Sarasota National Golf Club

4.4668176471 4.5 stars from 5 (481)
  • 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

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 481 Reviews
5 stars:
270
4 stars:
167
3 stars:
34
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

451 out of 479 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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"Wide fairways"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Just perfect for someone who has’nt touch a club in over a month. Lots of house construction going on but don’t let that prevent you from going there. Make sure you add this course on your list.


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


"Through a housing development"


Malcolm7380487's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

With a late morning tee time we were round in under four hours which as a twosome seemed a long time. The course is in good shape with greens at a good pace, though some with severe slopes, and very wide fairways. No rough to speak of, so unless you are playing the black tees, you should have little trouble. The layout of the course is through a building site at the moment so not very scenic and there are some very long rides between holes which would make it unwalkable even if walking was allowed. Pro shop staff, starter and rangers were all very friendly and helpful. Range balls were complimentary. Not my favorite course in the Venice area but I would play it again, and it should be much more scenic once all the development is complete.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice layout, great condition, excellent staff"


Gary3119545's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is always kept in very good condition. The fairways are extremely forgiving, and the greens challenging. The greens are Tifeagle grass and always seem to roll fast and true. They are as good as any greens in the area.

It is important to play the correct set of tees. The course difficulty is all around the greens. When it is windy, which is often, this course will offer plenty of challenge. It is a fun place to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good condition"


mbarb377's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways and green in good condition. Waiting on group ahead of us, while group behind us were impatient and hit into us several times. And we still finished in under 4 hours.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Always fun"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great change of pace course. A more open links style, in great shape with greens that challenge.

I always look forward to playing here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great ciurse"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the wide open fairways. Course is always in good shape and the staff is friendly and professional.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"RJOwner"


Kent4022831's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Always enjoy playing this course. A fun layout with a interesting mix of holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Guy2538746's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Another great round"


jktjr7's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Watching this course transform over the past 5 years has been really cool. It used to be like going to another state or country out in the middle of nowhere. Now all the improvements are taking shape and its becoming a course people at my club are talking about. The course has always played well and been maintained adequately.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course"


Iangall78's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really great golf course& amenities.

Generous fairways and greens with hidden slopes.

Would gladly go back and play again 9/10


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




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent experience"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played the course two days. Great, challenging layout with friendly staff and amenities. I highly recommend the course.


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


"Nice day"


Robert6371917's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Course was ok but a little boring. Good conditions and very generous fairways. Lots of wildlife. I liked some of the neighboring courses better.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Best course around Venice"


ronde77's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, perfect greens, quite demanding, interesting layout, next to Riverwood in Port Charlotte definitely the best course around


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


"Friendly course in very good condition."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is friendly and open. Some long holes but not a lot of swamps and water. Good course to play with golfers of different abilities.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Greens"


u000006722630's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love playing this course. It is always in great condition and the greens are well cared for. The practice area is great. Just because the fairways are wide doesn't mean you won't be tested.


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


"Excellent shape"


Sfraize's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways and greens were in great shape. Nice practice facilities.

Had a great time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Sngc"


Tom8613471's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition. The starters were very organized and the tee times were on time.


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"


KDP24's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Course is in great shape all the time . Love to play this course anytime.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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