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Inviting. Inspired. Incomparable. Inside this issue: • Private Clubs & Area Courses • Dining & 19th Hole • Health & Wellness


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April 2011 • Season 2 Issue #4

Welcome Golfers! Play Golf Sarasota Magazine is the Florida Suncoast’s only upscale, full-color, glossy golf publication highlighting the area’s finest golf courses, private clubs, dining establishments, golf health and wellness, club fitting and lesson programs. Our staff consists of local PGA professionals that have over thirty years of local market experience. Our commitment is to provide superior total golf concierge services to golfer’s living, working, visiting, and vacationing in the Sarasota and Manatee county region. Our high quality, technologically advanced, and informative website www.playgolfsarasota.com allows visitors to preview area courses they may be interested in playing or take a virtual tour of the area’s finest private clubs for membership. We look forward to fulfilling all of your golf needs. All material copyright Play Golf Sarasota Media Group, 2011. Reproduction without express written consent from the publisher is prohibited. PLAY GOLF SARASOTA MEDIA GROUP A division of Links Club Golf Company, LLC

15112 21st Ave E., Bradenton, FL 34212 OUR TEAM Publisher & Editor in Chief - Mark Bruce Pres. of Concierge Services - Tony Panico Publication Design - Elsa Kauffman Website Design - Creative Heads Inc. Social Media - Jeff Brooks, SEO Aware Photography - Chad Spencer & Detlev VonKessel Real Estate Relations - Matt Schulz CONTACT US Advertising Partnerships 941-400-7566 Concierge Services 941-993-7844 On the Web – www.playgolfsarasota.com E-mail – info@playgolfsarasota.com

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Clubhouse at Laurel Oak Country Club

CONTENTS

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Total Golf Concierge Services Private Clubs Feature Club - Laurel Oak Country Club Real Estate Perspectives Fashion Preview Area Courses Jonathan Yarwood Tip Junior Golf Tournament Scene SWCPGA News Dining & 19th Hole Health & Wellness Course Locator Maps


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Total Golf Concierge Services OUR VISION & COMMITMENT:

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Florida’s Suncoast has some of the best Private Clubs, Golf Communities, and Area Courses in the country. Choosing what Club to join, community in which to live, or where to play your next vacation round are all important decisions. Our golf course partners have consistently proven that they provide the highest quality golf and service experience the area has to offer. Pairing golfers with the right environment to suit their permanent lifestyle needs or creating the best golf vacation experience for visitors is our daily commitment. COMPLIMENTARY SERVICES INCLUDE: PRIVATE CLUB PREVIEW TOURS – Choosing the right Club is a critical decision. Our professional staff takes the time to learn about our customer’s expectations, desires, social background, and budget to guide them to the most comfortable Club environment that fits their lifestyle. DAILY TEE TIME BOOKING – Whether you live here full-time or are just visiting the area, our professionals can book one or multiple tee times to suit your needs. Our golf course partners provide PLAY GOLF SARASOTA unparalleled access and superior service.

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TOURNAMENT & EVENT SERVICES – Planning a corporate or charity event, put our PGA Professionals to work for you. Site negotiations, promotion, fund-raising, and coordination. No event is too big or small. DINING RECOMMENDATIONS & RESERVATIONS – Nothing beats a great meal after a day of golf. Our restaurant partners are all “home grown” long-standing eatery’s that consistently win local awards for service and food quality. GOLF HEALTH & WELLNESS – Area connections to the best fitness training experts, physical and massage therapists, and spa services, all whom have an understanding of the golf swing and the rigorous toll it takes on the body. PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTION & CLUB FITTING – Our PGA Professional teaching, training, and club fitting partners all have an area of expertise that can improve your game.

Personal Service. Guaranteed Satisfaction. Tony Panico 941-993-7844 tony@playgolfsarasota.com

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FEATURE

Club Laurel Oak Country Club is a private, member-owned club located in Sarasota, Florida. Its outstanding facilities include two championship golf courses crafted by Gary Player. The older course has been recently redesigned by Rees Jones, the famed “U.S. Open Doctor”. The club’s other amenities include 12 Har Tru tennis courts, a full-size heated swimming pool and a beautiful, newly renovated 45,000 square foot clubhouse. The club is nestled on over 800 peaceful acres near downtown Sarasota with its renowned arts and cultural district, and within easy reach of the finest beaches in Florida. The club is sited in a magnificent gated residential community of over 400 single family homes. However, because the club enjoys such a widespread excellent reputation, a majority of the membership resides outside the community. PlayGolfSarasota.com

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As soon as you enter Laurel Oak you realize that you are in a special place. On the drive from the gatehouse to the Clubhouse, the landscape is stunning. Passing between golf holes of one of our championship courses, you note the lakes and ponds, often teeming with wildlife. You can enter the 45,000 square foot Clubhouse through one of three entryways. The circular drive leads to the private entry for the banquet facility. The main entry takes you past reception to either the members’ lounge or the Garden Room, the superb main dining facility overlooking the putting green, golf course and lake. Golfers are met by clubhouse staff at the entry to the golf shop and locker rooms, complete with locker room attendant. The separate tennis and pool center has its own entry and locker facilities. An experienced and welcoming staff completes the environment you have come to expect at this award winning private golf course community. A reason for the club’s success goes beyond the outstanding golf courses, tennis facility and clubhouse to a vibrant inclusive membership. As owners, each of the members share in the Club’s commitment to a continuous, financially responsible, improvement process which ensures our direction always supports our membership, not a corporate owner. The ambassador program ensures new members are quickly integrated into the Club and soon become equally committed to the success of the Club. “We have been attracting many families and active retirees because we are providing 10 PlayGolfSarasota.com

excellent value right now.” said General Manager/ COO, Dave Whalen. “People can join for much less than they think”. The adult membership spans all age ranges from the 20s on up, and the club has families with over 275 children. It is truly a family oriented Club. The membership is a unique 50/50 mix of homeowners and those who live in surrounding communities, downtown Sarasota, and the Keys. All members regardless of residence have the same rights and use privileges. Two 18 hole golf courses and a limited membership provide excellent availability and pace of play. Both courses were originally designed by Gary Player, with one redesigned by Rees Jones, the “US Open Doctor”, in 2005. “Each course has its own unique style and feel and you get a different experience each time you play.” said Matt Auen, the Director of Golf. “Both courses are always in impeccable condition.” From the “tips”, they are the most challenging, two-course test of golf in the Sarasota area. With 7 rated tees (four for men and three for women) on both courses, there is a distance and difficulty appropriate for any level of

Golfers Approach the 18th Green on the East Course at Laurel Oak Country Club.


