Sarasota/Bradenton Golf Courses
Sarasota Golf Guide
SarasotaJust 55 miles south of Tampa on Florida's Gulf Coast, Sarasota is one of the state's fastest growing areas. The city's lively arts and culture scene along with the pristine beaches which stretch along the barrier keys vie with golf for attention. Just south of Sarasota, Punta Gorda has been rated by Golf Digest as #3 in the county for golf and quality of life.
Blessed by more than 20 golf courses, many know Sarasota as the winter home for major league baseball teams while others know it for the seemingly endless number of events like circus performances and art shows.
Most of the golf courses are located on the "main land" while Longboat Key is wide enough to accommodate Longboat Key Club's 45 holes, traditionally favorite plays for high end vacationers.
At the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, in addition to the usual Ritz perks, golfers can treat themselves to a round with a caddy at the private Ritz-Carlton Members Club open only to members and guests. A short drive from the hotel, this Tom Fazio-designed course is a beauty and the club facilities, top-notch with no condos or homes along the fairways to distract.
More modest golf rates are available at fine tracks like University Park Country Club's 27 holes rated four stars by Golf Digest, Rosedale Golf & River Club, a local favorite and Stoneybrook Golf Club designed by Arthur Hills featuring a lot of water challenges but softened by wide landing areas. There is also the Arnold Palmer designed Legacy Golf Club populated by some friendly sand cranes. And that's just for starters.
Those looking for sand and sun can find it just off shore. Connected by causeways and bridges to the mainland, the barrier islands of Casey Key, Siesta Key, St. Armands and Longboat Key are characterized by pristine beaches and charming little village centers like St. Armand's Circle and Siesta Village where the tempo kicks up when the sun goes down with lively bars, restaurants and music. Inland is a vast repository of natural lands including the Myakka River State Park.
Concessions Golf Club
Jack Nicklaus Design has drawn up more than 400 courses worldwide and The Concession Golf Club is one of about 300 which the Golden Bear designed himself. Tony Jacklin has designed seven courses worldwide. But the two World Golf Hall of Fame members and longtime friends shared this design collaboration, the only course in the world with both Nicklaus’ and Jacklin’s imprint.
Legacy Golf Club
Legacy Golf Club is an Upscale, 18 Hole Championship Public Golf Course, widely considered "unparalleled" in comparison to most other courses in the Southwest Florida Area. Offering impeccable levels of service and golf course conditioning, Legacy appeals to traveling golfers and locals alike. As an award-winning Arnold Palmer Signature Design, Legacy has earned its reputation as one of the premier golf course layouts in the Southeastern United States! The course features multiple elevated teeing areas, and virtually every hole is framed with sand and water. The unique layout has generous landing areas, making the look very dramatic and visually challenging, while still playable for all golfers. Come test your skills and be ready for a truly memorable round of golf.
Stoneybrook Golf Club
Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club on Palmer Ranch is a gated community offering an active lifestyle destination for vacation getaways, snowbirds, year round living and investment.
Stoneybrook is a bundled golf community where membership and golf privileges are included with every home purchase. We offer a challenging Arthur Hills designed golf course and Har-Tru tennis courts. Other amenities include a well-equipped fitness center, heated swimming pool, and bocce ball courts.
We feature a beautifully renovated Clubhouse, offering both fine and casual dining. Theme parties, Club planned events, pub nights, card games, Trivia and Mah Jongg are among the activities that bring members to the Clubhouse day and night.
The lush surroundings of 165 acres of natural habitat are perfect for walking and observing wildlife. The Legacy Trail is only a block away from our entrance offering over 10 miles of biking and walking. Less than 15 minutes away is the powdered sands of Siesta Key beach, America’s #1 rated beach. It is a short drive to downtown Sarasota for all the cultural experiences you could wish for, as well as world class dining and upscale shopping at the famed St. Armand’s circle. Stoneybrook’s location is ideal for active people looking to enjoy all that Sarasota and the Suncoast has to offer.
Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club offers a variety of condos, villas and single family homes to suit all tastes.
