Sporting Venues

Area Sports

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  • Baseball ~ Pittsburg Pirates Spring Training, McKechnie Field, Bradenton, FL
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  • Many area Golf Courses & Miniature golf, too!

Manatee County Area Golf Courses

Buffalo Creek Golf Course
Erie Rd., Palmetto 34221 – (941) 776-2611
In northeast Manatee County, Buffalo Creek Golf Course is an 18-hole Scottish Links style regulation par 72 championship golf course, challenging. Buffalo Creek also earned praise for the wide, open spaces tee times two days in advance Par:72 Ydg:5007 Rating:73.1 Slope:125

Heather Hills Golf Course
101 Cortez Rd. W., Bradenton, FL 34210
(941) 755-8888
Par:61 Ydg:3521 Rating:58.6 Slope:96
Imperial Lakes Golf Course
6807 Buffalo Rd., Palmetto 34221 747-GOLF
The rolling, lush fairways are a definite draw, nice course. The 18-hole par 72 course is a quarter mile east of I-75 in northern Manatee County. tee times two days in advance  Par:72 Ydg:7008 Rating:68.7 Slope:117

The Legacy 8255 Legacy Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34202
(941) 351-6514
Par:72 Ydg:7123

The Links at Green Field Plantation 10325 Greenfield
Plantation Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34202
Phone(941) 747-9432 Fax: (941) 747-5864 Par:72 Ydg:6720 Rating:72 Slope:128
The area’s newest and most exciting public golf course layout is a legend in the making. The Links at Greenfield Plantation weaves through beautiful marshes under bridges, punctuated only by sparking lakes and large bunkers surrounding undulating greens. Hours: Monday-Sunday 6:30am-5:30pm

Manatee County Golf Course
6415 53rd Ave. W. Bradenton, FL 34210 (941)792-6773 Fax
(941) 741-3500
The 18-hole par 72 public course earned good reviews,
convenient driving range and practice putting greens. tee times two days in advance at this public course, Par:72 Ydg:6747 Rating:71.6 Slope:122 
open Sun-up to Sun-down, 7 days a week. The most popular Par 72 championship golf course within Manatee County. All levels
and well landscaped fairways. $31 to $39 to ride 18 holes. Florida Residents $11 to walk 18 holes

Palmetto Pines Golf Course
14355 Golf Course Dr., Parrish, FL 34219
(941) 776-1375
Par:72 Ydg:5358 Rating:68.4 Slope:92
6:30am till 5:30pm Monday thru Sunday. Please call for pricing. Children welcome! No sand traps.

Palm Aire Country Club
(941) 355-9733
Palm View Hills
5712 28th Avenue E., Palmetto, FL 34221
Phone: (941) 792-7476

Peridia Golf & Country Club

Website Email
4950 Peridia Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34203
941-758-2582 fax 941-755-5459
Par:60 Ydg:3344 Rating:55.0 Slope:86

Manatee County’s premier executive golf course located 3-1/2
miles west of I-75 on State Road 70. Golf course and restaurant open to the public. Hours for golf course: Monday-Sunday 7am-5pm

Pine brook/Ironwood
4260 Ironwood Circle (4500 block of Cortez Rd.), Bradenton, FL 34209
941-792-3288 Fax: 798-9207

River Club
6600 River Club Blvd. Bradenton, FL 34202 751-4211
A lot of tricky holes on this 18-hole, par 72 semiprivate course make it quite challenging, including a par 4 with an island green. Holes 10 and 18 impressed one golfer with the degree of difficulty. A good driving range. one day in advance for tee times.Par:72 Ydg:7026 Rating:74.5 Slope:135

River Run Golf Links
1801 27th St. E. Bradenton, FL 34208 747-6331
Golfers get a beautiful view of the Braden River from several holes at River Run, challenging because of narrow fairways. The 18-hole, par 70 public course is next to Pirate City .two days in advance for tee times. Par:70 Ydg:5900 Rating:67.9 Slope:115
River Wilderness Country Club
Manatee 18-hole
(941) 776-1729

Rosedale Golf and Country Club
5100 87th St. E. Bradenton, FL 34202
The challenging 18-hole, par 72 semiprivate course features
lots of sand traps, hidden water, long, tight narrow fairways bordered by palmetto bushes, course challenging — but quite fair. two days in advance for tee times.Par:72 Ydg:6779 Rating:72.9 Slope:134

Timber Creek Golf Course
(941) 794-8381 4550 Timber
Lane, Bradenton, FL 34210
9 hole par 3 course Par:574 Ydg:2086
Timber Creek Golf Club. No tee times required. Proper dress. Green fee vary from $6.00-$12.00. Hours: Monday-Sunday 7am-5pm
Terra Ceia
 (941) 729-7663 2802 Terra Ceia Bay Blvd. Palmetto, FL 34221
Par:62 Ydg:4001 Rating67.9 Slope:99
University Park Country Club
7671 Park Blvd., University Park, FL 34201
(941) 359-9999
Fax: (941) 351-7778
Par:72 Ydg:4914-7247 Rating:67.8-74.4 Slope:113-138

