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4.5
688 Reviews (688)
5 Stars
387
4 Stars
238
3 Stars
47
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
94.4%
Recommend this course
643 out of 688 reviews
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4.7
59 Reviews (59)
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
59 out of 59 reviews
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4.5
117 Reviews (117)
5 Stars
70
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
97.4%
Recommend this course
114 out of 117 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7344 yards
Slope 129
Rating 74.2
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Sarasota National Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 2008
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gordon G. Lewis (2008)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range 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
688 Reviews (688)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 91
Undulating Greens 90
Water Hazards 74
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 75
Locals 57
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 50
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 71
Convenient to the City 49
In the 'Burbs 24

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Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
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
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love playing this course!

Great layout! Wonderful place to play and the staff was very accommodating. Greens were running very true.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Return to Sarasota National

Sarasota National is a great course. I used to play here when the course was first built and there were No Homes on the course. Well, that has changed. Even with the addition of the Homes and Condos, The course is wide and open and was in great shape.
Staff is fantastic.
We will be there again soon

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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 Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course. Challenging but fair. definitely recommend.

Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best greens of all the courses I have played.

I like this course a lot, mainly because the greens are cut down and running fast. I always rate a course on the condition of the greens and these were in great shape.
You did not have to hit your putt very hard because of the speed of the greens. The greens have a lot of undulation in them also, but not so they are impossible to make good putts on.
Enough about the greens, I found the course to be in very good shape and the people who work there very nice. The layout was nice and the landscaping was good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worth the trip

Greens were fast and true. Fairways are wide and the course is fun to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very nice course

Course is in great condition and pace of play was excellent

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Wide fairways, lots of water and sand traps

very fair course in great shape
a pleasure to play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Slow Play

Course browning up. Greens were slow too. Guess summer conditions but still best course in area.
4.45 hours for 18. The front 9 took 1.50 hrs. We had to wait on every hole too for the slow group in front even though we were ahead of time. The back 9 took over 2.45 hrs. The international german players in front on the back started to slow up and play approx 10 shots each. They were putting like they were at miniature golf. We watch each player take approx 3-6 shots per green. Just mind boggling. They did not have any groups in front of them for 3 holes either. So frustrating!!!!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Condition

One of the best conditioned courses in the area, challenging and fair.

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

Dry—er

Course sheds water great. Driest course around for the rain we have been hit with the past weeks. Pace was fast overall, but still stacked up on most holes

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Not too penalizing

Tee boxes were in great shape. Fairways were nice. Rough was kinda harsh, as ball would be just a yard or two off fairway, but disappear into the rough. The fairways are very wide and friendly.

The greens were great, even though recently punched, they still rolled nice..

Greens are also pretty large.

Overall, the only thing that would've been welcomed was some quick tips for reach hole (ie dog leg is how much, etc).

Only a couple errant shots which I would attribute to just not knowing a particular bit of detail on the layout.

Will definitely go again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Day

Considering all the rain we have had in venice the course was in wonderful shape.. The course was well manicured and the greens were rolling.Kudos to the grounds crew and the friendly golf staff

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Great course

Course is in pretty good condition, and pace of play was good. I will play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wide open fairways

Really nice to play this course with it’s very generous fairways. First class facility if a little pricey.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent

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