ARROWHEAD GOLF COURSE (239-596-1000)
Florida Golf Course Review
Arrowhead Golf Course in Naples is a Gordon G. Lewis design that opened for public play in 1998. The 18- holes on this championship layout are
positioned amongst 16 pristine lakes situated along wide rolling fairways and spacious greens, affording mid and high handicappers with an enjoyable
experience. Wide landing zones and forgiving collection areas greenside provide ample room for recoveries. Expert players hitting from the back tees will
be challenged by the plentiful sand bunkering and well placed water hazards.
Four sets of tees allow all levels of players with an opportunity to test their game from sets that measure 6832 yards/132 slope, 6011 yards/118 slope,
5243 yards/122 slope(for women) and 4711 yards with a slope of 114 from the forward sets. On course, sprinklers heads are measured to the center of
the green, as are yardage blocks that are posted at 100, 150, 200 yards (plus 250 on par fives). 150 yard stakes double as directional devices on par
fours and fives, and color coded flags indicate front, middle and back hole locations.
The facilities at Arrowhead include a grass/aqua driving range and practice greens for putting and chipping, and a full service clubhouse with pro shop and
changing areas. A restaurant/lounge on property features a lunch menu with hot & cold sandwiches plus all the standard bar beverages. Lessons and
club-fitting are available from the professional staff, and the property also provides a great summer Junior Golf Program.
Golfers will find ample room off the tee, but some forced carries and tight approaches will challenge the iron game of all levels of players. Those playing
from the tips will find some of the par threes especially interesting. The green complexes vary from those protected by bunkers, swales and mounds, to
those with flat open fronts inviting low running pitches and chips. There are holes with contouring both along the fairways and greenside.
Arrowhead is conveniently located just 1.7 miles from I-75 (exit 111) on Immokalee Road in Heritage Greens, and is easily accessible from downtown
Naples, Ft Myers or Bonita Springs. Though water hazards are abundant, most are situated on the perimeters and should not come into play very often.
Multi tiered putting surfaces and undulating fairways keep it interesting however...and the landscaping and conditioning were among the best we
encountered on our Mid-October visit. This is one of the few courses in the Naples area with long term plans on remaining open for public play!
For more info, visit our page for the course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.