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The best golf course communities in Sarasota are:
- TPC Prestancia
- The Oaks
- Founders Club
- Venetian Golf & River Club
- Laurel Oak
- University Park
- Heritage Oaks
- The Meadows
- Venice Golf and Country Club
- Calusa Lakes
- Misty Creek
- Palm Aire
- Bent Tree
- Longboat Key Club Island Side
These are ranked in order of: Course and condition, practice facilities, clubhouse amenities, additional features like tennis and tool, home quality, variety, upkeep, and curb appeal. Staff friendliness and professionalism across all roles are also considered. Proximity to attractions can influence preferences; for example, TPC Prestancia is near Siesta Key with home from the 90s-2000s, while The Founders Club offers newer homes east of I-75.
Explore detailed reviews of Sarasota's golf and country club properties below:
The Best Sarasota Golf and Country Club Communities
Located within the Palmer Ranch 34238 zip code, TPC Prestancia stands as a fantastic example of luxury and golfing excellence. A private club guarded by grand entrances on Palmer Parkway and Square Blvd, its name signifies its affiliation with the Tournament Players Club network, operated by the PGA tour. Owned by the Heritage Golf Group, TPC Prestancia has retained its prestigious branding through a special licensing agreement. As a member, you’re granted reciprocal privileges at both Heritage and TPC courses nationwide.
Courses: Two distinct 18-hole golf courses grace the community. The Stadium course, designed with elevated holes for gallery spectators, has hosted two PGA Senior Tours: the Chrystler Cup (1987-1994) and the American Express Invitational (1996-2000). The Players “Club” course, built in the mid-1970s, offers a shorter, tighter experience, popular among residents for its quick playtime.
History & Connectivity: Originally part of the Country Club of Sarasota, the Club course and its homes are seamlessly integrated with TPC Prestancia. A cart path bridge connects the two, leading to the Sarasota Sports Club, a 19-court Tennis and Swim facility boasting a modern gym, bar, and grill.
Membership: Homeowners are not obligated to join either TPC Prestancia or Sarasota Sports Club.
Single-family homes range from 3BR/2BA and 2000 Sq’ to expansive 5000+ Sq’ estates.
3-story condo buildings with elevators, under-building parking, and panoramic course views.
Villas of varying sizes, each enclave offering its community pool.
Townhouses, both attached and detached, ranging from 1,800+Sq’ to 4,000Sq’
Pricing: Homes in Prestancia span from $400k to over $1,000,000.
Community Flexibility: Join the club without residency constraints, and explore neighboring communities that might suit your preferences. For personalized assistance, reach out to our team for a comprehensive home search.
Situated on Osprey and flanking both sides of US41, The Oaks offers a luxurious golfing experience with its ideal setting. The Eastside houses the golf course, complemented by two 18-hole courses, a stunning clubhouse, tennis facilities, and a pool, encapsulating the essence of a classic country club. The majestic eagle statue, guard-gated entrance, and oak tree-lined pathway, with panoramic views of the golf course and lakes leading to the grand Victorian white-columned clubhouse, make for a breathtaking entrance.
The Eagle Course: Known for its length and challenge, it offers numerous water hazards.
The Heron Course: A more forgiving layout with short water carries and fewer sand traps. Both courses are meticulously maintained, with tee boxes, fairways, and greens always in magazine-ready condition.
Membership: The Oaks is an exclusive private club. Membership is mandatory for its residents, with options to join at:
- Non-Equity Level: Approximately $40k due upon closing.
- Equity Level: Roughly $65k due upon closing, with a future benefit of $25k return upon selling your home.
- Value Proposition: While the membership fee might seem steep, it ensures fewer players on the course and superior maintenance compared to other courses. From a real estate perspective, the membership cost is offset by the home price. For instance, similar homes in neighboring communities like Turtle Rock or Silver Oaks are priced about $40k higher. Thus, for avid golfers and tennis enthusiasts seeking a pristine facility, The Oaks stands out as a prime choice.
The Founders Club, named in honor of John Hamilton Gillespie, stands as a testament to the rich history of golf in America. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1862, Gillespie journeyed to Sarasota in 1886. Here, he crafted the first golf holes in the USA, rightfully earning the title "The Founder of Golf" in America. Beyond his golfing legacy, Gillespie played a pivotal role in Sarasota's history, serving as its mayor for six terms after its incorporation in 1902. Today, The Founders Club pays tribute to his legacy, offering an elite golfing experience set amidst the natural beauty of Sarasota.
