Bear's Paw is a unique and private equity luxury golf community off Golden Gate Parkway between Goodlette-Frank and Airport Road in Naples Florida. This low-density community resides on 244 acres offering spectacular views of the various lakes, Jack Nicklaus designed golf fairways and preserves. There are 297 properties in the neighborhood, including 15 single-family homes, 90 villas and 192 condos. The name makes reference to the "Golden Bear", a Jack Nicklaus trademark. Below you will find detailed information on the Bear's Paw Country Club and golf course. Read more about Bear's Paw in Naples.
Properties in this community were built beginning in 1980 through 1990 and interiors range in size from 1,325 to 4,300 square feet with configurations of two to four bedrooms. Each residence includes a golf cart and you pay no separate trail or locker fees. As a resident you are required to purchase either a golf or a social membership.
BEAR'S PAW COUNTRY CLUB
The 18-hole, par 72 golf course at Bear's Paw is a signature course designed by Jack Nicklaus and was opened in 1980. This course is a challenge for all levels with a length of 6874 yards, course rating of 73.5 and slope of 134. Due to the name attached to the golf course design, homes and lots in such communities tend to appreciate in value and sales. Jack Nicklaus is one of the top names in golf course design and his name has been associated with fine luxury golf home communities. Membership at Bear's Paw is only limited to 297, as it aligns with the number of properties. This ensures that you are able to play at any time throughout the week, as a smaller membership base allows you to freely book preferred tee time.
Membership Type: Equity Club Type: Private Maximum # Of Memberships: 297 Is Membership Required? Yes Non-Resident Memberships Available: Yes
Membership Fees: Golf Fees - $25,000 Golf Dues - $9,830 Social Fee - $3,000 Social Dues - $1,500
Golf Course Information: Opened 1980 Architect Jack Nicklaus 1 Course | 18 Holes Own Your Own Cart: Yes Caddies Available: No Practice Range: Yes
Course Name: Bear's Paw Golf Club Par: 72 Holes: 18
Blue: 6899 Yards | Rating: 73.6 | Slope: 138
Black: 6524 Yards | Rating: 71.7 | Slope: 133
White: 6164 Yards | Rating: 70.4 | Slope: 124
Green: 5764 Yards | Rating: 68.6 | Slope: 118
Yellow: 5484 Yards | Rating: 67.6 | Slope: 114
Silver: 4354 Yards | Rating: 66.1 | Slope: 116
As a golf member, you have daily access to the golf course, practice facilities, full service golf shop and golf lessons. You will also enjoy league play and other competitive games throughout the week. Major golf events include red coat tournaments, annual invitationals, annual charity event, member|guest days, club couples, men's, women's and Niner Championships. The Habitat For Humanity as well as the Bear's Paw Memorial Tournament are rotated each year. Members of the club also enjoy reciprocal play privileges from May through the end of October every year.
Other amenities include a private "members only" expanded marina with boat docks and lifts, kayaking on single or double kayaks with Florida Gulf access (community is located along Gordon River), fitness, four Har-Tru tennis courts (leagues and ball machines) as well as casual and fine dining with golf course view. Community functions include Habitat For Humanity, Toys For Tots, First Tee of Naples, Play For Pink and Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Foundation.
Golf membership at Bear's Paw requires an initiation fee of $17,500 and includes full use of all facilities. There is a monthly capital reserve fee of $100 and other annual fees which total $2,160. The dining room annual minimum is $1,500 for the fiscal year beginning July 1 and ending June 30 (prorated for new members). All members own their golf carts and there are no trail fees.
Non-resident social membership (limited to 20 only) requires an initial fee of $3,000 with annual dues of $1,500. Use of all facilities including six rounds of golf from November 1 through April 30 and unlimited golf from May 1 through October 31 with applicable fees.
If you are looking for brand new homes, you may want to look at the Landings at Bear's Paw, where you will find only 23 luxury single-family homes with access to boating and golf. Contact us directly for more information.
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Data last updated: August 17th, 2017 at 4:58am EDT and updating occurs daily
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