Tiburón Golf Club

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Tiburón Golf Club
Club information
Location Naples, Florida
Established1998;20 years ago (1998)
TypeSemi-Private Golf Club
Owned byHost Hotels & Resorts
Operated byTroon
Total holes36
Tournaments hosted QBE Shootout (2001- )
CME Group Tour Championship (2013- )
Website tiburonnaples.com
Designed by Greg Norman
Par 72
Length7,382 yards (6,750 m) [1]
Course rating 76.0
Slope rating 137 [2]
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 glub 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.

Naples, Florida City in Florida, United States

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Greg Norman Australian golfer

Gregory John Norman AO is an Australian professional golfer and entrepreneur who spent 331 weeks as the world's Number 1 Official World Golf Rankings ranked golfer in the 1980s and 1990s. He has won 91 international tournaments, including 20 PGA Tour tournaments and two majors: The Open Championships in 1986 and 1993. Norman also earned thirty top-10 finishes and was the runner-up 8 times in majors throughout his career. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2001 with the highest percentage of votes (80%) of any golfer to date. In a reference to his blond hair, size, aggressive golf style and his birthplace's native coastal animal, Norman's nickname is "The Great White Shark", which he earned after his play at the 1981 Masters.

The Official World Golf Ranking is a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers. It was started in 1986.


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.

PGA Tour golf tour in the United States

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PGA Tour Champions US-based golf tour for men 50 and older

PGA Tour Champions is a men's professional senior golf tour, administered as a branch of the PGA Tour.

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 2013 LPGA Tour was a series of weekly golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world. The Tour began in Australia on February 14 and ended on November 24 in Florida. The tournaments were sanctioned by the United States-based Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA).

CME Group Tour Championship

The CME Group Tour Championship is a women's professional golf tournament, the season-ending event of the LPGA Tour. It succeeded the LPGA Tour Championship, which was played for two seasons in 2009 and 2010. From 2011 to 2013 the tournament was called the CME Group Titleholders. The tournament has a limited field of about 70 players. The event is currently televised by Golf Channel and ABC.


The Gold Course opened 20 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]

Audubon International is a not for profit 501(c)(3) environmental education organization based in Troy, New York. Established in 1987, the organization works with communities, developments, resorts and golf courses in 36 countries to plan and implement sustainable natural resource management practices, as well as receive public recognition for employing sound environmental stewardship. It is the first organization to work extensively with the golf industry on sustainability issues, and has a long history of partnering with industry associations such as the United States Golf Association (USGA).

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 Impact Zone Golf, which features private lessons, multi-day golf schools, junior camps, and clubfitting.



Championship tees

  • Rating = 76.0, Slope = 137

Source: [1] [2]


Championship tees

  • Rating = 74.0, Slope = 145

Source: [3] [4]


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  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".

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