Sarasota Area Golf Courses
Sarasota, A Golfer’s Dream...
Sarasota had it’s beginnings as a modern town around 1885. Many of the first settlers were from Scotland. John Hamilton Gillespie was one of those who set his stake in Sarasota. It is believed the very first golf course on American soil was built in Sarasota by John Hamilton Gillespie.
Today, Sarasota is well known for its famous championship golfing. Golf Courses scattered throughout the area have received AAA’s four diamond rating. Misty Creek Country Club has been rated with five stars and TPC Prestancia Stadium Course was rated with four stars.
The powder white beaches along the Gulf of Mexico provide a beautiful border for the Longboat Key Club and Resort. The resort is home to championship golfing sporting two courses with the challenge of waters and grass for a total of 45 holes between the two courses.
At Misty Creek Country Club, members of this private club watch their golf balls soar through the sky while a bald eagle circles overhead from the local wildlife preserve.
TPC Prestancia Private Club has been host to both the Chrysler Cup and the American Express Invitational tournaments on the two 18 hole championship courses over the past 25 years.
Bobcat Trail Golf Club which Golf Digest rated with 4.5 stars has the signature of Bob Tway, who was both a Canadian Open and PGA Champion. Recent renovations at the club provide a complete package for the golfer today.
There are courses for all levels of play in the Sarasota area. You can even take advantage of lessons at the beginner level which can be great for those who are truly beginners as well as those who just want to make sure they are ready for the course. The Schiavetta Golf Academy will teach you the rules of golf along with golfing fundamentals. You can enjoy a real game of golf at the end of the course.
There are many other great courses in Sarasota awaiting your golfing pleasure. There are over thirty golf courses with a Sarasota address and in the greater Sarasota area there are approximately 90 courses.
Some of the must see golf courses in Sarasota, Florida includes Bobby Jones Golf Club, Misty Creek Country Club, River Run Golf Links and the University Park Club.
Sarasota sports many Golf communities including gated communities, master planned communities, member owned communities, and community associations. Some of these golf courses extend offers of membership to nonmembers.
You can live the Golfer’s dream playing on the courses where the pros play and perfect your game on the beautifuly, tropical landscaped grounds and pleasant climate of Sarasota.