Gated Private Golf Club Communities
Golf enthusiasts will surely feel right at home when they live in any one of these gated communities found throughout the Sarasota, Bradenton, and Venice areas.
Aside from their featured golf courses, most of these golf communities create a relaxing natural setting, and feature 24-hour security, bigger than average lots on landscaped streets and cul-de-sacs, as well as country club amenities that include a clubhouse, fitness centers, tennis courts, swimming pools, and miles of interconnected trails.
Among the more notable private gated golf communities in the region are:
- Heritage Oaks Golf & Country Club – Located in Sarasota just a short distance off of I-75, Heritage Oaks Golf & Country Club is a private, gated, member-owned community with a good selection of homes. These include single-family residences, club homes, golf villas, and veranda condominiums. This private country club has everything: a full range of amenities including 18 hole championship golf course, four lighted tennis courts, 5 pools, an active fitness center and program, a popular social program and a newly renovated clubhouse and dining facilities.
Residents enjoy numerous amenities such as an 18-hole golf course designed by Ron Garl, tennis courts, swimming pools, a fitness center, and three miles of paths that weave around the area and all its nature preserves.
- Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club – The sense of arrival is profound as you cast your eyes on the dramatic clubhouse awaiting, just inside the gates of the Lakewood Ranch Country Club Village. Such an inspired welcome beckons as the clubhouse rises above the horizon to greet you with magnificent style. Verdant fairways invite you to come play. Along these stretches of green, dazzling custom homes reflect a lifestyle that is casual, comfortable and private. You can belong and yet, not live here. This is a place in life you’ve earned. Indeed, you have arrived.
The Ranch also features amenities that rival any world-class resort, including tennis courts, polo, cricket, fitness center, shops, and dining facilities.
- Laurel Oak Country Club – Nestled near the outskirts of Sarasota, this prestigious gated residential community features over 400 single-family homes on estate-sized lots with magnificent views of its two championship golf courses. Residents of this family-friendly neighborhood enjoy 24-hour security and beautifully landscaped streets along with numerous amenities such as an 18-hole golf course designed by Ron Garl, tennis courts, swimming pools, a fitness center, and three miles of paths that weave around the area and all its nature preserves.
Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club – One of three golf communities located in the Palmer Ranch area in Sarasota, Stoneybrook features a challenging 18-hole golf course designed by Arthur Hills. The par 72 layout allows for a challenge of all skill levels as the course plays through a landscape highlighted by mature, wooded wetland preserves and lakes that creates strategic risk/reward holes. It boasts a variety of other amenities such as swimming pools, tennis courts, a fitness center, and a clubhouse with a full service restaurant.
The Concession Golf Club – Named one of “Top 100 Courses in the U.S. 2009” by Golf Magazine, The Concession Golf Course was designed by Jack Nicklaus in association with Tony Jacklin. This 18-hole par 72 course is set on the border of Sarasota and Bradenton in Lakewood Ranch, Florida on 520 acres of ruggedly pristine land. Meticulous attention to detail is evident throughout.Over 1,200 acres of this private gated community in Bradenton feature lovely custom estate homes set among century old oaks, towering pines and wetlands.
The Founders Club – Throughout history, private clubs have been founded by like-minded souls who shared a passion for the game of golf. The Founders Golf and Social Club honours this heritage through an exclusive offering of only 275 Golf Memberships for those devoted to the game, and a limited number of Social Memberships for those who appreciate our club’s camaraderie, sport and fine dining. With only 275 Golf Memberships, Members of The Founders Golf and Social Club enjoy the coveted privilege of year-round golf with no tee times required.
The Oaks Club – A jewel on Florida’s peaceful Sun Coast close to downtown Sarasota, this private, member-owned country club offers the finest of amenities. The most attractive feature of The Oaks Club, however, is its celebrated social calendar and community life. Members come from all over the United States and throughout the world to reside in one of three gated communities. This diverse Club is ideal for those seeking the finest location, an enviable lifestyle, and exceptional, sustainable value. Come and make it your home.
TPC Prestancia – Old World charm blends with serenity and luxury at Prestancia in Sarasota, which features single-family residences on estate-sized lots, low-rise condominiums, and villas. With an area encompassing more than 500 acres, TPC Prestancia includes two championship golf courses and an Audubon-sanctioned wildlife sanctuary. Created with attention to balance and detail of the PGA TOUR, TPC Prestancia offers a variety of membership packages to meet your needs.
Venice Golf & Country Club – Set within 460 acres of tropical beauty along Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, this 24 hour gated community and Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary has over 500 single-family homes in a peaceful setting with the company of birds and wildlife in their natural habitat. An 18-hole Ted McAnlis-designed golf course winds around 26 lakes and 13 nature preserves, with water features on 10 holes. The manicured fairways and greens wind throughout the preserves and neighborhoods, as an integrated part of the community.