Preserve Golf Club
The Preserve Golf Club's championship course, designed by golf course architect Ted McAnlis, is a favorite among both locals and visitors alike to Florida's Gulf Coast. The unspoiled native terrain is highlighted by majestic trees and natural wetlands, setting the stage for a memorable round of golf that is enjoyable for players of all skill levels.
The Preserve's championship course is an 18-hole, par-72 classic layout measuring 7,000 yards from the championship tees. Players enjoy great course conditions throughout the year and CHAMPION Dwarf greens.
With scenic fairways, large inviting greens and natural surroundings, experience the best of Florida golf at The Preserve Golf Club.
Fine-tune your game at The Preserve's practice facilities featuring aqua target greens. PGA Professional instruction plus an attractive Player Development Program with unlimited range and more are also available at the Club.
A fully stocked Golf Shop, great food and drinks in the Ryder Cup Grille, friendly staff and outstanding service complete The Preserve Golf Club experience.
If you are planning a corporate, charity or social golf outing, The Preserve is one of Manatee County's favorite tournament destinations ~ reserve your preferred date today. Our championship course, comprehensive outing services, and PGA Professional staff will provide an enjoyable (and successful!) golf event for you and your outing participants.
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Conveniently located a mile west of I-75 in Bradenton, a short drive from Tampa, Sarasota and the beaches.
Florida golf doesn't get any better than The Preserve ~ Come out and play!
To Book a Tee Time, Call Call The Preserve Golf Club for tee times at(941) 756-2944 or Visit our tee times page toBook Online
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TPC Prestancia, an award winning Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary of 565 acres, is a hidden gem tucked away in the lush private gated community of Prestancia. The Club is located within Palmer Ranch, just minutes from the white sands of Siesta Beach & Casey Key, and provides easy access to the arts and culture of downtown Sarasota.
TPC Prestancia is a place where new families are embraced like old friends, where lifelong bonds are formed on a daily basis, where young and young-at-heart share personal stories and warm laughter. Our Members enjoy the positive allure, camaraderie, and welcoming warmth of our Private Club. You will feel at home in this vibrant growing community of active, fun people, from across the globe, who welcome new friends with open arms. Make TPC Prestancia your “Home Away From Home”.
IMG Golf Course
Following a $2.5 million renovation by renowned golf architect Gene Bates of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, the “new” IMG Academy Golf Club reopened in 2003 as the region’s most playable, scenic, and technically advanced golf course. The course has been lengthened to 6,855 yards from the back tees, and the routing of Nos. 10 and 18 reversed, resulting in a spectacular “island” green on No. 10 and an all-around “new course feel” for our Members. The grass is a state-of-the-art hybrid developed specifically for southern courses. TifEagle was planted on greens and TifSport on the fairways, tees and rough. These thicker, denser grasses can be cut shorter and allow the golf ball to “sit up” better. The renovation project also included replacement of the irrigation-drainage system with additional lush landscaping, rebuilt sand traps and a larger practice facility.
Discover the quintessential country club lifestyle at University Park Country Club. Voted the #1 Golf Course in Southwest Florida, and rated four stars by Golf Digest since 1996, University Park is the premier semi-private club in Sarasota, Florida. Club members enjoy 27 scenic holes of championship golf, 11 lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, our fully equipped Fitness Centre, exclusive member events and creative contemporary cuisine at The Park Grille & Café.
The award-winning golf course welcomes daily fee players with three day advance tee times. The Park Grille & Café is open to the public as well, for lunch daily and on Sunday for Breakfast and Lunch. Weddings, special occasion events, private parties and golf tournaments are memorable here. We invite you to visit us and experience what makes University Park truly outstanding.
Waterlefe Golf Club
Welcome to Waterlefe Golf & River Club, where our slogan, "You Deserve the Best.....You Deserve Waterlefe" becomes a reality! Our golf course is situated within a natural setting among five unforgettable signature golf holes that border the Manatee River. Designed by Ted McAnlis, our championship par 72 course offers eight different tees ranging from 4,800 yards to 6,900 yards that are challenging and fun for golfers of all skill levels.
