Pelican Bay is known as a neighborhood that is deeply aware of the environment and makes every effort in safeguarding the surrounding beach, natural mangrove preserve areas and waterways. Originally owned by the renowned Barron Collier family, the land that occupies Pelican Bay was referred to as Clam Bay at one time. However, the name was changed in 1974 to the current identification as Pelican Bay and the beautiful mangrove forest was designated in 1982 by Collier County as a protected natural resource area.
Pelican Bay Naples Florida is unlike any other, diverse and eclectic…a distinctive neighborhood featuring breathtaking beaches and shimmering crystal-blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and conveniently located near five-star luxury hotels, superior hospitals, medical facilities and schools.
Just a short drive away, one can enjoy upscale shopping and casual to gourmet dining at The Village on Venetian Bay, The Waterside Shops, Mercato, The Coastland Center Mall, the boutique shops, varied bars and fine gourmet restaurants of Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South, The Naples Philharmonic at Artis-Naples and The Baker Museum, The Naples Zoo and The Naples Botanical Gardens, luxury at its very finest.
Within this extraordinary neighborhood of Pelican Bay, a stunning golf resort and country club exists…The Club Pelican Bay. Opening in 1980, Club Pelican Bay is a highly esteemed private club which was purchased in 1991 by its members and is located in North Naples, just west of US 41, north of Gateway Boulevard, and south of Bonita Beach Road.
Still going strong after 35 years, Pelican Bay golf course members truly believe that the club is so much more than a golf club. Encouraging its members to play on spectacular challenging golf courses and to partake in the array of dining, sporting, special events, social activities and various amenities offered on a daily basis, Club Pelican Bay is one-of-a-kind.
The magnificent 27-holes of golf at Club Pelican Bay was designed by Arthur Hills, and is even featured on the cover of his recent book, “The Works of Art: Golf Course Designs By Arthur Hills”. These 27-holes of premier golf are actually three 9-hole courses, The Club Course, The Pelican Course and The Bay Course…each unique in design, yet challenging with the guaranteed element of pleasure.
The rolling lush fairways, pristine multi-tiered greens, fresh water lakes, waterfalls, and unique sand traps, weave throughout all three courses and accentuate Southwest Florida’s natural beauty…the exceptional and colorful fauna flora, the towering oak trees, lush pine trees and multiple varieties of tropical palms. The three courses at Club Pelican Bay offer the feature of playing from any of four sets of tees, an option designed to suit every level of play and boasts an outstanding staff of PGA certified professionals.
An exceptional and spacious 40,000 square foot clubhouse overlooking a crystal-blue fresh water lake includes seven different dining options…fine dining in The Formal Main Dining Room and South Dining Room, casual dining in The Pelican Plaza and The Pelican Room, private dining in St. Andrews Room and Augusta Room and even a more casual relaxed dining in the various women’s and men’s locker rooms.
Additionally there is a new USCA croquet court for members to enjoy, and Club Pelican Bay offers 12-17 special social events each year.
The membership at Club Pelican Bay is quite diverse, including families, singles, couples and retirees with just over 500 memberships. Some are year-round members and others are members who are at the club during the winter season, and yet there are some who frequent only occasionally.
The benefits of membership at Club Pelican Bay include the advantage of member owned memberships, being a part of a financially solid organization, availability of funding for capital improvements, no special assessments, no food and beverage minimums and no residency requirement to become a member.