Roadside Assistance Destination of the Day


Naples is a world unto itself and the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort is it’s own magical kingdom. Golf, sun and sea with the ultimate in pampering and service.

“At least 50 tall, stately palms line the grand driveway into The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples creating the illusion that the hotel is tucked into a remote oasis miles from the cares of the world. Further in, the roundabout features a sparkling fountain encircled with beds of tropical flowers, all contributing to the tranquil feeling I experienced during my entire visit. The Mediterranean-style resort, with its towers, European striped awnings, and red tile roofs glows a peachy golden in the afternoon sun. In the morning the stucco walls seem to turn a lemon-yellow. Perfectly manicured beds of flowers and many more palms dot the grounds.

Upon my arrival to the resort, smiling valets, a doorman, and a bellman greeted me and whisked me into the cool lobby, where lazy ceiling fans turned overhead and guests were sipping iced tea and tropical-looking martinis. One wall of the lobby is primarily glass, giving me my first view of the picturesque Greg Norman-designed Golf Club.

Around the bend in the hall is Express(o), a petite pastry and coffee boutique, and the glamorous restaurant, Lemonía, where a woman was playing a soft Broadway tune on a grand piano. From the lobby, I stepped out onto a shaded verandah appointed with vintage green wicker rocking chairs. From here, I took in the stunning layouts that make Greg Norman a master of golf course design. A double staircase leads from the verandah down to an emerald lawn where white Adirondack chairs offer close-up views of the putting green. I followed the path between the golf club and the pool to the Poolside Grill, where the smoky fragrance of grilled fare mixed with the faint scent of sun lotions. A uniformed pool butler glided up with a tray of refreshing piña colada sorbets, compliments of the house.

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort Naples is, first and foremost, a stylish mecca for golf enthusiasts. But it’s also for beach lovers, serious spa-lovers, and just plain lovers, as all the amenities of its sister resort just three miles away, the beachside Ritz-Carlton, Naples, are open to Golf Resort guests. Luxurious private transportation between the two resorts is complimentary and continuous throughout the day and evening.”

from The Mobil Travel Guide

One of the many benefits of your Auto Roadside Assistance Service membership is access to Exxon/Mobil Travel Guide’s services and discounts. In order to help you appreciate those services this blog will regularly feature one of the thousands of destinations that you can consider for your next vacation.

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