The bunkering at Floridian National distinguishes it from many of the other uber-private Southwest Florida courses. Between the bright white sand and clamshell shapes, with softly rising tall lips, the bunkers share many similarities to those at Augusta National. They play an integral role in the strategy at this 7,100-yard Gary Player design, as they often pinch in where longer players would be landing off the tee. The long par-4 18th is a strong finisher and roughly resembles the famous closers at TPC Sawgrass and Pebble Beach, with the hole boomeranging to the left as water runs up the entire length of the hole. Floridian is a popular practice spot for many pros, and Claude Harmon III, Butch’s son, is the Director of Instruction.
Best in State: Ranked 18th, 2017-'18. Ranked 19th, 2015-'16. Ranked inside the top 20, 2005, 2009. Ranked 21st, 2019-'20. Ranked 22nd, 2021-'22. Ranked 23rd, 2013-'14. Ranked inside the top 25, 1997-'99, 2007. Ranked 28th, 2011-'12. Ranked inside the top 30, 2001.
Current ranking: 24th.