Spotlight: Tiburon

Naples’ prestigious Tiburón could garner a “Grand Slam” with its four winners – two Greg Norman championship golf courses, WCI’s superb master-planned community, and The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Golf is just the beginning at this resort community, where residents and visitors enjoy fine and casual dining, fitness and spa services and luxurious transportation for trips to the beach.



WCI Communities, a company that sets the bar for building exceptional communities, presents the ultimate in residential lifestyles in Tiburón’s master-planned communities. Among these are Esperanza, the newest neighborhood, set along two holes of the Tiburón golf course, and Marsala, with oversized homesites in a secluded haven, surrounded by nine Norman-designed golf holes. Collectively, all Tiburón neighborhoods afford breathtaking views of natural preserves, lakes and immaculate fairways.

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Cortez Model Home built by WCI Communities
Cortez Model Home built by WCI Communities

Resident members enjoy the amenities of the Tiburón Mediterranean-style clubhouse. Here, elegant comfort combines with exceptional service in three superior dining rooms, private member locker rooms, lounge areas and a fully-equipped golf shop.

Golfers who appreciate the finer aspects of the game will find the ultimate golf experience at the Tiburón Golf Club, where the main attractions are two superb golf courses designed by golf icon, Greg Norman. Norman’s golf course designs rank him among the world’s best and his Tiburón courses are considered his most challenging. Norman has commented, “We’re happy with what we created and glad that it presents an enjoyable test, regardless of skill level.” The Gold and the Black Courses have been carved from 800 acres of unsurpassed natural sub-tropical beauty. Every component of the design has been carefully planned to ensure a pleasing golf environment, while retaining the natural allure of the land. As a result, Tiburón is one of the few golf courses, worldwide, that has been designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International.

The Gold Course plays firm and fast, and is the home of the Franklin Templeton Shootout. The Gold is a visual and environmental work of art. The course is lined with towering pine trees and rolling fairways winding through lush foliage and sand bunkers. The Black Course at Tiburón has a very individual look with its pine straw-lined fairways, stacked-sod wall bunkers, orange coquina waste areas and undulating greens nestled among pine trees and native foliage.

The Ritz-Carlton pool
The Ritz-Carlton Pool

A “must” for visitors is the luxury of the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, sporting the Tiburón courses right outside their door. This resort features stunning British Colonial décor that reflects golf’s origin. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort is a AAA Five-Diamond, Mobil Four-Star sanctuary offering well-appointed guest rooms as well as exceptional dining establishments, meeting rooms, and a large pool area with poolside service.

The Ritz-Carlton Dining Room
The Ritz-Carlton Dining Room


Opportunely situated in an ideal location in North Naples, Tiburón is only a short distance from the area’s best beaches, the charming boutiques and galleries of Old Naples’ Fifth Avenue and Third Street South, the Philharmonic Center for the Arts and upscale shopping at Waterside Shops.

Nearby Attractions

Naples Botanical Garden
Whatever your botanical interest, you’ll enjoy exploring this diverse nature adventure. Begin your journey in the garden’s center, viewing the entire garden from the platforms and rope bridges of the tree house. You’ll observe exotic flowers and plants from faraway places such as Brazil, along with historic subtropical gardens featuring local species indigenous to Florida. The Naples Zoo is also located here in the Caribbean Gardens.

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
One of the most popular seaside destinations in Naples, the mile-long stretch of white sugar sand at Delnor-Wiggins has been rated one of the best beaches in the nation. The 166-acre park is a tropical paradise for beach lovers, boaters and divers. The beach is a popular spot to sunbathe, swim, beachcomb, snorkel and picnic. Boaters can launch their vessels into Water Turkey Bay and travel to the Gulf or up the Cocohatchee River for both saltwater and freshwater fishing.

The Naples Depot
Set in a restored Seaboard Air Line Railway passenger station, the Naples Depot Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, welcomes visitors back to the railroading boom days of the Roaring Twenties.

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