22 Mar '12, 3pm

Naples, Florida: The self-proclaimed "Golf Capital of the World" remains rich with places to play

Naples, Florida: The self-proclaimed "Golf Capital of the World" remains rich with places to play By Jason Scott Deegan , Senior Staff Writer View large image | More photos The par-4 sixth hole is scenic at TPC Treviso Bay. (Jason Scott Deegan/TravelGolf) NAPLES, Fla. -- Proclaiming that you are the "Golf Capital of the World" might seem a bit pretentious. Well, this swanky town in southwest Florida does have that self-righteous reputation. This city of roughly 22,000 people, however, does have some major mojo in backing up its boastful claim. It has the second-most golf holes per capita than any other community in the country. Dozens upon dozens of golf courses stack up from one gated community to another, stretching from Estero and Bonita Springs into Naples. Collier County, where Naples resides, offers more than 70 golf courses alone. The recession hit the region partic...

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