Sarasota National Golf Club

4.4330647059 4.4 stars from 5 (462)
  • 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 4.4 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: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 462 Reviews
5 stars:
255
4 stars:
164
3 stars:
33
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

432 out of 460 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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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



Jmac2013's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition, Really like this course,

Always an enjoyable round. Excellent. As I live close I do not usually stay to eat or drink.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Big NO"


Steve3225516's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I rarely would write anything negative about a course but in this case I feel I must. I played the course before all the

Construction started and enjoyed the course. But now if you are willing to pay the crazy price for this dust bowl your not looking very hard. The fairways are cut to within a frog hairs length and the greens are like cement. The dust from construction is terrible. The courses previous beauty is gone. Maybe in a few more years I may give it another try, but now, not a chance. Save your money for a good track and have some fun. Sorry National but I felt it nessasary.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
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: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u000003140244's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play here on a regular basis. They keep the course in nice shape and staff is friendly and helpful. I highly recommend that you give it a try!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


rockydogz's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Excellent course in impeccable condition. Would highly recommend this to anyone that would like to play a terrific course! Staff seemed a little snooty.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


u000001961997's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played here for the first time Sept.26 2017 almost 2 weeks after Hurricane Irma. The course was in excellent condition. No signs of Irma.

Course is very fair for all handicappers. Fairways are generous and water never comes into play unless you have a terrible hook or slice. We'll be back before our trip is over.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent course and value."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

First timer, but paired with some veterans that were able to point out landing areas. May have had some trouble otherwise. Not always entirely clear where the green is.

Layout is very forgiving and it is not a given that you will lose golf balls like so many Florida courses. Water is there but not overtly in play.

All in all a very nice experience and would play it again if ever in the area.


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


"Improved since the last time we played"


TessaMae's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were fast with a little break. Some par 5's were a little far but overall a great course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Best semi private course in the area."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Curb to 19th... this is the best operation in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great time"


u9607354's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was the day after the big storms. course was in great shape, Cartpath only for golf carts. My partner was very friendly and helpful to me, gave me many tips on my game and how to improve. Weather was good, had a great day and shot well.


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 track"


u000003140244's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoy the layout with generously wide fairways. The greens and bunkers are where the difficulty comes into play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Sarasota National"


u9607354's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love playing this course, practice facilities are excellent, driving range, chipping range, putting course all free with your golf free. Course is in excellent condition , greens are AAA rated. Staff is friendly, clubhouse has great food and beer reasonable. It is definetly a challenge but fairways are wide and grass is cut low. One of my favorites. Try it , you won't be disappointed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best in the Region"


u000003984614's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played several courses in the Port Charlotte / Venice region whilst on vacation in July '17, this was easily the best.

Facilities were good, course was lovely and in good condition despite recent heavy storms. Distance between green & tee would make walking difficult

Would have played again if I'd had more time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Consistent greens"


u3091418's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Sara Nat is as usual "A fun course to play" with its fairway friendly open spaces...


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


"Impressed"


Mark3819441's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well maintained with excellent greens. A good challenge. Throw in some holes that make you either hold up or go for it add up to a fun round


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"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



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