Royal Palm Country Club
Naples, Florida Golf Community
Welcome to Royal Palm Country Club
Royal Palm has been a private, member-owned and member-friendly golf club since 1976. While golf is the central feature of the Club, the breadth of dining and social activities foster a vibrant, active lifestyle for golfers and non-golfers alike. Our members are known for their welcoming spirit and new members are amazed at how quickly “everyone knows your name”!
The 18-hole Olde Florida Style golf course was designed by David L. Wallace and redesigned by Gordon Lewis in 2000. Mature trees and landscaping line each fairway and lead the golfer to TifEagle greens with well-placed bunkers to challenge each approach shot. Eight tee placements are offered so the course can be fully enjoyed by players of every skill level. Also, the course is walker-friendly and short distances between greens and tees enable walkers to readily finish a round in four hours.
Royal Palm is proud of our PGA Golf Professional and Director of Golf, Rick Neet, who has been at the helm since 1981. His recognition as the 2012 Southwest Florida Golf Professional of the Year reflects the esteem his fellow golf professionals have for him. Indeed, PGA professionals have enjoyed Royal Palm’s many championship tournaments and the course is currently used to test the ability of future PGA members & apprentices.
Royal Palm lies within the East Naples Lely Country Club residential community and is easily accessible from Marco Island and the greater Naples area. One needs to visit Royal Palm to fully appreciate all that it has to offer. Please contact our Membership Office for more information. Once you visit, you will want to “come home” to Royal Palm.
Membership Types at Royal Palm Country Club
Royal Palm offers various types of memberships to fit individual lifestyles. We are a member-owned private golf club in a lush, natural setting with that “classic” Olde Florida feel.
Full Family Golf Membership
The Member and his/her family have full golf and Clubhouse privileges and is a voting Membership.
Full Single Golf Membership
The golfing Member has full golf and Clubhouse privileges and is a voting Membership. In addition, the Member’s spouse is a Social Member with this membership with full Clubhouse privileges.
This membership is available to those under 50 years of age. The membership includes full golf and Clubhouse privileges, but is not a voting Membership.
Membership Preview Program
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to preview our private golf club and discover a true golfing treasure in Naples! This limited time offer is available now through April 31, 2017.
Real Estate at Royal Palm Country Club
Real Estate surrounding Royal Palm include homes from $70,000 to $599,000
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Golf at Royal Palm Country Club
For 40 years, Royal Palm Country Club has maintained a tradition of offering quality, championship golf. Our 18-hole golf course offers tees for every player ability level where Members enjoy unlimited tee times and can either walk or ride the course. Each year, the Golf Committee publishes a schedule of competitive golf events for men, women, and couples culminating with the annual Club Men’s and Women’s Championship. The renovation of the 188-acre Wallace designed course was completed in late 2000.
A Men’s morning sign-up game is scheduled for each Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and is open to all handicap levels. Play is typically from the #3 tee players, but all players are encouraged to participate. A Men’s afternoon sign-up game, played Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, is open to all golfers and play is typically from the #2 tees. Member-organized games are scheduled throughout the week. The Golf Shop works with new Members to quickly integrate them into the various playing options according to their interest.
Couples (Men and Women) Golf
Pub Night & Twinite Golf will happen certain Friday’s throughout the winter season. It is a 9-Hole golf event for both men and women to compete in a FUN format. Tee times start at 3:00 p.m. Following 9-Hole play, awards will be present during a Pub Night Buffet in the Clubhouse. Couples 18-Hole golf events, including guest days, are scheduled on Sundays and certain Holidays during season. Held either in the morning or afternoon, these are always followed by awards and a social event in the Clubhouse.
There are two golf associations for women at Royal Palm, the 18-Hole Women’s Golf Association and a 9-Hole Ladies’ Golf Association. Each association has a variety of scheduled events from November through April, including themed tournaments and guest days. These two associations go out of their way to welcome new members and integrate them into their respective associations.