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Hole #13, Par 5 on the West Course.

golfer. You can view the course layouts on the club’s website, www.laureloak.com. Two courses allow for at least one to always be open, regardless of maintenance or event schedules. There are many social and competitive events for men, women and mixed, so if you are looking for games, you will have no problem finding groups to play with. For those interested in a round with friends and family, or business entertainment, tee times are always available for individual play. Walking, at no fee, is allowed at any time with the approval of the pro shop. Four full time golf professionals, and a fifth in season, insure they can always help you keep your game in shape. The tennis facility is consistently ranked among the best in Sarasota with 12 well maintained Har Tru courts of which 8 are lighted. Members span the range from beginners to USTA 4.5 ratings, so you can always find games at your level of play. Clinics, leagues, tournaments and social play for men, women and mixed are offered throughout the week, satisfying even the most avid players. The bi-weekly Friday night mixers under the lights followed by dinner at the club are a favorite of the members. Also a favorite are the monthly professional exhibitions featuring local and nationally 12 PlayGolfSarasota.com

known players. With three, full time tennis teaching professionals on staff, there are plenty of opportunities to improve your game. With a choice of dining areas and menus, the professional chefs prepare succulent lunches, dinners and banquets for up to 350 people. The views of the golf courses and lakes provide a scenic backdrop for dining pleasure. Private parties and weddings are beautifully themed and impeccably catered. Wednesday nights at Laurel Oak are special. Reservations are “a must” because every table will be filled and the energy at the two bars is electric. Each Friday evening features live entertainment and each holiday is celebrated. Add the numerous special events and members risk being partied out! And to top it off, the year round reciprocal arrangement with Bird Key Yacht Club offers a Downtown as well as “Out East” dining and entertainment option for the individual and business executive. For a video tour of the Club and to view the course layouts, please visit the website at www.laureloak.com. Or better yet, experience Laurel Oak Country Club up close and personal by scheduling a tour.

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LAUREL OAK COUNTRY CLUB is a private, member-owned club located in Sarasota, Florida. Its outstanding facilities include two championship golf courses crafted by Gary Player. The older course has been recently redesigned by Rees Jones, the famed “U.S. Open Doctor”. The club’s other amenities include 12 Har Tru tennis courts, a full-size heated swimming pool and a beautiful, newly renovated 45,000 square foot clubhouse. The club is nestled on over 800 peaceful acres near downtown Sarasota with its renowned arts and cultural district, and within easy reach of the finest beaches in Florida. The club is sited in a magnificent gated residential community of over 400 single family homes.

EAST COURSE PAR 72 BLACK GOLD GREEN BLUE RED YELLOW WHITE

YARDS 6875 6404 6111 5932 5308 4947 4673

C.R. 73.8 71.7 70.4 69.2 71.7 69.7 67.9

SLOPE 137 127 124 120 123 119 113

WEST COURSE PAR 72 BLACK GOLD GREEN BLUE RED YELLOW WHITE For Membership information call Faust Wertz at 941-993-8016 or Christine Bolton at 941-378-3399 Located on Bee Ridge Road, 2 miles east of I-75, Exit 207 2700 Gary Player Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34240

YARDS 6934 6369 6041 5896 5396 4925 4647

C.R. 74.5 71.3 70.4 69.4 72.4 70.1 68.4

SLOPE 147 134 128 126 127 123 121

Course Architects - Gary Player & Rees Jones General Manager - David Whalen PGA Director of Golf - Matt Auen Membership Director - Christine Bolton

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• Advanced Aer system under all 18 greens • Bunkers hand-raked daily • 23-acre practice facility featuring dual-ended driving range, 10,000 sq. ft. putting green and 14,000 sq. ft. chipping green • Only a few rooflines visible from course • Elegant new 33,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse • Bistro at The Concession culinary masterpiece • Home of the Jonathan Yarwood Golf Academy

2006 Golf Digest Best New Private Golf Course (#1) 2007/2008 Golf Digest Best Golf Venues in Florida (#5) 2008 Golfweek Best Modern Courses (#45) 2009 GOLF Magazine Top 100 Courses in the US (#88) 2009 Golf Digest 75 Best Practice Areas (#69) 2011 Golfweek Best Residential Courses (#18)

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Course Architects – Jack Nicklaus, in association with Tony Jacklin PGA Head Golf Professional – Barry Hinckley GCSAA Golf Course Superintendent – Terry Kennelly 7700 Lindrick Lane Bradenton, FL 34202-4604 (941) 322-1922 | www.theconcession.com PlayGolfSarasota.com

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Sarasota’s Finest Private Golf & Social Club

Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Golf with No Tee Times Needed

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THE FOUNDERS CLUB is a truly private club and community nestled in 700 acres of verdant landscape in Sarasota, Florida. With only 275 Golf Memberships available, no tee times are necessary on this stunning Robert Trent Jones, Jr. golf course. The club provides an uncompromised, pure golf experience through its professional caddie program and state-of-the-art indoor golf training facility, which features a launch monitor and video swing analysis. At the center of the community is the clubhouse, Golf Hall, which is home to the area’s finest dining, fitness facility, massage room, outdoor fireplace, golf shop and private meeting space. Bringing these stunning facilities to life are the club’s active social, sport and wellness calendar. Members, their families and guests regularly gather at a variety of club activities to enjoy friendship and camaraderie. Only 262 home sites are available in this intimate, gated enclave. The Founders Club has been named a LINKS and Travel + Leisure Golf “Top 100” three years running.

