Sarasota and the surrounding area is a Golfer’s dream! There are an abundance of golf courses-public, semi-private, and private. Each has its own challenges. Several championship courses were designed by world renowned designers. Many of the beautiful Sarasota golfing communities feature impressive, impeccably maintained golf courses for their residents’ enjoyment. No matter where you golf in the Sarasota and surrounding area, you are sure to enjoy the experience.
Bobby Jones Golf Complex, open to the public, offers two 18-hole championship courses (American and British) and a 9-hole executive course. The original 18 holes, designed by Donald Ross, are back nine on both courses. The additional 18 holes, front nines, were designed by Ron Garl. The Executive Course is a nine-hole par-30 course.
Bent Tree Golf and Country Club is in a beautiful setting of tree-lined fairways, expansive greens and miles of lakes and stream. The 18-hole, par-72 course provides four sets of tees. The clubhouse features the Grille Room, with big screen TV’s. There is a Pro Shop, swimming pool, and tennis courts. View Bent Tree Homes For Sale
This private, men’s only golf club features an 18-hole, par 72 course built in 1972 and designed by Joe Lee. The course's greens are well maintained and feature generous landing areas in the fairways. The course is especially picturesque, and is surrounded by natural wooded vistas and equestrian trails. Address: 9000 Gator Creek Drive, Sarasota, Fl. Telephone: 941-924-1111 View Gator Creek Homes For Sale
An private, 18-hole championship course built in 1997 and redesigned by Ron Garl in 2006, Heritage Oaks is situated amongst lakes and wetlands, and nature abounds. You are likely to see a wide variety of birds and wildlife. The course is a challenge for all skill levels. Heritage Oaks Golf and Country Club (Private Equity). Address: 4800 Chase Oaks Drive, Sarasota, Fl. Telephone: 941-927-1952 View Heritage Oaks Homes For Sale
Laurel Oak is a private, member owned golf club consisting of two championship 18-hole, par-72 Gary Player designed courses; the older one was recently redesigned by Rees Jones. The impressive clubhouse offers dining and banquet facilities. It is very common to see deer and other wildlife nearby as you play on these beautiful courses. Residency in Laurel Oak is not a requirement for membership. Address: 2700 Gary Player Boulevard, Sarasota, Fl. Telephone 941-378-3608 Laurel Oak Homes For Sale
The Legacy Golf Course at Lakewood Ranch is open to the public. It is an 18 hole course designed by Arnold Palmer. It has elevated multiple tees. The fairways are wide with beautiful vistas. There is a full service restaurant serving breakfast and lunch, and drinks until 6pm. Address: 8255 Legacy Blvd., Bradenton, Fl. Telephone: 941-907-7920 View Lakewood Ranch Homes For Sale
This Arthur Hills designed 18 hole, par 72 golf course is open to the public. The layout allows all skill levels of players a chance. The course provides 6 teeing grounds ranging from 6587 yards from the tips to 4965 yards from the forward tees. Address: 8801 Stoneybrook Blvd, Sarasota. Telephone: (941) 966.2711
This private 18 hole par 72 course was designed by Jack Nicklaus in association with Tony Jacklin. Located in Lakewood Ranch on 520 acres of ruggedly pristine land, it boasts scenic water features, and breathtaking vistas.From the championship tees the course measures 7474 yards. There are five different sets of tee boxes for all playing levels. There are a dual-ended driving range, 10,000 square-foot putting green, and 14,000 square-foot chipping green. The clubhouse features spacious verandas and large windows to take in the views of the course and lake. The clubhouse offers meeting rooms, and causal and formal dining facilities. There are well-fitted locker rooms and a pro shop. Address: 7700 Lindrick Lane, Bradenton, Florida Telephone: 941-322-1922 View Concession Golf Club Homes For Sale
The Founders Club, a private, 18 hole, Par 72 course, was opened in February 2005. It was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and is set amidst beautiful mature oaks, pines and palms. A variety of wildlife abounds. There is an impressive Club House with a dining room, bar, and grille. Address: 3001 Founders Club Drive, Sarasota. Phone: 941-378-0900. View Founders Club Homes For Sale