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The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club Re-Opens Golf Course, As Enhancements Are Now Complete
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club’s championship golf course has reopened, better than ever. The course was closed July 12-September 2, 2010 so that it could undergo enhancements, and it now boasts new grass on 12 of the greens, and on all 18 tee boxes. In addition, there are new bridges over some of the course’s water features, according to Head Golf Pro George Willard. The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club is Southwest Florida’s only beachfront resort to feature an on-site championship golf course, world-class spa, and award-winning tennis center. In addition to the golf course enhancements, the resort completed the renovation of its 319 guest rooms and suites in January 2010, and opened its all-new $5 million beachfront pool complex in February 2010. The resort features 34,000 sq. ft. of indoor meeting and event space, and many beautiful outdoor Gulf-front venues.

Built in 1927, the resort’s championship par 72 layout is Naples’ original golf course. Updated over the years – first by Mark Mahanna in 1948, then by famed golf course architect Ron Garl in 1980, 1993 and 1998 – the course was renovated to enhance the qualities that have always made it so popular, according to Willard. “Our course is one of the unique features that really sets our resort apart from others,” said Willard. “Not only have we played host to amateur and professional events, we’ve also been named the ‘Best Public Course in Southwest Florida’ – no small feat considering our competition. The renovations we’ve made to our tees and greens were designed to enhance play while maintaining the originality that’s been our trademark for decades.”

Measuring 6,448 yards from the blue tees, the resort’s legendary 18-hole, par-72 course is designed for both enjoyment and challenge. The course’s pristine natural setting provides golfers with an incredible sense of serenity. A favorite since it opened, Naples’ original championship course is home to the Florida State Senior Men’s Open Championship, Florida State Senior Women’s Golf Association Championship, and Future Collegiate World Tour, among other events. For more information, call (800) 866-1946 or (239) 261-2222, or visit

“Fall is a great time to conduct a meeting in Naples,” said Jason Parsons, general manager of the family-owned resort. “The weather is great, and it is just beautiful here.”  The newly renovated rooms now feature new bedding and fabrics, flat-panel televisions, completely remodeled bathrooms, new carpet, and accents in calming tropical shades. The resort also offers the award-winning Mary C. Watkins Tennis Center with six Har-Tru courts; seven miles of white-sand beach; the all-new $5 million beachfront pool complex with two new pools and two new whirlpools; and the world-class Spa, which offers an array of massage services, body treatments, and skincare services. The resort also features the fitness center; Beach Klub 4 Kids; a salon; and an Orchid House, home to over 3,000 tropical plants.

Dining options include HB’s on the Gulf, the city of Naples’ only beachfront restaurant, featuring fresh regional seafood and stunning sunset views. Another “must do” is to experience the resort’s popular Sunset Beach Bar, recognized as the “Best Place To Catch A Southwest Florida Sunset,” and named “Naples’ Best Beach Bar” by the Travel Channel. The newly remodeled guest rooms and suites feature furnished balconies or patios overlooking the Gulf, the lush grounds, or scenic golf course. Standard amenities include a new flat-panel television, in-room refrigerator, two telephones with voicemail, modem access, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, in-room safe, in-room coffee, climate control, and security keycards. High-speed wireless Internet access is also available. Owned and operated by the Watkins family for over 60 years, the resort has a rich history in Southwest Florida.

For more information, call (800) 866-1946 or (239) 261-2222, or visit
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