Host to the US Open Qualifier an unprecedented six times, the Waterlefe golf course is renowned for excellent course conditions and most notably received the "Top 25 Golf Courses in Florida" award from Golf Advisor. Waterlefe also boasts Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence award.
Embraced by the beauty of natural preserves and wildlife, this residential golf community was developed for those who have a passion for fine living, an exceptional golf experience, and life on the water.
Manatee Golf Course
JUST FIVE MINUTES FROM ANNA MARIA ISLAND.
Located in beautiful West Bradenton, Manatee Golf Course is the closest golf course and range to the island communities of Longboat Key, Holmes Beach and Anna Maria Island!
The course, situated just east of Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria Island off State Road 70, offers a gorgeous and challenging layout that is sure to test even the most advanced player. New TifEagle greens — the preferred grass of the best country clubs — were installed in 2013. This is one of the area's best and busiest public golf courses. We hope to see you soon!
Palm Aire Golf Club
Palm Aire Country Club is nestled within the Palm Aire Community sitting on the Manatee/Sarasota county line in beautiful Sarasota, Florida. Palm Aire Country is an equity privately-owned Country Club with a member-elected Board of Governors which boasts Our Members Make the Difference. Palm Aire Country Club is a vibrant and active Country Club with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, where members consider themselves part of the Palm Aire Family.
When you join us, you find people from all walks of life, all parts of the US and Canada (and even Europe)—all dedicated to one thing: having a good time surrounded by people you like, respect and enjoy. Group activities form the core of life here at our club. Golf and Tennis are major attractions, true. But we also feature activities surrounding the visual arts, food and wine, gardening, yoga, and a host of card-playing groups from bridge to gin. This is a place where lifetime friendships are nurtured. If you don’t already have a “best” friend in Florida, we guarantee you will have several within a few weeks of joining Palm Aire.
Central to our club are our two beautiful and challenging 18-hole championship golf courses, The Champions Course, designed by renowned architect Dick Wilson, and The Lakes Course, designed by famed architect, Joe Lee. Our very popular Group Play encourages camaraderie and improves pace of play, allowing our members to consistently play 18-hole rounds in four hours or less. Multiple teeing areas including “blended tees,” provide a level of challenge to fit any golfer. Our state of the art practice facilities include a first-class driving range, two putting greens and a chipping green with sand traps.
Our Racquet Sports include tennis and pickleball. Palm Aire Country Club boasts eight Championship Har-Tru tennis courts, six lighted for evening play allowing our members easy access. Pickleball is a popular sport at Palm Aire. With four dedicated pickleball courts, it is easy to get involved in one of the fastest growing sports.
This superior Country Club is one of the largest in the greater Sarasota area. Located minutes from downtown Sarasota, our beautiful gulf beaches and virtually adjacent to the Mall at University Town Center, Palm Aire Country Club provides a perfect location for living the good life. With a wide variety of condominiums, single family homes and villas offered by some of the area's most respected builders, you will find Florida living at its best when you come home to Sarasota’s legendary golf, tennis and leisure community.
Rosedale Golf Course
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hether gathering with friends and family for social enjoyment at our expansive clubhouse, engaging in competitive games on our finely manicured golf course and tennis courts or indulging in culinary delights as expertly prepared by our award-winning culinary team, Rosedale Golf and Country Club embodies the spirit of the modern-day lifestyle. Majestic Spanish moss-covered oaks line the entryway to Rosedale giving guests a glimpse of the natural and picturesque beauty that awaits you at our semi-private Club located in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. Come enjoy our wonderful amenities as our guest for the day or stay for a lifetime as one of our cherished members.
One round at The River Club in Bradenton will inspire you to return time and time again. This Golf Digest "Places to Play" Four Star Facility boasts a Ron Garl designed, 18-hole course perfect for seasoned golfers and beginners alike. It also houses every necessary amenity, including a restaurant with panoramic views of the course, full-service Pro Shop, golf lessons and driving range.
Conveniently located one mile east of I-75 (exit 217) just minutes from Sarasota, Tampa and St. Petersburg, this semi-private country club offers memberships and is open seven days a week. The River Club's outstanding course is right around the corner, so don't wait to reserve your tee time!