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Chubb Classic Returns to Lely Resort in Naples

The PGA TOUR Champions returns to Naples in 2019 to challenge the award-winning Classics course at the beautiful Lely Resort Golf & Country Club, designed by World Golf Hall of Fame member and the winner of the Inaugural Chubb Classic, Gary Player. True to its name, the Classics par 72, 6714 yard layout plays homage to some of the greatest golf designs of all times and has become a legend in its own right. The exquisite layout showcases the scenic beauty native to the Naples area, and serves as the centerpiece of the Classics Country Club at Lely Resort.

“Over the years, the Chubb Classic has become a cannot-miss event for the Southwest Florida community,” said Tournament Director, Kevin Diaz. “We couldn’t be more excited to announce our new home- the players are going to love coming back here to compete in February.” In 1996, six years after its opening, the Classics hosted the Chubb won by the legendary Al “Mr.59” Geiberger.

“We are very familiar with the event-it has been a huge part of Naples’ winter season for over 32 years,” said American Golf Regional Manager David Leverant. “It is a fun and positive event for our community and we are thrilled for the opportunity to partner with the Chubb Classic and the PGA TOUR Champions.”

Since its inception in 1988, the Chubb Classic annually attracts a strong field of competitors. World Golf Hall of Fame members Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer, Lanny Wadkins, Lee Trevino and Gary Player have all won the event. Last year, Joe Durant birdied his final two holes to clinch a win, and will be back to defend his title. The tournament week will be February 11-17, 2019.

In addition, the Tournament features several special events throughout the week: The Taste of SW Florida, the Golf to Paradise First Tee Champions Challenge and Subway Family Putt for Dough.

For more information about the Chubb Classic, please visit ChubbClassic.com or call 239-593-3900.

Lely Resort & Country Club is a Stock Development that encompasses many different residential neighborhoods on its sprawling property and amenities to suit your pleasure. Besides the Classics, the Resort has two public golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr.- Flamingo Island, and Lee Trevino-The Mustang.

Considered one of the nation’s premier public designs, the 7,095 yard, par 72 Flamingo Island’s holes feature sparkling white sand bunkers sculpted by hourglass fairways and large undulating Bermuda grass greens. Did I mention the water?

There is a plentiful array of surrounding ponds that shimmer iridescent in the tropical sunlight offering players an unforgettable backdrop. The Flamingo Island course is a magical blend of strategic diversity and breathtaking beauty.

The Mustang is a legend in the making. The 7,230 yard, par 72 layout was crafted by Trevino using his age-old experiences playing many of the world’s greatest courses. Balancing playability with the stunning natural beauty of southwest Florida’s marshlands, the Mustang features gently rolling fairways, large Bermuda greens and 12 sparkling lakes. With multiple tee selections, the golf course presents an enjoyable challenge to golfers of all abilities.

Both the Mustang and Flamingo Island courses play out of a lovely 25,000 square foot Mediterranean-inspired Clubhouse. The Pro Shop is well stocked with the latest apparel and golf accessories. The centerpiece of the building is the Sam Snead’s Oak Grill & Tavern, overlooking the golf courses and serving fine fare for both lunch and dinner surrounded by memorabilia from Sam’s illustrious career. Visiting golfers enjoy tour quality practice facilities along with award-winning PGA Professional instruction from Head Pro Charles Lostracco and his fine staff. For golf information or tee times go to
AmericanGolf.com/public-courses/florida or call 239-793-2600.

GreenLinks Golf Villas is situated within the magnificent Lely Resort & Country Club and near the Clubhouse featuring spacious two and three bedroom villas. The fully furnished villas are appointed with a comfortable living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, computer nook and screened lanais. They have a washer, dryer and DVD player in each. GreenLinks also features a resort style pool, hot tub, BBQ grills and a complete fitness center. Guests at GreenLinks also have access to the private full service Players Club Spa. For reservations and more information visit GreenLinksNaples.com or call 1-888-992-2099.

Dave Daubert

David, Editor & Feature Writer, has been writing about golf since the turn of the century. He was Managing Editor at a regional golf magazine for 11 years, published in Canada, the IAGTO and a Staff Writer for The Georgia Golf Trail. His insightful perspective brings golf to life.

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