Sarasota National Golf Club

4.4098352941 4.4 stars from 5 (508)
  • 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 4.4 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: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 508 Reviews
5 stars:
277
4 stars:
182
3 stars:
36
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

474 out of 506 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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"Nice track but too much construction"


rkellyapcfilters's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

1200 homes being built around this beautiful course. Construction equipment along every fairway and detours between holes through dirt paths. If you forget about all of this it’s a wonderful well manicured course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The wind conditions made our round difficult, but the course is great! I look forward to playing it again.


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


"One of the better courses in the area"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were smooth and fast and more undulations than I am used to. The pin placement areas were challenging to hit to have a good chance at birdie. Long distances from greens to the next tee on several holes. The cart paths were in terrible condition because they appeared to have been rototilled. I had a hard time with depth perception on some holes because the trees and vegetation around the course has not matured yet but the members we were paired with had great advise on where to hit the tee ball to avoid trouble. I think it is a must play course if you are in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"sarasota national"


seminole115's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is semi-private with a wonderful layout that makes you hit all the clubs in your bag with the best Bermuda greens I've putted on in a long time. The greens held the approach shots very well, rolled perfectly, and the grass was pristine. There were a few bare spots around the fairways but overall I would highly suggest playing it. You will not be disappointed at any handicap level.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"DISAPPOINTED"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have played this course many times and was disappointed, for the first time, in its condition. The fairways were dry and the bunkers were inconsistent with sand levels and some rocks.

i have played this course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Robert4928520's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Backup on 7"


KirkDI's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice open course with short rough. A lot of new home construction all around the course. But all that was good until #7 where we run into 5 different groups stacked up (one on the green, fairway, tee box, and 2 of us waiting). If was horrible, ranger did come around and said he addressed it with the slow group but only got slightly better.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"slow play"


u000003994972's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was an agonizing pace of play. Need for course management.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tremendous day at Sarasota National. Whenever Golf Now has an offering this good (less than 1/3 of the Winter Rate) you have to take advantage of the situation. All good, tee boxes, fairways and rough, greens, and overall, excellent day. Two drawbacks:the day before it rained so cart paths only and the bunkers were extremely hard sand. Will try to play again when the price is right. Overall, a very nice track.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"It use to be beautiful."


u000005869648's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

But unfortunately the new home construction around the holes has turned it into a dusty barron looking golf course. That is especially unfortunate since it is an Audubon rated course. Many of the ponds were half full; I saw an alligator who was covered in mud and dust; the number of birds had greatly dipped from previous years. While the home construction is inevitable, it’s very unfortunate that it’s not being done in a manner that better protects the golf course. It was a big disappointment. The fairways and greens are in very good shape and it’s such a shame, because it once was our favorite course in the Sarasota/Venice area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"A disappointing experience"


Garycummins's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

We paid good money to play this course, but were shocked that the course currently is in the middle of a building site. The positive aspect was the greens which were true, undulating and fast.

We were disappointed at the attitude of the stafff as we had a pre-round coffee clearly at the aggravation of the server who sighed and was clearly unhappy when we asked to swap lukewarm and stewed coffee for a fresh cup. The pro in the shop was also not very welcoming, again quite disappointing.

We were also annoyed and frustrated that we were following a 5-ball group (illegal) for the second 9 of our round. When we mentioned this at the end of the round, we faced indifference but agreement that a 5-ball should not have been allowed.

We would not return to this course, and would not recommend it to our friends.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great Gold Course"


Harleydean's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Second time playing this course and enjoyed it even more this time. Challenging layout great greens, like carpet! Only drawback is construction going on but that can be overlooked.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Robert4928520's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"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



u000005176803's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was frustrated at check in because they said Golfnow did not communicate my confirmed reservation. They got me on in short order. Course was in great shape.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


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



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