ambiance.

The Bay Colony Golf Club is physically located in the gated Estates at Bay Colony neighborhood tucked within the master planned community of Pelican Marsh. Residents of this exclusive 75-home neighborhood are granted membership at the Bay Colony Beach & Tennis Club which is located 2.5 miles away on the beach within Pelican Bay. Estates at Bay Colony residents have access to a private beach club along the Gulf, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a variety of social and recreational amenities plus all the amenities of the Pelican Marsh community.

Bay Colony at Pelican Bay has a total of 865 doors with 158 single family residences and 707 condos among 11 luxury condominiums; 6 are Beachfront (407 units and 5 are Preserve (400 units). Prices start around $3 million and go up to over $25 million for homes at the Strand at Bay Colony, a collection of 9 unique beachfront estates. The average price per square foot of Bay Colony properties sold in 2023 was approximately $1800/SF.

Golf Membership Initiation: ~$300,000 and Annual Fees: ~$26,000 (subject to change, please verify) Bay Colony does accept non-resident membership applications.
Website and Address: 9740 Bent Grass Bend, Naples, FL 34108

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Bonita Bay Club

Ideally designed for an avid golfer, the Bonita Bay Club is an award-winning private golf and sports club, boasting 5 world-class courses and 90 holes of golf, 3 practice golf facilities, short game practice areas, PGA professional staff-lead clincs, short game schools video teaching and a Golf Lab.

The all-encompassing Bonita Bay Club offers two clubhouses, one of which spans about 55,000 square feet, and plentiful social activities, including pickleball, tennis, zero-entry saltwater pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a full service spa, 5 dining options and more.

The Bonita Bay Club West has 3 courses designed by Arthur Hills. The 2 additional Tom Fazio designed courses are at Bonita Bay Club East in north Naples about 30 minutes away.

  1. The Marsh showcases beautiful oak trees, which add to the natural wetland terrain.
  2. Creekside is popular for its subtle rolling hills and wide fairways.
  3. Bay Island offers an adventurous spot for its players with its sand traps, water hazards, and thick oak & cypress strands.
  4. Cypress and Sabal are the two Tom Fazio-designed courses within the world’s first private 36-hole Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

A unique amenity Bonita Bay offers residents is a full service marina that allows direct access to the Gulf of Mexico via the Imperial River and Estero Bay. Relax at Backwater Jacks, the waterfront restaurant located at the marina after you return from boating or an excursion with several charter operations that are based within the marina. The marina is sizable with 98 wet slips and dry storage for 326 vessels up to 34′ in length.

Bonita Bay is a larger master planned community that spans 2400 acres and contains 3300 residences spread among 56 neighborhoods with a variety of property types including high rise condominium towers, low rise condominiums, villas and 1250 single family homes. Prices within Bonita Bay vary considerably due to the wide range of property types and in 2023 condos sale prices started around $400k and went up to over $9M for a Penthouse within Omega, a brand new luxury high-rise condominium tower. The 2023 average price per square foot for a property within Bonita Bay was around $600/SF.

Golf Membership Initiation:: ~$150,000 and Annual Fees: ~$19,500
Website and Address: 26660 Country Club Dr., Bonita Springs, FL 34134

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Fiddler’s Creek

Fiddler’s Creek allows beginners and enthusiasts to experience a premier challenging golf experience. For consecutively 14 years now, the Fiddlers Creek Golf Club has had the honor of being recognized by Golfweek as a championship course, famous for its challenging layout, its 18 holes of play, and breathtaking views.

Fiddlers Creek Golf Club is undergoing a significant overhaul with a brand new clubhouse under construction expected to be complete in 2024 and then the golf course will undergo a complete renovation.

Other amenities within Fiddlers Creek include a resort-style swimming complex with multiple pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and an extensive network of walking and biking trails. In addition to these amenities, Fiddler’s Creek provides a variety of social clubs and organized activities year-round.

A unique amenity that Fiddlers Creek offers is it’s optional Tarpon Club membership which provides access to beach and boating, both of which many consider essential for life in SWFL! The Tarpon Club Marina is located nearby on the Isles of Capri and the Beach Pavillion on Marco Island provides members with valet parking, lounge chairs, umbrella/towel service as well as food and beverage service.

Fiddler’s Creek is a large master planned community located in southeast Naples located about 15 minutes from Marco Island. The complex spans 4000 acres with about 2800 homes currently constructed and full buildout is planned to include approximately 4000 residences. Fiddler’s Creek is one of the few Naples private golf course communities that is still building new homes so it can be an attractive option for buyers looking for a brand new residence. In 2023, prices started at $400k and topped out just over $4M for a 6800 square foot single family home. The average selling price for a property in Fiddler’s Creek in 2023 was approximately $455/SF.

