LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort is proud to host the David Leadbetter Golf Academy and one of the newest golf courses in Naples Florida, LaPlaya Golf Course, designed by internationally renowned golf course architect, Bob Cupp. The course features 18 holes of championship golf, allowing die-hard golfers to test their mettle on the par-72 course, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and an impressive collection of manicured greens. The Naples David Leadbetter Golf Academy also includes a doubled-sided driving range, short-game practice facility, including a separate pitching area, as well as chipping and putting green surfaces. Additionally, the Golf Academy has spacious classrooms fitted with the latest in V1 Golf swing analysis computer technology and software by Interactive Frontiers.
Guaranteeing a maximum of only four students per instructor, and using a holistic approach, the Academy covers everything from tee tips to full-swing and short game analysis, as well as strength conditioning. From one-hour lessons and full-day one-on-one sessions, to half-day mini schools and all encompassing two- and three-day retreats for groups of four or fewer, the David Leadbetter Golf Academy offers a multitude of customized group and private teaching programs.
The 6,907-yard course is designed, constructed and seeded to offer a hard, fast playing surface similar to those found on true links courses. With numerous bunkers and rolling fairways, the course boasts a number of unforgettable holes, such as the signature 12th, which although short, requires a bold shot to a barely visible green over a two-tiered front.
The Naples golf course also showcases 14 holes lined by water, including eight of the front nine and six of the back nine. Providing the opportunity to use every club in the bag and play every type of shot, the LaPlaya Golf Course is a treat for golf enthusiasts, with memorable par 3 shots and daunting tee shots.
“Of all the places in the world I love to visit, Naples, Florida is perhaps my favorite…I am very excited to call LaPlaya our home and I encourage everyone to come and experience the world-class instruction in this fabulous setting.” David Leadbetter
“LaPlaya offers a natural look and the feel of a traditional links course….A great variety of indigenous landscaping, rolling fairways and water features make it not only fun and challenging to play, but also pleasing to the eye.” Bob Cupp, golf course architect.