NAPLES, Fla. — The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has completed a $9 million renovation of its championship golf course, it was announced last month.
The redesign of the resort’s course was undertaken with input from designer Jack Nicklaus in collaboration with architect John Sanford.
The new par-71 course features five tees, ranging from 4,800 yards to over 6,900 yards. The course, which is open to the public, has been redesigned to challenge the best players but also be enjoyable for all golfers. In addition to the new course, the resort has added a 300-yard practice and teaching range, and has new golf carts with GPS tracking systems to aid golfers with yardages on each hole. This $9 million project follows $50 million in renovations and enhancements undertaken at the resort during the last few years.
“I think those who have played The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club before are in for a pleasant surprise. I believe the golf course has been transformed into a fun, exciting, aesthetically pleasing layout, largely due to hard work of John Sanford and our own David Savic. I think the end product is something people will enjoy and have fun with in the Naples area for many years to come,” said Nicklaus.
Set on 125 acres, complemented by seven miles of beach, the 319-room resort also offers a spa and tennis centre, and 34,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, along with outdoor and beachfront venues.
Offerings at the resort include: 1,000 feet of white-sand beach; the Mary C. Watkins Tennis Center with six Har-Tru courts; retail shops; beach rentals; complimentary child activity program; and multiple restaurants and lounges, including the beachfront restaurant HB’s on the Gulf and The Sunset Beach Bar & Grill.
The resort is close to Naples’ 5th Avenue South and 3rd Street South shopping districts, Venetian Village, Waterside Shops, Bayfront and Tin City.