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7094 6450 6157 5635

74.4 71.4 69.7 68.4

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Course Architect - Robert Trent Jones, Jr. General Manager - Hugh O’Donnell PGA Director of Golf - Jim Owen www.thefoundersclub.com/pgs For membership information call 941-371-9720 x302 Located on Fruitville Road, 2 miles east of I-75, Exit 210 3001 Founders Club Drive, Sarasota, FL 34240 PlayGolfSarasota.com

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Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club is a private membership club where you and your family can relax, meet new people, enjoy recreational facilities and participate in a variety of programs and activities. The Club consists of 3 Private Courses featuring 54 holes of golf - 36 designed by the Palmer Course Design Co., and 18 holes designed by Rick Robbins; a practice range, practice chipping area and practice putting greens; clubhouse of approximately 45,000 square feet featuring a formal dining room, grille and lounge, banquet facilities, private dining rooms, men’s and ladies’ lounges and card rooms, golf pro shop, locker rooms, cart storage and administrative offices. The Athletic Center features 18 lighted tennis courts, pro shop and deli; heated Junior Olympic and resort pools; and Fitness Center with 24-hour access, state-of-theart equipment, aerobic room, steam rooms, saunas, whirlpool, therapy rooms, and locker rooms. ROYAL LAKES PAR 72 CHAMPION MEMBER MEN FORWARD LADIES FORWARD

YARDS 7339 6843 6357 5260

C.R. 74.6 71.8 69.5 64.4

SLOPE 125 117 114 101

KING’S DUNES PAR 72 BLACK GOLD BLUE W RED

YARDS 7324 6801 6256 76.4 5450 W

C.R. 76.3 73.3 70.6 139 66.9 71.9

SLOPE 145 134 130

C.R. 74.3 72.6 70.3 75.9 69.1 74.3 66.8 71.5 65.5 69.1

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CYPRESS LINKS PAR 72 BLACK GOLD BLUE General Manager - Wayne Piazza Director of Golf - Bryan McManis Membership Director - Maureen LaTessa 7650 Legacy Boulevard, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 941-907-4710 | www.lakewoodranchgolf.com

WHITE GREEN RED

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WITH 16 LAKES, MULTIPLE TEES, a wonderful natural setting framed by the Braden River and remarkable variety of play, the pleasure of this challenging course is enhanced by the uncompromising standards of course-conditioning, services and amenities of The Ritz-Carlton. In addition to the challenging Tom Fazio designed course, The Members Golf Club features a splendid clubhouse with a pro shop, locker rooms and grill restaurant, a sophisticated practice and teaching area. Another benefit is the innovative RitzCarlton Caddie Concierge program in which trained caddies serve Members and guests, anticipating and providing for virtually any need throughout a round of golf. For a Membership portfolio or to schedule a private tour, telephone 941309-2521 or visit www.rcmcsarasota.com.

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7414 7033 6557 6198 5791 5175

75.6 73.7 71.5 70.0 68.3 70.1

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Course Architect - Tom Fazio www.rcmcsarasota.com For a Private Membership tour call 941-309-2521 University Parkway exit 213 off I-75. Go east to Lorraine Road and turn left. Follow to gated entrance on right. 15150 70th Terrace East, Bradenton, Florida 34202 PlayGolfSarasota.com

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Coral Creek Club features a world class Tom Fazio designed golf course that is currently ranked in the top 30 golf courses in the State of Florida by Golf Digest. Coral Creek is the only golf course in the Boca Grande/Cape Haze area as well as in all of Charlotte, Lee and Sarasota counties ranked in the top 30. Mr. Fazio has designed Coral Creek in a core configuration with the limited residences on the perimeter of the golf course. Bordered by picturesque Coral Creek, a salt-water estuary flowing to the Gulf of Mexico and a 6,000-acre nature preserve, Coral Creek Club provides for a very special, private golf experience. The impeccably maintained, 211-acre golf course rolls gently through southern pines, oaks and palms around deep blue lakes and picturesque, high flashing bunkers that guard emerald greens. Coral Creek Club offers water views over the mangroves on several golf holes, views that make the golf experience at Coral Creek unique among the best golf courses in Florida.

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General Manager – Karen Conroy PGA Golf Professional – Ken Raynor Golf Course Architect – Tom Fazio www.coralcreekclub.com 13111 Gasparilla Road, Placida, FL 33946 For membership information call 941-697-0830 PlayGolfSarasota.com

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Family Summer Golf Memberships Unlimited Play $250 initiation fee or Weekends Only $100 initiation fee $28.00 per round fee. Complimentary range balls. 48 hour advance tee times.

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RIVER WILDERNESS is a traditional design with gentle, contoured fairways winding through 150 acres of Laurel and Live Oak trees. This natural beauty boasts five sets of tees allowing members of all golfing levels an enjoyable round of golf. Golf is only part of what makes River Wilderness a premier country club. The Clubhouse represents a casual elegance featuring full service lunch and dinner with innovative menus. The Athletic Center is complete with a Jr. Olympic pool, four Har-Tru tennis courts, massage therapy, personal training, aerobic classes and all new state of the art strength and conditioning equipment. Here at River Wilderness Golf and Country Club, we offer the perfect venue for Weddings, Receptions, Golf Outings, Seminars and more. Enjoy a sophisticatedPrivate Club setting with fabulous views and a full service staff to assist you. For more information on how to become a part of the family at River Wilderness, contact Kevin Paschall at (941) 776-2691 or email him at rwccmgr@ tampabay.rr.com

