Golf in Sarasota Area

Beachfront Siesta Key
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There are approximately 90 golf courses in and around the Sarasota area and over a third of them do not require a membership to play.  Semi-private courses allow non-members to book tee times, but provide members with discounted rates and most allow members to book tee times farther in advance than non-members.  If you have a membership at a country club in your home town, you might check with them to see if it has a reciprocal arrangement with any of the private country clubs in the Sarasota area.

While I don’t have enough firsthand experience to offer any meaningful comments, the Golflink website shown below provides a star grading of the various courses.

http://www.golflink.com/golf-courses/city.aspx?dest=Sarasota+FL

Beachfront Siesta Key
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One thing you’ll notice right away when you golf in Florida is that water and sand comes into play more often than it does on most courses in northern states.  While this adds to the challenge, it also enhances the beauty of the courses.  As you will see when you review the courses listed below, many were designed by top pros and are beautiful as well as challenging.

The status of golf courses can change from time to time.  Below is a listing of public and semi-private courses that is current as of the summer of 2017.  If you click on the golf course name it will take you directly to the website for the course.  In most cases, you can reserve tee times on line and check to insure the status of the course has not changed.  In many cases, you can also view score cards and in some cases, hole-by-hole layouts.


Public & Semi-Private Golf Courses in and Around Sarasota

Listed Alphabetically

Golf Course NameAddressCity, FLPhone
Bird Bay Golf Club602 Bird Bay Dr. WestVenice(941) 485-9333

18 Holes Par 56 Executive Course

Bobby Jones Golf Complex1000 Circus BlvdSarasota(941) 365-4653

45 Holes – British Course: Par 72 – American Course: Par 71 – Executive 9-Hole Course: Par 30

Bobcat Trail Golf Club1350 Bobcat TrailNorth Port(941) 429-0222

18 Holes Par 71

Boca Royale Golf and Country Club 1601 Englewood RdEnglewood(941) 474-7474

18 Holes Par 72

Calusa Lakes Golf Club1995 Calusa Lakes BlvdNokomis(941) 484-8995

18 Holes Par 72

Capri Isles Golf Club849 Capri Isles BlvdVenice(941) 485-3371

18 Holes Par 72

The Groves3101 LongmeadowSarasota(941) 371-0982

18 Holes Par 63

IMG Academy Golf Club4350 El Conquistador PkyBradenton(941) 758-1466

18 Holes Par 72

Lake Venice Golf Club1801 S. Harbor DriveVenice(941) 488-3948

27 Holes Slope from White 69.5 / 124

Links at Greenfield Plantation10325 Greenfield BlvdBradenton(941) 747-9432

18 Holes Par 72

Live Oak RV and Golf Course12865 SW Highway 17Arcadia(863) 993-0940

9 Hole – Par 30 Executive Walking Course

Myakka Pines Golf Club2550 South River RdEnglewood(941) 474-3296

27 Holes Par 72

Oyster Creek Golf Club6551 Oriole BlvdEnglewood(941) 475-0334

18 Hole Par 60 Executive Course

Palmetto Pines Golf Club14255 Golf Course RdPalmetto(941) 776-1375

18 Holes Par 71

Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club575 Center RdVenice(941) 496-4653

27 Holes Par 72 (three 9-hole options each Par 36)

Pinebrook Ironwood Golf Club 4260 Ironwood CirBradenton(941) 792-3288

18 Holes Par 61 Executive Course

River Strand Golf & Country Club755 Estuary TrBradenton(941) 708-3617

27 Holes Par 72 (You pick 18 from three nine hole layouts)

Rolling Green Golf Club4501 North Tuttle AveSarasota(941) 355-7621

18 Holes Par 72

Rosedale Golf & Country Club5100 87th St. EastBradenton(941) 756-0004

18 Holes Par 72

Sarasota National25510 National BlvdVenice(941) 496-8676

18-Hole Par 72

Serenoa Golf Club6773 Serenoa DrSarasota(941) 925-2755

18 Holes Par 72

Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club 8000 Stone Harbour LoopBradenton(941) 749-1842

18 Holes Par 72

Suncoast Golf Center7741 15th St. EastSarasota(941) 351-2666

Lighted 9-hole, Par 3

Tatum Ridge Golf Links421 North Tatum RdSarasota(941) 378-4211

18 Holes Par 72

University Park Country Club7671 Park BlvdSarasota(941) 359-9999

27 Holes Par 72 (You pick 18 from three nine hole layouts)

Venice East Golf Club107 East BlvdVenice(941) 493-0005

18-Hole Executive Course – Par 57

Village Green Golf Club3500 Pembrook DrSarasota(941) 922-9500

18-Hole – Par 58 Executive Course

Waterford Golf Club1454 Gleneagles DrVenice(941) 484-6621

18 Holes Par 72