Sarasota may be known for its sugar white sand beaches, but this vibrant city on the Gulf of Mexico is also a premier destination for championship golf with over 50 courses in the area. At the top of the list is the award-winning Ritz-Carlton Sarasota Members Club in Lakewood Ranch designed by the irrepressible Tom Fazio, one of the most awarded golf course architects. Available to guests of the 266 room luxury Ritz-Carlton Sarasota Resort and members, players are provided with one of the Golf Coast’s top golf experiences, an 18 hole masterpiece in an all natural setting.
Located 16 miles from the both the Resort and the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, The Ritz-Carlton Members Club provides a fair and memorable test of golf. The par 72, 7,414 yard course has a lovely clubhouse complete with private locker rooms, the Golf Club Grille, Caddie Concierge and an outstanding practice facility complete with driving range, multiple short game areas. With a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary designation, the scenic layout has been strategically sculpted to contour and frame each hole that gracefully runs among 12 picturesque lakes.
Known as the Lion’s Den, the last three holes of the Golf Club are recognized as three of the hardest consecutive holes in Florida, joining the ranks of other famous threesomes such as The Snake Pit at Innisbrook Resort’s Copperhead in Palm Harbour and The Bear Trap at PGA National Resort & Spa’s Champion in Palm Beach Gardens. Complete each hole in par or better and the player receives a shirt from the golf shop to celebrate the achievement.
Along with the challenging course that puts any level of player to the test, The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota Golf Club offers instruction either in private individual lessons and customized group clinics, as well as family golf incorporating kids play, special summer programs and camps.
For more information on the golf experience, tee times and transportation, please visit RitzCarlton.com/Sarasota or call 941-309-2000.
The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota is so much more when it comes to pampering its guests: Five-star accommodations with extraordinary views of Sarasota Bay; a serene private Beach Club on Lido Key; The luxurious Spa & Salon in the hotel. Club Level stay and concierge service; Two of the best restaurants in the area; Ridley’s Porch at the Beach Club overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, and Jack Dusty in the Hotel next to the marina. The finest hotel in Sarasota without a doubt. Go Stay & Play!