For Membership information call 941-776-2691 I-75 to exit 224 (Ellenton exit). At bottom of exit ramp, turn left onto U.S. Highway 301 North. After approximately 3 miles, turn right onto Old Tampa Road. Entrance to River Wilderness is 2.5 miles on right. 2250 Wilderness Boulevard West Parrish, FL 34219

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136 130 124 124 M111/L126 120

7072 6550 6200 6000 4535 5237

74.0 71.0 69.5 68.4 M67.3/L72.2 70.1

Course Architect - Ted McAnlis General Manager - Kevin Paschall PGA Golf Professional - Jack McFaul www.riverwildernesscc.com

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TPC Prestancia


Nestled within the prestigious Palmer Ranch neighborhood, TPC Prestancia features two 18-hole championship golf courses sprawling over 565 acres of lush landscape, providing players with a balance of aesthetics, spectacular coastal wildlife and outstanding playing conditions. Off the course, Members enjoy the elegant Mediterranean-style Clubhouse featuring casual and fine dining, private rooms for business meetings and intimate gatherings, and men’s and ladies’ locker rooms. TPC Prestancia is proud to be recognized both as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, for its commitment to environmental quality, and as a Green Business Partner of Sarasota County. THE STADIUM COURSE PAR 72 TPC BLUE WHITE RED

YARDS 6927 6417 6032 5364

C.R. 73.6 71.3 69.4 72.7

SLOPE 134 127 124 122

C.R. 71.5 68.7 66.7 69.4

SLOPE 136 122 115 120

THE CLUB COURSE PAR 72 TPC BLUE WHITE RED

YARDS 6518 6019 5634 5001

Stadium Architect - Ron Garl w/Mike Souchak Club Architect - Robert von Hagge w/Bruce Devlin PGA General Manager - Jim Poole PGA Golf Professional - Mike Zosh Sales & Marketing - Wendi Crisp www.tpcprestancia.com For Membership information call 941-922-2800 Take Beneva Road to light at Palmer Ranch Pkwy then turn east. Follow to gated entrance on right. 4409 TPC Drive, Sarasota, FL 34238 PlayGolfSarasota.com

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PALM AIRE COUNTRY CLUB is a Private, Member-owned Club offering everything from a friendly game of golf or tennis to elegant weddings and banquets. From the beauty and challenge of our two championship 18-hole golf courses, to superb dining in the newly-renovated 25,000 square foot Clubhouse, you’ll have the perfect place to entertain family, friends and business associates. Walk in the footsteps of golfing legends on our famous Champions course where televised golf held its first national program. Or, for a faster pace, daily activities at our Athletic Center can challenge you even more. This superb country club is one of the largest in the greater Sarasota area. With a wide variety of condominiums, single family homes and villas, you will find Florida living as it should be—natural, quiet and relaxed. Come visit Sarasota-Bradenton’s legendary golf community and Country Club. Spend some time with us. We’re convinced you won’t want to leave.

THE CHAMPIONS COURSE

Course Architects: Champions Course - Dick Wilson Lakes Course - Joe Lee General Manager/COO - John Costello PGA Golf Professional - Steve Yates Director, Member Services - Renee Woods www.palmaire.net For Membership information call Renee Woods at 941-556-0782 Exit 213 off I-75, west on University Parkway, right on Whitfield Avenue, left on Country Club Way 5601 Country Club Way, Sarasota, Florida 34243

PAR 72 GOLD BLUE WHITE RED GREEN

YARDS 7005 6453 5961 5476 4666

C.R. 74.1 70.8 68.6W-74.6 67.0W-71.9 62.7W-68.1

SLOPE 131 129 123/128 116/122 102/119

THE LAKES COURSE PAR 72 GOLD BLUE WHITE RED GREEN

YARDS 6698 6443 6027 5563 4535

C.R. 72.2 70.8 68.9W-75.0 67.1W-72.3 63W-67.0

SLOPE 131 124 121/130 121/123 97/115

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THE BEST PRIVATE CLUB... 7 WAYS! 1. Voted Best Private Country Club in the region Herald-Tribune Reader’s Choice Survey with comprehensive golf, tennis, fitness and pool facilities. 2. 36 holes of Ron Garl designed golf and two championship courses; LPGA Tour Qualifier venue since 1987. 3. New Golf Learning Center housing stateof-the-art technology, class room and award winning PGA/LPGA Professional Instructors. 4. More and more convenient tee times available for you. 5. Attractive, new equity membership options; lowest 36-hole club dues in Sarasota/Manatee counties. 6. Superb casual and fine dining in our beautiful clubhouse with no minimums for our members. 7. Come join our “family” of most friendly, welcoming members imaginable!

Please visit www.plantationgcc.com or call (941) 497-1479 today for more information! BOBCAT COURSE

Golf Course Architect - Ron Garl General Manager - John Leinaweaver Director of Golf - Keith Struble, PGA Head Golf Pro - Mike Domalske, PGA www.plantationgcc.com From Interstate 75 use exit 193 (Jacaranda), proceed South. Center Road, turn left (East) proceed to second stop light (Rockley Blvd), turn right (South). Club facilities will be 1 mile on your right. 500 Rockley Boulevard, Venice, Florida 34293 Golf Shop 941-493-2000

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YARDS 6813 6516 6110 5655

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C.R. 73.7 72.2 70.5 68.3 W-73.8 W-71.4

SLOPE 137 135 130 122 129 123

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SLOPE 131 125 116

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YARDS 6427 6067 5402 W-71.0 4925

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For a Private Membership tour call 941-492-9600 From Interstate 75 use exit 193 (Jacaranda), proceed South. Center Road, turn left (East). Proceed 1 mile and club is on left. 250 Venice Golf Club Drive, Venice, FL 34292 34 PlayGolfSarasota.com


