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The Classics Golf Course in Lely Resort

Like its name, The Classics golf course is, undoubtedly, a classically-inspired and designed golf course in the heart of southwest Florida. As Lely Resort’s prized golfing jewel, The Classics represents the best of the Naples region’s golfing. You can find the course as part of the Classics Country Club at Lely Resort.

Between epic banks and bunkers, spacious though challenging fairways, and sensational layouts for challenge and beauty, The Classics fits all the best into a single championship layout.

We cover all the finest features of this rewarding course, and what you can expect when you finally hit hole 1. 

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What is the Classics?

The Classics is the premier golf course of Lely Resort. It is one of a trio of courses, designed specifically to accentuate the stunning beauty of the region and deliver an added level of challenger members seek.

Who designed it?

The Classics is designed by grand Slam winner Gary Player. Player brought his revered playing skills to the design of the course. With nine major championships on his belt from the regular tour and another nine from championships, you can say Gary Player is a real, well, player. He has 163 professional wins to his credit and is widely considered one of the top golfers in history. 

What is its design like?

Gary Player always had an eye for beauty and nature. He often leaned more into the landscape and lush design over the unnatural challenge. Specifically, he coated the Classics with majestic tropical vegetation, adding a lovely scenic backdrop to every hole. But the terrain offers a substantial challenge. Sand dunes are plentiful, matched against open and perfectly-manicured greens. Expect to glide fast along with the grasses, avoiding deep bunkers and stone walls lining up against numerous lakes. 

What is its rating?

Golfing enthusiasts will want to know where the Classics stands. The course is a par 72, 6,714-yard championship layout

Is it public or private?

The Classics is, indeed, a private course. It is open to memberships of the Classics Country Club at Lely Resort. There are four main membership levels. These are:

  • Full Golf
  • Executive
  • Social Sport
  • Social

We recommend you contact the resort directly for details or contact us for assistance. They include an invitation to social events, access to the fitness center, preferred tee times, and more.

Are there public courses at Lely Resort?

You do not have to be a member to enjoy the resort’s top two public courses. These are Flamingo Island and the Mustangs. Both offer a fantastic and enthralling challenge for eager golfers. They are both daily fee courses with preferred tee times available to members.

All in all, you can utilize the two public courses during your stay as a member or not. If you become a member, you can also golf at the Classics, giving you a full 54 holes to golf on! You can enjoy the full breadth of southwest Florida golfing right at Lely Resort.

Places to Stay

Stay right at Lely Resort. Don’t miss a moment of beauty when you stay at one of our on-site Lely Resort condo rentals. You can get to and from the golf course between afternoons in the pool. You can even bring a pet along for the trip. With our variety of Lely Resort pet-friendly rentals, you can make your vacation stay a little more like home.

Contact us if you have any questions and don’t hesitate to review our current available vacation rentals to secure your stay today.