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4.6
724 Reviews (724)
5 Stars
463
4 Stars
220
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
96.0%
Recommend this course
693 out of 724 reviews
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4.7
81 Reviews (81)
5 Stars
61
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.1%
Recommend this course
77 out of 81 reviews
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4.7
132 Reviews (132)
5 Stars
99
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.2%
Recommend this course
127 out of 132 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7152 yards
Slope 137
Rating 74.7
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University Park Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1991
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Tifdwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ron Garl (1991)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Men: collared shirts & slacks/shorts for men. Women: dresses, skirts, slacks & shorts with a sleeved shirt without a collar/a sleeveless shirt with a collar. No denim, tank tops & athletic wear and cut offs.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Florida (2014 #10)

Reviews

4.6
724 Reviews (724)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 31
Patio Dining 25
Brunch 14
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 67
Water Hazards 61
Undulating Greens 34
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 57
A Weekend Splurge 33
Playing Multiple Courses 30
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 65
Near the Airport 43
Worth the Drive 42

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 24
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent course in great condition.

Thoroughly enjoyed playing this course, it is top notch. The greens held nicely and putted true. The course atmosphere is nice, feels like you are in a different world. The course is challenging, but very fair. The GPS in the carts clearly layout the holes, hazards, and distances. The staff was also very friendly and accommodating. This was a treat and pleasant experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great place

I have been living in the area for six years have played here many times. Never have I been disappointed. Thinking about playing again tomorrow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice course

Course is well kept. Lay out is good. and attractive to the eye. Greens in good condition but not particularly fast. I would play it again. Only negatives were we only saw the drinks cart once over 18 holes and the front nine was slow due to a slow group ahead of us. The ranger finally corrected that after 7 holes.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Reviews 3
1.0
Previously Played

No Help

Our tee time was canceled due to heavy rain, not the issue. The issue lies within the rude and unprofessional pro shop, in specific Paul. Guy was a total bum and no help. Great course, terrible staff.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic Golf Course

Course was in great condition on both fairways and greens. We played 19 - 27 and then 1 - 9 for a really great round. Greens were fast, but in really good shape. Definitely would play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
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Previously Played

great layout bad condition.

The course layout and green complexes are great. On the day we played the course had been aerated and the course had not been watered in some time. Greens were hard and the fairways brittle from lack of watering. We were still charged full price.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 41
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Shape. Course looks good

First time playing University Park in several months. Course is in great shape. They just opened up driving range again. Top notch facility.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Primo

I never pass at a chance to play this course and have not been disappointed. We played late afternoon the course was in excellent shape and finished in under 3 hours. I love the layout and with 27 holes you never know which 18 you'll get to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

A fine venue in Sarasota

University Park is among the finest courses that non-members can access in the Sarasota area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome, if not for the started

Great course. Well maintained. Friendly staff. Except the starter was a bit rude , uncaring, non informative and acted like he didn't like his job?

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Condescending Cart Washer Guy

Chalk University Park up as another course in the area who employ old white males from the Northeast who have it out for anyone who is a “non-member” and/or under the age of 50. Would love to remind these people that although they have “members”, it’s a public course that cheaply lists tee times on Golf Now. You’re “members” are clearly incapable of supporting the golf course solely so it might behoove you to treat the “younger guests” with a little more respect. It’s a shame that someone so low on the pole has the ability to negatively impact someone’s experience with a business. If you’re under the age of 50 go spend your money elsewhere.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 61
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Poor starter management

It didn’t make sense with the golf course just about empty and rain in the forecast.The starter decided to wait until we had four players before sending us out.In this time of corona virus you would think with the course wide open he would use better judgement and send us out in pairs at the very least.As I said poor starter management.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 49
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Superb Condition

Great layout and in superb condition. Played in the afternoon and missed the cart girl as it was very warm. Found out the cart girls cart died and with 87 degrees and 96% humidity and a heat index of 97, refreshments would of been nice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 61
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Made no sense

I played this course today and as usual the layout is beautiful.My biggest issue is there was hardly anyone on the course and the starter wouldn’t let me out until there where four of us.So much for social distancing.No one in front of us and no one behind us .Didn’t make any sense and careless of the starter..

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ok to stay for the cost

Layout is amazing. There are challenges for everyone's skills level.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course!!

What a terrific place to play golf. The greens, fairways, tee boxes, traps and even the roughs were in fabulous condition. Challenging but fair design. Loved it!! The only things that keep it from being perfect were 1) no GPS and 2) no pin placement chart. I had my own satellite GPS, so University was just about perfect in my view. It’s my gold standard!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 61
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Always A pleasure

This course is always in great condition ,the layout is fair and greens roll well .

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course!

I played University Park today and the course conditions are great. Greens look good and roll true, t boxes and fairways are lush and well taken care of.

We finished the round in a little less than 4 hours. I recommend playing here if you get the chance.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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