Sarasota National Golf Club

4.4136176471 4.4 stars from 5 (557)
  • 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: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 557 Reviews
5 stars:
304
4 stars:
197
3 stars:
42
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

516 out of 555 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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"Sensational Sarasota National"


u000006141168's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is likely the BEST condition course in SW Florida! The fairways were immaculate. We had rain lately so they were looking very nice. I did get into two sand traps today and they were still wet from rain and packed. Such a beautiful course - great practice facility and very nice grill area for sandwich at the turn or after the round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"All-around gem"


Jon6297669's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2018
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Reviewed on

Always enjoy this venue. Great staff, great course, well maintained and a good challenge. Never miss playing when I’m in Venice.


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


"Not bad...but not memorable"


pshelp's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall, the staff friendliness (except in the 19th hole) was excellent. Great start to the round! But the pace of play was slow... 2 1/2 hours for front nine, and it backed up again on the back nine...and the course was pretty empty! We were told it was wide open in front and behind us, but someone jumped in front, and it went down hill from there. The course was in good shape, and somewhat challenging, but not very scenic or creative. I definitely prefer a course with more character, more wild life, and more trees to make it more scenic. But for the price? Hey, it was a nice afternoon of golf. But it got so slow, we only finished 14 holes...very much unlike me!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"SS National"


u000002137354's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2018
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Reviewed on

Course is in great shape with very very good greens. Great value for this time of year.


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


"Sarasota National"


allenan5's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2018
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Reviewed on

Course layout is good. Friendly layout especially for high handicappers. Pace of play is a bit slow for an off season visit with very few players on property (4hrs 30min). Being a former superintendent, i'd say maintenance staff was the biggest disappointment during my visit. Course conditions were typical especially for June, but the maintenance staff are not trained well. Almost every hole they continued to operate right through our play. Several times staff would fly by on maintenance equipment and carts while we tried to hit shots, and in close proximity to us. A little etiquette training goes a long way......


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Brian Fife Scotland"


11golfer'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 06/27/2018
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Reviewed on

The course lay is good test of golf ,greens a bit bumpy .

Only one down side the group I was playing were informed at the 10 hole by the course marshal we had dropped behind and that it took us 2 .20 to get to the 10tee.

We stopped at the half way house for refreshments for 15mins waved the 2 ball throw.

We could not see the course marshal when we reached the 18 hole 1 group on the green 1 group on the fairway and 2 groups on the 18 tee


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/10/2018

Good rating, Brain Fife. Played w you July 9 @ Port Charlotte with Jim. Safe trip back, sir!


"Great layout friendly staff"


Mortonwm's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is a good test, practice facility is good for a solid warm up. The greens are still recording from being punched, but still good condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



pathomps1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"High end golf corse"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I played this course at the end of our vacation. the staff at the pro shop were very friendly and all the marshals also. We played with two other gentlemen who fitted right in with us. The course itself was very long but very well kept. The greens were in perfect condition as were the tee boxes. It was a very pleasant course to play on even with the development of housing going on around it. Would recommend this course.


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


"Windy, yet wonderful"


u000003852613's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is always in top notch condition. Undulating greens that are fast, about 11.5 when I played. You can score if you just keep it in play with wide fairways, and not a lot of trouble, except for the major wayward shots. The course continues to get better each year. WCI owns this course, so there's plenty of money to keep it in superb shape. If you're even close to the area, play this course, you'll leave with a smile, no matter what your score is!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Layout"


u000002099835's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
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Reviewed on

Sarasota National was in excellent shape. For Florida golf generous landing areas. Greens excellent shape. Green and fast!! Went to play alone and have played with friendly players. When in the Venice area play is a must.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The golf course is in great condition fairways are plush , greens are fast . Pace of play was slow , didn't see a ranger.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"VERY disappointed"


malkan's avatar
Age:  55-64

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Last 3 holes I had a woman digging a new hole to reposition the pins on the greens. There was a guy rolling the greens as well on those holes. Are you kidding me? I paid a premium to play early as the first one out and then this. My momentum was completely thrown off ruining my play as people were scattered on these holes. I had to wait a lot on these holes. I picked up the ball and left since I was totally frustrated.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Sarasota National"


Colberg1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
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Reviewed on

Great condition, course in excellent shape . Pace of play a little slow but other than that had a great round.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



mdoyle87's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Always a good round"


u000003852613's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

SN is very consistent..Excellent greens, and fairways. Don't get above the pin, or a 3 putt is very likely. No complaints whatsoever. I'd play there every day if I lived in the area. Worth the drive. EXCELLENT TRACK


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Always a Gem to play"


CMarieFord's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has always been in great shape for play. Greens putt true. Wind comes into play on some of the holes which makes it somewhat harder to get on the Par 4's in 2 shots. So nice to see that there is a resurgence in home building at the club as just a few years back it looked like a ghost-town.Staff in clubhouse and on the course was superior.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Sarasota Golf"


Timothy5697345's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great staff. Driving range included with unlimited balls. Grass tee box at the range. Course laid out nice with large gaps between tee boxes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fantastic"


rossmilkman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have been waiting to play this course however because I am not willing to pay 100.00 in season I waited and played in the off season. It was worth the wait.

Staff was great. Very welcoming.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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