Tiburón Golf Club (The Gold course)

4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Tiburón Golf Club (The Gold course) Est. 1998

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Tiburón Golf Club (Gold course): Tiburón enjoys two excellent and challenging golf courses laid out by Greg Norman. Although this Floridian forested wetland setting has little in common with Britain's windswept sand dunes, Norman designed the Gold course to have something of the playing characteristics of a British links layout. That explains the crisp fairways; firm, fast and expansive greens; steep-faced bunkers and slick run-off areas that can carry your ball away from the putting surface and into tight-lie swales and hollows.

This always challenging layout demands several precision tee-shots to be made. Corridor-like avenues of palms, pines and olive trees often greet you on the tee. The absence of conventional rough and limited mounding alongside the good-width fairways, means there is little to stop slightly wayward drives running off the not overly generous fairways into thick, hole-lining vegetation. Accuracy, and especially straight driving, is the key to scoring well at Tiburon.

Several small lakes and ponds allow the course to open-out from time to time, but brings water dangerously into play on over half the holes. Coquina shell waste bunkers sometimes provide a safer-haven for offline shots, less penalising than the water and abundant native flora.

With housing generally tucked away behind the tree-line, many attractive holes are included in the two nine-hole loops. Water defended par-3s at 12 and 16 are two back-nine gems. The long par-4 9th and 18th holes, with water flanking both sides of the 9th and the left side of the 18th, bring you back to Tiburon's impressive clubhouse and adjoining hotel.

Stay & Play at Tiburón Golf Club: Luxury on-site accommodation is available in The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort (see Where2Stay section below).

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Making Contact

Tiburón Golf Club
2620 Tiburon Drive,
Naples, Florida FL 34109
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Office   +1 (239) 593 2214
Pro Shop   +1 (239) 593 2201

  +1 (239) 593 1205

Email   tibu-concierge@troon.com
Website   www.tiburongcnaples.com
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Relatively flat terrain.
Surroundings: Woodland and residential.
Designer: Greg Norman
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7288 6187 5148
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74.7 69.8 69.2
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Gold course. Also at Tiburón is the 18-hole Black course (par-72; 7005 yds from the back tees).
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How2Get There?

9 miles N of downtown Naples
From I-75, to the north-east of Naples, take exit 111 and go west on Immokalee Rd. After 1.7 mi turn left into Airport Pulling Rd N. After 1.3 mi turn left into Tiburon Blvd E. After 200 yards turn right into Tiburon Drive. After o.5 mi golf entrance is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season: $295, golf cart included. [Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play rates and package for the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort Naples]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Golf carts compulsory; carts are fitted with GPS. Compulsory forecaddie required in high season.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

With two courses designed by Greg Norman (alias the Great White Shark), and a club logo that incorporates a shark's fin, it is no surprise to discover that "tiburón" is the Spanish word for shark. | Designated a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International, Tiburón is dedicated to protecting and enhancing its natural surroundings.

Tiburon, and especially the Gold course, is no stranger to hosting top level tournament golf. Both the men's PGA Tour (The Shootout) and women's LPGA Tour (Tour Championship) have been regular visitors here. The Shootout is a PGA Tour sanctioned event founded by Greg Norman in 1989 for the benefit of children's charities. (See our Tournaments section >by Venue >Tiburon).

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Latitude: (26.247301)
Longitude: (-81.765133)
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The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples 5-star
2600 Tiburon Drive, Naples, FL 34109
+1 (239) 593 2000

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples is a Mediterranean-style sanctuary that offers 295 well-appointed guest rooms, including 37 suites and a Presidential Suite, as well as five exceptional dining establishments, 14 spacious meeting rooms, the Tiburón Golf Club, and a large picturesque pool area with poolside service, 4 Har-Tru tennis courts and a Ritz-Carlton Spa.

Golf at this hotel Tiburon (Gold and Black courses)
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Golf within 5 miles No
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Golf within 20 miles Naples Beach; Naples Grande; Valencia; Old Corkscrew; Lely Resort; Rookery at Marco; Hammock Bay.
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The Ritz-Carlton, Naples 5-star
280 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Naples, FL 34108
+1 (239) 598 3300

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples has a tradition of unparalleled luxury and service, where you can enjoy the best of Florida's Paradise Coast. The resort offers dazzling views of the Gulf of Mexico, warm golden sunsets and three miles of pristine beach. You may choose from six unique restaurants, indulge in a luxurious world-class spa, or relax and enjoy pools and beach activities, including a wide selection of water sports.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Tiburon (Gold and Black courses)
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Golf within 20 miles Naples Beach; Naples Grande; Valencia; Old Corkscrew; Lely Resort; Rookery at Marco; Hammock Bay.
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