Olde Florida Golf Club

Olde Florida Golf Club

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A calm start to day 2 of the Club Championship, but things will change dramatically mid-day as a strong cold front moves through the region.
Day 1 of the 2022 Club Championship
Hole 2
Day 1 of the 2022 Club Championship
Hole 1
Another beautiful sunrise at Olde Florida Golf Club
Last night the Olde Florida Golf Club membership honored the senior leadership team of Tom Wildenhaus, Director of Golf and Darren J. Davis, Certified Golf Course Superintendent.

Wildenhaus was acknowledged for having been named the 2021 PGA Golf Professional of the year. Davis was recognized for having served as the 82nd President of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.

Both gentlemen have not only served the Olde Florida membership for close to 30 years, they have also served, promoted and assisted in the growth of the golf industry at a local, state and national level over the same length of time.

On hand to participate in the event were Rhett Evans CEO of the GCSAA and Geoff Lofstead, Executive Director of the South Florida PGA.

Several notable individuals sent congratulatory letters that were read to the over 100 attendees. Letters were received from Seth Waugh, CEO of the PGA of America, Rees Jones Golf Course Architect and Jack Nicklaus.

Thank you to the members who attended to celebrate the careers and service of these gentlemen!

L to R: Geoff Lofstead, Tom Wildenhaus Pga Darren Davis and Rhett Evans
It was a warm and sunny day in Southwest Florida!
Perfect weather for golf on Presidents Day!
Another great Member Guest Invitational! Thank you to all who participated!
It’s Member/Guest week at Olde Florida!
It was another cold, frosty start at Olde Florida! Air temperature dropped to 34°, with the surface temperature falling to 28°. There was a slight frost delay, but golf began at 9 AM. The forecast looks much better for the coming week!
All good things must come to an end… Olde Florida received a significant frost this morning, the first in many years! Darren Davis, CGCS of Olde Florida provides an explanation in his most recent blog entry.
Congratulations to Olde Florida’s Tom Wildenhaus on being named the PGA of America’s Golf Professional of the year!
It was a beautiful sunrise at Olde Florida this morning!
Contrary to weather lore, the “red sky in the morn” resulted in a great day for golf!

Olde Florida Golf Club Designed by Rees Jones, Olde Florida Golf Club is located in Naples, Florida. Olde Florida is a golf club, and strictly a golf club that exists for the enjoyment of its membership.

Darren J. Davis, CGCS Golf Course Superintendent
Tom Wildenhaus, PGA Director of Golf
Nolan Rheam, PGA Head Golf Professional

Operating as usual

03/12/2022

A calm start to day 2 of the Club Championship, but things will change dramatically mid-day as a strong cold front moves through the region.

03/11/2022

Day 1 of the 2022 Club Championship
Hole 2

03/11/2022

Day 1 of the 2022 Club Championship
Hole 1

03/10/2022

Another beautiful sunrise at Olde Florida Golf Club

Darren J. Davis, CGCS 02/27/2022

Darren J. Davis, CGCS

Last night the Olde Florida Golf Club membership honored the senior leadership team of Tom Wildenhaus, Director of Golf and Darren J. Davis, Certified Golf Course Superintendent.

Wildenhaus was acknowledged for having been named the 2021 PGA Golf Professional of the year. Davis was recognized for having served as the 82nd President of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.

Both gentlemen have not only served the Olde Florida membership for close to 30 years, they have also served, promoted and assisted in the growth of the golf industry at a local, state and national level over the same length of time.

On hand to participate in the event were Rhett Evans CEO of the GCSAA and Geoff Lofstead, Executive Director of the South Florida PGA.

Several notable individuals sent congratulatory letters that were read to the over 100 attendees. Letters were received from Seth Waugh, CEO of the PGA of America, Rees Jones Golf Course Architect and Jack Nicklaus.

Thank you to the members who attended to celebrate the careers and service of these gentlemen!

L to R: Geoff Lofstead, Tom Wildenhaus Pga Darren Davis and Rhett Evans

Darren J. Davis, CGCS Prior to accepting this position, Davis was employed as the Assistant Golf Course Superintendent at the Loxahatchee Club in Jupiter, Florida. Additional professional experience includes two stints at the Augusta National Golf Club, the first serving as an Apprentice Superintendent in 1990 and return...

02/21/2022

It was a warm and sunny day in Southwest Florida!
Perfect weather for golf on Presidents Day!

02/19/2022

Another great Member Guest Invitational! Thank you to all who participated!

02/16/2022

It’s Member/Guest week at Olde Florida!