- Exclusive Membership: Limited to just 275 members, ensuring no tee times and spontaneous play.
- Course Design: A masterpiece by Robert Trent Jr., this pay 72 course stretches 7094 yards from the tips. It's sculpted into the rolling terrain, adorned with grand oaks draped in Spanish moss, serene lakes, and distance home setbacks, preserving the course's tranquility.
- Caddie Program: The club takes pride in its traditional caddie program, enhancing the golf experience.
- Luxury Homes: Built by renowned builders John Cannon and London Bay Homes, residences range from 2,800 Sq' to over 5,000 Sq'. These luxurious homes sit on spacious lots, offering 3 or 4-car garages, pools, soaring 10-14' ceilings, and other opulent features fitting for the community's reputation.
In North Venice off of Laurel Road and just east of I-75, The Venetian Golf & River Club offers a picturesque setting along the Myakka River. With its dune-like terrains, lush green courses dotted with Oak Hammocks, and shimmering lakes, it's a haven for golf enthusiasts. The clubhouse, overlooking the green and expansive driving range, serves as a focal point for social gatherings, offering both indoor and outdoor dining experiences with tremendous views.
- Golf Course: A meticulously maintained course set amidst dunes, Oak Hammocks, and serene lakes.
- Clubhouse: Features an indoor formal dining hall and outdoor dining options, either on the ground floor or covered balcony, perfect for socializing and enjoying the scenic surroundings.
- Tennis: The River Club offers 6 lighted Har-Tru clay tennis courts.
- Fitness: A well equipped workout facility.
- Pool: A resort-style pool complemented by a part-time staff poolside bar and grill.
- Nature & Recreation: Kayaking, fishing, and a picturesque wood plank nature path leading to the Riverside dock.
- Housing Options:
- Single Family Homes: Built between 2003 and 2017, these homes offer views of lake preserves or the 18-hole golf course.
- Carriage Home Condos: Available as upstairs (with elevator) or downstairs units, these homes feature a ranch-style split bedroom layout, high ceilings, an open living/kitchen/dining plan, and a spacious screened lanai. All units come with a 2-car garage. Popular since 2006, carriage houses offer a spacious layout compared to townhomes, and with modern construction, soundproofing is top-notch.
Located in the heart of Sarasota, FL, is a prestigious community that offers a harmonious blend of luxury living and top-tier golfing experiences. With its meticulously maintained courses and a backdrop of Florida's natural beauty, it's a haven for golf enthusiasts and families seeking a serene yet exciting living environment.
- Golf Course: Laurel Oak offers professionally designed golf courses that cater to players of all skill levels. The courses are known for their challenging layouts, pristine conditions, and scenic views.
- Amenities: Beyond golf, residents and members can enjoy a range of amenities, including tennis courts, a modern fitness center, swimming pools, and dining facilities that offer both casual and fine dining experiences.
- Housing Options: The community offers a diverse range of housing options, from luxurious single-family homes to spacious condos. Many homes offer views of the golf course, lakes, or preserved natural areas, ensuring residents always have a picturesque view to wake up to.
Located in central Sarasota, University Park stands as a beacon of natural beauty and refined living. This master-planned community, renowned for its mature landscapes, offers residents a harmonious blend of recreational activities, social engagements, and proximity to the lively arts and culture scene of downtown Sarasota.
- Golf: University Park offers 27 holes of four-star rated gold, ensuring a premium golfing experience for enthusiasts of all skill levels.
- Tennis: The community features eleven lighted Har-Tru tennis courts for both casual play and tournaments.
- Fitness Center: A state-of-the-art facility catering to various fitness regimes.
- Recreation: Enjoy croquet, miles of tree-lined streets ideal for walking or biking, and first-class dining within the community.
- Social Engagements: The community offers a plethora of social activities and clubs tailored to diverse interests.
- Location: Situated just four miles from downtown Sarasota, residents have easy access to arts venues, museums, shopping, dining, and top-tier healthcare. This community is also but a mere 15-minute drive from some of America's finest beaches, the internationally recognized Nathan Benderson Park, the iconic Ringling Museum, diverse boating options, and the celebrated St. Armands Circle.
