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4.6
746 Reviews (746)
5 Stars
480
4 Stars
224
3 Stars
29
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
95.8%
Recommend this course
714 out of 746 reviews
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4.5
51 Reviews (51)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.2%
Recommend this course
46 out of 51 reviews
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4.7
143 Reviews (143)
5 Stars
110
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.8%
Recommend this course
137 out of 143 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7247 yards
Slope 132
Rating 75.3
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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
746 Reviews (746)

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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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Play here....good layout...!

Rainy and wet but course drains well...except for a couple bunkers....good course.....good day of golf despite weather...I'll be back....!!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

A Course Revised

Played the original 18 holes many times after the course 1st opened in the early 90’s. So happy to see the course has maintained its premier golfing experience. The course is still immaculate - great to see the maintenance team neatly patching sod both on and off the playing area; such great attention to detail. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Also the addition of the “new” 9 holes to allow half the course to rest through-out the month was brilliant! Thank you for your stewardship of this property!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 40
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

I'll be back!!!!

Good day of golf! Wonderful course and excellent facilities! Great staff!!!

I'll be back!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course overall

well kept course and reasonable level of difficulty with many tee options per hole, greens maintained well, worst part is that 10 to 18 were closed and 19 was hard to find and backed up as a result, staff is a bit liberal on mask wearing too, water is deep everywhere so don't expect to recover balls

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Another fantastic round at UPCC

This is the 3rd time playing while on vacation in last 5 years and did not disappoint. It is a little pricey, but well worth it. Course is an interesting layout, forgiving in spots but can be a test if not on your game. Greens are always perfect, rest of the course is manicured. Staff is great from cart guys to starter. Guys in the proshop were not over friendly this time around, but everyone else was. Course was in fantastic shape even with tons of rain. Cart path only put a damper on the day, but that’s life in FL in August. Will definitely return, highly recommend you do as well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 67
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Love this course. Only able to play 10 - 18 today.. Rain stopped play. Got rain check for another 9-holes good for 6-months..

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pleasant day - course condition very good - pricey but quality course

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

Fairways

I have played this course 4 times now. Everytime before this round I lived the course. The fairways were in lousy conditions with dead patches all over and crabgrass growing in the fairways.
With that said the greens were awesome and the tee box's were nice.
I won't be back till the get the fairways in better shape.

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

Best course conditions I have seen in Sarasota

Really enjoyed the round. First time I have played there. Worth the premium over most or all of the other public course. Conditions were great even after a day of rain

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great course, range access an issue

As always, the course was in great condition and the pace of play was excellent (3:22). The only complaint is the range did not open until 7AM which made it impossible to warm up in any meaningful way for a 7:12AM tee time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

bEST GOLF COURSE i HAVE PLAYED IN FLORIDA

University Park was a true pleasure to play. Was in excellent condition from tee through green. Nothing to dislike and a strong recommend to all to play this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Channel
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Incredible

One of the most well-manicured courses I've ever played on. Tee-to-green, just amazing condition. Was able to join up with a ranger on his day-off, Al. 75 years old and still swinging the sticks. If you've never played here, you need to asap.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Change

Been playing University for years, as of 07/11/2020 greens were the best I have ever seen, true, faster than they have ever been and flat... makes this course fun again.....Nice work ! kudos to the superintendent!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful, Best Course in Sarasota

Got a steal of a deal for this course, I think it is the best course in town. Tee boxes, fairways, greens, carts, everything was pristine.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful facility

Nice pro shop and friendly staff. Cart staff friendly and helpful. Very nice practice area, driving range, chipping and putting. Tee boxes, fairways and greens in great shape. Fast true greens. Tree lined and somewhat shaded track. Good pace of play, cart gals available. Outside restaurant looked inviting, but we didn’t get a chance to try it out. Nice private course~I would go back to.

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