Once you drive through our front gate, it is very apparent how Wilderness Country Club got its name. When Arthur Hills first toured the property, he called it “A rare, tropical enclave – really a paradise.”
Wilderness was established in 1974 and our name is perfectly aligned with the beautiful grounds surrounding the golf course and living space. Today, our 200-acre property is a designated Audubon cooperative sanctuary where a wide variety of birds and wildlife abound.
Member-owned and controlled from its beginning, Wilderness is an established community offering a secure lifestyle governed by an active resident Board of Directors. The staffed, gated entrance leads you into a nature preserve in the heart of Naples. Wilderness is ideally situated just minutes from the Gulf’s pristine beaches, Olde Naples, shops, restaurants, medical facilities, art and cultural institutions.
Artfully hidden amidst majestic trees and lush vegetation are 300 low-profile condominium residences. Each building is carefully sited to offer sweeping views of fairways, trees, lakes and greens. Residences are spacious and feature an abundance of glass bringing the striking beauty of Wilderness right into your home.
Come and visit this rare tropical paradise in the heart of Naples.
Membership at Wilderness not only offers access to superb golfing, tennis, pool and dining facilities but welcomes you to an embracing, close-knit, inclusive and caring community.
Members owned and controlled from its inception, Wilderness is an established community with a private and secure lifestyle ensured by an exceptionally experienced, resident-elected Board of Directors.
While you are enjoying the comforts of living in paradise, these are a few of the added benefits that are included in your condo fee:
As a Wilderness member you will own a golf cart so there are no charges for cart or trail fees.
A number of the current Wilderness members leased before becoming residents. A leasing family enjoys full Club privileges for the duration of their lease.
The Club offers 2 excellent membership golf plans based on the number of rounds of golf that the leasing family anticipates per month. The cost of the membership golf plan is in addition to the lease fee and it ranges from $1,000 to $2,000 per month.
A lease for a condominium within the Wilderness community is arranged directly between the owner and the lessee.
Once you drive through our front gate, it is very apparent how Wilderness Country Club got its name. Wilderness is a designated Audubon cooperative sanctuary. When Arthur Hills first toured the property, he called it ” a rare, tropical enclave; really a paradise.”
The world-class Arthur Hills golf course winds its way through the property’s 200 forested acres. Originally constructed in 1973 and completely refurbished by Arthur Hills in 2004, this golf course is considered by many the premiere golfing venue in Southwest Florida. At 6,652 yards from its championship tees, the course offers a complete examination of a player’s skills, from the opening tee shot to the negotiation of the deeply bunkered 18th green.
Along with the beautiful sights and a championship golf course, there is a complete practice area with an unlimited supply of free range balls. The fully appointed Golf Shop is staffed with PGA professionals who arrange golf games, run weekly golf clinics and provide individual lessons.
The golf associations for ladies and men are very active, promoting friendly competitions, as well as helping new members make new friends. In the off-season, Wilderness members enjoy the opportunity to play on a give-and-take basis at most of the top local clubs.
The Wilderness tennis program, located in a beautiful wooded setting, is directed by our tennis professional, Spike Gonzales. He has been a USPTA certified tennis pro for 35 years and has developed thousands of players from beginners to professionals.
Spike is equally at home coaching children, current players, newcomers to the game and players returning to the game after a long absence. Spike’s belief is that tennis is a fun game and an enjoyable way of keeping fit.
The Wilderness features five large heated swimming pools located throughout the property. Each of the pools has a wet bar, ice-maker, gas grill, soft drink vending machine, pool furniture, showers and bathrooms.
Wilderness members and residents can enjoy a special rate at the prestigious Briggs Wellness Center located at 399 Ninth St. in Naples, a short distance from Wilderness Country Club.
The Briggs Wellness Center is a 40,000 square foot facility and is considered to be one of the largest and best equipped fitness centers in Florida. The entire facility is Wi-fi enabled and there are two 50″ flat screens located in each of the locker rooms. Each locker room has 160 lockers and has multiple showers with whirlpool, sauna, and pool access. The pool is 25 meters long , 4 lanes wide, and is always heated to 84 degrees.
Our members enjoy biking, fishing, bird watching, playing bocce ball or croquet, and mah jong on a regular basis. An American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) sanctioned game is held weekly as well as ongoing bridge lessons. For our literary lovers, we offer a fully stocked library with a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books.
The Wilderness Members Forum and Great Decisions groups offer thought-provoking presentations and panel discussions on foreign policy, politics, art, music and history.
We take pride in the fact that we have a host of activities for each of our members.
Picture the perfect round on a naturally preserved golf course followed by a refreshing beverage in our expertly appointed Grill Room. Then imagine an enticing menu of delectable food created by Chef John Lotarski and served by our dedicated staff.