Stoneybrook is another fantastic community for golf enthusiasts. Its ideal location offers unparalleled convenience, being just an hour away from three international airports and a mere 10 minutes from world-class dining, shopping, and the renowned Siesta Key Beach. Recognized by US News and World Report in 2019, Sarasota was hailed as one of the top 20 places to live in America and the premier spot in Florida.
- Premier Golfing Experience: Stoneybrook offers a meticulously designed and maintained golf course that offers an experience for players of all skill levels. The course offers a blend of challenging terrains and unmatched beauty.
- Amenities: Beyond the course, Stoneybrook offers a range of golf-rated services, including a well-stocked pro shop, golf instruction, and education programs, and organized tournament operations.
Hidden amongst scenic nature preserves on Florida's Suncoast, Heritage Oaks stands as a harmonious blend of luxury and camaraderie. As a private, Member-owned residential community, it offers more than just a place to live; it's a haven where days are bathed in Sarasota sunshine, activities abound, and neighbors transform into lifelong friends.
- Golf: The course at Heritage Oaks is seamlessly integrated into the natural landscape, with rolling fairways and pristine greens weaving through the community. It's a course that invites players of all skill levels, from novices to seasoned golfers.
- Amenities: Residents can indulge in a variety of group social activities, games, and events. Whether it's playing a quick nine holes followed by a meal, taking a leisurely neighborhood stroll, or joining a club event, there's always something happening.
- Housing Options:
- Single-Family Homes: These standalone residences often come with spacious interiors, private yards, and views of the golf course, lakes, or nature preserves.
- Villas: Villas in Heritage Oaks offer a more communal feel while still providing ample space and privacy.
- Condominiums: For those seeking a low-maintenance lifestyle, condos can be the ideal choice.
- Carriage Homes: These multi-unit residences often resemble single-family homes but house multiple units, either side-by-side or stacked.
Situated just minutes from downtown Sarasota, the University Town Center Mall, and I-17, The Meadows stands as a private oasis within a fantastic community. This lush enclave offers residents a blend of recreational activities, social engagements, and a serene living environment, all set against the backdrop of Florida's natural beauty.
- Golf: Members have exclusive access to 54 holes of golf, ensuring a diverse and premium golfing experience. The meticulously maintained course caters to players of all skill levels, offering challenges and scenic beauty in equal measure.
- Tennis & Pickleball: The Meadows offers 17 Har-Tru tennis courts and a dedicated pickleball facility catering to enthusiasts of both sports.
- Fitness & Recreation: A junior Olympic pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center ensure residents have ample opportunities for physical well-being.
- Dining & Events: Two on-site restaurants offer a range of culinary delights, while size unique event spaces host over 200 events annually, ranging from social gatherings to educational programs.
- Nature Trails: The community is interwoven with 14 miles of oak-canopied walking, nature, and biking trails, allowing residents to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Sarasota.
- Housing Options: From luxurious single-family homes with views of the golf course or nature preserves to modern condominiums that offer low-maintenance living, there's something to cater to every preference. Villas, townhomes, and custom-built residences are also sometimes available.
Serenoa emerges as a sanctuary for golf aficionados and nature lovers alike. This distinguished community, set against the gentle hum of the nearby Gulf Coast, offers a lifestyle that seamlessly blends luxury, recreation, and a deep sense of community. Just a stone's throw from the iconic Siesta Key and arts scene in downtown Sarasota, Serenoa beckons to those who seek an elevated living experience.
- Golf: The 18-hole, par 72 course at Serenoa, designed by Mark Alden, is crafted to challenge even the most skilled golfer. With four different tee positions, it caters to both beginners and low-handicap players. The course layout brings water into play on every hole, making it a shot-maker's course.
- Location & Facilities: Serenoa is in close proximity to the Twin Lakes Park Sports Complex, a 123-acre park catering to various sports. Additionally, residents have easy access to the popular beaches of Siesta Key, St. Armands Circle at Lido Key, and the cultural venues of downtown Sarasota.
- Homes in Serenoa maintain 18-foot side setbacks, ensuring a minimum distance of 36 feet between residences.