THE VENICE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB Nestled in 460 tropical acres, The Venice Golf and Country Club is a private, memberowned, equity community of 587 single family homes, with 26 lakes and 13 preserves. 200 of these homes are in maintenance free neighborhoods. The Club offers a challenging 18 hole golf course with a PGA Master Professional, an active tennis program and professional instruction, a fitness center with a personal trainer, and an elegant club house / dining facility and resort style swimming pool / spa complex. Our extensive landscaping and lake maintenance efforts showcase our commitment to preserving the integrity of Florida’s natural beauty and we take great pride in assuring a habitat for local and migratory bird and wild life Equity memberships are limited to residents only, who must own one of either social, recreational or golf categories. This policy sets us apart from many other clubs, and has contributed to an enviable, strong, financial position. From a wide range of diverse backgrounds, inspired and caring members create a family of friendship enjoying a myriad of cultural and recreational activities as well as volunteer and charitable foundation efforts in support of local Venice community needs. We are active and we are involved. Join us and add to the fun!

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137 129 120 115 / 122 116

6747 6392 6035 5491 5094

73.8 72.4 70.2 67.9 / 73.3 W – 70.9

General Manager – Jim Schell Head Golf Professional – Coleman Plecker Golf Course Architect – Ted McAnlis Membership Coordinator – Lucy Carlson www.venicegolfandcc.com

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Mission Valley COUNTRY CLUB Mission Valley is a premier member owned, private country club in the Venice area of Sarasota County in SW Florida. Conveniently located between main highways, just minutes away from lovely gulf beaches and boating marinas, it is easy to find via our map and directions. Our club was established in 1967 and is not associated with home development. The golf course is set in a manicured, peaceful country setting with several lakes tastefully positioned to provide a scenic view with little potential as major water hazard threats. Accordingly, our challenging tree-lined, championship course was designed to be “walker friendly” without crossing roads and with the tee boxes located close to the previous green. The average round of golf is 4 hours or less. A convenient 3-tiered driving range, putting, chipping and sand practice areas are available with range balls provided. Reciprocity with over 20 private and semi-private clubs is provided from May to October. In addition to our excellent daily dining offerings, we host many weekly/monthly social, golfing and tennis events for our members. Mission Valley offers one of the best values of any private club in the area. Our Equity Membership has new incentives saving you over $4,000. And, the new and popular Seasonal Membership can be reserved for next season; offering the flexibility of 6 to 8 months. Membership at Mission Valley offers each person an opportunity to meet new people, make new friends and enjoy a quality golf, tennis and social experience. Please contact us to learn more and take a tour of our facilities.

For a Private Membership tour call 941-488-9683 Take I-75 to exit 195 – Laurel Rd. Head west for 2 miles. Take right onto Mission Valley Blvd. Go 1.1 miles and club will be on left hand side. 1851 Mission Valley Blvd., Nokomis, FL 34275 Conveniently located between Sarasota and Venice.

PAR 72 YARDS C.R.

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131 129 127 (L) 73.6/127 122 121

6734 6477 6183 5763 5310 5147

73.1 71.8 70.4 (M) 68.2T /125 71.4 70.6

Head Golf Professional – Brian Dahle Director of Marketing & Sales – Stacy Brown Course Designer – David Wallace www.missionvalleycc.com PlayGolfSarasota.com

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R E A L E S TAT E P E R S P E C T I V E S Mark Bruce

President & Publisher – Play Golf Sarasota Magazine

BY THE NUMBERS. A Good Season of Sales May be Forecasting Market Recovery The past six months have provided several bright spots in the local market. Whether or not this leads to a strong 2011 remains to be seen, but all indications are that Sarasota / Bradenton is still very attractive to many Northerners planning for part of their future to be spent right here on the Suncoast. The number of available properties in the Sarasota real estate market dropped to a six-year low in February 2011, and sales were up 24.2 percent from the previous month. Median sales prices for both single and condominiums dropped as bargain hunters continued to grab foreclosures and short sales, which represented almost 47 percent of all sales. Compared to this time last year, sales were up 27 percent to 673 total sales, from February 2010’s total of 528 sales. There were 472 closings on single family homes and 201 closings on condos last month by members of the Sarasota MLS. In addition to the positive sales figures, pending sales also registered above the 1,000 level in February, with 1,023 total properties going under contract last month. In January 2011, 1,013 properties went under contract. This statistic is a strong indicator for the next two or three months of sales, as pending sales reflect current buyer activity. Last February, pending sales reached 967. But that figure

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Beautiful homes in golf course communities are moving quickly as values have stabilized. was pushed upward by the approaching April 2010 deadline for the homebuyer tax credits. This year’s upward trend is being fueled by buyers of all sorts — investors, second-home buyers, and those who realize that today’s lower home prices coupled with low interest rates present buyers an opportunity not seen in years. The most positive indicator of all is inventory level, which is the lowest in six years (5,864) and could mean upward pressure on sales prices moving forward, according to the higher sales totals combined with the lower inventory caused a sharp drop in the months of inventory to 8.0 months from 10.2 months in January 2011 for single family homes, and to 10.4 months from 14.1 months for condos. Only two years ago, in January 2009, there were 25.3 months of inventory for single family homes and 38.4 months of condo inventory. The market is considered to be in equilibrium between a buyers and sellers market once the figure reaches the 6 month level. While statistics certainly present a favorable view of the market, sometimes what people are saying, “word of mouth”, provides and even stronger indication of what the future holds. Over the past few months, Play Golf Sarasota’s PGA professional concierge service has fielded several inquiries from vacationing golfers expressing interest in the market. Tony Panico, President of Concierge Services for Play Golf Sarasota states, “the great weather here this winter, coupled with the miserable conditions up north has really increased golf and travel activity for us. Many of the conversations we have with clients include them asking us about market conditions and options for golf villas, or beach condos for seasonal purposes.” Panico adds, “We give our clients the best golf vacation experience possible and it is not hard to fall in love with Sarasota. We see a bright future in helping golfers with transitioning to Sarasota as they consider where they are going to retire”.


