Tiburon means “shark” in Spanish, and it cannot go unnoticed that this name is shared with one of golf’s great champions – The Shark himself, Greg Norman. Tiburon boasts two championship golf courses – the Black Course and the Gold Course – both designed by Greg Norman. Now, sharks to most infer ferocity, sharp teeth and a predatorial bent toward anything that crosses its path. Perhaps in competition this visual serves Mr. Norman well, but when it comes to the golf courses he designs, like those at Tiburon, he may sooner be likened to a butterfly.
Norman’s design philosophy is one of treading lightly on the land and leaving as much to its natural state as possible. Instead of cutting down a stand of trees, the thought is on how to mold the course around the trees, using them as an anchor or pivot point.
Nowhere is this environmentally responsible attitude more evident than on the dual courses of Tiburon – which have in fact been certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International.
But do not be fooled. Not only beautiful, the courses offer numerous challenges including coquina sand hazards, numerous water features, an absence of rough areas and some tricky greens. Tiburon is renowned as an “ultimate golfing destination” and is home to the 295 room Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort.
It also hosts the PGA Sanctioned Franklin Templeton “Shark” Shootout. Built on 800 acres of fertile, lush and enchanting Southwest Florida earth, Tiburon is a community of stately and exquisite residences: sprawling estate homes directly on the golf course, mid-rise residences replete with privacy, full-floor penthouses with panoramic views, villas, executive homes and carriage houses, all set on gently curving streets and Royal Palm-lined avenues. Flowing fountains and ever-blooming flowers add touches of class and sophistication – just a few examples of the numerous and thoughtful details the planners included to set it apart as a special place to live.
The clubhouse is an exceptional two-story complex with a pro-shop, practice ranges, private concierge service, two dining rooms and a brand new health and fitness center. A Rick Smith Golf Academy is also located here and offers professional instruction for all levels of play.
Residents of Tiburon are delighted to find easy transportation to the sugary sands and aqua waters of the Gulf of Mexico. A year-round shuttle transports beach-lovers from the Tiburon Clubhouse to the beautiful shores of Vanderbilt Beach. Once there, they are offered complimentary towel service, sunscreen, beach chairs, bottle water and lunch from Tiburon’s beach menu.
Tiburon offers a lifestyle akin to that of a first-class resort. No amenity has been forgotten, no detail overlooked. Life in Tiburon is an experience of the senses. One feels at ease here, because everything here was created and is maintained with that goal in mind.
The richly appointed and spacious estate homes sell rapidly in Tiburon, as do the wonderful villas, spacious condominiums and lovely mid-rise residences boasting gorgeous views of water and/or the golf course. Call us today to see the available homes and tour this unique and beautiful community.