Bonita Springs, FL (Vocus) June 10, 2010
Readers of Condé Nast Traveler, recognized as one of the world’s leading references for travel aficionados, have ranked The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples as the Best Overall Golf Resort in Florida. The poll results were announced in the June 2010 issue of the magazine, which reaches more than 825,000 readers monthly
Thousands of readers participated in the poll by ranking golf resorts on a range of factors including the overall golf experience, resort, amenities, staff, restaurant quality and customer service.
Tiburón Golf Club, a joint venture between Host Hotels and Resorts and WCI Communities, is located at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. The Tiburón property is a WCI master-planned community that encompasses luxury homes and the resort’s 36 holes of golf operated by WCI’s amenities division. The resort, located at Airport-Pulling and Vanderbilt Beach roads in Naples, offers unique perks to resort guests, including complimentary rental clubs, two sleeves of golf balls and a golf glove. Guests also have access to the facilities and professional instructors at the onsite Rick Smith Golf Academy.
Both 18-hole courses were designed by legendary golfer and course creator Greg Norman, known as “The Shark” during his professional career with the PGA Tour. In fact, the community was named with a clear nod to Norman: Tiburón means “shark” in Spanish.
Being named the Best Overall Golf Resort in Florida by Condé Nast readers is only the latest in a long series of accolades the resort has earned; others include being named in the Top 100 Golf Shops by Golf World Magazine seven out of nine years and in Golf Digest’s Top 75 Golf Resorts in North America in 2004 and 2007.
For more information about The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, visit ritzcarlton.com, or call 239-254-3340 for tee times and golf lessons.
WCI has been creating amenity-rich, master-planned lifestyle communities since 1946. Florida-based WCI caters to primary, retirement and second-home buyers in Florida, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. WCI offers traditional and tower home choices with prices from the low-$100,000s to more than $3 million. In addition to homebuilding and development, WCI generates revenues from its Prudential Florida Real Estate Services, mortgage and title services, and its recreational amenities, as well as through land sales and joint ventures. For more information, visit WCICommunities.com.