Partner Golf Course
In this section learn more about the history of the course and its city, view historic images, find out what the course is like today, discover nearby historic sites and more.
Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club is located in the City of Naples in Collier County. Prior to the construction of the current golf course, the only available golf in Naples was a 9-hole municipal course with sand greens that doubled as the airport. Golfers had to use 3rd Street and 5th Avenue as fairways. In 1930, Allen Joslin of Cincinnati was hired to construct and operate the golf course. Bermuda grass, cut from the nearby orange groves, was used on the fairways. The course opened in 1931 along with the clubhouse. The Watkins family purchased the hotel and golf course in 1946 and continue to own and operate them today. The course was redesigned by Mark Mahanna in the late 40’s and then subsequently redesigned over the next few decades by Ron Garl. In 2010, the resort refurbished the greens and tees, and completed a refurbishment of the fairways during the summer of 2011.
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club includes an 18-hole, par-72 golf course featuring four sets of tees playing from 5,100 to 6,400 yards, with generous, tree-lined fairways and undulating, medium-sized greens. The golf course is among Golf Digest’s "Top 50 Women Friendly Golf Courses.”
As the story goes…in 1951, an 11-year-old Jack Nicklaus was on a family vacation at the hotel when he broke 40 for nine holes for the first time, shooting a 37.
Inside the Leather
Swamp Buggy Races - Collier County's early development in the 1930s and 1940s was highlighted by the emergence of strange looking vehicles featuring huge balloon tires, gun racks, and usually sporting an unusual name like "Dirt Dobber” or “Tumblebug". These buggies were born out of necessity, as there was no effective way to penetrate the vast, boggy mire except for the versatile "Swamp Buggy."
Today, Florida Sports Park is the home of the world famous Swamp Buggy races held every January, March and November, and many other racing, sporting, cultural and social events. "SWAMPY" is the Official Mascot of the Florida Sports Park. If you see him down at the swamp - be sure you say hello! Visit Florida Sports Park for more details.
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851 Golf Shore Boulevard North
Naples, Florida 34102
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