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Four-Day Sessions Offered June 23-26; July 14-17 & August 4-7;
Select Full or Half Days of Golf, Tennis or Golf & Tennis Instruction Plus Lunch & Swimming

NAPLES, FLA. - (June 19, 2009) - Naples Grande Beach Resort has introduced a new Junior Golf & Tennis Camp for ages 7 to 15 this summer. Plan a family vacation at this eco-smart beach resort and the kids can learn the rules and basic fundamentals of playing golf, tennis or both in your choice of four-day sports camp sessions to be held June 23-26, July 14-17 and August 4-7.

Naples Grande Junior Golf & Tennis Camp details:

  • Four half-day camp sessions of two hours daily golf (8:30 - 10:30 a.m.) OR tennis (11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.) instruction are offered for $175; costs include clubs or tennis racquets
  • Four full-day sessions of two hours daily golf AND tennis instruction as well as daily lunch break and swimming at the resort's Hibiscus pool (8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.) are offered for $300
  • Each four-day camp session is limited to 14 participants ages 7-15
  • Golf instruction takes place at the Naples Grande Golf Club, an 18-hole championship course designed by Rees Jones, under the direction of Mark Durland, Director of Instruction at the Naples Grande Golf School who was named 2008 Teacher of the year by the South Florida PGA
  • Tennis instruction takes place at the Naples Grande Tennis Center, which features 15 Har-Tru clay courts managed by Peter Burwash International, under the direction of Fabio Vasconcellos, Tennis Director at Naples Grande Beach Resort
  • Camp session dates are Tuesday-Friday, June 23-26, July 14-17 and August 4-7, 2009
  • Available to children of resort guests on first-come reserved basis
  • For Junior Golf & Tennis Camp information and reservations, contact Mark Durland, 239-784-2208 or

Camp participants are advised to wear sneakers or soft spike shoes for golf, smooth-soled shoes for tennis. Full-day campers are advised to bring a box lunch (can be arranged from 'Spressi in the lobby), towels and swimsuits with them each day. Parents need to arrange transportation from the resort to the Golf Club; transportation is provided from the Golf Club to the Tennis Center. Tennis-only campers can walk to the Tennis Center adjacent to the resort's Bungalows.

In addition to swimming, golf and tennis, summer fun at Naples Grande can include kayaking in the adjoining 200-acre nature preserve and mangrove estuary. Or take the family for a bike ride or stroll on palm-lined streets to the nearby shops, restaurants and galleries. In the evening, adults can relax in the resort's Aura Bar, complete with Gulf-inspired "underwater" glass bar and inviting lounges beneath mood-setting glow lights.

For resort reservations, which begin from $99 per night through September 30, please call 888-722-1266 or 888-WALDORF (1-800-925-3673), or visit or

About Naples Grande Beach Resort
Naples Grande, a member of The Waldorf Astoria Collection, is Southwest Florida's insider secret for couples, families and business groups looking for an eco-smart beach retreat with panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. Just 27 miles from the international airport in Ft. Myers (RSW), the resort sits on 23 waterfront acres complete with three miles of sugar sand beach amidst 200 acres of nature preserve and mangrove estuary that recall old-style Florida. Key features, such as 474 spacious guestrooms, bungalows and suites, three signature pools, inventive restaurants and lounges, championship golf and tennis, the first Golden Door spa on the East Coast, and a genuinely friendly staff who embody the highly hospitable philosophy of "The answer is yes; what's the question?" set Naples Grande apart. It's a comfortable stroll or bike ride on palm-lined streets to unique shops, restaurants, galleries and the celebrated Naples Philharmonic and Art Museum. Naples Grande also offers the unparalleled benefits of the Hilton HHonors® Program and reciprocal privileges at its all-suite beachfront sister hotel in Naples, Edgewater Beach Hotel.

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