Audubon Country Club

NAPLES, florida

Developing a Program for Golf Course Improvements

Bunker and tee renovations completed in 2015 and 2016

Greens renovation completed in summer of 2018



Audubon is a well-established private golf community built on a coastal ridge of west Florida in North Naples. Built in 1989, the Joe Lee designed course weaves throughout a master planned residential estate with holes fronting coastal estuaries and mangrove islands.  

Our consulting efforts to date involve a complete study for improving/expanding the practice facilities (not yet undertaken) as well as improvements to the bunkering, paths and other course elements.  The course underwent a grass conversion from #419 Bermudagrass to Celebration Bermudagrass in two phases (2015-2016).  At that time, we also made timely refinements to the tee complexes and the bunkering followed by a complete redesign and construction of the greens during the summer of 2018.

In 2021-2022 JDR took on the development of a more comprehensive, long-range analysis of the golf course to secure a vision and identity for Audubon's golf amenity.



#28 among Florida's Top 50 Courses - Florida Golfer Magazine, 1990

Top 10 Best New Courses in Florida - Florida Golfer Magazine, 1990

LINKS Premier Properties - World's Best Golf Communities - Eastern US, 2018

Original Joe Lee design



Audubon Reopens - By Design Winter '18 Golf Course Industry - Audubon Renovation Complete - Nov. '18 Golf Course Architecture - Audubon Renovation Complete - Nov. '18 Cart Path Camo - MetGolf Aug 2015 Camouflaged Cart Paths - CyberGolf

Hole 17, Photo by R. Kirk

Hole 10, Photo by R. Kirk

Hole 7, Photo by R. Kirk

Hole 9, Photo by R. Kirk

Hole 7, Photo by R. Kirk

Hole 9, Photo by R. Kirk

Hole 18, Photo by R. Kirk