Calusa Pines Golf Club

  • 81
    Golf Digest ranking:
  • 61
    Golf Magazine ranking:

Calusa Pines Golf Club

Architect: Michael Hurdzan & Dana Fry
Year: 2001

2250 Ridge Road
Naples, Florida 34120
(239) 348-2220

Course Access: Private

driving range available
walking only - caddies available

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The lush vegetation found in many parts of Calusa Pines almost give the course a botanical garden feel.  Dramatic elevation changes throughout the property are what gives the course its unusual character for Florida golf.

Local Knowledge: The teebox for the 9th, 12th and 16th holes are located on a hill that is the highest point in Collier County.

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The Itinerant Golfer

Calusa Pines Golf Club

One of the challenges of playing the Top 100 is getting the timing right. Certain clubs are only open in the winter and certain clubs are only open in the summer. Oddly, at the time of this writing, there are only four courses in Florida that are on the list which means that the options for pursuing my Top 100 quest are fairly limited during the winter months. I played two of the four Top 100s in Florida back in 2007 and I hadn’t been back to the Sunshine State since. 2011 was the year that I was hopeful for a chance to visit the two remaining Florida courses. When I received an invite to play at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach I decided to try to make the most of my airfare to Florida and set to work on finding a contact at Calusa Pines. The first thing I did was have the pro from my club call there to see if they allowed reciprocal play. The pro at Calusa Pines politely informed my pro that all play at CPGC had to be sponsored by a member. OK, I’m familiar with the needle in a haystack drill, so I got right to work. Calusa Pines is located in Naples on the west coast of the southern tip of Florida. I knew a couple of people who had winter homes in Florida so I made a few phone calls and sent a few emails to see what I could… More >