Calusa Pines Golf Club
Naples, Florida, United States
It takes quite a special golf course to attract attention in south Florida, mainly because there are so many built with high budgets and big egos, and on relatively featureless sites. Calusa Pines Golf Club distinguishes itself from its brethren because it goes to excess, some would say, but in such a subtle way that it becomes memorable. Calusa Pines features vistas generated by man-made forty-foot high sweeping ridges, influencing many of the golf holes. The landforms are so soft and flowing that they blend in well enough to appear natural yet unique. Considering the extensive native plant re-vegetation it is difficult to imagine that this golf course was built, rather than simply having been laid out on this piece of land.
America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses 2013 (#71)
Best in State (#3)
Top 100 Courses U.S. (#64)
Best in State (#5)
Top 100 Best Modern Courses U.S. (#24)
*Fry/Straka member designed under Hurdzan/Fry
*Awards include highest ranking throughout course history.