Photos from Olde Florida Golf Club's post 01/31/2022

It was another cold, frosty start at Olde Florida! Air temperature dropped to 34°, with the surface temperature falling to 28°. There was a slight frost delay, but golf began at 9 AM. The forecast looks much better for the coming week!

Olde Florida Golf Club's streak ends at 1472 days! 01/30/2022

Olde Florida Golf Club's streak ends at 1472 days!

All good things must come to an end… Olde Florida received a significant frost this morning, the first in many years! Darren Davis, CGCS of Olde Florida provides an explanation in his most recent blog entry.

Olde Florida Golf Club's streak ends at 1472 days! It has been 1472 days since Southwest Florida has seen a low temperature as cold as we did this morning! The air temperature (measured at 4...

PGA Members Tom Wildenhaus, Jamie Mulligan and Joe Assell Lead PGA of America National Awards Class 01/26/2022

PGA Members Tom Wildenhaus, Jamie Mulligan and Joe Assell Lead PGA of America National Awards Class

Congratulations to Olde Florida’s Tom Wildenhaus on being named the PGA of America’s Golf Professional of the year!

PGA Members Tom Wildenhaus, Jamie Mulligan and Joe Assell Lead PGA of America National Awards Class The 13 award winners unveiled at PGA Show opening ceremonies.

Photos from Olde Florida Golf Club's post 01/25/2022

It was a beautiful sunrise at Olde Florida this morning!
Contrary to weather lore, the “red sky in the morn” resulted in a great day for golf!

01/25/2022

It was a crisp 37° to start the day at Olde Florida, but the sights and sounds at sunrise always warms the heart! “Golf and the Environment” - a winning combination

01/11/2022

Maintenance Monday

Have you ever wondered what happens on the driving range every Monday when it closes at 3:00?
This video prepared by our golf course superintendent provides a behind the scenes look.

01/10/2022
Darren J. Davis, CGCS 01/08/2022

Darren J. Davis, CGCS

Day 2 of the Olde Florida Golf Club Member/Member Championship

Darren J. Davis, CGCS Prior to accepting this position, Davis was employed as the Assistant Golf Course Superintendent at the Loxahatchee Club in Jupiter, Florida. Additional professional experience includes two stints at the Augusta National Golf Club, the first serving as an Apprentice Superintendent in 1990 and return...

Photos from Olde Florida Golf Club's post 01/07/2022

Day 1 - Olde Florida Golf Club Member/Member Championship

Golf Course Management - "Olde is New Again" 01/06/2022

Golf Course Management - "Olde is New Again"

The December issue of Golf Course Management magazine included a story on the recent renovation at Olde Florida Golf Club.
The title of the story is "Olde is New Again," and it begins with, "Led by a former GCSAA president, venerable Olde Florida Golf Club undergoes the most extensive renovation in its 29-year history."
The remainder of the story can be downloaded by clicking on the blog entry by Darren Davis, CGCS below

Golf Course Management - "Olde is New Again" The December issue of Golf Course Management magazine included a story on the recent renovation at Olde Florida Golf Club. The title of t...

12/24/2021

Olde is New Again—December 2021 GCM — Darren J. Davis, CGCS

The December issue of Golf Course Management, the monthly publication of the GCSAA features an article on last summers renovation at Olde Florida Golf Club.
There are several quotes by our certified golf course superintendent Darren Davis as well as other members of the team.
“Olde is New Again” can be found by clicking the link below:

Olde is New Again—December 2021 GCM — Darren J. Davis, CGCS “Led by a former GCSAA president, venerable Olde Florida Golf Club undergoes the most extensive renovation in its 29-year history.”

The Blog of Darren J. Davis, CGCS Olde Florida Golf Club 12/21/2021

The Blog of Darren J. Davis, CGCS Olde Florida Golf Club

Today is December 21! This is important for several reasons! First, it means Christmas is almost here! December 21 also means the winter solstice has arrived! This is a key date for those of us living in the northern hemisphere because it marks the shortest day of the year. For more on why this is important you can read the latest blog entry by Olde Florida’s Darren Davis , CGCS

http://darrenjdavisgcs.blogspot.com

The Blog of Darren J. Davis, CGCS Olde Florida Golf Club We are nearing the completion of the construction aspect of our renovation project, and although several tropical systems have threatened Southwest Florida, we have managed to avoid any significant damage or major delays! Construction and grassing on holes 1, 2, 9, 10 & 18 still needs to be complete...

Photos from Olde Florida Golf Club's post 12/10/2021

A foggy start to the day at Olde Florida, but we have a forecasted high of 86° today. Stay hydrated!