Although women may play golf any time during the week, Tuesday mornings are designated for women’s golf. The 18-Hole Women’s Golf Association has a weekly association game on Thursday mornings. The 9-Hole Ladies Association has a weekly association game on Friday mornings and alternate between the Front 9 and Back 9.
While formal golf association activities end in April, there is ongoing golf activity for women during the summer months. From May through October, women golfers organize informal play during the week either at our home course or at one of the many reciprocal courses. There also is a Friday “Ladies Summer League” for 18-hole women players that provides a wonderful opportunity to experience other courses and play golf with women from several area golf clubs.
Dining and Social at Royal Palm Country Club
Royal Palm’s Clubhouse is a hub of dining and social activity for our Members and their guests. In this welcoming environment, people meet and greet and create lasting friendships.
- Dining opportunities range from casual to elegant, depending on personal taste and the event schedule.
- Lunch is offered daily from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- Happy Hour is in The Pub 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday through October 14th and features happy hour drink prices and a Pub menu. October 17th through season, Happy Hour is 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
- Sunday breakfast is offered beginning at 8:30 a..m during the summer; 8:00 a.m. October 16 – May 31st.
- Wednesday (during season) and Saturday (year round) evenings offer fine dining opportunities with seatings beginning at 5:00 p.m. with the last seating at 8:00 p.m. Menus are changed monthly and reflect the wide range of Chef Hector’s culinary skills.
Buffets are offered in conjunction with evenings devoted to bridge, bingo and trivia. You do not have to participate in the game to join us for dining! On designated Friday Pub Night, Royal Palm is THE place to be! Members and their guests gather to mingle among friends and to enjoy the light casual buffet menu. Several elegant dinner dances also are held during the year. These include parties at Christmas, New Years, Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day plus the annual President’s Ball! Live entertainment with local musicians adds to the party atmosphere of these always well-attended events. Royal Palm also caters private parties and events and a “take-out” menu is available for those who wish to enjoy Royal Palm at home. A stroll into the Clubhouse at almost any time of day will usually find groups of Members concentrating on games such as bridge, Mahjongg, and dominoes.
History at Royal Palm Country Club
History of Royal Palm A 30 Year Tradition of Championship Golf Royal Palm sits on a 188 acre tract of land in East Naples originally owned and developed by Cornelius Vander Lely. The first nine holes were opened in 1975; the second nine were completed in 1975 and the full 18-hole golf course opened in January, 1976. Between 1976 and 1984, Lely Royal Palm Country Club was a developer’s club. When wind of a possible sale was heard, the current subscribers formed an “Acquisition Committee” to buy the club from the developer. On May 1, 1985 the new Members officially purchased the club and Royal Palm Country Club, became a private, member-owned club.
The 18-hole championship golf course is one of four Naples area clubs built by course designer David L. Wallace. Other Wallace designed clubs include Marco Island Country Club, Royal Poinciana Golf Club, and Hibiscus Golf Club. Golf Professional Gene Sarazen once called Royal Palm “the best member layout in Collier County.” The course was redesigned and renovated by Gordon Lewis in 2000 when the current TifEagle greens were installed.
The original clubhouse was built in 1979 and replaced in 1993 by a larger facility to accommodate the growing membership and social needs of the Club. While the footprint has not changed since the renovation, frequent updates in décor reflect an effort to maintain an ambiance suited to the time. The large open dining room offers seating for up to 200 Members and their guests with large windows on three sides that provide a panoramic view of the 18th hole and practice green. A recently-renovated bar area that seats 40 is a gathering place after golf and before social dining occasions.
Royal Palm has a rich history of charity events. Since its inception, golf tournaments for various charities have been hosted by our Golf professional, Rick Neet. Most notably, an AVOW Hospice Pro-Am Tournament was held annually from 1992 to 2012, drew professional golfers from throughout southwest Florida, and raised over $860,000 for that organization. Royal Palm is also host to a Special Olympics golf tournament each August and has extended practice and team play privileges to the Lely High School golf team.