Architect(s): Robert Trent Jones, Sr.,Roger Rulewich
Greens: Champion Ultra Dwarf
Fairways: 419 Bermuda Grass
Season: Year round
Located just a chip and a putt east of the Gulf of Mexico, Lely Resort in Naples, Florida, is a 54-hole golf resort with two championship 18-hole courses (Flamingo Island and Mustang) and one private 18-hole track (Classic). Flamingo Island is a brilliant 7,095-yard, Robert Trent Jones and Roger Rulewich design that is considered a signature South Florida layout. Featuring many of RTJ’s iconic characteristics, Flamingo Island is shaped by an abundance of natural water hazards, hourglass fairways framed by white-sand bunkers and large, undulated greens. The signature 5th hole is a 200-yard, par 3 island hole with only two small bridges connecting the tee boxes and green to the mainland. With a combination of iconic course design and stunning views of the Gulf Coast landscape, Lely Resort is one of the best places to play in South Florida.