Blue skies. Wide-open fairways. Fresh air

They’re as much a part of golf’s appeal as the game itself. And they’re exactly what makes golf the perfect way to get outside and engage in some healthy fun.

In fact, the best way to put the pandemic  behind you while still staying safe just might be an unforgettable golf getaway. And when “unforgettable golf” is on your wish list, there’s no better place to find it than Florida’s Paradise Coast: Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades.

In Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades, the only thing more memorable than the beauty of the destination is the golf that awaits you. It has a well-earned reputation as a golfer’s dream, with the International Association of Golf Travel Operators (IAGTO) actually naming it the “Number 1 Golf Destination in North America.” It offers more than 90 public and private courses designed by names that golfers of every handicap can appreciate: Player, Palmer, Norman, and Nicklaus, just to name a few.

The courses, playing conditions, and weather are so good, the area’s an annual stop for the LPGA and PGA Tours. But incredible courses are just part of what anyone is looking for in a golf getaway these days. True, concerns about the pandemic may have diminished. However, if you’re like most people, you’ll appreciate knowing that the courses you’ll be playing on and the hotels you’ll be staying in are still operating with your health and safety in mind. Fortunately, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands on Florida’s Paradise Coast.

Let’s start with the golf courses. Most courses still offer a variety of safety protocols, such as touchless green fees payments via phone or online, outdoor check-ins and more. They remain committed to following recommended CDC and state protocols for masks, social distancing, and group size until instructed otherwise.

Hotels, restaurants and other local businesses are just as focused on your safety. Many of them have even taken the Paradise Pledge as their promise to make your health and safety their Number 1 priority. With everything from enhanced cleaning protocols to frequent staff wellness checks, you can be sure their commitment to visitor safety will remain in place for the foreseeable future.

Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades has much more to offer than just golf – a lot more. It all starts with the area’s signature feature: Its uncrowded white sand beaches. With nearly 30 miles of stunning coastline and warm Gulf of Mexico waters to enjoy, every day presents another opportunity to splash, relax, and close out the day with an incredible Gulf sunset. If you’re looking for adventure, make time to explore the unspoiled natural beauty of the Everglades. Get one of our local guides to take you on a fishing trip through the dense mangroves of the Ten Thousand Islands to do battle with tarpon, redfish, and snook. Or reserve an afternoon for a guided hiking or 4×4 tour through this one-of-a-kind ecosystem, where you’ll spot incredible plants and wildlife.

It’s all capped off by the endless luxury you’ll find in the unique shopping boutiques and award-winning restaurants that elegant downtown Naples is famous for. Here, expert sommeliers and chefs de cuisine are ready to guide you through a culinary journey unlike any other – made all the more memorable thanks to the fresh-from-the-Gulf seafood and locally sourced ingredients that flavor their creations.

True to its name, luxury defines everything about Florida’s Paradise Coast. Resorts like the La Playa Beach & Golf Resort; The J. W. Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort; Marco Beach Ocean Resort; Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club; and the Naples Grande Beach Resort have golf courses built-in or close-by. All that makes this the ultimate playground for anyone who appreciates the finer things such as signature restaurants, unexpected amenities, and impeccable hospitality. These worldrenowned resorts will make every moment of every day that you’re here something you’ll never forget.

With endless open spaces, unforgettable courses, and a destination-wide commitment to keeping you healthy, Florida’s Paradise Coast has set the new world standard for golf vacations.

So plan your golf getaway to Naples, Marco Island, and the Everglades today. Because if you’re looking to tee it up in a place you’ll never forget, Only Paradise Will Do.