Considered one of the finest golf courses on the west coast of Florida, University Park has won numerous awards including a 4-Star rating from Golf Digest’s “Places to Play”. The 27 hole course designed by Ron Garl offers golf instruction by PGA Professionals, a stocked pro shop and practice facilities. 7am-6pm daily

Village Green Golf Course
(941) 792-7171 1401 Village Green Pkwy, Bradenton, FL 34209
Par:58 Ydg:2735
 Ellenton, FL 34222

Waterlefe Golf & River Club
1022 Fish Hook Cove, Bradenton, FL34202
Phone: (941) 744-9771 , Fax: (941) 744-0881

Situated along the Manatee River, Waterlefe’s Ted McAnlis-designed, par 72 championship golf course incorporates conservation areas, surrounding marshes and the scenic river to create a very unique golf experience. The course allows for a wide variety of skill levels, offering five sets of tees for each hold and play 6,908 yards from the back tees. Features include several distinct signature holes and water holes, aqua range and golf club with full service pro shop and grill room.

Sarasota County Area Golf Courses

Bobby Jones Golf Complex

(941) 365-4653 1000 Azinger Way, Sarasota, Florida
Sarasota’s only municipal golf facility with 45 holes.
6,468 / 6,009 Yds.
1000 Circus Blvd. 955-8097
an American course, par 71, featuring a good bit of water; a British course, par 72; and a nine-hole executive course, par 30, at this public golf complex. accepts tee time reservations from 5 hours up to three days in advance.

Boca Royale Country Club
Formerly Englewood Country Club (941) 474-7475
With water on 14 holes and 94 sand traps, your shot-making skills will be tested. It is probably the “longest shortest course” you’ll ever play.
6,400 Yds. Par 72

Calusa Lakes Golf Club
(941) 484-8995
Capri Isles Golf Club
(941) 485-3371

Forrest Lakes Golf Club
2401 Beneva Rd. 922-1312
This semiprivate 18-hole championship course is a par 71, featuring mature trees and plenty of shade.
Foxfire Golf Club
7200 Proctor Rd. 921-7757
Three exciting and beautiful nine-hole courses (Par 72) wind through the trees and lakes offering abundant glimpses of wildlife. tee times up to three days in advance.

Gulf Gate Golf Club
2550 Bispham Rd. 921-5515
short courses but nonetheless challenging, 27 holes, par 57/58.

Heritage Oaks
(941) 926-7600
Jacaranda West Country Club
(941) 493-2664
Legacy Golf Course
(941) 907-7067
The Meadows Country Club
(941) 378-5957

Misty Creek Country Club
One of the area’s most finely manicured courses, 18-hole golf
facility with no parallel fairways, surrounded by a wildlife preserve.(941) 921-5258
Oak Ford
1552 Palm View Rd. 371-3680
four-day-in-advance reservation for tee time at this popular golfer’s haven.
Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club
(941) 496-4653
Plantation Golf & Country Club
(941) 497-1479
Rolling Green Golf Club
4501 N. Tuttle Ave. Sarasota 355-6620 941-355-7621
more traps and strategically placed water holes to add to the

Sabal Trace Golf Club
(941) 426-2804
Sarasota Golf Club
7820 N. Leewynn Dr. Sarasota 941-371-2431
the Sarasota Golf Club is an 18-hole, par 72, public course. It offers wide open fairways and has a restaurant/bar and pro shop.
Serenoa Golf Club
7500 Serenoa Dr. 925-2755
18 holes
With 27 lakes on the course, several wetlands and lots of wildlife, Serenoa offers the challenge of an 18-hole  championship semiprivate course. full practice facility, with two chipping areas, a 25,000-square-foot teeing area and several targets to shoot at.
Stoney brook Golf and Country Club
8801 Stoney brook Blvd.
941-966-1800 18 holes
One of the newest gems on the Sarasota golf scene, this par 72 regulation course was designed by Arthur Hills. challenging
and entertaining for both novice and pro. P.G.A. pros on staff. Daily clinics are offered October through April, and private lessons are available. tee times two days in advance. close to Sarasota Square Mall

Sunrise Golf Club
Draw Lane Sarasota, Florida  
Elevated greens and water on 15 of 18 holes
(941) 924-1402
6,455 Yds. Par 72

Tatum Ridge Golf Links
421 N. Tatum Rd., 2 miles east of I-75
off Fruitville Rd.
Tatum Ridge Golf Links Hills, water (11 ponds) and wildlife features 18 holes, par 72. Keep you eyes riding course only.
University Park Country Club
University Pkwy. 2 miles west of I-75 359-9999
Named one of the best in America by Golf week Magazine, and in the top 40 out of 1,100 in the state according to Florida Golfer, A nice driving range, pretty course located in a well-preserved setting Five courses, from diamond to bronze, offer a world of opportunities.
Venice Golf & Country Club
Sarasota 18 holes
(941) 493-3100
Village Green Golf Club
3500 Pembrook Dr. 922-9500
This is a nice little course, with mostly par 3 and 4 holes. It’s a semiprivate executive course with
18 holes, par 58.

Waterford Golf Club
1454 Gleneagles Drive Sarasota, Florida, (941) 484-6621
This is a course that uses its natural attributes of lakes, gnarled oaks and large stands of pines to challenge and inspire golfers
of all levels.
6,455 Yds. 27 holes