- Housing Options: Serenoa offers a range of housing options designed to complement the natural beauty of the surroundings. With spacious side setbacks, residents can enjoy privacy and tranquility in their homes. The architectural designs and layouts cater to diverse preferences, ensuring every homeowner finds their perfect abode.
Venice Golf and Country Club
In the picturesque setting of Venice, Florida, the Venice Golf and Country Club is a tremendous example of luxury, community, and unparalleled golfing experiences. Just a short drive from the beautiful beaches of the Gulf Coast and the cultural energy of downtown Sarasota, this private, member-owned club offers recreation and relaxation for those lucky enough to call it home.
- Golf: The heart of this community is its 18-hole golf course, masterfully designed by the internationally acclaimed architect, Ted McAnlis. With its challenging terrain, scenic beauty, and water features, the course promises an exceptional golfing experience for players of all skill levels.
- Tennis & Fitness: Members can enjoy 4 Har-Tru Tennis Courts, a top-notch fitness center, spa, and a sizeable community pool equipped with lap lanes.
- Clubhouse Dining: At the community's core lies an elegant clubhouse, offering both gourmet dining experiences and casual meals, ensuring members have a range of culinary options to choose from.
- Social Calendar: With over 270 events and social activities annually, there's always an opportunity to mingle, celebrate, and create lasting memories.
- Housing Options: The Venice Golf and Country Club is surrounded by 587 single-family homes, ranging in size from 1,500 to 3,600 square feet. These homes are set amidst 460 acres of land, interspersed with 26 lakes and 13 natural preserves, ensuring residents enjoy serene views and a close connection to nature.
In the beautiful landscapes of Nokomis, the gated community of Calusa Lakes emerges as a great choice for golf enthusiasts and those seeking a relaxed but exciting community lifestyle. With its lush landscapes, expansive golf course, and proximity to the best of Sarasota's amenities, Calusa Lakes offers a truly refined lifestyle.
- Golf: Calusa Lakes offers an aqua range, pro shop, putting green, and both electric and pull carts. For those without their own equipment, rental clubs are readily available. The club's design and facilities cater to both casual golfers and serious enthusiasts.
- Clubhouse & Dining: The heart of the community is its clubhouse, complete with a restaurant offering a range of culinary delights.
- Optional Golf Membership: While all residents can enjoy the beauty of the golf course, optional golf membership is available to those who wish to indulge in the sport more frequently.
- Community Features: The fees at Calusa Lakes, considered very reasonable for a gated community, cover gate management, a security system, community management, and reclaimed water irrigation.
- Recreation: For those who love the outdoors, Calusa Lakes is ideally situated near the Legacy Trail, perfect for biking and walking. As well, the Sarasota beach and a plethora of dining options are just a short drive away.
- Housing Options: Calusa Lakes offers a range of single-family homes, with prices ranging from just under $400,000 to over $1.4 million. These homes are set amidst the community's natural beauty, ensuring residents enjoy breathtaking views and a close connection to nature.
Also located within the beautiful landscapes of Sarasota, Misty Creek is a great example of the harmony between golf, nature, and upscale living. This unique community with lush greenery, lakes, and a rich variety of wildlife, offers residents a fantastic living experience just moments away from the heart of Sarasota.
- Golf: Unlink many golf communities in Sarasota, Misty Creek offers resident memberships, ensuring flexibility for homeowners. Those who opt for membership can enjoy a range of privileges, including access to the community's golf course, which offers tree-lined holes, stunning lake views, and meticulously maintained greens.
- Nature and Wildlife: Misty Creek is home to a variety of wildlife, including bald eagles. Residents can indulge in bird-watching, fishing, and paddling on the community's lakes, immersing themselves in nature's beauty.
- Tennis and Clubhouse: The community features 4 tennis courts adjacent to the main clubhouse, which can accommodate events ranging from banquets to weddings.
- Rothenbach Park: Located to the north of Misty Creek, Rothenbach Park offers recreational and nature-based activities. With approximately five miles of paved trails, it's perfect for walking, jogging, or cycling.
- Housing Options: Misty Creek offers a range of housing options set amidst its 780-acre expanse. Homes are designed to complement the natural beauty of the surroundings, ensuring residents enjoy the views and a close connection to nature. Homes are generally more upscale, typically starting around $800,000.
