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Eagle Creek Naples: Exclusive Gulf Coast Golf Community

Do you love to golf?  Florida offers literally dozens of award-winning golf courses to choose from.  You’ll find 20 of them in Naples alone.  Thinking of buying a home here?  Then you need to consider Naples’ own Eagle Creek community.

The Eagle Creek community in Naples, FL is a small, private gulf coast golf community with many fine amenities for its members.

Eagle Creek Naples

A relatively young community, Eagle Creek Naples was founded in 1984.  Its 300 acres of cypress, palm and pine tree dotted land helps maintain the neighborhood’s friendly, cozy atmosphere.  With under 500 total homes, Eagle Creek is much smaller than many of the other Naples golf communities you’ll find.

Homeowners in Eagle Creek consist of year-round and part-time residents.  Some homeowners utilize their property as strictly a vacation or winter home while others live here full time.  Whatever your goal may be, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better investment than an Eagle Creek home.

Eagle Creek Golf

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The Eagle Creek Golf Course provides 18 holes of championship golfing through some of Naples’ beautiful natural landscape.  Larry Packard engineered this amazing course when the Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club was initially conceived back in 1984.  Mr. Packard received the American Society of Golf Course Architects’ Distinguished Service Award for some of his work.  This puts him in a very elite group considering only three golf course architects have ever received such an honor by the ASGCA.

Other Eagle Creek Amenities

The centerpiece of Eagle Creek living is the clubhouse.  Here, members have access to the junior Olympic-sized community pool, tennis courts, fitness center and bocce ball courts.  Try a Zumba, yoga, pilates or barre class.  Several are offered throughout the week.  Relax in their luxurious spa.  Working out can really ramp up you appetite.  Visit the Crystal Lake Cafe to fuel up after a round of tennis, several laps in the pool or your daily workout in the gym.  No dress code here.  Enjoy an ice cold beer with your lunch right by the pool.

Eagle Creek Dining

The Crystal Lake Cafe is only one of four separate dining facilities on the Eagle Creek Naples grounds.  For casual dining inside the clubhouse, eat in the Grill Room.  Watch sporting events on any one of the three flat screen TVs while tipping back a cold one in the bar.  For more formal fare, come to the Main Dining Room.  Eagle Creek’s talented chefs prepare sumptuous meals catered to the more refined palate.  Do you need a place to host your company’s annual soiree or a fundraiser for your favorite charity?  The Cypress Room provides a perfect location for these events and is open to all members of the club.

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Naples Area Yacht Clubs: Boating at its Finest

Do you love spending time on the water?  Boating is one of the most popular pastimes in our Naples community.  The Gulf of Mexico waters warm up to just the right temperature this time of year.  Take advantage of everything the Naples boating life has to offer by joining one of the Naples area yacht clubs.  It really is boating at its finest.

You don't need to own a boat to enjoy the benefits of one of the Naples area yacht clubs. But it does help. Hamilton Harbor, Naples, Pelican Isle & Tarpon Cove await.

Naples Area Yacht Clubs

Many companies offer great boat tours: Ms B Haven, Sweet Liberty, Cool Beans to name a few.  But there’s nothing like spending the day out at sea on your own boat.  Do a little deep sea fishing.  Sunbathe on deck.  Swimming in the gulf.  Who doesn’t love a trip to the Keewaydin or Rookery Islands?  Membership in one of the Naples area yacht clubs grants you access to high end socializing like no other.

Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club

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The first one of the Naples area yacht clubs you’ll want to see is the Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club.  It provides some of the best services around but in a very relaxed atmosphere.  Enjoy waterfront dining.  Arrange for on-board catering while on a day trip courtesy of the club’s concierge service.  Fuel up at a discount.  Repair and maintenance services conveniently provided on-site.  Looking for somewhere new to explore?  Ask about the club’s fishing guides as well as their captain’s services.

Naples Yacht Club

They say membership has its privileges.  The Naples Yacht Club is no exception.  This club offers several different types of social cruises, such as their Bahamas cruise, Monday Boaters’ luncheon, fishing tournaments and New Year’s Eve cruise.  In addition to social cruises, they host several regattas each year.  Their weekly dinghy races are fun to watch.  And don’t miss the Key West-Naples Race.  Once you’ve finished your day on the water, come ashore for indoor activities such as the Commodores’ Ball, wine tasting dinners, seafood buffets and themed parties.

