Playable Arrowhead Golf Club is a public playground in Naples
NAPLES, Fla. -- Arrowhead Golf Club inside the Heritage Greens community delivers where others don't in Naples. Architect Gordon Lewis opened the 6,832-yard Arrowhead in 1997, giving public players a place to tee time up among all those area private clubs. Keeping customers happy remains the club's no. 1 goal.
Arrowhead G.C. recently put $200,000 back into the clubhouse and surrounding landscaping to ensure guests feel comfortable. "They find it a very friendly facility to come to," said Rodney Bungartz, a PGA member who serves as the club's marketing and administration manager. "We try to treat everybody as a member."
Water comes into play on all 18 holes with much of it off to the side, allowing straight hitters to skate by unscathed. Only the 380-yard third and the 292-yard seventh require forced carries.
"It is a fun friendly course for all skill levels. We get a lot of couples, a lot of ladies who play here," Bungartz said. "People like to come here first. They (the snowbirds) haven't played for two or three months, and this is a good start."
Tony Cocco, who played Arrowhead Golf Club recently, said misses that flirt with the water's edge tend to run down the slopes and into the drink. "I think it's very sporty in terms of the challenges it presents," he said.