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Here’s Why You Need to Play a Round of Golf in Sarasota

Here’s Why You Need to Play a Round of Golf in Sarasota

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Whether you’re an avid golfer or just love a leisurely game, Sarasota is an excellent place to practice your swing. From the number of links in the area, it’s evident that golf is among the number one hobbies for locals and visitors. Golf is more than just a pastime here– it has become a way of life. Whether you want a formal club experience or a picturesque green by the water, we have some recommendations on where to golf in Sarasota. 

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5 of the Best Places to Golf in Sarasota 

The Highlands Golf Course

This championship course may feel like it belongs to a private club, but it’s not! At the Highlands Golf Course, you’ll find a par 72 course hugged by oaks and pines. You’ll love riding around on your GPS mobile-equipped golf cart– these carts even project a 3D image of the hole you’re on! We recommend this golf course because visitors love the thoughtful amenities and extras here such as the PGA-trained staff, spacious Centre Court Lounge, and $2 beers on the turn at this course.

TPC Prestancia

This highly-regarded private club is just a few miles from Siesta Key and boasts two courses for a total of 36 holes of championship golf. Stadium is a Ron Garl-designed green with plenty of hills and broad fairways that have hosted a  number of PGA Champions Tour events. The older Players Course is a bit more challenging, but still playable and abundant with oaks. If you frequently stay with Florida Vacation Connection, it might be worth looking into a membership at TPC Prestancia

Tatum Ridge Golf Links

A round of golf at Tatum Ridge Golf Links is always a blast! Because of its wetlands preserve setting, you’ll get to see gorgeous, native flora and fauna as you play. Here, you’ll find an accommodating Scottish-style links course that offers 18 holes and four sets of tees for varying skill levels. An 18-hole putting green rounds out this friendly course’s features, along with a pro shop and a restaurant overlooking the green.

University Park Country Club

University Park Country Club

University Park Country Club’s Ron Garl-designed nines have earned it a four-star ranking with Golf Digest since 1996! The three runs have their own character, but there’s something here for everyone. Plus, it’s open to everyone! The membership option can get you advanced tee times and participation in golf association events, but it’s not necessary to join.

Lakewood National Golf Course

Lakewood National Golf Course is a stunning, Arnold Palmer-designed course with 36 holes. However, it’s more than just a place to play golf. Not only will you love the natural rolling terrain, but you’ll also love the resort-style amenities. Members have access to a clubhouse, fitness center, tennis courts, lagoon pool, dining options, spa, and more. 

Book Your Golf Getaway Today

the pool at the All Docked Out propertyNow that you know all the best places to golf in Sarasota, it’s time to plan the rest of your trip. Let your vacation rental with Florida Vacation Connection be your home base for your getaway. Practice your swing, explore the waterways, and relax in the sun. Browse our properties and book your stay today!