Pelican Isle Yacht Club

Who needs a clubhouse when you can have an entire island?  At least that’s the philosophy of the Pelican Isle Yacht Club.  This is the only private island club available in the entire Naples community.  Their marina staff assist with docking seven days a week, 365 days a year.  This gated facility provides 24 hours security.  Utilize the pump out service right in your slip.  Discounted fuel available to all members.  Group Florida and Bahamas excursions offered as well.  When you finish playing on the water, come into the clubhouse for fine dining.  Don’t want to go through the embarking, docking and disembarking process?  Spend the day at the club’s resort-style pool.  Work out in their state-of-the-art gym.  Tennis, pickle ball and water aerobics provide excellent exercise as well.  Need to unwind?  Try a chocolate bliss wrap, therapeutic massage or comfort calm facial in the luxury spa.  Now that’s the high life!

Tarpon Cove Yacht Club

The final one of the Naples area yacht clubs I want to tell you about is the Tarpon Cove Yacht Club.  When you live in Fiddler’s Creek, you’re only a hop, skip and jump from here.  Their marina provides dry docking as well as marina slips to keep your yacht safe when not in use.  Members have the opportunity to relax in the tropical courtyard, complete with pool service.  Their heated pool means swimming all year round.  Sip a frozen daiquiri at the tiki bar any time of the year.  During NFL season, you’re going to want to tailgate here before watching the game every Sunday.

If you love the water, you’re going to love any of these Naples area yacht clubs.  Click on the name of any of the clubs above to find out more about each one.  Luxurious relaxation awaits those who join the club.

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Fiddler’s Creek: Resort-Style Living in Naples

Why go away on vacation when you can live like you’re always ON vacation?  Fiddler’s Creek offers resort-style living right here in Naples, FL.  With its 18 hole golf course, lakes, parks, spa, tennis courts, marina and beach access, your quality of life just went up exponentially.

Fiddler's Creek showcases six different communities with dozens of floor plans, a golf course, beach and marina access, spa and more in Napes, FL.

Fiddler’s Creek Homes

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Whether you are looking for a quaint villa or want a custom single-family home, the master-planned community of Fiddler’s Creek has something for everyone.  Fiddler’s Creek offers eight different villages to choose from.  First, Oyster Harbor Village (the largest of all Fiddler’s Creek communities) offers a refined elegance in their 16 various floor plans starting at $316,900.  Next, Middlebrook Village showcases Mediterranean-style homes and six different floor plans starting in the mid-$300,000s.  Then, Mussorie Village sits amid lush landscaping, with five models to choose from starting at $400,000.  After that, Amador Village highlights 16 two and three-bedroom Mediterranean-style single-family floor plans beginning at $400,900.  Lagomar Village provides beautiful, tranquil views of nature directly from the comfort of your luxury home starting at $586,990.  Its companion village, Lagomar II, offers slightly smaller plans starting in the mid-$400,000 range.  Finally, Marsh Cove by Ashton Woods and the exclusive gated community of Marsh Cove by Harbourside Custom Homes are the most luxurious areas of Fiddler’s Creek.  Choose from water or golf view home sites.  These start at $750,000 and $970,000, respectively.

Fiddler’s Creek Amenities

The Club & Spa at Fiddler’s Creek – This exclusive club includes a 54,000 square foot club house, tennis courts and multiple swimming pools.  Book time for a luxurious facial, decadent body scrub or deep tissue massage at the spa anytime.  Stay fit and healthy in the state-of-the-art fitness club.  Personal trainers are available if you want a pro to help whip you into shape.

The Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek – Golf enthusiasts love the Arthur Hills-designed 18 hole Creek Course.  A second course (the Preserve Course) is currently in the design stages and will be unveiled at a later date.  Practice your swing at the driving range.  While you don’t have to be a member to golf, you might want to consider it if you enjoy spending time on the links.  That’s because non-members are given limited access to the courses here.

The Tarpon Club & Marina – The Tarpon Club grants beach access to the white, sandy beaches of Marco Island.  Relax in luxury with food and beverage service provided directly to you on the beach.  Dry storage and wet slips are available to members at the Tarpon Club Marina for preferred rates.  Every day feels like a vacation when you live in Fiddler’s Creek!

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