Naples National Golf Club
When the image of Naples National Golf Club comes to mind, one immediately has visions
of excellence, prestige and the glory of the game. When Dr. Michael Hurdzan and
Dana Fry first designed the course in 1992, their vision was to achieve perfection.
This distinguished, member-owned golf club in Naples, Florida has maintained and
cherished golf's proudest traditions ~ purity in design, quality of membership and
love of the game.
The Golf Course
When planning the Naples National golf course layout, the club's
founders selected Hurdzan and Fry golf course architects because they had the talent
and skill to turn its 175 acre flat piece of Florida into a masterpiece. Their philosophy
when designing the Naples National golf course was to design a course with a more
relaxed spirit in keeping with the tradition of golf's golden age, to create beautiful
settings with unforgettable images.
During the design of the golf course, Hurdzan and Fry believed in the tradition
of making the most of the native terrain; in this case, 320 acres of centuries-old
stands of cypress and pine, marshland and sand. The end result is that golfers will
find a golf course that appears unbelievably mature, yet natural at the same time.
One hundred and twenty acres of land have been dedicated as a nature preserve and
will remain undisturbed.
Those privileged enough to have played August National and Pine Valley will immediately
pick up on striking and often harrowing similarities. Rugged sand scrub waste areas
border meticulously manicured fairways. The overall design is a throwback to the
historic courses of 60, 70, 80 years ago. No island greens. No railroad ties. No
gimmicks. Still and all, from the tips, this par 72 tops out at well over 7,000
yards ~ giving even low handicappers a high degree of difficulty and reward.