Sanctuary at River Strand Golf and Country Club

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4.5
218
5 Stars
130
4 Stars
72
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
91.8%
Recommend this course
206 out of 213 reviews
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5.0
1
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.0
Value
4.0
Layout
3.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 1 reviews
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4.5
6
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
83.3%
Recommend this course
5 out of 6 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Par 36
Length 3473
Slope 146
Rating 37.1
Type Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 36 3473 yards 37.1 146
Blue 36 3290 yards 36.2 138
Combo 36 3142 yards 35.5 133
White 36 3042 yards 35.1 129
Green (W) 36 2784 yards 36.8 130
Green 36 2784 yards 34.0 119
Red (W) 36 2436 yards 34.8 120
Scorecard for Sanctuary / Tributary
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Gold M: 73.4/140 418 561 421 222 311 417 179 424 520 3473 6687
Blue M: 71.2/134 400 540 394 198 290 396 163 405 504 3290 6284
White M: 69.0/126 373 505 359 167 265 362 152 384 475 3042 5785
Green M: 67.2/114 W: 72.0/128 333 480 318 152 231 323 138 362 447 2784 5284
Red W: 68.8/116 290 427 280 129 199 279 104 305 423 2436 4657
Handicap 5 1 13 7 15 9 17 3 11
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 1 9 13 15 11 17 5 3

Course Details

Year Built 2008
Greens Tif-eagle
Architect Arthur Hills (2008)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

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Reviews

4.5
218

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Patio Dining 8
Dinner 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 36
Water Hazards 33
Undulating Greens 31
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 34
Playing Multiple Courses 22
Entertaining Clients 19
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 30
Convenient to the City 23

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course and very challenging. Layout could be improved but overall it’s a great experience.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course

Love the course and staff. Challenging design with a lot of trouble on the course.

Pace of play is great and staff works hard to make it a great experience .

Recommend this course to anyone who loves a challenge.

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

Tough Wind, Good Time

Hooked up with some very nice people and had a great time. Course in great shape, fun had by all

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

Fun track

It's a fun layout. Fairways were great, greens weren't in the best shape but Irma had a lot to do with that. Would like to play again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

But not allowed to bring your own beer and no cart driving around selling drinks.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 10/14/2017

You got to hide your beer in your bag prior to arriving, rookie mistake.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointing

River Strand used to be my favorite course in the Bradenton area. I understand end of summer is aeration time in Florida. River Strand always advertised that with 3 nine golf courses, playing in aerated greens wouldn't happen. I guess since it only allows the general public in during the summer its not as important to make sure there are always 18 holes in good shape.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course

Great layout. Course in really good shape given the recent weather. Greens are always good since they shut down 9 holes at a time during the summer for to punch greens... you never have to worry about playing on bumpy greens, which is probably the best thing about this course.

Downside is pace of play is always extremely slow here. If you go here with less than 4 people they always want to pair you up with others, which at this course can be unbearable. With the forced membership with home purchase in the neighborhood you get a lot of members that took up golf late in life, and unfortunately just aren't familiar with basic means of playing quickly. They are never ready to play their shot when it is their turn, etc. The best thing they can do is hold clinics for their members on how to be ready to hit your shot when it is your turn. This problem is no fault of the course staff, but it would be nice if they helped their members understand how to play faster.

If you're lucky enough to get out to this course on a day when not many members are playing you won't be disappointed at all. It's one of the best courses in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

had an enjoyable round at River Strand. Only problem was one of the cart/bag boys who threw a fit because I took the cart into the parking lot. Real smart mouth.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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