Bent Tree Country Club

3.8706294118 3.9 stars from 5 (467)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6606 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 73.2
  • Layout

  • 4700 Bent Tree Blvd, Sarasota, Florida 34241, Sarasota County
  • (941) 371-8200
  • (941) 371-5882
  • www.benttreecc.net

Year built: 1975
Architect(s): William B. Lewis (1975), Ward Northrup (1994), Ron Garl
Type: Private
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Discover

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6606 yards 73.2 133
Blue 72 6380 yards 71.5 131
White 72 6058 yards 69.6 125
Gold 72 5570 yards 67.3 116
Green (W) 72 5217 yards 71.1 113

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 467 Reviews
5 stars:
93
4 stars:
239
3 stars:
103
2 stars:
21
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

411 out of 464 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks  

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"The lunch deal was the best feature"


Steven4321180's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My son and I arrived for our tee time to find a notice stating that only 9 holes were open. We queried this and we’re told ‘it was in the small print of your booking Oh and the greens have been aerated and sanded which is why the deal is so cheap’ I don’t recall seeing any warnings about either of these on Golf Now. So we played the ‘back 9’ twice and found the course to have been massively overwatered and saturated in many parts of the fairways. All of the tee boxes were in an extremely tatty condition and it’s difficult to comment on the greens given the maintenance they were undergoing.We had also seen previous complaints about the additional $2 charge for food, which was plentiful, but we didn’t have a problem with this given what we had paid to play. Personally I don’t think I would venture back again, even with a ‘free’ lunch :-)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"9 shut down"


Kurt9956698's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wasn’t advised that one 9 was shut down and the other 9 had just be aerated and the greens were loaded with sand


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Best value out there"


daleja424's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course was in beautiful condition. Greens have filled in after being aerated earlier in the summer. All around excellent condition + lunch + breakfast for under $30!!! Best deal in the Sarasota area and I would play here again in a heartbeat. Definitely adding this to the short list of courses I will be replaying.


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


"Great value for a good course"


Scott1621671's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

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

Reviewed on

The layout of the course is pretty good. It is challenging. A little soggy due to recent weather but actually was a fun course to play. Well worth the money and it included lunch. Can't beat that!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Buy a weed waker"


Gregory5091041's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course layout is decent, minus the re design with back to back par 3s in which one was obviously not there before. There was alot of dead spots and over grown grass. The last and biggest thing MOVE THE HOLES ON THE GREEN, lots of dead edges. It seems like the course doesn't care about mantaining, if I was a member I would request the super was replaced.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great course/Great value"


u000002224520's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Very friendly staff, nice pro shop and clubhouse/locker room (older but in a charming way). The course was in great shape other than it being a bit soggy....lots of rain a couple days prior to playing. There was lots of nature on the course which was neat. We saw several species of birds and even a couple doe and their fawns. On top of a fabulous round, they fed us breakfast AND lunch, which was great. Enjoyed the course and will definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Maybe not the best course but definitely the best value"


u000003984614's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly reception, decent if not spectacular layout, no real danger of losing too many balls. Pretty open and can land on adjoining fairway if necessary. There are better courses at much higher rates, however I’ve never come across anywhere else offering a decent course, including breakfast with coffee, a drink, 18 holes, a buggy, lunch and a drink after for around $25. Absolutely no complaints about anything, fabulous value for money and recommended.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



eandersen08's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wide Fairways and receptive greens"


mikedahood12's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways are wide and well maintained. One or two casual water spots on a few Fairways. Water hazards are close to full and mostly off to the sides of the fairways. One short Par 3 has a carry over water but is less than 100 yards from tee to green.

Very little elevation change but many greens are built up. Carts do not have GPS but flagsticks have reflectors for laser rangefinders.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great day!!"


Scottmeyer01's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course,friendly staff. Greens in good shape. Definitely worth your time if your visiting and looking for a course close to Siesta Key.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"First class holiday golf experience"


Newmaj's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course layout in very good condition. A first class challenge.

Very friendly and obliging staff.

A practically faultless experience from start to finish.

Will be back next year. Highly recommended.


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



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I found the course to be in need of repair on some tee boxes and cart paths but overall a good value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"decent course, slow play"


uDUHM2125DU's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

ok value for the price, driving range sold off for housing to keep course open


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fantastic Value - Fun Layout"


u307062588's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall, Bent Tree was a great course. The fairways on the front nine were a little tall, but that's understandable with all the rain we've gotten. Greens had been punched about two weeks ago I believe, so putts were a tad slower than I would guess they normally are, but they are recovering nicely. This is not an overly demanding course, but the layout was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed the back 9 in particular, except that there are two par 3's back-to-back. Aside from that, I'd highly recommend Bent Tree and I will definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Not bad for after Tropical Storm Alberto"


WILD4steve's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course got 8 inches of rain in several days and got more after that. The course while soggy was surprisingly good. Greens were a bit slow due to the rain but in good shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good value"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course to play. A bit wet due to the weather but in good shape. Greens were recently aerated. Package included breakfast and lunch with a beer. See you next week!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Irishrover3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Front nine needs work"


u294620731's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played Bent tree before and do like this course. Staff is friendly and the course is just fine for my ability. With that said it seems like the condition of the course has gone down hill a bit lately. The front nine in particular is pretty spotty with Tree junk all over the place. Cart paths are broken up and very bumpy. Hopefully they will correct this over the summer.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Poor condition"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They just aerated and sanded the greens.

I dont remember seeing a warning anywhere before i showed up


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



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