Naples is the golf capital of the world, but how do you find the right golf club community for your style of play and living?  With at least 1200 golfing communities in Florida to choose from knowing where to start your search for golf communities in Southwest Florida can seem like a daunting task. Now you can get the guidance of a luxury real estate professional combined with the expertise of PGA golf professionals.

Golf Life Navigators and John R. Wood Properties have announced their partnership to provide client’s with expert resources that ensure the perfect fit when choosing a new home and golfing community in Southwest Florida.

Golf Life Navigators was originally formed by several PGA golf professionals who recognized the unique needs of people looking for golf communities in Florida each year. They developed an extensive survey process to help clients pinpoint three of the best choices based on preferred lifestyle, golf ability, and other relevant factors. They also took into account that the needs of the husband and wife might be quite different. Once the golf club needs have been identified, John R. Wood Properties can step in to provide expert assistance locating the perfect piece of luxury real estate within the target communities.

Seems like a match made in heaven to us!


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Naples Area is Famous for It’s Golf

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The Naples area is famous for its golf, and that point is definitely not lost on the professional tour players. Many of the pros have a primary or secondary home in the Marco/Naples/Bonita area, including Peter Jacobsen, Rocco Mediate, Scott Hoch, Chip Beck, John Harris, Wayne Levi, Mark Lye, Fuzzy Zoeller, Kris Tamulis, and others.

Each year, more pros purchase homes after experiencing Naples by playing in the Champion’s Tour Ace Classic and The Shark Shootout, hosted by Greg Norman. They then come home to work on their game with their instructors. Top 100 teachers such as David Leadbetter, Rick Smith, Dr. Jim Suttie, and Tom Patri have academies in the Naples area.

Other sports celebrities have also found their home in paradise, such as Larry Bird, Mike Ditka, Dr. Jack Ramsey, Ara Parseghian, Dave Wannstedt, Chuck Noll, Mary Carillo, and Johan Kriek. This is by no means ALL of them, but it shows the desirability of Southwest Florida for celebrities who can choose to live anywhere.

For the most informative golf site in SW Florida with extensive info on golf club communities as well as golf course statistics visit  Here you will find

  • The Perfect Course for You
  • Membership Fees and Alternatives
  • Course Yardage, Slope & Rating
  • Course Architects and Descriptions
  • Information for Buying in a Golf Community
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The Tennis Club at Sterling Oaks

The Tennis Club at Sterling Oaks – I love playing tennis at Sterling Oaks where tennis is their first priority!  And even tho I live in a community with great tennis facilities I enjoy extending my fun to include a membership in The Club at Sterling Oaks for the great tennis.

The Club at Sterling Oaks
The Club at Sterling Oaks

Only three miles to the white sand beaches of the Gulf, Sterling Oaks is considered one of Naples’ premier tennis communities.

  • 12 Har-Tru courts (10 lighted)
  • Below court watering for better footing and gentler on joints
  • Professionally groomed
  • Shaded seating area between each court
  • Stadium Court for exhibitions and Social Events
  • On-site Pro
  • Private & Group Lessons
  • USTA, COL/LEE, CTA, and USPTA Leagues
  • League Tournaments
  • Social Events
  • Fully Stocked Pro Shop with stringing services
  • Memberships available seasonally & annually and even a Tennis Sampler Package for those visiting the area!

TENNIS DIRECTOR:  Paul Barrus,  USPTA Certified Tennis Professional


See some of Naples’ best known players and pros perform their magic in exhibitions on the lighted stadium court at the Club at Sterling Oaks.  Enjoy your favorite beverage served from the Oak Room bar. The public is encouraged to attend. Arrive early for best seats.  Check events calendar for exhibition schedule.


The 2016 West Coast Super Seniors Grand Prix Tournament Sponsored by Hamilton Mikes will be hosted by The Club at Sterling Oaks for the eighth consecutive year. A record number of more than 250 players participated from all over the USA and around the world in last year’s USTA nationally sanctioned event.  Club members take great pride in hosting this heralded event and volunteer in many capacities.  The dates for the upcoming Category II event will be January 24th through February 1st, 2016.


Community amenities are open to all & include a Junior Olympic pool, Cabana Grill & Bar, fully equipped fitness center with saunas & locker rooms, 2 Bocce Courts & a 10,000 sq. ft. clubhouse for casual dining & planned activities.


The Tennis Club at Sterling Oaks
Resort Pool



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Pelican Landing Tennis

If you love tennis then the Naples and Bonita Springs area is for you where our temperatures are perfect to enjoy year round play.   Yes, summers are hot but we have plenty of play time during the morning hours and in the afternoons there are the light gulf breezes that blow over the courts mid-day.  The rest of the year is absolutely perfect for play!

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When looking to purchase a home my buyers often ask which communities have the best tennis facilities.  Many are looking for more than just courts – they want to buy in a community with a focus on tennis, friendly players, a host of activities, and leagues.  Having played the many communities from Naples to Bonita Springs kudos goes to Pelican Landing Tennis!

  • Very Active Tennis Community with over 800 tennis members
  • 12 state of the art Har-Tru courts with 6 lighted courts for night play
  • Tennis Memberships are included in the HOA ~ no additional fees !
  • Tennis Director, a USPTA Tennis Pro and an Assistant Pro
  • A full complement of lesson programs are available
  • All levels of play
  • Ladies’ USTA, Lee County league, and Bonero leagues. Level 2.5 – 4.0
  • Men’s Col-Lee, Lee County league, Bonita Springs leagues. Level 3.0 – 4.0
  • Friday morning Shot-of-the-Week, Round Robins & Ladders regularly scheduled
  • Club events such as tournaments and tennis socials
  • Chelsea system for convenient court reservations
  • Clubhouse for gathering after play
  • Pro Shop with Stringing Services available
  • Well-maintained courts swept twice daily

Head Pro:  Dave Richardson  

                                  See you on the courts!


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