Sarasota National Golf Club

4.4605529412 4.5 stars from 5 (493)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7344 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 74.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7344 yards 74.2 129
Gold 72 6559 yards 71.1 122
Silver 72 6034 yards 68.8 116
Jade 72 5069 yards 68.7 113

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 493 Reviews
5 stars:
274
4 stars:
174
3 stars:
35
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

463 out of 491 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers locals wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks  

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"Great course but needs a few things"


rojcycleman's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Driver friendly, but tough greens. Nice layout, good shape. Often windy. For the price, should have GPS on carts. Also on the front nine especially, the construction really ruins the ambiance. I realize they need to build, but it seems overwhelming. Has gotten a bit pricey over the past few years.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u642071795's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u0000023730's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent Course"


Manasotakey's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in excellent condition and Has enough challenge to make it fun, but playable.


I recommend this course


"Recommended course"


u3583994's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Audubon, design approved course, Built around ponds and wild areas with some gators and plenty of birds.

Firm greens with few ball marks. Thick sand, but easily playable. Good variety in hole shapes, green contours, and pin placements. Fairways: medium to wide. Tees in carts, but carts DO NOT have range finder/course mapping devices.. 150markers in fairways. Practice balls included.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


annegirl1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in good shape greens a little slow and hairy. Layout is good staff is always excellent. Great value for the money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000001783440's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



outthere's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"challenge is in the 2nd and 3rd shots"


lanesmith's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Generous fairways off the tee. The challenge is on the 2nd shot on par 4s and the 3rd shot on par 5s. The wind plays a factor as well around the course. The greens had typically large with many levels and some very tricky pin positions. Didn't have too many straight putts - many had some amount of bend.

The more I played the course the more I liked it - played 4 times.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Driving thru construction"


u000005441242's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf course was fabulous but quite a journey at times between tees due to construction!!’ Would like more low cost tee times available under these conditions!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pace of play"


mczopka's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

UGH, 2h35m to play the front nine. No Marshall to monitor slow play. Cart states 4h14m for 18 holes. We weren't even close.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"First time at Sarasota national"


u530610549's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played with a friend from Canada that had played there before a few times . Enjoyed very much , will play there again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wide fairways"


Messens's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Just perfect for someone who has’nt touch a club in over a month. Lots of house construction going on but don’t let that prevent you from going there. Make sure you add this course on your list.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Through a housing development"


Malcolm7380487's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

With a late morning tee time we were round in under four hours which as a twosome seemed a long time. The course is in good shape with greens at a good pace, though some with severe slopes, and very wide fairways. No rough to speak of, so unless you are playing the black tees, you should have little trouble. The layout of the course is through a building site at the moment so not very scenic and there are some very long rides between holes which would make it unwalkable even if walking was allowed. Pro shop staff, starter and rangers were all very friendly and helpful. Range balls were complimentary. Not my favorite course in the Venice area but I would play it again, and it should be much more scenic once all the development is complete.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice layout, great condition, excellent staff"


Gary3119545's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is always kept in very good condition. The fairways are extremely forgiving, and the greens challenging. The greens are Tifeagle grass and always seem to roll fast and true. They are as good as any greens in the area.

It is important to play the correct set of tees. The course difficulty is all around the greens. When it is windy, which is often, this course will offer plenty of challenge. It is a fun place to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good condition"


mbarb377's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways and green in good condition. Waiting on group ahead of us, while group behind us were impatient and hit into us several times. And we still finished in under 4 hours.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Always fun"


Stutzman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great change of pace course. A more open links style, in great shape with greens that challenge.

I always look forward to playing here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great ciurse"


Laible's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the wide open fairways. Course is always in good shape and the staff is friendly and professional.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"RJOwner"


Kent4022831's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Always enjoy playing this course. A fun layout with a interesting mix of holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Guy2538746's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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