TIBURON GOLF CLUB (239-593-2216) Black Course Review
Florida Golf Course Review
Tiburon Golf Club, with two 18-hole championship courses to choose from, is one in a group of dynamic, upscale golf properties in Southwest Florida that
are owned and operated by WCI Communities. The others are Hammock Bay in the Naples area, Pelican Preserve in Fort Myers, Raptor Bay and Colony
in the Bonita Springs region, and the Venetian in Venice. Members and guests enjoy playing privileges on some of the best layouts in SW Florida - with
each featuring manicured conditioning and top notch amenities.
The Tiburon courses are adjacent to the Ritz Carlton in Naples - a luxury resort featuring stay and play packages, with a variety of fine accommodations
and 4 star amenities and service. The Ritz Carlton includes two distinctive properties ( 3 miles apart) that guests can chose from (while enjoying privileges
at both) - at the golf resort and also beachfront. For more info on the Ritz Carlton, visit their website by clicking here. You can also check out our page for the resort with plentiful photo images and text on the property by clicking here.
TIBURON BLACK REVIEW
The images in this review are of the Black Course.
Both courses at Tiburon were designed by Greg Norman, feature outstanding conditioning from tee to green, with tropical landscaping plus amenities and
service that rivals that of that the best private facilities in Florida. The clubhouse is picturesque, and includes a well stocked pro shop, locker rooms with
showers, a restaurant and lounge, plus snack area with outdoor patio. Practice facilities include a targeted grass range with stacks of complimentary balls,
a short game area with sand bunker, plus putting green. The Rick Smith Golf School is also on property, with lessons and instruction of all types.
The golf carts on both courses are equipped with an ice chest and rake (for bunkers) and also feature a GPS navigational program that provides accurate
info from tee to the pin. Each tee box is marked to indicate championship, back, middle or forward tee areas. 150 yard stakes are also positioned in the
middle of fairways on all par fours and fives, as a yardage and positional guide. Besides the challenging green complexes, unique features include long
drives over wooden bridges (over water and through forests/swampland) and greenside bunkers complexes with sod faced walls.
The Black course is extremely beautiful and very unforgiving! There is a mix of wide and tight fairways, with trees, water, sand and waste areas forming the
boundaries. You get what you deserve on this course. Tee shots that find the fairways and approaches that find the greens will create ample scoring
opportunities as the large putting surfaces are true rolling and only mildly sloping. Miss to either side or long however - and the roll-off is extreme…with
sloping fringes that lead to immediate trouble in the form of bush or water. The ranger in charge on my round gave me a helpful hint - if you are to miss -
hit it short - as there frequently is room in front for recovery opportunities. There are 5 sets of tee areas on the Black that play to distances and slopes
measuring 7005 yards/147 slope, 6323 yards/138 slope, 6111 yards/134 slope, 5624 yards/110 slope for men and 131 for women, and 4909 yards with a
slope of 119 for ladies hitting from the forward tees. Golfers will find water in play on 15 holes and including the waste areas, there are around 50 sand
traps situated near the landing zones or greenside.
The Black course at Tiburon is the original design, and though challenging - is very fair and highly recommended. For more information, visit our listing
page for this course, with map, directions and all the technical info on the course and property, by clicking here. Also - See our prompt at the top right corner of this review for a direct link to this course's website.