The Paradise Coast of Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades, in Southwest Florida is a Mecca for golf enthusiasts. Even though many of the golf courses are private clubs, many welcome non-members during the less hectic months of May through December. There are around to 90 golf courses in the area, and at least a third of them are open to members of the public or guests at area resorts

Talk to your hotel concierge to ask about available bookings at the premier private courses in the Naples-Marco Island area. Greens fees are also greatly reduced in the summer months. Also, many of the top courses that are “for members only” in the holiday seasons will welcome non-members between May and December.

Course Gets a New Look

Famed golf course architect Robert Cupp, Jr masterfully designed a newly renovated 18-hole championship golf course in Marco Island. The course is owned an international hotel company chain, but is open to people of the public and even to guests of other area resorts. Being a member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program, the course operates hand-in-hand with its natural surroundings, preserving the ecological health by providing shallow littoral zones where birds can fly around and breed, while still delivering a complex mix of sheer devastating aggressiveness and intricate subtlety for avid golfers.

High-Quality Golf Lessons

Visitors can enjoy all kinds of golfing schools all over Naples and Marco Island. Many are sponsored by leading hotel chains and have been highly successful in training beginners to the sport and giving refresher courses to many who have played before and wanted to play again. One on one training in some facilities are also available for those willing to go the extra mile.

Heart-racing Tournament

Each November, Greg Norman hosts his annual “shootout,” a PGA-sanctioned specialty tournament at his private golf club in Naples. Spectators can catch all of the action centered on a golf resort hotel in Naples or watch it live on television.

And after a day of golf, you can dip yourself in the cool waters in one of the many beaches in the city. Bring a friend or a loved-one with you and catch the most beautiful sunset your eyes have ever laid upon. Or you can drive by with a soft-top along the road with nice palm trees on either side. You can stop by for a quick shopping in one of the many boutiques and shops all over. Or you can head to any of the Farmers’ Market if your trip fell on a weekend. Have a taste of the freshest fruits vegetables and seafood the region has in store. Then go fine dining along Fifth Avenue South in Naples and feast your senses with the most delectable cuisines prepared by celebrity chefs. We assure you that the food will be so good it’ll make you forget your name for a few moments.

There is no shortage of fun things to do in this sublime region of southwest Florida so book now and have the time of your life.

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