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4.8
Value
2.3
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
3.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.6
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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.

Best of Lists

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Florida (2016 #9) (2015 #17)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Off-course amenities in the U.S. (2015 #6)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Pace of Play in the U.S. (2015 #16)

Reviews

4.2
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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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Course

Played it days after the major renovation, everything was in PERFECT condition, not overly crowded, played in 3 1/2 hours. Every hole is fun to play and there are many picturesque holes. Great course for $100, and $45 for juniors.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging layout

The course has a challenging layout. This was my first time here and I would like to play it again as I gained some insight on how to play certain holes. The golf course has some maintenance issues. While greens are well maintained, some fairways are wet (I think that it is a drainage problem) and the others are hard and dry. The staff are super friendly.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Played better for the same money

The course is fairly tight and is mature. We played better tracks for the same cost.(TPC Treviso Bay)
Still worth playing

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice mix of holes.....

Most holes have abundant fairways and several have elevated greens....water in play on several holes as well... nice mix keeps the course interesting....all in all, a nice mix of holes with greens that ran at about 10.0....course in great shape!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course is friendly to the amateur golfer

The course offers wide landing areas for your tee shot if you play off the tee suited to your distance. Greens were very fast, but fun as a challenge.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course could be in better shape. Great layout

Great track. Greens in good shape. Rough was poor and inconsistent. Fairways inconsistent

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

must play

everything is just the way you would want your golf experience to be

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely 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

Beautiful and nice to play but soggy

I would recommend this course to a friend but tell them to avoid it if there has recently been rainy days. A number of the holes are JUST beautiful to look at and play but one major problem was the grounds were WET! Walking in the fairway was an adventure. I wasn't sure if I was going to leave a shoe behind a number of times. In fairness ther has been a good bit of rain recently. Would love to play again when the conditions are dryer.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Over Rated

When researching golf courses in the Naples/SW Fla. region, The Rookery continually receives high praise and many writers rank it extremely high when compared to many of its fantastic regional peers. To start, the staff was great. Very friendly and accommodating. The course on the other hand was nothing special....at all. Being from Miami, I drive to SW FL often to play golf courses that are embedded in nature and not surrounded by high rises or housing communities. The Rookery is surrounded by homes on roughly 70% of it's 18 holes and beyond that, the course simply is not well groomed. The layout is mediocre at best, and the architecture is extremely boring. If you are looking for a decent course to play and The Rookery is conveniently located, then it will work out just fine. But if you are trying to decide what Naples or SW FL course to choose, I would not even keep The Rookery in your consciousness. You can't go wrong with TPC Treviso Bay or Old Corkscrew.

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

Great find in SE Naples - Fiddler's Creek

Generous fairways and all trouble is basically right in front of you; excellent layout and a challenge to all skill level players

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very good holiday experiences

Our first golf course played in Naples and if the rest are as good as this we will be very happy. The staff were excellent and made us welcome from the start. We both play off single figures and found it a very good test of golf.
The fairways were generous and the greens fast and true. An uphill putt was a must.
Overall a good course and one which I would have no hesitation in recommending to other golf ears

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very friendly staff and beautiful course.

The course was in great shape, especially considering the amount of rain the area has had recently. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Looking forward to going back in a couple of months.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Excellent features and fair layout

Nice landing areas with some holes where position on the fairway matters. Greens were receptive, true and quick but not blazing fast. Plenty of water hazards but have to be pretty wild to find many of them.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Great course with outstanding facilities for practice and other activities at the course. Very well maintained given the amount of rain here recently. All amenities are top notch.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great to look at, muddy to play

First of let me say, this course has a really good layout and is a nice test from the tips.That said, here's the rest of the review:

I'm really not sure why it wasn't cart path only the day I played. Very little of the fairway was firm. Very soggy and cart tracks all over reflected that. We were told to drive in the rough, which was a good start, but it wasn't enforced. The group ahead of us was all over the fairways and made a huge wreck most of the landing areas.

Playing lift clean and place made it managable, however the greens were rather bumpy. For a resort course I expected a little more (seeing as the prime rates are extremely high.)

Lastly, for a wildlife preserve area, there was little to no wildlife around. The views on the course were nice, but I think it's a little over priced for how it is maintained.

On the plus side, the staff was very friendly and not pushy about pairing people together. The practice facility and clubhouse areas are immaculate. Great place to visit, even if you only go once.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice but wet!

Due to the amount of rain, the range was closed and the course was "cart path only." That added considerable time to the round but the course was fair and in good condition. Fairways were very soft with no roll at all. Greens rolled nicely but few long putts were made.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

fast play in the summer!

Early morning, course still packed. But seemed everyone was aware of pace of play because it is a member driven course. Staff great, facilities great. Course in as good a shape as it can be with all the rain SW FL has gotten. One of our favorite courses to play in Naples.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tremendous amenities and pristine views.

First time playing this course and it was wonderful even though it had rained continuously the night before. It was cart only and as a result slow but, the view and the course was worth it. The staff is sure friendly and the facilities are immaculate. I am definitely coming back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A well thought out layout.

I enjoyed the design of the course, it was challenging enough with a good mix of risk and reward shots. The staff treated you very well I would highly recommend the course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A Gem, Tip Top Shape

Anthony the Pro there is excellent, great customer service, treated us like gold. Great experience all around. We live in the area and will be back again and again. Loved It....

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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