west coast of Florida offers great golf courses for every price and skill level.
Although I am not as good as I would like to be I have played most of these
courses and would recommend all of them. Like everything else each has its own
personality. All courses are within one hour from the Inn. Most are just 10 to
15 minutes away.
Buffalo Creek Golf Course
8100 Erie Rd., Palmetto, FL 34210
Phone (941) 776-2611
Fax (941) 723-4596
Scottish link style, par 72, 7, 005 yds. from the blue tees
Foxfire Golf Club
7200 Proctor Rd., Sarasota, FL 34241
Phone (941) 921-7757
Fax (941) 923-8936
Beautiful 27 holes winding through oaks and pines with a remarkable absence of
housing from the golfers' vantage point. Exceptional greens, traditional feel.
Abundant wildlife. A definite local favorite.
Heritage Oaks Golf & Country Club
4800 Chase Oaks Dr., Sarasota, FL 34241
Fax (941) 925-0795
Heritage Oaks was designed with the elegance of yesterday and the latest
comforts of today. 18-hole championship layout with something for all skill
Legacy Golf Club
8255 Legacy Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34202
Phone (941) 907-7067
Fax (941) 907-7012
The Arnold Palmer course design incorporates towering pines, majestic oaks,
native grasses and wetlands. The practice range offers a thorough feel for the
course with an 18,000 square feet putting green, chipping green, multiple tees,
and practice bunkers.
The Links at Greenfield Plantation
10325 Greenfield Blvd., Bradenton, FL
Phone (941) 747-9432
Fax (941) 747-5864
Great test of golf for every skill level.
Manatee County Golf Course
6415 - 53rd Ave., W. Bradenton, FL
Phone (941) 792-6773
Fax (941) 741-3506
Manatee Golf Course is a par 72 championship golf course that offers players of
all levels the enjoyment of well landscaped fairways. The course offers large
well bunkered greens and the choice of four teeing areas. Call for tee times and
seasonal specials throughout the year.
Palma Sola Golf Club
3807 75th St. West Bradenton, FL
Phone (941) 792-7476
This local favorite is a good bang for the buck. Well kept and inexpensive.
Offers challenging holes with easy approach shots. Overall the course plays
fairly short. Good fun round of golf.
Pinebrook/Ironwood Golf Club
4260 Ironwood Circle, Bradenton, FL
Phone (941) 792-3288
Fax (941) 798-9207
One of the area's finest executive courses nestled inside a beautiful community
in Bradenton. 16 fairways bordered by water and 37 bunkers surround 18 greens.
The 3,706-yard par 68 offers a challenge to golfers of all ages and handicaps.
The River Club
6600 River Club Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34202
Phone (941) 751-4211
Fax (941) 753-0579
Not your typical FL golf course. FL Sports Fan magazine rates it one of the top
50 in the state.
River Run Golf Links
1801 - 27th St. E., Bradenton, FL
Phone (941) 747-6331
Challenging 18-hole par 70 course nestled along the Braden River. River Run
presents an interesting variety of golf holes for players of all ages and skill
Rosedale Golf & Country Club
5100 - 87th St. E, Bradenton, FL 34202
Phone (941) 756-0004
Fax (941) 739-2308
Rolling fairways, old pine trees line several holes. Always in excellent
manicured gently rolling greens.
Seronoa Golf Club
6773 Seronoa Dr., Sarasota, FL
Phone (941) 925-2755
Fax (941) 922-6142
Named one of the top 100 golf courses in FL by FL Golf News. Featuring 20 lakes,
lush fairways and well manicured greens.
Tatum Ridge Golf Links
421 N. Tatum Ridge Rd., Sarasota, FL
Phone (941) 378-4211
Fax (941) 378-3182
A Scottish-style links course with preserved wetlands and 11 lakes in a natural
setting. Tee times up to 7 days ahead.
University Park Country Club
7671 Park Blvd., University Park, FL
Phone (941) 359-9999 ext. 2
Fax (941) 351-7778
27-hole championship layout. 4 star rated by Golf Digest.
Water Lefe Golf and River Club
10625 Water Lefe Blvd. Bradenton, FL
Phone (941) 708-6866
This extremely well kept course has hosted a few national tournaments and is
difficult. The name says it all, there is a lot of water and typically hard to
avoid. A must play if your game has come together. A little expensive but worth
the money at least once.
The Woodlands Golf Course
5901 Erie Rd., Ellenton, FL
Phone (941) 729-8999
Fax (941) 723-6392
Challenging executive course in a beautiful naturally wooded setting - 4 tee
boxes to accommodate every skill level.