Golf in Sarasota Area

Beachfront Siesta Key

There are approximately 90 golf courses in and around the Sarasota area.  About a third of them do not require a membership to play.  Semi-private courses allow non-members to book tee times.  However, they 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 to see if it has a reciprocal arrangement with any of the private country clubs in the Sarasota area.

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

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

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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 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

Course Name Address City, FL Phone
Bent Tree Country Club 4700 Bent Tree Blvd. Sarasota (941) 371-8200

18 Holes Par 72

Bird Bay Golf Club 602 Bird Bay Dr. West Venice (941) 485-9333

18 Holes Par 56 Executive Course

Bobby Jones Golf Complex 1000 Circus Blvd Sarasota (941) 365-4653

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

Bobcat Trail Golf Club 1350 Bobcat Trail North Port (941) 429-0222

18 Holes Par 71

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

18 Holes Par 72

Calusa Lakes Golf Club 1995 Calusa Lakes Blvd Nokomis (941) 484-8995

18 Holes Par 72

Capri Isles Golf Club 849 Capri Isles Blvd Venice (941) 485-3371

18 Holes Par 72

The Groves 3101 Longmeadow Sarasota (941) 371-0982

18 Holes Par 63

IMG Academy Golf Club 4350 El Conquistador Pky Bradenton (941) 758-1466

18 Holes Par 72

Lake Venice Golf Club 1801 S. Harbor Drive Venice (941) 488-3948

27 Holes Slope from White 69.5 / 124

Links at Greenfield Plantation 10325 Greenfield Blvd Bradenton (941) 747-9432

18 Holes Par 72

Live Oak RV and Golf Course 12865 SW Highway 17 Arcadia (863) 993-0940

9 Hole – Par 30 Executive Walking Course

Myakka Pines Golf Club 2550 South River Rd Englewood (941) 474-3296

27 Holes Par 72

Oyster Creek Golf Club 6551 Oriole Blvd Englewood (941) 475-0334

18 Hole Par 60 Executive Course

Palmetto Pines Golf Club 14255 Golf Course Rd Palmetto (941) 776-1375

18 Holes Par 71

Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club 575 Center Rd Venice (941) 496-4653

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

Pinebrook Ironwood Golf Club 4260 Ironwood Cir Bradenton (941) 792-3288

18 Holes Par 61 Executive Course

River Strand Golf & Country Club 755 Estuary Tr Bradenton (941) 708-3617

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

Rolling Green Golf Club 4501 North Tuttle Ave Sarasota (941) 355-7621

18 Holes Par 72

Rosedale Golf & Country Club 5100 87th St. East Bradenton (941) 756-0004

18 Holes Par 72

Sarasota National 25510 National Blvd Venice (941) 496-8676

18-Hole Par 72

Serenoa Golf Club 6773 Serenoa Dr Sarasota (941) 925-2755

18 Holes Par 72

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

18 Holes Par 72

Suncoast Golf Center 7741 15th St. East Sarasota (941) 351-2666

Lighted 9-hole, Par 3

Tatum Ridge Golf Links 421 North Tatum Rd Sarasota (941) 378-4211

18 Holes Par 72

University Park Country Club 7671 Park Blvd Sarasota (941) 359-9999

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

Venice East Golf Club 107 East Blvd Venice (941) 493-0005

18-Hole Executive Course – Par 57

Village Green Golf Club 3500 Pembrook Dr Sarasota (941) 922-9500

18-Hole – Par 58 Executive Course

Waterford Golf Club 1454 Gleneagles Dr Venice (941) 484-6621

18 Holes Par 72

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