Situated in the heart of Pompano Beach, Palm Aire is a community that seamlessly blends golf with opulent living. With its expansive landscape, top-tier golf courses, and proximity to the best of South Florida's amenities, Palm Aire offers residents an enviable way of life.
- Golf: Palm Aire is renowned for its golf courses, providing residents with a premium golfing experience with meticulously maintained greens. This course was initially started in 1959 when The Palms Golf Course was founded by George Palmer and Harold Broiler - now, there are three challenging courses to choose from.
- Clubhouse and Dining: At the heart of the community lies a clubhouse, complete with a restaurant offering a diverse culinary experience.
- Apart from golf, residents can indulge in tennis, enjoy heated pools and saunas, and explore the lush Florida-style landscaping that the community offers.
- Located just minutes from Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Aire is located between the Legacy Trail, perfect for biking and walking. Moreover, the beaches of Pompano and Ft. Lauderdale, as well as the shopping on Las Olas Blvd and downtown Ft. Lauderdale, are easily accessible.
- Housing Options: Palm Aire offers a myriad of housing options, from generously sized condominiums to glamorous estate homes. Whether you're looking at the condos in Cypress Reach, Cypress Grove, and Royal Point or the single-family homes in Oasis, there's something for every taste. Additionally, communities like Vizcaya, Fairview Point, Misty Oaks, and Garden North offer alternative options, from oversized floor plans to luxurious upgrades.
Additionally located in the heart of Sarasota, Bent Tree offers expansive landscapes, a top-tier golf course, and proximity to all of the fantastic amenities of downtown Sarasota. With its rich history and commitment to preserving Florida's natural beauty, Bent Tree offers residents where traditions are nurtured, memories are forged, and the essence of Florida is captured.
- Golf: All homes within Bent Tree are built around the private Bent Tree Golf Course, ensuring residents enjoy scenic views of the course, lakes, or preserves. While membership to the golf course isn't mandatory, all residents receive a social membership, granting them access to the golf course restaurant.
- Spacious Lots: One of Bent Tree's standout features is its larger-than-average lot sizes. Many lots extend to 1 acre or more, offering residents enhanced privacy compared to similar communities in the area.
- Prime Location: Situated just east of I-75 on Proctor Road, Bent Tree is a stone's throw from shopping centers, restaurants, and the cultural heart of downtown Sarasota. Its proximity to I-75 also ensures that the world-class beaches of Sarasota are just a short drive away.
- Housing Options: Bent tree offers a range of housing options. Single-family homes are priced just below $400,000 to over $1.35 million. Townhouses also start at just under $400,000 and villas start at $300,000. These homes are designed to complement the natural beauty of the surroundings, ensuring residents enjoy fantastic views and a close connection to nature.
Longboat Key Club Island Side
On the sun-kissed shores of Longboat Key, the Longboat Key Club Island Side has sweeping views of the gulf waters and embodies the essence of Florida's opulent beachfront living. As you traverse its manicured pathways, the blend of world-class golf courses, sophisticated amenities, and the rhythmic lull of the ocean waves paints a picture of paradise.
- Golf: The Longboat Key Club Island Side is renowned for its golfing facilities, ensuring residents and members have access to top-tier golfing experiences - the closest being The Resort, an 18-hole island-side course measuring just under 6,700 yards and a par 72.
- Ownership Rental Program: At the Inn on the Beach, one of the several condominiums within the Longboat Key Club, owners have the opportunity to participate in the Ownership Rental Program. This program allows owners to rent out their units on a rotational basis, ensuring all participating suites have leasing opportunities. There are also specific days set aside exclusively for the owner's use.
- Membership Opportunities: Owners also have the option to purchase a membership to Longboat Key Club, granting them access to the club's on-site amenities.
- Proximity: Residents and guests are within walking distance of restaurants, shops, grocery stores, and pharmacies. Moreover, the upscale shopping area of St. Armand's Circle and the cultural heart of Sarasota, with its theatres, museums, and special events, are just a short drive away.
- Housing Options: The Longboat Key Club offers a range of housing options, from luxurious condominium suites at the Inn on the Beach to residential homes. These residences are designed to offer stunning views and a close connection to the beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
There are many other golf courses around Sarasota and neighborhoods surrounding them that offer different positive and negative aspects. Some of those aspects may even be better in some ways than the ones listed above but didn't make the list for shortcomings in other areas.