Photos from Olde Florida Golf Club's post 12/08/2021

It’s a beautiful December morning at Olde Florida Golf Club
60° at sunrise with a forecasted high of 84°
A great day to tee it up

11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving from Olde Florida Golf Club!

11/13/2021

It was a foggy start this morning, but the sun broke through just in time for our Grand Re-opening Tournament!

At 2:00 p.m. Olde Florida Founding Member, Lynn Josephson will have a conversation with GCSAA Certified Golf Course Superintenent Darren Davis for any of the members who would like to talk about the summer renovation project.

Photos from Olde Florida Golf Club's post 11/01/2021

(Re) Opening Day 11/1/21 Hole 1.

Hole 1 and 9 were the last two holes grassed. It was great to have the membership back on property enjoying their golf course!

10/26/2021

Only five more sunrises until the grand “Re” opening day at Olde Florida!

10/22/2021

Fraise Mowing at Olde Florida Golf Club - GCSAA TV

In this video on GCSAA.tv Olde Florida’s Darren Davis, CGCS explains how the agronomy team incorporated fraise mowing into the bermudagrass eradication program this summer.

Fraise Mowing at Olde Florida Golf Club - GCSAA TV Darren Davis, CGCS, gives us an update on the regrassing project at Olde Florida Golf Club, explaining why they’re doing a process called fraise mowing to help eradicate the existing bermudagrass.

10/15/2021

Drill and Fill at Olde Florida Golf Club - GCSAA TV

In this video Olde Florida Golf Course Superintendent Darren Davis , CGCS explains the process of Drill and Fill. The procedure was performed on the TifEagle greens at the beginning of the summer.

Drill and Fill at Olde Florida Golf Club - GCSAA TV The regrassing project at Olde Florida Golf Club continues as the crew begins a drill and fill process on the greens. Darren Davis, CGCS, explains how it works and why they are doing that as part of their resurfacing project.

2021 Renovation Update #7 - The Homestretch 10/08/2021

2021 Renovation Update #7 - The Homestretch

The latest update on the summer renovation from our golf course superintendent Darren Davis , CGCS. “The Homestretch”

2021 Renovation Update #7 - The Homestretch As I reflect on the project this summer, it truly seems like yesterday that we began the renovation. The vast majority of days since our Apr...

09/24/2021

Yesterday afternoon we received 2.75” in one hour, which brings the monthly total to 15.4”. The Better Billy Bunker system that was installed in all of the bunkers this summer during the renovation has performed phenomenally! This bunker on 1 green (photo taken this morning) would have required EXTENSIVE repair prior to the renovation.

More information on the system and the bunker renovation can be found in this blog entry by our golf course superintendent.

http://darrenjdavisgcs.blogspot.com/2021/05/2021-renovation-update-2-bunker.html?m=1

09/14/2021

It’s #ThankASuper Day! If you look close in this video from GCSAA you will see a couple frames from Olde Florida and our golf course superintendent Darren Davis

09/04/2021

The renovation and grassing of holes 1 - 18 is complete and the grow-in of the new TifTuf bermudagrass is underway.
We are anticipating completion of the driving range by this time next week.

Photos from Olde Florida Golf Club's post 08/31/2021

In addition to the renovation work and grow-in this summer, the agronomy team have also been managing the existing TifEagle greens. Today they are receiving the final core aeration for 2021.

2021 Renovation Update #6 - Lake Banks 08/20/2021

2021 Renovation Update #6 - Lake Banks

Olde Florida Golf Club’s Darren Davis , CGCS provides an update on the renovation project focusing on the lake bank / shoreline work completed this summer.

2021 Renovation Update #6 - Lake Banks We are nearing the completion of the construction aspect of our renovation project, and although several tropical systems have threatened So...

Photos from Olde Florida Golf Club's post 08/16/2021

Tropical Storm Fred pushed through Southwest Florida over the weekend. On Saturday the storm dumped 3.5” of rain (very hard and quick).

The newly installed Better Billy Bunker system performed extremely well.

The photos below were taken on hole 3.

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Maintenance Monday
Driving Range Aerification
Hole 17 Olde Florida Golf Club 7/8/17

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9393 Vanderbilt Beach Rd Ext
Naples, FL
34120

General information

The 18-hole golf course was constructed in a natural setting with no residential development, no swimming pools or tennis courts. The vision of the founding members was a club that will embody the finest traditions of golf. Membership is by invitation and available to individuals only, which enables no starting times. Established in 1993, Olde Florida provides a challenging but enjoyable test of golf with a distinct commitment to excellence in every aspect.

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 8am - 5pm
Sunday 8am - 5pm

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