Naples Golf Communities
Many neighborhoods in Naples refer to themselves as a “golf community” just because there happens to be a golf course nearby. That doesn't really make a neighborhood a golf community.
Naples golf course communities can be segregated into these groups:
Bundled Golf – With Naples bundled golf communities, the golf membership is included in the price of the home. The golf membership cannot be separated from the home. All owners are members. Read More.
Golf Membership Required – Two Naples golf communities require all owners to be a full member (golf and social) to the club. They are:
- Wilderness Country Club - An Audubon cooperative community with 300 condo homes in the heart of Naples. Read More about Wilderness.
- Bear Paw - A Jack Nicklaus designed golf course. Bears Paw is also in the heart of Naples with 296 condo and single family home styles.
Social Membership Required - These golf communities require all residents to be at least a social member (pool, tennis, dining, activities, etc.). Golf membership is optional. Some require a social joining fee, others have no joining fee, just the annual social membership dues.
- Colliers Reserve
- Grey Oaks
- Olde Cypress
- Quail Creek Village
- Talis Park
Gated Community, Golf Available – These type of gated communities happen to have a private golf club within the gate. Non-member residents within the gate have no connection to the club. Members do not have to live inside the gate.
Private Golf Clubs – Anyone can join (upon approval) one of Naples private golf clubs. Many of these clubs are within the middle of residential areas, where homes will border the golf holes. Just because a home borders the course, doesn't mean the owner has any connection to the club. There are also private golf clubs that have no surrounding homes, just preserves and lakes and are not connected to any residential area.
These different group makes much of Naples FL a golf course community. The map below shows the extent of the Naples golf communities. The locations are color coded: Green – Bundled Golf, Blue – membership required, Yellow – gate community, golf is optional. Orange – Private golf clubs and Red – Naples public play options.