Bill Davidson, Golf Course Superintendant
The Country Club of Naples has maintained a rich tradition in private, high quality golf since 1966. In fact, CCN is the oldest private full service country club in Naples. A strong commitment to quality conditioning and members' satisfaction led the Club to undergo a multi-million dollar renovation during the summer of 2009 when the entire golf course was rebuilt.
Golf course architect Gordon Lewis was hired to layout the master plans for the modernization of the classic "ground game" golf course, originally designed by famed mid-west designer Bill Diddel, with an emphasis on drainage and landscaping while maintaining the character of the course.
The reconstruction of the golf course turned out to exceed everyone's expectations! Not only did Gordon Lewis improve the infrastructure of the course, he delighted the players' senses with beautifully crafted vistas and magnificently orchestrated landscaping, all the while maintaining the generous landing areas and challenge of the course. A wonderful new addition to the course is a set of forward tees constructed for juniors and seniors alike. Now the course can accommodate both the new player and the seasoned player, whether they like to walk or take a cart.
Our 15th Hole Par 3 was selected as #8 in the Naples Daily News Dream 18 in March, 2014. More than 1,800 golf holes were eligible to be named one of the area's best 18 holes. Selection was made by a 12-person committee of local pros, amateurs, instructors and architects. No. 15 at CCN met all of the criteria according to the judges, playability, degree of difficulty, and aesthetically.
The Country Club of Naples was the proud host of the 2012 Local Qualifying round for the 112th United States Open Championship conducted by the United States Golf Association.
CCN was honored to host two national USGA events in the summer of 2013. The Sectional Qualifying site for the 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship on July 15 & 16 and the Sectional Qualifying site for the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship on June 27 & 28. Click here to see NBC Sports coverage of the June event held at The Country Club of Naples.