Sarasota National Golf Club

4.4225000000 4.4 stars from 5 (445)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7344 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 74.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7344 yards 74.2 129
Gold 72 6559 yards 71.1 122
Silver 72 6034 yards 68.8 116
Jade 72 5069 yards 68.7 113

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 445 Reviews
5 stars:
243
4 stars:
160
3 stars:
33
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

416 out of 443 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers locals wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks  

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"Beautiful!"


Scottmeyer01's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played here after 4 days of rain so I expected "cart path only" To be implemented and it was... course was wide and long so I got my exercise but it was a great day of golf. Beautiful fairways, convenient restrooms and ice/ water stations, free driving range, nice folks and overall beautiful facility.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good day on the course"


u000004287832's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The pro in the shop was friendly and helpful. The course was in good condition and especially with the lack of rain. I was paired with two nice guys and we played in four hours....all the things you hope for as a single.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u622112665's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Absolutely Flawless"


verhagen's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of my favorite courses in Florida. Always in pristine condition. Great tee boxes, weed free lush fairways, and manicured greens. Yardages on sprinkler heads. Great driving range .... Putting green ... and chipping spot.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



bigmurdock's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



danielcordero's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



chrisjoseph's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Super course"


u9607354's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What an enjoyable golf course to play, lots of challenges to a golfer at any level.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000002099835's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent shape. Greens very fast and receptive to shots. Staff very kind. Went as a single and played with a couple friendly frequent players that were very helpful. Definitely will play again when I'm in town.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



douganderson52's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A Must Play"


Ahowe's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Apparently this course has had some problems over the years, particularly with the 2008 market downturn. It is now coming to life after recently being managed by Troon Golf. This is a beautiful course with wide fairways and strategically placed bunkers. Some holes wind gracefully around the water requiring good shot strategy. Played this with my wife and thoroughly enjoyed the day along with a couple of nice guys. Something tells me when the homes get nearer completion and tee times are more rare, this will become a private course. If you can play it now at a reasonable rate, you be happy you did while you had the opportunity.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



gretel8's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun round of golf"


jeffreymreese's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is always one we look forward to playing while we are on vacation in the Sarasota area. The combination of a quality, well-maintained course and the wildlife you get to see while playing is hard to beat. The greens are firm and quick, and the rough was much more tightly cut than when we played the course last July. The staff and amenities are top notch. We finished our round in just over 4 hours. It was a busy Saturday, but the pace of play never really lagged. All in all, it's a great course, and we will definitely be going back next year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Emzell3580916's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As usual this TROON managed property was in great shape and a pleasure to play.

Immaculate and fast greens! A little windy in the middle of the day. Pace of play, given the speed of the greens and the wind was good.

Course astectics continue to improve with new shrubs and flowers. Cant wait to play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Course."


u8000016's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played for the first time and it was a awesome experience. The greens rolled very true and they held when you hit a shot into the green. Had some challenging holes here. Very fair with the wide fairways. Have to place the ball in the right spot to have the best chance at birdie or you will be making bogey maybe worse. Wind does play a factor when its blowing. Will be back to play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


pkkenny71's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hi guys, hope you've had a good week and earned a few quid. 'Bloody good shot sir!' was the call of the day on this course. A simply splendid course that has plenty in the tank sir! Green surfaces were lovely, lovely. One of our group leaked a few, was struggling and was a squirter but the ample fairways kept him dry sir. Left and right, left and right but he still made a score. Highly recommended!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best Golf Course in Sarasota"


Valerian7673117's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways are wide but greens are tough. Bring your best putting game.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Open layout"


u197995393's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a good experience but expected a more challenging course. Very open layout and an awful lot of scrub/unlandscaped areas. Good course for under $40, but would have been very disappointed when rate was $95 two weeks ago.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Frankbaggs55's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course in South Venice, FL"


jnwoodman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this track. Wide open but the courses' defenses are the tough undulated greens, the bunkering, and the wind which can really blow across this links style layout.

Really like playing here. I play it occasionally. Bit expensive compared to other courses in the area but given the quality quite fair. Playing in the afternoon is more cost effective and the mid afternoon breezes usually kick in and tame the Florida heat.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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