Sarasota National Golf Club

4.3953705882 4.4 stars from 5 (526)
  • 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 526 Reviews
5 stars:
285
4 stars:
188
3 stars:
39
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

487 out of 524 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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"Wow"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is really beautiful and very fair. The people at the course were very friendly. I will play this again when I come back next year.


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


"Beautiful course. Friendly people."


u000006175856's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is one of my favorite courses in the Venice area.


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


"Sarasota National"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very wide open course with large tough greens. The course and greens are in excellent shape. Best in the area. Pace can be a little slow. Fun course to play, well worth it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"As good as reputed"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Sarasota National was as good as expected with a friendly staff at every part of the day from check in , a friendly starter, to lunch , and friendly and efficient bag boys. The day was our final round in Florida and it was perfect.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Wide Open"


2103310's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

The course is ok. Most of the fairways are so wide, that there isn't much of a challange. Even a high handicapper would like some degree of difficulty. It is almost impossibe to loose a ball. Im not a scratch golfer, Im a 10 handicap, but the course is so boring, it needs to be re resigned. There is nothing memorable about the experience here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Do not waste your money a lot of better options around"


yomo45's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had heard so much about this course and was really disappointed for the high price/low value...The cart guys, counter guy and starter was great....and they had multiple bricks and mortar staff on duty....but no ranger....We waited on every shot to complete a 4:50 minute round....The fairway and rough looked like it had been cut by a grammar school two weeks earlier and the traps had not been trimmed out ?...since Christmas ..The green were in good shape .....Needless to say will not return until they get some snew o Ethan can do Course management....Focus seems to be all bricks and mortar...but had minimal members around??????


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Not a value play"


u000008163645's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I found this course to be challenging in the form of very fast undulating greens and very difficult bunkers. The pins are always on a crown making it overly difficult to stop a missed putt. We found the bunkers inconsistent, some fluff and others firm and grainy, all very steep on the hole side making it hard to advance the ball. The fairways are spacious, level and treeless for the most part. There are lots of tee boxes to choose from, overall length is 7330 yds.

Overall environment includes lots of home construction and infrastructure nearby. Hazards are not a big issue here it’s the chipping and putting that’s gonna getcha.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course"


jasonbittner's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course if you can get a deal. $80-$95 a round is way too much. $50-$60 is the right price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


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 03/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Another great day at one of my Favorite Golf courses


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Love this course"


Thomas2242893's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love this course every time I play it. challenging, but extremely playable. It is my favorite Venice-area course.

The greens were superb: smooth as a billiard table , quite fast, but would hold a pitch shot.

my only complaint was that the roughs were not rough. Perhaps because they were dry, but there was no real penalty for landing in the roughs.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Fun Day"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Probably the best greens in the greater Sarasota area. Good selection of tees to meet your cap. Very friendly staff. Very wide open but large greens.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



joelazzaro's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent course, excellent value"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff is friendly, pace was pretty good for the busy season and overall experience was excellent. Will definitely be back!!


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


"There are better value courses"


Duggarb's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was nice and friendly. Beverage cart almost non existent. Played the silver tees. Probably should have played gold.

Paid $95.00 definitely not worth it. . I would have thought a rate worth the drive from Sarasota would have been $65.00 on GolfNow


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather 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: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"SARASOTA NATIONAL EXPERIENCE"


Douglas7143514's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course for at least 5 years. Have always enjoyed until this year. Many things have changed since last my last play date in 2016. First the condition has deteriorated to a level not easy to explain except to say very poorly maintain. Second, the staff and on course amenities have changed to very poor. Third, the pace of play was very slow (I mean berry slow) and never marshalled. Overall very bad experience. The only thing that hadn't changed was the price.

Shame on you Sarasota National!!!!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"One of the best courses in the area"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Second time in a month that the round was brutally slow. Tee times are supposed to be 9 minutes apart, but the starter is pushing for 6. Also, they are 'fitting' members in where they can. At $83, I don't expect to play a round of golf taking longer than 4 1/2 hours. One par 3 had four groups on it. Ridiculous and disrespectful to the paying customer.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"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



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