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“Beautiful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of LaPlaya Golf Course

LaPlaya Golf Course
333 Palm River Boulevard, Naples, FL 34108
+1 239-254-5001
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Ranked #11 of 175 Activities in Naples
Type: Golf Courses, Sports
Activities: Golfing
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Owner description: This Private / Resort Golf Course features an 18-hole, par 72, 6,907-yard championship layout with driving range, practice area and beautiful views of the course from the clubhouse veranda.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

My husband and 2 sons golfed here the morning after we arrived. The hotel concierge had booked tee time in advance for us.
"A beautiful course to play" said by all 3 of them. I drove the golf cart for one son and enjoyed the lovely scenery.
Sons spotted a baby turtle during their round

Visited July 2013
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Alan F, General Manager at LaPlaya Golf Course, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Dear Fiona,
On behalf of the team at LaPlaya Golf Club, thank you for your recent visit, review & chauffeured 'buggie' duties!
Delighted to hear about the family time spent enjoying the outdoors here, and you managed to drive on the 'right side' of the golf course too!
We look forward to your return visit to Naples soon; in the meantime wishing you and family safe travels back to Edinburgh, (Hibs or Hearts?) and great golfing for the rest of the year.
Kindest regards,
Alan F.
G.M.
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Coatesville, PA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Nice Course But What Happened To the Greens?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I recently played the course and was paired up with a couple of very nice members. I'm a 14 handicap and I found the course to be challenging but very fair. Lots of water, so course mamangement is a must. I'd say 1/3 of the greens had areas that were marked off as unplayable. The members told me they lost them due to heavy rain. That probably explains why the greens were sooooo slow -- easily the slowest greens I've ever played on. I wish the hotel would have told me about the conditions of the greens because I would have never booked the golf package. I only played one round because the thought of putting up with those greens again wasn't worth the aggravation.

Visited April 2013
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Alan F, General Manager at LaPlaya Golf Course, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Dear CWimer62,
On behalf of the team at LaPlaya Golf Club, thank you for your recent visit and review of your golf experience in April 2013.
Yes, the issues you observed with sections of some of the putting surfaces are being aggressively addressed this summer, and we are confident of their full recovery. Also the advance notification to all our resort guests about course conditions we continue to review and adapt when required, and we thank you for bringing this to our attention.
We look forward to your return visit, when the putting surfaces will again be at their brilliant best.
Kindest regards,
Alan F.
G.M. Golf Club.
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Naples, Florida
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Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“A tough but fair test”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

The variety of different holes and their design make it a thinkers golf course. You need to think about shot placement and balance risk with reward. It is scenically good with not too many intrusive houses around.

It is a course that demands respect, otherwise it bites you. The river running through was part of the original course and the hole that runs alongside it is one of the best. It is a tough but fair challenge of golf and offers sport to a wide range of abilities.

I have played it many times over the years and think it is up there with the best in Naples.

Much like theEstuary in terms of challenge

Visited November 2012
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Jason M, Manager at LaPlaya Golf Course, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thank you for your review of LaPlaya Golf course! I would certainly agree with your assessment of our course - it's tough but overall fair! There is no doubt that when golfing at LaPlaya you should take an extra second or two before committing to a shot!

Thank you for also noting the overall feel of the course in terms of quality and scenic views, the golf team takes great pride in providing a unique course experience for our guests and members!

We hope you will choose LaPlaya golf again in the future,

Jason K. Moll
Director of Rooms
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Naples, Florida
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“Couldn't be better...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Beautiful, friendly, and in great shape. La Playa is a private course with members from all over Naples. Guests at La Playa Hotel are able to play there as well..If you have a chance to play, or bceome a member, jump at it!

Visited January 2013
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Chris G, Manager at LaPlaya Golf Course, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Thank you for choosing LaPlaya's Golf Course! Our entire team aims to provide our resort guests and members with a high quality, exclusive golfing experience -- and it's great to read that you enjoyed it.

We appreciate your support and recommendation -- and we hope to see you again soon.

Kind Regards,

Chris Grossman
Rooms Manager
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Newnan, GA
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Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Much Nicer than expected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I had heard the course had been redone in the last two years and they did a great job. My group really enjoyed the course. Put it on your list to play

Visited October 2012
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Jason M, Manager at LaPlaya Golf Course, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
We are so pleased to see that you enjoyed your experience at the LaPlaya Golf Course!

Our team takes great pride in exceeding the expectations of our customers, and feedback such as yours is important!

We hope to see you again soon,

Jason K. Moll
Director of Rooms
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