The name, Hole-In-The-Wall, was derived because the property was the northern section of the Hole In The Wall Ranch. At the end of the nineteenth century, before the Tamiami Trail was even thought about, there were two separate areas of settlements in Naples. One was east of the Gulf Coast strip from Gordon Pass and the other was east of Naples Bay and Cypress Swamp.
One of the most attractive aspects of the Hole-in-the-Wall Golf Club is the natural environment that surrounds the golf course and the absence of residential development so common to many other clubs in the Naples area. This property is truly a unique setting for the game of golf where members and their guests enjoy the sights and sounds of South Florida wildlife and nature. With almost fifty acres of wetland preserves dedicated to the conservation easement, the club's property is assured in perpetuity to be home to some of the most fascinating wildlife, sub‑tropical flora, and fauna found in nature. The Club is a fully certified member of the Audubon Co-operative Sanctuary System having gained this status in the 1990s. The Club’s Wildlife Fund supports this important feature.