Golf Membership Initiation: ~$300,000 (the initiation fee is refundable, something that is very rare in SWFL)
Website and Address: 3470 Club Center Blvd., Naples, FL 34114

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Quail West

Conveniently located in north Naples, Quail West Golf & Country Club is among the top golf communities in Naples. With world class amenities, hundreds of luxurious estate homes and two Arthur Hills-designed courses, it offers challenging play in a stunning natural setting.

The Lakes Course, characterized by its water features and preserved wetlands, provides a tranquil and picturesque setting for a challenging round of golf. On the other hand, the Preserve Course, with its dense oak, pine, and cypress trees, offers a more secluded and intimate golfing atmosphere.

Members of Quail West Golf & Country Club enjoy a luxury lifestyle. The 100,000-square-foot Grand Clubhouse is a hub of social and recreational activities, featuring dining options, lounges, card rooms, and a well-equipped pro shop for all golfing needs.

Aside from golf, Quail West offers an impressive array of amenities, including eight red-clay tennis courts, a full-service story fitness center, a spa/salon for special retreats, a resort-style pool, and an extensive social events and activities program.

The Quail West Community is located about 15 minutes from the beach, 20 minutes from the Southwest Florida International Airport and includes 660 single family homes and no condominiums. Most of the homes are on estate lots with 0.5 to 1.0 acres and there are two neighborhoods of approximately 84 detached villas on smaller lot sizes of 0.25 to 0.40 acres. Prices in Quail West range from $2M to $10M+ with a significant number of homes in the $4M to $8M range. Quail West has a larger concentration of newer homes compared to the other golf communities in Naples. Some of the homes come with a transferrable beach club membership to The Club at Barefoot Beach.

Golf Membership Initiation: ~$200,000 and Annual Fees: ~$24,030 (Some golf memberships are transferrable with a 10% transfer fee)
Website and Address: 5950 Burnham Rd. Naples, FL 34119

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Grey Oaks Country Club

Many consider Grey Oaks Country Club the most desired private golf community in Naples FL because of it’s proximity to Old Naples and the access to an extensive range of amenities including three private championship caliber golf courses. There are two main areas within the community, Grey Oaks and Estuary at Grey Oaks which are separated by Airport-Pulling Road and both offer a variety of neighborhoods with several residential options, including estate homes, single-family homes, villas and condos.

Located in central Naples about 3 miles from the beach and a 15 minute drive from Downtown Old Naples, Grey Oaks Country Club offers it’s members 3 mesmerizing 18-hole courses, each with unique attributes:

  • The Pine Course has been touted as one of the “Toughest Private Golf Courses in Florida” by Florida Trend Magazine and was renovated in 2023 by Andrew Green, a renowned golf course restoration specialist and industry leading golf course architect.
  • The Gray Oaks Estuary golf course winds beneath old-growth cypress and oak trees. The Estuary Course was renovated in 2018 by Bruce Howard and Tim Liddy.
  • For a tiered rock waterfall alongside white-sand beaches, try the Palm Course. The Palm Course was renovated in 2017 by Bob Cupp and Tim Liddy.

Golf Practice Facilities:

  • Two Driving Ranges
  • Four Bay Indoor/Outdoor Performance Center
  • Brand new Inrange® practice technology that uses in-bay touch screen monitors to track each practice shot, play virtual courses and compete in games and skill challenges with family and friends.
  • Chipping and Pitching Practice Areas On-Site Club Fitting and Club Repair
  • Over Twenty PGA Professionals on Staff The Latest in Golf Technology Featuring V1 Professional, TrackMan, Flight Scope & K-VEST.

Other Grey Oaks amenities include:

  • Resort Style pool with Poolside and Cabana Service as well as three 32-meter lap lanes
  • The Racquets Center is the perfect gathering place for avid tennis and pickleball players with 8 Har-Tru Tennis courts and 8 pickleball courts.
  • Basketball Court and Children’s Playground
  • 30,000 square foot world-class Wellness Center with a sprawling Fitness Studio, Yoga Studio, Spin Studio, and a Pilates Reformer Studio
    • Over Forty Group Fitness Classes per Week Personal Trainers & Nutritionists, On-Site Physical Therapy Power Plate, TRX, Osflow, and Biometric Machine, Cardio Fitness Floor and Weight Room Community Room
    • Over 40 classes per week: Barre, boot camp, yoga, Zumba, water aerobics, mat Pilates, Pilates reformers, Osflow, stretch, strength, TRX, and spin.
    • 4 Spa Treatments Rooms and Relaxation Suite.
  • 4 Bocce Courts which are very popular with over 600 members participating
  • Multiple dining options (the club atmosphere is the most desired behind a golf membership).
  • Social events and activities throughout the year.

