Jack Nicklaus Inspired Golf Course to Open in Florida

The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
Photo by The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club

Golfers – head down to The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club in Southwest Florida for a newly revamped championship course you won’t want to miss.

The course at the AAA Four-Diamond resort is nearing completion of its renovation and reinvention, with input from golf icon and acclaimed course designer Jack Nicklaus, who at age 11 first broke 40 over nine holes on the resort’s course, shooting a 37.

The renovation of the 125-acre resort’s course began in April, and will be completed this November with a reopening scheduled for November 17, 2016. According to the resort’s General Manager Jason Parsons, the completion is almost a month ahead of schedule.

The redesign in being done in collaboration with noted course architect John Sanford. The $9 million project follows $50 million in impressive renovations and enhancements throughout the resort over the last few years. In addition to the new course, the resort has added a 300-yard practice and teaching range, as well as new golf carts with GPS tracking systems to aid golfers with yardages on each hole.

The totally new, par-71 course has five tees ranging from 4,800 yards to more than 6,900 yards, ideal for guests, groups and golfers of every skill level.

“The completion of this renovation will bring our golf course in line with the rest of our AAA Four-Diamond resort and enhance the overall guest and group experience,” said Henry B. Watkins, co-owner of the resort.  “The added bonus of having Mr. Nicklaus collaborate on the redesign of the course where he first broke 40 for nine holes is wonderful, and further enriches the deep history of our property.”

The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club also offers athlete’s an award winning tennis center.