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The Best Sarasota Golf Courses to Play on Your Vacation

Just south of Tampa on the Gulf Coast of Florida is one of the best places for a vacation – Sarasota. This city once housed the Ringling Brothers Circus, and today, it’s a hotspot for some of the best food, culture, and entertainment Florida has to offer. It’s right in the heart of the white, sandy beaches you dream of and the sparkling blue waters you can’t wait to dip your toes in. It’s close to popular Keys, full of wildlife, and has all the charm and character to create memories to last a lifetime.

But there’s another fantastic side to this city filled with white sand and blue water – the green grass of all the local golf courses. They come in all shapes and sizes, and there’s a golf experience for everyone around here. We’re about to take you inside the best golf courses in Sarasota. Get your clubs shined up because once you know more about the golf courses near Sarasota, FL, you’ll want to explore our Sarasota condo rentals and book your tee time!

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Village Green Golf Club

Golf courses in Sarasota, FL, come in every shape and size. At Village Green, you’ll find one on the smaller side. Village Green Golf Club features an 18-hole, par 58 course at 2810 yards where you can walk or ride. Village Green Golf Club is truly a place for golfers of every skill level, so the atmosphere is laid back and relaxed. You can play 9 or 18 holes here – or enjoy the chipping and putting green – and then get something to take home from the pro shop. 

After your round, change out of your golfing shoes and put on your loafers at the 19th Hole. Order up your favorite beverage, get something to eat, and enjoy the rest of the day. Rates are seasonal so you can check their website for more information. You’ll find Village Green Golf Club at 3500 Pembrook Drive. Call them at (941) 922-9500 to get more information.

The Highlands Golf Course

The Highlands is a challenging par-72 course that’s recently been opened to the public on a limited basis. Golfers come for the large greens and tree-lined fairways that make this place both a challenge and a pleasure. Mature oaks and pines sway in the gentle Florida breezes, and you’ll love the high-tech GPS on the golf carts! They’ll give you a 3D image of the hole and the yardage remaining so that you can plan the perfect shot in this pristine setting. 

After the last hole, you can head over to the Centre Court Lounge and enjoy a meal from their extensive menu and bar. If you’re not into golf, The Highlands is still a great place to come and enjoy lunch or dinner. A cold Caesar or Greek salad may be just the thing, or you can enjoy the classic Reuben, lounge burger, or fish sandwich. Wine and beer are also available. Find it at 3400 Longmeadow or call (941) 371-0982. Discover a course built on great golf and a great customer experience.

Tatum Ridge Golf Links

Billed as Sarasota’s “fun course to play,” Tatum Ridge is a Scottish-style links course interwoven with wetlands and 11 lakes. You’ll see great golf here, but you will see a lot of wildlife, too! Tatum Ridge is player-friendly, but it’s also an excellent place to come for a bit of practice. They feature a full-length driving range, a practice bunker, and putting and chipping greens.  

You’ll want to leave time after your round to browse the fully stocked pro shop and to enjoy the Tatum Ridge Snack Bar. Open all week, and it’s a great place to have a cold brew while enjoying all the nature this fantastic course has to offer. Find Tatum Ridge at 421 Tatum Road N. Call them at (941) 378-4211 for more information.

The Palms Golf Club at Forest Lakes

The Palms Golf Club calls itself “Sarasota’s Spectacular Golf Club,” and it’s easy to see why. It all starts at the beautiful aquatic driving range where you can hit golf balls onto islands and the short game practice area where you can brush up on your sand shots, work on your chipping, and perfect your putting. 

The course is a par 64 layout that will provide a challenge and enjoyment. From the opening hole, you’ll experience gorgeous scenery, inviting fairways, and everything you expect from the best public golf courses in Sarasota. Find this Sarasota golf course gem at 1990 Beneva Road. Call them at (941) 388-7241. Be sure to follow their dress code guidelines and get ready for a great time.

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Suncoast Golf Center 

At Suncoast Golf Center, they say that “the sun never sets on your game!” That’s because you’ll experience Manatee and Sarasota Counties’ only stadium-quality LED-lighted golf course and driving range. The 9-hole course features gorgeous greens, G-Angle white sand in all bunkers, and a whole lot more. Their clubhouse was recently upgraded and is now a great place to grab a beer, a snack and enjoy free WiFi in the outdoor lounge. Suncoast is an excellent destination for the whole family. You can find Suncoast Golf Center at 7741 15th Street E. Call them at (941) 351-2666.

Misty Creek Country Club

Misty Creek invites you to “golf in nature’s backyard.” Misty Creek – a championship course –   plays a little over 5200 yards from the forward tees and almost 7000 yards from the back tees and is a par-72. It will provide the perfect challenge, but its location in a nature preserve also means there’s a lot more to see than just tees and flags. It’s set on 350 acres of preserve, so there are lakes, hammocks, and forests where you may spy anything from bobcats to alligators! 

After your round, you’ll want to stop in at The Grill Room on the clubhouse’s second floor to enjoy a brew, burger, or salad and to take in the fantastic atmosphere at this Sarasota gem. You can find Misty Creek Country Club at 8954 Misty Creek Drive. Call them at (941) 922-2188 to get more information.

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While each of our condo properties is unique, you can expect to find features like incredible views of Sarasota and the Gulf, convenient parking, multiple TVs, stunning outdoor spaces for morning coffee or afternoon drinks, and great locations close to all the things you want to do while you’re here.
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