Why you'd want to live in Del Webb
Del Webb Naples in Ave Maria proves playgrounds and playtime aren’t mutually exclusive to children. Here, the grown-up version is more than a small sandbox, a plain play lawn. It’s a rolling, sweeping tapestry of grass, water, sand and sky as far as the eye can see. And this adult playground is beyond mere child’s play. As a star of Del Webb Naples’ engaging, social lifestyle for adults 55+, the newly renovated Panther Run Golf Course ranks among members’ favorite playtime experiences. Offering 18 holes of championship Gordon Lewis-designed golf, the course rambles over 4 miles — or 7,532 yards when played from the back tees. Its new TifEagle greens and tree-lined Bimini Bermuda grass fairways, roughs and tee boxes lend a verdant contrast to the sculptural precision of updated sand bunkers and lakes that add to the course’s sheer beauty but also factor into play. Panther Run’s picturesque setting is immersed within rolling fairways, preserves, sand bunkers, sabal palms and lakes — all winding their way to the remarkable pièce de resistance: the signature 18th hole with the green on a peninsula surrounded by water and bunkers.The club also offers tournaments, leagues and private and group lessons led by PGA professionals. The golf shop is stocked with the latest clubs, equipment and apparel. Golf memberships are optional and in demand, reflecting the nationwide growth in the game. With more than 325 members, the club has a 600-member cap. Panther Run Golf Club complements the active lifestyle enjoyed by residents of Del Webb Naples, the nation’s forerunner of 55+ active-adult communities. When it just doesn’t feel like a golf day, the community’s playground shifts to an expansive amenity campus. It’s Del Webb’s largest in Southwest Florida, with two clubhouses and one of the region’s most dynamic pickleball programs. Come “Live to Play” in Del Webb today.