South Florida Getaway


Fellow Football Alumni and Friends of Big Red Football,
We know the winter can be rough and cold in certain parts of the country, so we’re planning a little getaway in South Florida. We have rooms blocked at 3 different hotels and we have golf tee times reserved on the 28th and 29th at both courses at the Members’ Club at Marco, The Rookery and Hammock Bay. The Member’s Club was voted the #1 Golf course development in Marriott’s system last year and they are both in outstanding shape. Arrangements can also be made to fish with local fishing guides, and we’ll have a few guides available for anyone signing up for fishing.

Weekend Itinerary:

Thursday, February 27

Arrival Day
Some will be having dinner at the Oyster Society on Marco Island.

Friday, February 28

Morning / Afternoon fishing available
1:30pm - Tee times at The Rookery Golf Course. Golf rate is $135.51 plus tax
6:30pm - Cocktails and Heavy hors d'oeuvres at Tesoro (JW Marriott, 5th Floor, Marco Island)
NOTE: Bring a sweater as it may be cool Friday night!

Saturday, February 29

Morning / Afternoon fishing available
1:30pm - Tee Times at Hammock Bay CC. Golf Rate is $135.51 plus tax
Dinner: Make your own plans or join a group going to Rocky Patel’s Cigar Bar at the Mercato. The Mercato is in North Naples and has plenty of restaurant and bar options.

Sunday, March 1

Departure Day

Naples and Marco Island have plenty of great restaurants available. If you are looking to make dinner reservations, open table is a great way to do so. Many of the nicer places will require reservations or you won’t get in. Advance reservations made at least 4 weeks out is very common.

Please sign up and indicate whether you plan on golfing, fishing or just hangin' out each day.

See special hotel accommodations below.


The Rookery Course
3433 Club Center Blvd.
Naples, FL 34114
(239) 642-2796


Hammock Bay CC
1370 Borghese Ln.
Naples, FL 34114
(239) 389-6611


BURN by Rocky Patel
9110 Strada Place, Suite 6160
Naples, FL, 34108
(239) 653.9013



Staybridge Suites Naples
9401 Triangle Blvd
Naples, FL 34113
(239) 774-1200


The room block is created for February 27th for 3 nights and the special rate of the group will be $299 + 12% taxes for Studios. Cutoff date for reserving a room at this rate will be January 28th 2020. The group code is TBR to get the special rate when registering online or mention it to the reservation department if you call the hotel. This property is 5miles from the golf courses, 9 miles to Marco Island and 7 miles to downtown Naples.

Holiday Inn Express - Naples
3837 Tollgate Blvd
Naples, FL 34114
(239) 348-1700


This hotel is 9 miles to the golf courses, 14 miles to Marco Island, and 4.5 miles to downtown Naples. This property is located at Exit 101 on I-75 south. The rate on this property is $179/night plus 12% taxes and they have both king and double rooms available. The Group code is BRF and the room block will remain open until February 7, 2020. You can use the link below to book your room or call the call the hotel directly. They only have ten rooms available at this rate so don’t delay if this property is your first choice.

Ramada Inn of Naples
1100 Tamiami Trail North
Naples, FL 34102
(239) 263-3434


The rate for the room block is $189/night plus 12% tax. This property is 1 mile from Downtown Naples, 12 miles to the Golf courses and 16 miles to Marco Island. This property has both king and double rooms available in our room block. Rooms will be held in this room block until February 7th, 2020.