Play the course not your opponent

With more than 80 championship courses in the area, there are more holes per capita here than any other area in the world.

Beyond the sunny and clear blue waters, Naples is one of Florida's most popular golf destinations, seeing thousands of golfers every year who are either there to play or watch one of the many state, national, and professional tournaments hosted in Naples.

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Exceptional location for golfing enthusiasts

There are 89 golf courses in Naples, Florida and zero are municipal courses.

There are also another 11 golf courses within 20 miles of Naples, including 4 public, and 7 private courses. The oldest course in the Naples area is the Golden Gate Country Club which was designed bu Dick Wilson/(R) Joseph L. Lee and opened in 1964.

The longest course is The TwinEagles Club, which is 7,634 yards. Royal Poinciana Golf Club is rated the best course near Naples.

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Naples, historic golfing location

TPC Treviso Bay and Tiburon Golf Club are popular choices as well as the challenging Pelican's Nest.

Long hitters will enjoy Lely Flamingo Course, which stretches to 7,171 yards from the back tees.

It's rumored that shortly after the course opened, a single-engine plane would often land on one of the fairways so that it's pilot, Charles Lindbergh, could play around.