It’s been difficult to do many of the things we love lately. Fortunately, golf isn’t one of them! Florida’s Paradise Coast is the perfect place to tee it up safely on one or more of our 90 exceptional public and private courses that have earned us the reputation of North America’s No. 1 golf destination.
If it’s time to play outdoors, then only a tee time in Paradise will do.
Imagine world-class golf courses designed by the likes of Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, and Arnold Palmer. Ideal weather that’s perfect for teeing it up all year round. And countless ways to stay, play and dine in a destination that’s as luxurious as it is beautiful.
If that sounds like paradise to you, that’s because it is.
Florida’s Paradise Coast, to be precise: Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades.
With more than 90 public and private golf courses perfectly suited to all skill levels and handicaps, the area has earned its well-deserved reputation as Southwest Florida’s premier golf destination. It’s so good, the International Association of Golf Travel Operators (IAGTO) has named it the Number 1 Golf Destination in North America. Which means it’s time you packed up your sticks and made your way to Paradise!
Play where the pros play.
If you need proof that Florida’s Paradise Coast has some pretty serious credentials when it comes to the greatest game ever invented, consider this: The area is home to several top-tier golf tournaments:
• The LPGA CME Group Tour Championship, held annually at The Tiburon Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples.
• The PGA Chubb Classic Champions Tour, celebrates 32 years in Naples, and will be held in February at The Classics @ Lely Resort.
• The PGA QBE Shootout, founded by Golf Hall of Famer Greg Norman, and held every year at The Tiburon Golf Club.
Both pros and amateurs alike will tell you the same thing: That the courses and conditions on Florida’s Paradise Coast are among the best in world. So, whether you’re teeing it up for big prize money, bragging rights, or anything in between, you’re sure to experience a round you’ll never forget.
Around here, every season is golf season.
Mother Nature must be a single-digit handicapper, because she always sees to it that the weather on Florida’s Paradise Coast is absolutely perfect for a round of golf.
From December through May, you can trade your winter boots for golf shoes and tee it up under sunny, clear blue skies every day. Be advised, however: It’s the peak tourist season, so tee times may be limited.
From June through November, you can take advantage of the area’s “value season.” That means fewer golfers, faster play, and even discounted greens fees and hotel rates. Summer and fall temperatures are warmer, of course, so it’s best to make your tee times early. You’ll be off the course and on the beach by midday!
The one golf destination where water always comes into play.
On Florida’s Paradise Coast, the only thing more impressive than its golf courses are its award-winning beaches.
The area boasts 30 miles of uncrowded white sand beaches along the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. They’re the perfect place to relax after a day on the links, or enjoy a barefoot stroll on the beach at sunset.
Of course, if you’re looking to add a little more excitement to your visit, there are plenty of other ways to make a splash. Rent a paddleboard or kayak and navigate the calm waters of the Gulf. Rent a watercraft and explore the mangrove-surrounded waterways of the Ten Thousand Islands. Hop aboard one of the area’s many sightseeing boats for a leisurely cruise where you can spot dolphins, manatees, eagles and more. Or simply charter a fishing boat and reel in The Big One on a deep-sea excursion you’ll never forget.
With so much water at your disposal, there’s no limit to the ways you can enjoy it – or the memories you’ll head home with!
As many places to stay as there are to play.
Finding the perfect place to stay when you visit Florida’s Paradise Coast is easy. It all depends on what you’re looking for.
If you want to stay as close to the action as possible, there are numerous golf resorts and hotels that offer access to some of the area’s most exclusive private courses. The Tiburon Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples offers their famed Gold and Black Courses, both designed by Greg Norman. The JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort offers access to the Rookery and Hammock Bay, along with some of the most amazing waterfront Gulf views you’ll ever see. The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has the oldest golf course in Naples and is part of Florida’s Historic Golf Trail. And the Naples Grande Beach Resort and LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort each offer their own stunning courses.
If you’re simply looking for a place to lay your head at the end of a long day of golf, there are countless other lodging options. Boutique hotels. Cozy bed & breakfasts. Vacation rental condos and cottages. Even affordable chains and efficiencies.
Whatever your budget, whatever your desired comfort level, Florida’s Paradise Coast offers the ideal accommodations to get you close to everything you’ll want to experience during your visit.
Welcome to the 19th Hole. And beyond.
After you’ve added up your scorecard, Florida’s Paradise Coast offers numerous ways to celebrate a great day on the course.
Naples is consistently lauded as one of America’s top “foodie” destinations, with award-winning restaurants whose chefs are clearly at the top of their game. Try straight-from-the-Gulf seafood dishes. Crack into the region’s succulent seasonal stone crab. And fill up on farm-to-table freshness and other unique Floribbean flavors.
Toast the day’s best shots and lowest rounds with a craft beer or cocktail from one the area’s many unique bars and lounges. With local beers from Naples Beach Brewery, Riptide Brewing Company, Bone Hook Brewing, Marco Island Brewery, Oil Well Craft Beer and more, you’re bound to find a handcrafted brew as memorable as the day’s first birdie!
One destination. Countless ways to play.
Golf is merely the beginning of what you’ll find in this one-of-a-kind destination. Whether you’re eager to find something special to do between rounds – or your plus-one is looking for something to do while you’re on the links – Florida’s Paradise Coast delivers.
Like shopping? The area is legendary for its eclectic stores, unique jewelry shops, luxury retailers, high-end fashion boutiques and more.
Like the arts? Plan a visit to one of the area’s many art galleries, museums and historic sites. Or take in a show at world-class performing arts centers like Artis—Naples, Naples Players or Gulfshore Playhouse.
Like adventure? Explore the world-famous Everglades with a guided tour by kayak, canoe or airboat. You’ll see Florida in all its natural glory – along with the countless birds, manatees, alligators and other wildlife who call this subtropical preserve home.
Tee up your visit today.
Florida’s Paradise Coast is ready to welcome you to a golf destination like no other. So, plan your getaway now and play where the pros play: Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades.
Visit ParadiseCoast.com/golf to learn more.