Quail Run Golf Club in Naples, Florida plays 5,304 yards from the longest tees for a par of 70. The course opened in 1972 and carried a course rating is 65.7 and a slope rating of 1112. Quail Run was designed by Walter Smith and offers 4 sets of tees making the course playable for golfers of all abilities. In 2001, Quail Run underwent a major renovation; redoing all of the greens as well as eight tee boxes and five new fairways. There is no range or short games are however there are several driving nets to hit into to get you loosened up before the round.
At 38 years old, Quail Run is a fully matured golf course. Water comes into play on at least 10 holes and there is plenty of sand. The fairway traps usually grace the landing area, placing an emphasis on club selection and accuracy off the tee.
Membership is limited to only 350 members, so getting a tee time is rarely a problem. For new members, Quail Run is currently waiving initiation fees; annual specials can be had for as little as $5,000/yr. Members can choose to walk or ride the course. There is always something going on at the clubhouse for Quail Run members. Whether it’s fine dining on Friday night, brunch on Sunday or a casual buffet on Wednesday, you will always find yourself among friends. Lunch is served daily and there are four dinner dances throughout the year.
Tee Yardage Rating Slope
Blue 5304 65.7 112
White 5022 64.8 109
Gold 4713 63.9/66.8 106/113
Red 4418 65.9 109
Number 2: Par 3, 179 yards. Choose your club wisely or you could pay a steep price on this tricky par 3. A newly built water hazard is sure to get anything mishit left of the tee and bunkers do a great Choose your club carefully. The large green can make a difficult two-putt depending on pin placement.
Number 5: Par 5, 406 yards. Number 5 is a short par 5 that offers good chance at a low score. Hit your drive down the left side to take the trees on the right out of play. A good drive will leave a relatively short iron into a fairly flat green protected by water on the left.
Number 7: Par 3, 181 yards. Although handicapped number 17, this hole is by no means a gift. The elevated green is protected by water on the right and surrounded by sand. The green is very steep and slopes right to left. This is no doubt a challenging par 3.
Number 9: Par 3, 188 yards. Club selection is crucial on this somewhat long par 3; not enough club and you can easily find the water on the left or the sand around the green.
Number 10: Par 4, 375 yards. With a hazard along the left, a good tee shot is necessary to score will on the opening hole of the back nine. Avoid the fairway bunker on the right side off the tee and you’ll be left with a short to mid iron to a well protected green.
Number 11: Par 4, 271 yards. Sand comes into play on every shot on this short par 4. Your best to leave driver in bag and hit a controlled tee shot in order to avoid the three bunkers on the left side. Sand protects the green on the left side. This is a short yet challenging hole.
Number 15: Par 5, 454 yards. A 454 yards par 5; now that’s more like it! Number 15 has a narrow landing area off the tee that is accentuated by fairway bunkers on either side. Throw in water on the right as well as another large bunker guarding the left side of the green and you’ve got all the makings of a nice golf hole.
Number 17: Par 5, 378 yards. I’m not quite sure how a 378 yard hole can be a par 5, but it is. This slight dogleg right has fairway bunkers in the landing are on the right and on the left. A good tee shot that makes it to the dogleg and avoids the left trap with leave a medium to short iron into a slightly elevated green that is guarded by a large bunker in the middle of the fairway. You will need to carry the ball onto the green if you are to make par or better. There is no reason for anything worse than par on this hole.
This course will definitely appeal to the senior set. At 5304 yards from the back tees, younger, more seasoned golfers will look at Quail Run as a huge ego booster. All of the par 5 holes are easily reached in two, which can quickly make for a good score. The most trying holes seem to be the par threes that require accuracy off the tee coupled with proper club selection. There are not any notable carries off the tee, making Quail Hollow enjoyable for golfers of all abilities.
Quail Run can be reached online at www.NaplesQuailRun.com or you can call them at (239) 261-2198. Give them a call; they can help you with your next tee time or with an outing.