The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club in Southwest Florida has completed the dramatic renovation – almost reinvention – of its championship golf course.
The total redesign of the AAA Four-Diamond beachfront resort’s course was done with input from golf icon and acclaimed course designer Jack Nicklaus in collaboration with noted course architect John Sanford. The Jack Nicklaus redesign of the course began in April, and the course is now open and fully operational.
The US$9 million project follows $50 million in renovations and enhancements at the resort over the last few years. Set on 125 lush acres, complemented by seven miles of pristine white sandy beach, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club is Southwest Florida’s only resort directly on the beach with an on-site championship golf course, a world-class spa, and tennis centre.
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, thus helping pace of play.