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Conditions
4.6
Value
2.0
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
3.5
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.2
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort/Private
Par 72
Length 7164 yards
Slope 142
Rating 75.4

Course Details

Year Built 1991
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Cupp Jr. (2002) Joe Lee (1991) Peter Jacobsen (2014) Jim Hardy (2014)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

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  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Pace of Play in the U.S. (2015 #16)

Reviews

4.1
73 Reviews (73)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 12
Bunkers 8
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 10
Entertaining Clients 8
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 6
Worth the Drive 6

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4.0
First Time Playing

Good course but pricey

I thought this course was in great shape. Fairways were plush and greens rolled true and were quick. The layout was excellent and challenging. Played from the middle tees as it was first time playing course. Could have probably moved back a set. However for the price this was not the best value in the Naples/Marco Island area. Played at Tiburon the following day for much cheaper and better conditions and atmosphere. If you’re willing to spend the money this certainly is a great course but I feel there are better values out there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course if it's not busy

5 hour round. Waited on every hole.

The reason is that the property is owned by the marriott . When they have large conferences at the hotel you have groups that take up the entire morning and back up the course. If you can get a tee time on a day that isn't super busy you will have fun.

The course layout was good and fun. the condition was nice. The best part was the chilled hand towels at the turn. I would play there again, but I would make sure it was early or on a day that wasn't busy with bus loads of conference goers.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Marco Islands Finest

The Rookery is a piece of heaven close to Marco Island and Naples Florida. The course staff, very friendly, course conditions extremely good and to watch the sunrise from the first tee was amazing. To feel the marsh and wet lands wake up to the sun, breath that fresh ocean breeze just great. I go back two or more times a year, I am fortunate to live just 1.30 minutes away in Miami. My wife and friends love it, my son feels its a real challenge from the blue tees. I just love the design and the conditions of the greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Tons of character. Hard great course

Must be accurate from tee to play this course. Very tight w crown fairways running fast and firm. The staff working were outstanding and cater to your needs. Pace was 4:25 which for this track was pretty good. Def say book on golf18.com seeing they offer a few discount tee times everyday. I cant wait to go back. Fyi beverage cart was avalable w drinks and snacks plus easy on the eyes

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

one of the best in the area

We did not play too well, but that definitely was not because of the course. Overall rating well deserved 5 stars!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great birthday present!

This course is beautifully landscaped and well maintain. There were a few holes where we couldn't ride on the fairway but there has been a lot of rain this summer so it's understandable. Just means one needs to take several sticks over to the ball. The course is demanding, but still forgiving if you play within your game. Highly recommendable!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A Gem

Somewhat challenging to find course in Fiddler's Creek Subdivision.

Played in the early afternoon in late July. There was hardly anyone on the course which was pleasantly surprising. The course was in great shape, greens were true and not aerated nor sanded. The course was challenging yet friendly. Use the GPS.

We got a Hot Deal on Golf Now for $22 per golfer.

Great deal and Great Course! Highly Recommended

Staff was great and full of information

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Very Nice Course

The Rookery is a very nice course, different tees so all players can be very comfortable. Really enjoyed my round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

AWSOME......condition and GREAT course

I have played at The Rookery many times over the last 10 years and it is in AWESOME condition.....staff in the pro shop NICE job ...the cart man got a tip but didn't put my driver head cover on just threw it in with my towel and also never touched my 7 iron it was filled dirt and grass..he's been there along time he should KNOW better an d it wasn't busy...but maybe his big rimmed hat got in the way of seeing no cover on the driver and all the dirt on the 7 iron...

...If you want to have a great experience PLAY "THE ROOKERY".....A GEART WALK not spoiled on this course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Course

Great layout. Tough but fair par 4s

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

ALBATROSS!

Yes on June 3rd ! Only our second time at this course. Hole #4 282 yards out unbelievable 3 wood and in! Great experience! Great course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/21/2016

Pradostadium12 - Congrats on your ALBATROSS on #4! That is an amazing accomplishment and we can only imagine how great of shot it was. We look forward to welcoming you back out very soon and thank you for the 5 star rating!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Always A GREAT Experience

Two years ago, The Rookery went through some Major Course WORK. Yesterdays round was a Wonderful Experience because the Course is in EXCELLENT SHAPE.
Accolades to the entire staff of the Rookery.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Fabulous

We loved this course! The condition of it was a credit to the owners. The new cart navigational systems are spot on. Only drawback we found was no pro shop or food after 6 pm. We would definitely go back again - probably earlier in the day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

beautiful greens

one of the nicest courses i ever played

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Good Course

Enjoyed the course. Booked as a single. But as another reviewer pointed out, members are stuffy about playing with non-members. I played by myself as a member played the the whole 18 just behind me.
And yes, I invited him to join me. He refused.

Boo!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Awesome Course!

Green greens and fairways, easy out and not crowded. We played Tiburon a few days earlier. This course was a much better experience!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Absolutely FABULOUS!

Course is on superb shape-challenging layout. Going back to play in a few days.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

EXCELLENT

EXCELLENT VALUE--RECOMEND HIGHLY -PRICE WAS VERY FAIR.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Picturesque and a delight to play

It is hard to imagine a more beautiful wetlands setting for golf. Wading birds virtually ignore you as your ride by. Although I played the morning after an all day steady rain the course retained very little standing water and played true and fair. Greens were challenging yet rewarded good putts. The fairways and tee boxes were in excellent conditions. Comfort stations offered water, ice, and cold towels. This is a first class course worth playing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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