Tiburón Golf Club
Tiburón – The Gold Course
2620 Tiburon Drive, Naples, FL 34109
Quality/Cost Ratio (1 to 10)
First class with many amenities
108 to 137
5,112 to 7,382
Overall Rating (1 to 5):
Located in Naples, Florida, Tiburón Golf Club features two 18-hole, Greg Norman-designed golf courses, The Gold and The Black. Tiburón is home to the LPGA Tour’s CME Group Tour Championship and the PGA TOUR’s QBE Shootout and is consistently rated among the top 20 golf facilities in Florida by Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine.
Rarely will you find a better manicured and maintained course than Tiburón – The Gold Course. Typically, every golf course will have a few brown spots on greens or fairways. Not Tiburón. True to the Ritz brand, Tiburón was almost perfect. The TifEagle Bermuda greens were as consistent as you will find, anywhere, with few straight in putts, although the breaks were somewhat subtle. The balls sat up nicely on the lush Bermuda fairways. The 121 slope rating on the white tees belies the difficulty of the course. It is highly unlikely that you will finish the round with the same ball . . . there are just too many ways to lose your ball. And, if you do not lose your ball, it is unlikely that you will avoid the multitude of other hazards, including white fluffy sand traps, natural grass areas, water, OB and the purple Mulea Grass which added color to every hole. All in all, Tiburón offers an excellent golfing experience, which doesn’t come cheap but it is worth paying a little extra for the Tiburón experience.
The entire team at Tiburón was professional and focused on customer service, from the initial call to secure a tee time to the bag drop to the gentlemen in the pro shop to the starter and marshal. Each point of contact was professional, accommodating (within reason), very nice and an excellent representative of the Ritz-Carlton brand.