One of Naples’ most established private country club communities, Wilderness Country Club was developed in the late 1970’s and the aptly named golfer’s haven is a sanctuary set on 200 acres of Florida’s most scenic land.
Wilderness is named as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, recognized for their natural surroundings and being home to an amazing variety of birds and native wildlife species.
Perfectly located with “in-town” Naples convenience off Goodlette Frank Road just north of Golden Gate Parkway, Wilderness is only 2 miles from the major north-south artery of U.S. Highway 41, also called Tamiami Trail.
The history of this golf course community is rich and colorful, with the development occurring on the Frank family’s cattle ranch in the early 1970’s. The family knew that there was a great need for more golf courses for wealthy Naples visitors and new residents, he partnered with the esteemed team of Wes Downing and Early Frye, who would later form the prominent Downing-Frye Real Estate firm.
Wilderness Country Club Real Estate
There are no single-family homes within Wilderness Country Club, just condominiums, affording the ideal lifestyle of being able to lock your front door and plan a trip with peace of mind.
Prices here range from around $100,000 to just below $1 million.
If you are looking for a truly unique and spacious condominium, there is a 4,000 square foot masterpiece comprised by joining 2 individual units. Dual master suites and kitchens, 3 additional bedrooms for guests, an office and huge wrap around balcony make this one of the rarest residential condominiums in southwest Florida. Built in 1977 and recently updated, the unit is offered at $800,000 and offers breathtaking panoramas of the golf course and lakes.
The Condominium Association Fee here is $2,600 monthly, plus a mandatory club fee.
With a large, open-air balcony overlooking the 17th hole of the golf course and 2-bedrooms and 2-baths, another beautiful condominium residence is located on the first floor. It features 1,758 square feet of living area, an open floorplan design and covered parking space. The unit even comes with its own golf cart and cart storage space. This condominium is being marketed at $120,000.
Wilderness Country Club Amenities
Golf is a way of life at Wilderness Country Club, with the residences surrounding the 18-hole championship golf course designed by master planner Arthur Hills and officially opened in 1974.
With a name like Wilderness Country Club, you can imagine the care the designers took to maintain the true feel of “Old Florida” while creating an imaginative, beautiful golf experience.
There are only 300 golf memberships available here, and club membership is a requirement of residency. There is a one-time Golf Initiation Fee of $65,000 with annual golf dues of $24,000. Social members pay no initiation or membership dues.
Everything you could want to enjoy the Florida good life is at Wilderness Country Club, where the history of the real Florida meets the modern day comforts you would expect at a world-class golf country club.
Members here enjoy dining in a formal or casual dining room with some of the most breathtaking views in the state.
Pools & Racquet Sports
There are 5 heated saltwater swimming pools in the community, plus 4 Har-Tru tennis courts, bocce courts, a croquet court and the popular, 5-acre Frank Park community center. This enchanting clubhouse is situated on the second highest piece of land in Collier County.
Wilderness Country Club Surrounding Area
With an ideal Naples location just minutes from everything the city has to offer, Wilderness Country Club is perfectly situated to offer residents easy access to all of life’s necessities and conveniences.
This golfer’s paradise is located just 2 miles from U.S. 41, also known as Tamiami Trail. This major north-south road makes it easy to do all your shopping, visit the doctor or bank, or enjoy lunch or dinner at some of the most popular restaurants in town.
Hit the beach with the grandkids at the famous Naples Pier on the Gulf of Mexico or spend time window shopping in the cosmopolitan downtown Naples 5th Avenue South district, home to some of the finest stores and restaurants in all of Florida.
You can also access Interstate I-75 just east of Wilderness Country club via Golden gate Parkway in about 20 minutes from home, and commercial air travel is only 30 minutes north at Southwest Florida International Airport, also known as RSW.
If you envision a relaxed, golf-centered lifestyle surrounded by the ambience of Old Florida, Wilderness Country Club will rank high on your list of potential options.