This does not exactly fit the description for Madonna’s La Isla Bonita but it definitely passes on for being bonita. Well, not surprisingly so; Naples, Florida is naturally beautiful. But the work done by Raymond Floyd at the Raptor Bay Golf Club has exceeded the usual Florida experience. This golf vacation destination is very playable and very welcoming. And well-loved for it by most everyone – feathered, furred, and scaly included!
The Raptor Bay Golf Club is a haven serving a second home for many golfers who have been coming back here for their golf trips. This is one of the most playable courses anywhere, having the capacity to excite and delight golfers both the low- and the high-handicap ones . It has 5 sets of tees, measuring 6,702 yards from the longest tees, par 71; that and its very generous fairways. Unlike most other Florida golf courses, this one has no sand bunkers at all. But there are plenty of sandy waste areas and a whooping 22 acres of lakes playing on virtually almost every hole on this 18-hole facility. That pretty much tells that this golf course has enough toughness for a wild side.
And speak of wild, the Raptor Bay Golf Club literally has a wild side in its wildlife inhabitants. Its 200 acres of nature preserve is home to several indigenous animals including the bald eagle. This is a favorite home to many animals just as much as it is a golfer’s favorite for their golf vacations and outings. As a matter of fact, this is the first in the world that has received the Gold Certification from the Audubon International. This is one course that definitely does not fit in the generic definition of beauty in Florida golfing. It exceeds, it is beautiful beyond words.