Tiburón Golf Club

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Tiburón Golf Club
Club information
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Location in the United States
Coordinates 26°14′53″N81°45′54″W / 26.248°N 81.765°W / 26.248; -81.765
Location Naples, Florida
Established1998;26 years ago (1998)
TypeSemi-Private Golf Club
Owned byHost Hotels & Resorts
Operated byTroon
Total holes36
Events hosted QBE Shootout (2001 )
CME Group Tour Championship (2013 )
Website tiburonnaples.com
Gold
Designed by Greg Norman
Par 72
Length7,382 yards (6,750 m) [1]
Course rating 76.0
Slope rating 137 [2]
Black
Designed by Greg Norman
Par 72
Length6,949 yards (6,354 m) [3]
Course rating 74.0
Slope rating 145 [4]

Tiburón Golf Club is a golf club located in Naples, Florida. It has two courses, Gold and Black, both designed by Greg Norman, twice the winner of the Open Championship and formerly the top-ranked player in the world. From Australia, Norman's nickname on the PGA Tour was the "Great White Shark", and tiburón is the Spanish word for shark.

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The Gold Course hosts the annual QBE Shootout (formerly Franklin Templeton Shootout), originally the "Shark Shootout", an off-season golf event hosted by Norman that includes members of the PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions. The tournament debuted in California in 1989 and moved to Tiburón in 2001.

Since 2013, the Gold Course has also hosted the season-ending event of the LPGA Tour, the CME Group Tour Championship, held in November.

The Black Course hosts the Chubb Classic, a Champions Tour Event held in February.

History

The Gold Course opened 26 years ago in 1998 and the Black in 2001. Tiburón is designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International. In 2006, the club was the first to use customized Segway golf carts. [5]

The golf club is part of a gated golf community by the same name. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, is also located on the property. The club is also home to the Tiburón Golf Academy , which features private lessons, multi-day golf schools, junior camps, and clubfitting. [6]

Courses

Gold

Championship tees

Hole123456789Out101112131415161718InTotal
Yards5734404584282256003961754803,7753654302153505784202055594933,6077,382
Par544435434364434543543672
  • Rating = 76.0, Slope = 137

Source: [1] [2]

Black

Championship tees

Hole123456789Out101112131415161718InTotal
Yards3764223782014005021603455813,3651883594422204035604144655333,5846,949
Par444345345363443454453672
  • Rating = 74.0, Slope = 145

Source: [3] [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Scorecard: Gold Course" (PDF). Tiburon Golf Club. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  2. 1 2 "Tiburon Golf Club - Gold Course". USGA. Course Rating and Slope Database. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  3. 1 2 "Scorecard: Black Course" (PDF). Tiburon Golf Club. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  4. 1 2 "Tiburon Golf Club - Black Course". USGA. Course Rating and Slope Database. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  5. "Segways at Tiburon".
  6. "Tiburón Golf Academy".