The Rookery at Marco

2015 GRAA Top 50 Golf Range / Private Facilities

The Rookery at Marco

Scott Lien, PGA Head Professional

3433 Club Center Blvd

Naples, FL 34114

Facility Amenities:

  • Grass tees (2)
  • Accurate yardage measurements on tees to targets
  • Short Game Practice Area
  • Grass Putting Green
  • Golf shop (1,250 sq. ft.)
  • Ball flight monitor
  • BodiTrac and SAM Putt

Type of Range Targets:

  • Flags
  • Built-up greens
  • Fairway cuts
  • Palm trees

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professional Instructors: 6

Clubfitting services provided.

Number of range balls dispensed per year: 1,100,000

Number of range balls in inventory: 5,000

New balls are acquired: Quarterly

Best range promotion: Last year we ran a member academy that included 12 clinics running from January – April. We would run these clinics weekly and these would include all topics of golf ranging from Course Management and Rules to the basics of the full swing and putting and chipping. We priced the seasonal member academy at $150 per member, which included the 12 clinics, discounted private lessons, reduced club repair pricing and club analysis.

Special programs: As a Marriott facility, we live and die by our “Spirit to Serve”. This is in our core and we continually focus on giving back to the communities of Naples and Marco Island. Scott Lien and Anthony Schmid have taken over head coaching responsibilities of the Marco Island Charter Middle School golf team in 2015 and have introduced 19 students to the game of golf. We meet with these children 3 times per week to provide PGA Professional instruction to many that have never
played before. Our goal is to build a feeder program that will eventually turn the Marco Island Academy High School into a powerhouse golf program. Each year we also organize/host the Marriott Paradise Charities Golf tournament. Each year we will raise approximately $100,000 that we choose local programs to donate the funds to.