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FA S H I O N P R E V I E W SUNICE®: 2011 HURRICANE COLLECTION

ANTIGUA’S SPRING/SUMMER APPAREL

There’s a lot of buzz circulating around the corporate headquarters of Canada’s leading outerwear brand, Sunice. It didn’t take long after the company was formed in 1976 for Sunice to become the leader in outerwear and they’ve grown that dominance through the years and Sunice is beginning to become a force in the United States as well. Sunice has achieved this status because of its’ groundbreaking combination of science and style. It uses creative and innovative design, using durable construction and blend fashion-forward styling with the latest in technical specialty fabrics. But while they continue to produce high-quality and innovative outerwear, the company has begun to forge relationships that not only create a great deal of buzz now but will definitely help the business model down the road. “The big stories at Sunice are with relationships,” said Heidi Roswell, Marketing Director. “We’re doing the outwear for the United States team in the Solheim Cup and have come up with really hot stuff for them. Rosie (U.S. team captain Jones) came to Montreal, sat down and looked at the whole collection. I saw it recently and it is really, really good. We’re super-excited about this. We believe in our product and our relationships validate that.” Solheim is also excited about the spinoff from the wardrobe malfunction suffered by the United States team in last fall’s Ryder Cup. That buzz does not come from the misfortune of the company that designed the outerwear for the U.S. team, but for the focus that was put on the technical part of outerwear construction. “It’s exciting for us because people are talking about the technical aspects of outerwear,” Roswell said. “One of our big things is educating the consumer about how this works. Technical outwear is a science. Keeping out the water is a very exact science. How long and how will it stand up in extreme conditions? “Our Hurricane category is the best in the industry and while we talk about the technical issues of the garment. But quality is such a given for us, it’s never an issue.” Sunice highlights the Hurricane Collection in 2011 with exciting new Ultimate V3 Jacket being made even better. Its’ Gore-Tex Performance Shell is now even even lighter and quieter. It has the X-Static silver stretch lining (the only golf wear company to have that technology, which helps regulate body temperature and odor control), Pro-Trim waist-cinching system, inpocket ball cleaner and full stretch back panel. Some exciting new colors and color combinations will come out in the fall like OC orange with charcoal; black cherry, as well as some vibrant brights. Roswell said Sunice’s Polo Silver Collection of golf shirts will be coming to the United States this fall.

Based on the success of Antigua’s newly introduced exclusive DESERT DRY™ XTRA-LITE (D2XL) lightweight moisture management performance products Antigua expands its XTRA-LITE offering in an updated color palette with the launch of the company’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection. Antigua’s Desert Dry and Desert Dry Xtra-Lite garments are built to achieve maximum performance fit, form and all aspects of function DESERT DRY™ XTRA-LITE (D2XL) combines Antigua’s exclusive DESERT DRY™ moisture-wicking feature with specially constructed ultra-light fabrics for maximum wicking performance and optimum comfort. The additional benefits of DESERT DRY™ XTRA LITE are: • Moisture wicks more rapidly • Lighter weight on body • Less heat trapped on body • Less restrictive movement

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Antigua’s new DESERT DRY™ XTRA-LITE is an extremely light fabric without being sheer. The three-dimensional construction is what makes the fabric extremely light without being see-through. Because the fabric has a lighter weight construction, DESERT DRY™ XTRA-LITE embellishes the wicking rate of Antigua’s proprietary DESERT DRY™ moisture management performance fabric. With its history of functional success, DESERT DRY™ already sits at the top of the market of performance golf apparel and with the added functionality of Antigua’s DESERT DRY™ XTRA-LITE fabric it is proving that it will join in that success Antigua makes different weights of Desert Dry and makes it applicable in different product categories. In addition to using it in the men’s polos, Antigua also use it in men’s outerwear, primarily performance knits and fleeces from long sleeve base layers to 2nd layer thermal shells, both meant to keep you warm and since they’re worn starting from a little closer to the body and transfer to the second layer the Desert Dry wicking feature becomes imperative Antigua is taking its high-performance collection in a new direction for Spring/Summer 2011. Taking its lead from the everevolving fashion market Antigua steps out—and by introducing what the company has coined “contemporary performance” with the Mosaic, Mogul and Metropolitan collections. “The last few years have been tough for the golf business in general, but we’re seeing some nice distribution growth including a nice resurgence in volume,” says Ron McPherson, President and CEO of Antigua. “Our design team is constantly adapting to hit the trends and our trade partners have embraced DESERT DRY™ and DESERT DRY™ XTRA-LITE as they continue outperforming as a function of the product and with their viability as strong performers at retail”


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“A True Golfer’s Course” Created by America’s leading golf course designer, Stoneybrook Golf Club at Heritage Harbour is a truly memorable test of championship caliber golf. The 18-hole, par-72 layout plays through a landscape highlighted by mature woods, wetland preserves and lakes creating strategic risk/reward holes and encouraging a wide variety of shots. This is a true golfer’s course that offers everything you expect from a memorable day of golf. Overlooking the golf course, our classically inspired dining room and lounge, has everything you need to compliment your experience.