Grey Oaks offers a total of 900 homes within the community; 775 single-family homes and 125 condominiums. The Estuary at Grey Oaks has 170 single family homes and no condominiums and Grey Oaks is comprised of 605 single family homes and 125 condominiums. In 2023, prices ranged from just under $2M to $9M for an 11,800 SF estate with 8 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. Prices in Grey Oaks averaged $960/SF in 2023.

Grey Oaks homes are highly desirable, as you can imagine, and worth a look for every golf enthusiast.

Golf Membership Initiation: ~$250,000 and Annual Fees: ~$29,698
Website and Address: 2400 Grey Oaks Dr. North, Naples, FL 34105

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Mediterra

The Club at Mediterra, inspired by the Mediterranean countryside, spans over 1,700 acres and offers diverse property types in north Naples and south Bonita Springs.

The heart of Mediterra Naples is The Club, featuring two 18-hole courses meticulously designed by Tom Fazio. As the first 36-hole golf facility with the prestigious Audubon International Silver Signature Sanctuary certification, it showcases a commitment to preserving the environment.

Enjoy top-notch practice facilities, including a driving range, short-game area, and spacious putting green.

Beyond golf, The Club offers luxurious amenities including a stunning and expansive main clubhouse with a extensive amount of covered outdoor dining including an outdoor covered bar area that offers an elevated viewpoint over the 18th greens of both courses. Indulge in the private beach club, stay active at the fitness center and spa, relax by the resort-style pool, enjoy friendly matches on the tennis, bocce ball, or pickleball courts, or explore scenic trails amidst natural beauty.

In 2023 The Club at Mediterra started a complete renovation of their Beach Club facility as well as an expansion of the Sports Club to include a poolside Sports Cafe adjacent to the racquets center. The Beach Club is a unique offering for a private Country Club in Naples and is a prized amenity that includes a restaurant, bar and elevated pool overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and Bonita Beach.

There will be approximately 930 residences in Mediterra when finally built out and it’s getting close to that point with only a few vacant lots still remaining. There are a variety of property types in Mediterra with 225 condominiums and 705 villas and single family homes. In 2023, prices ranged from $1.1M to just under $6.775M for a 6500 SF furnished home built in 2011. The average price per square foot for a property in Mediterra in 2023 was $850/SF.

Golf Membership Initiation: ~$200,000 and Annual Fees: ~$23,900
Website and Address: 15755 Corso Mediterra Cir., Naples, Florida 34110

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Pelican Bay Golf Club

Pelican Bay is a prestigious Naples master-planned community with 6,500 residences in 95 communities.

Club Pelican Bay is at the heart of this vibrant community, offering a championship 27-hole golf course designed by Arthur Hills. With its rolling fairways, shimmering lakes, and meticulously maintained tiered greens, this iconic course caters to golfers of all skill levels and prides itself on being an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

Take in the ultimate beachfront lifestyle with exclusive access to two resident-only beach clubs along 2 miles of natural beachfront, a wealth of amenities, including a state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis complex, and proximity to high-end shopping and restaurants.

With a wide range of properties available, including single-family homes, condominiums, and villas, Pelican Bay offers an array of choices to suit different lifestyles.

Pelican Bay is essentially it’s own town with an area of 3.5 square miles and a total of 6500 doors and 95 communities comprised of a diverse mix of properties types from high-rises to single family homes. Excluding the exclusive Bay Colony section of Pelican Bay, properties within Pelican Bay ranged from $600k to $12M for a 5th floor 5280 square foot condo within Mystique, the opulent high-rise tower constructed in 2019. Overall 2023 sales prices averaged $827/SF within Pelican Bay. The last high rise building within the Pelican Bay community that is left to be built is a new ultra-luxury tower called Epique which currently has units for sale and will be constructed right next to it’s sister building, Mystique. Epique is expected to be complete in 2025 and prices start around $6M.

Golf Membership Initiation: ~$130,000 and Annual Fees: ~$17,500 *Club Pelican Bay has suspended all membership applications due to the extensive waitlist.
Website and Address: 707 Gulf Park Drive, Naples, Florida 34108

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