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Renovations enhance golf experience at Panther Run Golf Course at Del Webb Naples

Panther Run features 18 picturesque holes amid lakes, rolling fairways, preserves, sand bunkers, sabal palms and a signature finishing hole with the green on a peninsula surrounded by water and bunkers.
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Del Webb, the nation’s pioneer in 55+ active-adult communities, has completed game-improving renovations of the 18-hole championship Panther Run Golf Course at Del Webb Naples in Ave Maria.

The project updated bunkers along the Gordon-Lewis designed 7,532-yard course and replaced existing turf with new TifEagle greens and Bimini Bermudagrass on fairways, roughs, tees and practice facilities. Renovations were led by industry experts at Hampton Golf and overseen by Panther Run’s General Manager Damian Rose and Director of Golf Operations Dan Brooks.

“TifEagle and Bimini are the gold standards for golf courses,” said Brooks. “Our members are definitely noticing the difference in their games. Bimini Bermudagrass was developed right here in Naples and is now the go-to turf because of its wear tolerance, recovery and drought resistance. We are excited to bring this to our membership.”

Bunkers throughout the par-72 course were replaced with Capillary Concrete liners for improved quality of play as well as durability in all weather conditions and reduced maintenance costs.

Panther Run features 18 picturesque holes amid lakes, rolling fairways, preserves, sand bunkers, sabal palms and a signature finishing hole with the green on a peninsula surrounded by water and bunkers. Private and group lessons by PGA pros and a golf shop complete the golf experience at Del Webb Naples.

Optional golf at Panther Run complements the engaging active lifestyle enjoyed by residents of Del Webb Naples. The community offers two clubhouses, including the stately 15,000-square-foot Grand Hall with three adjoining social halls accommodating 350 guests and expansive outdoor verandas, gathering areas and the Rusty Putter Restaurant with an alfresco bar to enjoy Naples’ picture-perfect weather and sweeping views of the golf course and the aqua driving range. The hall also has card and game rooms and a popular indoor golf simulator which allows residents to virtually play iconic courses around the world.

The Oasis Club, the second clubhouse at Del Webb Naples, fulfills health, wellness, leisure and social pursuits with nearly half of its 15,000 square feet dedicated to fitness; the other half to activities, arts, crafts, a catering kitchen, café, library, and indoor and outdoor spaces to gather with friends and neighbors. The state-of-the-art fitness center has a cardio and strength room, a movement studio, freestyle fitness room, men’s and ladies’ locker rooms, sauna and steam rooms, and a private entrance.

The Oasis Club’s extensive outdoor amenities offer residents a resort-style pool and spa, separate three-lane lap pool, 18 sports courts for pickleball, bocce ball and tennis, an amphitheater and community garden. With 12 pickleball courts, Del Webb Naples has quickly gained attention among pickleball enthusiasts for having more courts and the most robust programming of any community in Southwest Florida.

The community’s full-time lifestyle director coordinates a year-round social calendar of events and activities, including art classes and wine tastings. Residents also enjoy the town of Ave Maria’s amenities and programs.

Del Webb, America’s leading builder of new homes for pre-retirement and retiring homebuyers, offers new homes in Del Webb Naples starting from the $300,000s.

Residents of Del Webb Naples live life to the fullest in an array of condominium carriage homes, villas and single-family homes overlooking rolling golf fairways and lakes. Open-concept floor plans, designed for modern lifestyles and optimal livability, blend spacious gathering rooms, cafés and island kitchens, and offer private lanais or balconies, oversized walk-in closets in owners’ suites, and integrated energy-saving and smart home features.

As a national brand of PulteGroup, which recently earned the Florida Green Building Coalition’s top honor as Builder of the Year for the most single-family homes certified in 2020, Del Webb is committed to using environmentally friendly green products, best practices and sustainable techniques.

Customizable per-plan options allow homebuyers to personalize their home by extending outdoor living spaces and garages, adding zero-corner sliding doors, adding sunrooms or additional bedrooms and bathrooms, and more.

Homebuyers also enjoy the convenience of Del Webb’s “Every Service under one Roof,” providing a simple, worry-free homebuilding process.

Four carriage home designs at Del Webb Naples feature 1,457 to 1,868 square feet of living space, two-to-three bedrooms, two to two-and-a-half bathrooms, and flex rooms for dens, home offices or a third bedroom.

The community’s three villa designs offer up to three bedrooms, two baths, 1,448 to 1,600 square feet under air, with a flex room and two-car garages.

For single-family homebuyers, Del Webb Naples features 11 floor plans with multiple front elevations and living space from 1,400 to 3,600 square feet. The two- to five-bedroom homes offer two to five bathrooms, two- and three-car garages, and plan-specific options for adding outdoor kitchen prep space, converting covered lanais to sunrooms, and extending lanais and garages.

Located in Ave Maria, one of the region’s most exciting and top-selling master-planned communities, Del Webb Naples offers easy access to Naples’ upscale shopping, dining and entertainment, and miles of Gulf of Mexico beaches.

Model homes are open daily for viewing, located at 6028 Victory Drive, Ave Maria, FL 34142. For more information about Del Webb Naples, visit or call (239) 842-9643.

About Del Webb

Del Webb is a national brand of PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM). Del Webb is the pioneer in active adult communities and America’s leading builder of new homes targeted to pre-retirement and retiring boomers. Del Webb builds consumer-inspired homes and communities for active adults ages 55+ who want to continue to explore, grow and learn, socially, physically and intellectually as they look forward to retirement. For more information on Del Webb, visit  

About PulteGroup, Inc.

PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM), based in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of America’s largest homebuilding companies with operations in more than 40 markets throughout the country. Through its brand portfolio that includes Centex, Pulte Homes, Del Webb, DiVosta Homes, John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods and American West, the company is one of the industry’s most versatile homebuilders able to meet the needs of multiple buyer groups and respond to changing consumer demand. PulteGroup conducts extensive research to provide homebuyers with innovative solutions and consumer inspired homes and communities to make lives better.

For more information about PulteGroup, Inc. and PulteGroup brands, go to;;;;;; and  Follow PulteGroup, Inc. on Twitter: @PulteGroupNews.

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