I-75 to exit 220, St Rd. 64. Go east for ½ mile. Club entrance is on the left at Heritage Harbour. 7515 Grand Harbour Parkway, Bradenton, FL 34212 | 941-746-2696 46 PlayGolfSarasota.com

PAR 72 BLACK BLUE WHITE GOLD RED

YARDS 7141 6720 6219 5647 5002

C.R. 75.0 73.2 70.4 67.8 69.8

SLOPE 139 135 132 120 121

PGA General Mgr. – Christopher Brandt Golf Course Architect – Arthur Hills www.golfstoneybrook.com


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PAR 72 DIAMOND EMERALD PLATINUM RUBY BRONZE

1+10 7001 6446 6095 5338 4875

10+19 7152 6612 6223 5456 4949

Course Architect – Ron Garl General Manager – Laurie Evans PGA Head Pro – Ashley Hayden www.universitypark-fl.com

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Become a Summer Golf member for just $500 and enjoy unlimited golf, tennis, fitness and social activities from May 1–October 31, 2011. Rated four stars by Golf Digest since 1996 and Sarasota Magazine’s “Best Golf Course” for 18 years running, University Park Country Club is considered one of the best golf courses in the state. Experience 27 holes of championship golf, a well equipped pro shop, driving range and extensive practice facility, a well respected golf academy and award-winning lakeside dining and you will experience for yourself why University Park Country Club tops the list of must-play courses in the greater Sarasota area.

Tee times available 7 days per week as early as 7:00 am Located just 1.8 miles west of I-75, exit 213 at 7671 The Park Boulevard, University Park, FL, 34201 • 941-359-9999 PlayGolfSarasota.com

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IMG Academies Golf & Country Club is Now Semi-Private!

Whether your aspiration is to golf alongside the world’s best golfers or become one, IMG Academies Golf & Country Club has what your looking for. We offer competitive rates for the daily golfer as well as flexible membership opportunities. Our Full membership is for the serious golfer, Seasonal or Summer memberships for our part-timers, and our Social membership offers unlimited use of our practice facility and limited golf at reduced fees. If you are planning the event of your lifetime or just joining us for casual or fine dining you will enjoy our expansive views of Sarasota Bay and our commitment to truly personalized service. Conveniently located just 15 minutes from downtown Sarasota, in southwest Bradenton.

From US 41, head west on Bayshore Gardens Parkway, then straight to El Conquistador Parkway. The Clubhouse and Pro Shop is 1/4 mile on the left. 4350 El Conquistador Parkway, Bradenton, FL 34210 | 941-752-1000 48 PlayGolfSarasota.com

Dining Reservations Membership Inquiries Special Events IMG Academies PAR 72 COURSE 1 COURSE 2 COURSE 3 COURSE 4

YARDS 6855 6536 6216 5795

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SLOPE 127 124 119 119 134 129

Orig. Course Architect – Mark Mahhanah Redesigned by – Gene Bates General Manager – Jeffrey Parsons Asst. PGA Golf Professional – Prather Crisp www.imggcc.com www.imgacademies.com


27-Holes of Championship Golf Designed by Arthur Hills

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Course Architect – Arthur Hills PGA General Manager – Wes Miller PGA Head Golf Professional – Corey Pion www.riverstrandgolf.com

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The new 27-hole championship golf course at River Strand, designed by world-renowned architect Arthur Hills, offers a first class golf experience that is challenging for the low handicap golfer yet fair and fun for the high handicap player. The golf course fits harmoniously with the environment featuring holes intertwined with tributaries and estuaries. The Manatee River and its tidal water areas are incorporated into several holes making the course a remarkable and memorable experience. River Strand is meticulously maintained from lush fairways to tour quality tif-eagle greens. The practice facility provides the opportunity to practice all aspects of your game. The large driving range, the multi-faceted short game area and putting greens complement the golf course, creating a first class golf facility. Experience the outstanding conditions and superior service of River Strand for yourself!

Located 1/2 mile east of I-75 exit 220, left into entrance of Heritage Harbour - then left at 4-way stop. Follow River Heritage Blvd. 1 mile to end. 7155 Grand Estuary Trail, Bradenton, FL 34212 | 941-708-3617 PlayGolfSarasota.com

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An Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course Legacy is an upscale, 18-hole championship daily fee course and has earned its reputation as one of the premier courses in Southwest Florida. The course features multiple elevated tees, and virtually every hole is framed with sand and water. What makes this course unique is the 360foot wide fairways making the look very dramatic and visually challenging while still approachable to all players. Legacy Golf Club has been awarded Best Places to Play and 4 1/2 STARS from the readers’ of Golf Digest. One of America’s Top Golf Courses from ZAGAT Survey 2007-2009.

Take exit 213 off of I-75. Travel East 2 miles on University Blvd. Turn left onto Legacy Blvd. 8255 Legacy Boulevard, Bradenton, FL 34202 | 941-907-7067 50 PlayGolfSarasota.com

PAR 72 BLACK GOLD SILVER COPPER JADE

YARDS 7067 6684 6108 5465 4886

C.R. 73.8 71.9 69.4 69.4 68.8

SLOPE 140 136 124 123 115

Course Designer – Arnold Palmer PGA General Manager – Brian Richter www.legacygolfclub.com


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Discover the Ultimate Golf & River Address Introducing our fine, quality golf course community and 18-hole luxury golf course at Waterlefe Golf & River Club. Waterlefe’s unrivaled natural setting along the Manatee River is composed of a collection of signature golf holes designed by course architect Ted McAnlis. The competitive layout presents a challenge for golfers of all skill levels. There are five sets of tees ranging in length from 4700 to 6908 yards. Features include five unforgettable holes that touch and border the scenic Manatee PAR 72 BOBCAT EAGLE TARPON MANATEE

YARDS 6908 6427 5909 5449

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C.R. 73.8 71.4 69.3 M65.1 L71.2 L68.0

SLOPE 141 136 122 103 132 119

Course Architect – Ted McAnlis PGA General Manager – Joe Rassett PGA Golf Pro – Steve Dietz, II www.waterlefegolf.com

River. Additional amenities include an aqua range, practice putting green, full-service pro shop, grille room and beverage cart service.

