at The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón
Black Course overview
The Black Course at Tiburon (Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort) opened in 2001 and is the slightly younger sibling to the Gold Course. Another excellent Greg Norman design that has a very distinctive look with its pine straw-lined fairways, waste areas and greens nestled amidst pine trees and native Florida foliage.
Although shorter than the Gold at just under 7000 yards off the tips, it is a more challenging course with a slope of 145. Routed through acres of pine trees, with many water hazards and waste area-flanked fairways, it’s important to hit ‘em straight.
Being a Troon Golf run property, it is always in immaculate condition, and the 27,000 sq ft clubhouse is also pretty impressive.
The par-5 18th measures 533 yards off the tips and is a great finishing hole. It’s a dogleg right with a lake running down the entire right side. Accurate shot-making is key to avoid the coquina waste areas and greenside bunkers and may well result in a closing birdie!
Did You Know?
The word Tiburon means ‘shark’ in Spanish.
Accommodation near Black Course
The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón
Luxurious 5-star resort in the heart of Naples and just 5 miles from the beach. Two championship Greg Norman courses onsite along with extensive leisure facilities and multiple dining options.
Naples Grande Beach Resort
Naples Grande Beach Resort overlooks the Gulf of Mexico and offers guests modern guestrooms, its own championship-style golf course, and numerous onsite activities and restaurants.