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4.6
738 Reviews (738)
5 Stars
473
4 Stars
223
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
95.7%
Recommend this course
706 out of 738 reviews
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4.6
77 Reviews (77)
5 Stars
54
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.5%
Recommend this course
72 out of 77 reviews
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4.7
143 Reviews (143)
5 Stars
108
4 Stars
29
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 7001 yards
Slope 134
Rating 74.2
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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
738 Reviews (738)

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 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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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
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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
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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 19
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 6
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 13
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
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Verified Purchaser
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 19
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
Played On
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
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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 42
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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
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