Naples, on Florida's southern Gulf Coast, is for the most part a mass of towering resorts and residences, but a little ways inland from the coast can be found a taste of "Old Florida" in the form of Naples National. The course, by Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry, make use of natural features for its subtle changes in elevation and for its water hazards. A number of holes can either be driven or played short for a run-in. The fairly large scrub areas, which in no way detract from the attractiveness of the course, are one indication that it has been built since the 1970s. The routing proceeds through groves of pine and cypress trees and offers plentiful glimpses of native birds and animals, including, naturally, alligators. Now in its third decade, Naples National is just the place for strong players to work their drivers.