The Quarry is a private 18-hole golf course located in Naples, FL. The Quarry was designed by the team of Michael Hurzdan and Dany Fry and opened in January 2007. It is a “links” style, par 72 championship course that plays 7316 yards from the back tees with a course rating of 76 and a slope of 142. The Middle (silver) tees are also challenging, playing 6413 yards with a course rating of 71.0 and a slope of 136. Five sets of tees make The Quarry enjoyable for players of all abilities. The Quarry has also hosted the Champion’s Tour Ace Group Classic
The practice facilities at The Quarry are second to none and feature a full length driving range that allows you to hit every club in your bag. There is also a short game area complete with bunker and a large practice putting green to get you ready for all of the breaks you are about to encounter. These practice facilities are open until dusk year round for the members. The Quarry also features an onsite lodge.
The clubhouse looks like a rustic lodge more suited to the Mid-West US or Canada. Inside you will find a restaurant with lounge, outdoor and indoor dining, men’s and women’s locker rooms, and a fully stocked pro-shop. The golf shop is staffed by PGA Professionals who offer members a superior level of services incorporating golf instruction, club repair and re-gripping, as well as an extensive selection of merchandise and equipment.
Equity memberships are available as well as a limited number of annual memberships. Members will enjoy a wide range of both recreational and competitive golf events throughout the year including specified play days for men and ladies, travel days, couples events, guest days and themed tournaments. Unlike many courses in the Naples area, you do not have to join the golf club to live in the Quarry.
Many of the holes at The Quarry wrap around Stone Lake, the remnants of an old limestone quarry. This 320 acre lake is home to an abundance of activities on and near the water. You will even see some old mining equipment throughout the course as you play your round. Other holes wind through tropical woods and preserves within a natural scenic setting.
Memorable Holes (All Yardage is from the White Tees)
Number 1: Par 4, 316 yards. A short pat 4 begins your journey of the outward nine at The Quarry in Naples. It’s a short par 4 with water all down the left side and up and around the green. All you’ll need to hit off the tee is an iron or hybrid; favor the right side of the fairway to take as much of the water out of play as you can on your approach. The hole opens up to the right off the tee but beware of the sand. Successful navigation of your tee shot will leave a relatively short iron or wedge to a large green that is well guarded by bunkers and slopes left to right. Although not a long par 4, number 1 is a good starting hole that offers you an opportunity to get your round off to a good start. You’ll need it as you head to number 2.
Number 2: Par 3, 190 yards. Number two is a long par 3 no matter what tees you are playing from. From the middle set of tees it plays almost 200 yards to the center of the green; from the back tees, it’s closer to 250, There is water all down the left side as well as a bunker between the water and the green on the left. Another good hole!
Number 4: Par 4, 418 yards. A long dogleg right around water with fairway bunkers on the right side trying to catch golfers that are trying to shorten the hole! Approach shots from the right side of the fairway will have to carry the water and avoid a bunker between the water and the green. The green slopes back to front. Number 4 is yet another good test of golf.
Number 7: Par 5, 517 yards. This fairly long par 5, dogleg right will take two great shots to reach the green in two. Play your tee shot over the first fairway bunker on the right; long ball hitters need to be wary of the water on the left. The landing area for your layup shot short of the green opens up. Be careful not to push it right or you may end up in woods. The green is fairly flat and with a good short game, can give up a few birdies.
Number 8: Par 4, 355 yards. This hole is very similar to number one, except slightly longer. Make sure to align yourself correctly off the tee as the markers tend to have you aiming right; where a good drive will put you into the woods. A good drive left of the woods will leave around a 100 yard pitch shot to an elevated green which has a few subtle undulations and is protected by a deep bunker on the right.
Number 9: Par 4, 328 yards. Another short par 4 that only requires an iron or hybrid off the tee as the landing area appears to be fairly narrow. Watch out for the water on the left and the fairway bunker on the right. You will then hit an approach shot to an elevated green which is fronted by deep bunkers on the right side.
Number 14: Par 5, 526 yards. A monster drive on number 14 goes a long way in reaching the green in two. It’s a long, straight par 5 with water that comes into play long and left off the tee. Favor the right side of the fairway; the fairway bunkers on the right are easily cleared by long ball hitters. Most of us will play a tee shot out left of the fairway bunkers and short of the water, leaving a layup shot to a fairly open area however trouble lurks if you hook or slice your layup. The oblong green features a lot of undulation and is guarded by bunkers on either side.
Number 15: Par 3, 185 yards. Depending on which tees you are playing will determine the difficulty of this hole. If you are playing from the back three sets of tees, it’s a long carry over water; from the forward tees, the water is on the left. Sand comes into play off any tee, either short of the green from the back tees or all around it from the forward tees. Any way you slice it, number 15 is an awesome par three.
Number 18: Par 4, 402 yards. Number 18 is a fine finishing hole with water in play all down the left side. Favor the left side off the fairway off the tee, the grasses on the right side down by the fairway bunkers can easily be reached off the tee. Once you successfully land in the fairway off the tee, you will have a medium length iron shot to a large green with several subtle undulations that is protected on the short left side by a large bunker.
Last Word: The Quarry is a fine private club that offers one of the finest golf courses in the area. You will find a lot of mounding in and around the fairways on most holes. The course is well manicured in all aspects; fairways are pristine, grass is clipped in and around sand traps and water hazards and the Sea Dwarf Paspalum greens are a true joy to play and putt on.
One thing you don’t want to be on any of the holes at The Quarry is long. Nothing good awaits anything over the green and it makes par a lot more difficult to achieve. This is not anything I experienced while playing; it was something relayed to my group on the first tee by the starter. Which brings me to another point: the staff at the Quarry is a very knowledgeable and friendly group. You are likely to encounter them several times during your round as they are constantly patrolling the course, making sure players keep up with the group in front of them. They are so effective at this that you can expect to finish your round in about 4 hours and 10 minutes (give or take).
All in all, the Quarry is a very fair yet challenging course. The key is to play from the right set of tees, which the staff will help you determine based on handicap. Water hazards do come into play on several holes but they are mainly lateral with no overly long carries across water. For more information on The Quarry, you can visit them online at www.quarrygolfnaples.com or you can call them and arrange a tour at (239) 304-0172.