Golf Courses in Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota and Port Charlotte, Florida
The golf courses and golf resorts in and around Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota and, to a lesser extent, those in Bradenton and Port Charlotte, are almost all located on, or close to, one of the most beautiful areas in the whole southeastern United States: the Gulf Coast of Southwest Florida. All of the area golf courses are open the year-round, and rarely are any of them very busy thus you can pick your tee time knowing you'll be able to enjoy a leisurely round. Better yet, from early May through October, many of Fort Myers' private golf courses open their facilities for public play. This provides visiting golfers a rare treat indeed. This is one of my own personal favorite golf destinations.
The Naples and Fort Myers area of southern Florida has long been a popular vacation destination for national and international travelers. The area's relaxed atmosphere, its beautiful sandy beaches, and it's overall air of luxury and elegance, along with its fine shopping, restaurants serving the finest cuisine, and a seemingly endless list of supply of outdoor activities, not the least of which are its collection of first-rate golf courses, all go to make the area a top choice for vacationers from around the world.
The golf courses and resorts of Naples and Fort Myers, and there are a large number of them in this section of Southwest Florida, are open the year-round. Winter in Southwest Florida brings perfect golfing weather: brisk, Gulf breezes in the early morning, warm and balmy days, grass green and lush, affordable green fees, and there's also plenty to see and do when you're not on the course. All of this makes Naples and Fort Myers a top-notch golf destination, and especially so for golf vacationers: Naples and Fort Myers offer a number of excellent courses and resorts, and all within close proximity to other top golf vacation spots like Sanibel Island, Marco Island, Sarasota, Bradenton and Port Charlotte, all perfect locations for your next golf trip.
Planning Your Vacation
So, as I think you'll agree, there's probably not a better choice for a Florida golfing vacation that this very special area of southern Florida, and this is the place to begin planning such golf vacation. Here are the resources that will provide you with all the information you need to plan a successful golf vacation:
The Golf Courses:
Listed below you'll find three links. These links will take you to the pages where you can view photographs and read reviews of almost all of the best golf courses in each of the two major golf destinations of this part of southwest Florida. Several dozen golf courses and resorts are listed and reviewed, so you should be able to make an informed decision about exactly which area - Naples/Fort Myers or Sarasota/Port Charlotte - you'd like to visit, and the golf courses you'd like to play while you're there.
- Naples Area
- Fort Myers Area
Where to Stay:
So, you chosen which golf courses you'd like to play; now you'll need to find the right hotel. The three links listed below will aid you in your quest for the ideal hotel. These three area hotel guides offer links to hotels and resorts I am personally familiar with.
- Naples/Fort Myers Hotel Guide.
- Marco Island Hotel Guide
- Sarastota/Port Charlotte Hotel Guide
How to Get There:
Naples & Fort Myers are served by the Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) located about 26 miles north of Naples in Fort Myers which, in turn, is served by almost all major US airlines, including United, Delta, Continental, US Air, AirTran, American, and Northwest.