Take I-75 to Exit 220. East to Upper Manatee River Rd. Turn left, Waterlefe is on the left. 1022 Fish Hook Cove, Bradenton, FL 34212 | 941-744-9771 PlayGolfSarasota.com

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Best Public/Semi-Private Course The only golf facility located within the city limits of beautiful Sarasota, a golfing mecca nestled on the Gulf of Mexico coast just one hour south of Tampa, Florida. The facility sits on 325 contiguous acres of virgin meadowland adjacent to State Road 780, Fruitville Road, the gateway to downtown Sarasota and its world famous beaches. This historic gem, initially designed by Donald Ross in 1926, has grown to include two 18-hole championship courses and a 9-hole executive course. A particularly unique feature of this complex is the absence of any building development on all but one golf hole.

Starting May 1, 2011

“Some Like it Hot” Special $14.80 for 18 Holes w/ Cart At the corner of Fruitville and Beneva. North on Beneva. First right onto Circus Blvd. 1000 Circus Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34242 941-955-8097 52 PlayGolfSarasota.com

AMERICAN COURSE PAR 71 YARDS C.R. BLUE 5992 69.2 WHITE 5401 66.6 GOLD 4773 M 63.8/103 RED 4308 64.3

SLOPE 119 114 L 67.6/113 104

BRITISH COURSE PAR 71 YARDS C.R. BLUE 6647 71.7 WHITE 6263 70.0 GOLD 5502 M 66.2/114 RED 5352 71.1

SLOPE 125 120 L 72.0/117 115

Golf Course Architect – Donald Ross General Manager – Sue Martin Assistant General Manager – Christian Martin, PGA BobbyJonesGolfClub.com


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The Way Florida Golf Should Be... If you think Florida golf is playing through condos or a housing development, you need to experience country golf, you need to play OakFord. OakFord is unlike typical Florida golf courses. You will play through tree lined fairways and open spaces, and you will not see a condo anywhere. You might see a deer, a bobcat, an alligator, or even a bald eagle flying overhead. This Ron Garl Design masterpiece, built in 1989, has withstood the test of time. Our 27 holes are constantly groomed and our staff willing to make your day memorable. Play Florida Golf the way it should be played. OakFord, Sarasota’s Country Golf Club. GOLD BLUE WHITE RED

Myrtle 3404 3189 2947 2541

Palms 3349 3132 2865 2510

Live Oaks 3330 3098 2867 2544

Course Architect - Ron Garl General Manager/Golf Professional John Trexler www.oakfordgolfclub.com

Take I-75 to Exit 210 Fruitville Rd. Drive East 8 miles, turn right at OakFord Road. Right on Palm View Rd. Clubhouse on left. 1552 Palm View Road, Sarasota, FL 34240 | 941-371-3680 PlayGolfSarasota.com

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Golf... At Its Best Voted “Best in Venice” 8 years in a row, Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club is a 27-hole championship facility. Three beautifully maintained nines wind through acres of nature preserves and lakes. Six sets of tees and ample hazards and bunkers challenge players of all skill levels. Play golf, Sarasota… and play the best.

Meadows

GOLD BLUE WHITE BLACK GREEN RED

Take I-75 to exit 193, proceed south on Jacaranda Blvd. to Center Rd., turn right. Go ¾ mile to Horse and Chaise Blvd. turn right. 499 Derbyshire Drive, Venice, FL 34285 | 941-496-4653 54 PlayGolfSarasota.com

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Course Architect – Ted McAnlis PGA General Manager – Tom Weaver PGA Golf Professional – Bill Neal www.pelicanpointeclub.com


Our Southwest Florida Course Outclasses The Competition

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PAR 72 BLACK BLUE WHITE GOLD RED

YARDS 7004 6472 6034 5376 4695

C.R. 74.2 71.5 69.6 66.2 68.3

SLOPE 137 131 124 115 113

Course Architect – Gene Bates General Manager – Mike Burton PGA Golf Professional – Bob Ridge www.riverwoodgc.com

Golf Digest rated 4 ½ stars for the past 15 years. Our nationally rated golf course provides superior course conditions, excellent service and outstanding tournament management as our trademark. Nestled among towering pine trees, sparkling lakes, natural preserves and the majestic Myakka River is Riverwood Golf Club’s par-72 championship golf course. With five sets of tees, there is a challenge associated with every hole. Riverwood is home to a superb golf, practice range, and learning center, complemented by a spacious putting green and chipping area. A staff of PGA teaching professionals can help discover the best golfer in you.

I-75 to exit 179, Toledo Blade Blvd., head west to SR776, turn right, ahead 3 miles. 4100 Riverwood Drive, Port Charlotte, FL 33953 941-764-6661 PlayGolfSarasota.com

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Capri Isles is one of the oldest semi-private golf courses in Venice. Located just off I-75 (Exit 193) near the heart of the City of Venice, Capri is perfectly situated for everyone staying in the Sarasota area. This par 72 “links” style golf course was rebuilt in 2003 with the new greens, fairways, and tees. There are 4 sets of tees allowing the novice or pro golfer a fair test of golf.

Calusa Lakes’ beautiful wooded terrain highlights the natural setting of this outstanding 18-hole presentation. The spacious course weaves its way through a variety of pine forests and live oak-covered lake banks lending a rare mid-Atlantic feel to the course. A player-friendly course with rolling fairways, fair landing areas, no forced carries and large greens offer the players a unique and enjoyable golfing experience.

This “parkland” 27 hole golf course is situated off of exit 195 on I-75 not far from the beaches, Sarasota, and Port Charlotte. Three distinct “nines” meander through trees and over water features. The rolling fairways and undulating greens, provide the player a variety of playing strategies while testing their shot making skills. Where some courses have one signature hole, this club has many.

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All rounds booked include breakfast, lunch and 2 draft beers or fountain drinks! When course designer, Mark Alden, was charged with the Serenoa Golf Club project, he obviously set out to design a course unlike the typical Sarasota, Florida golf courses. His vision, combined with the existing wetlands and natural lay-of-the-land to create a masterpiece that Florida Golf News calls one of the top 100 courses in Florida and one of the top three in Sarasota!

MEN’S COURSE RATINGS TEE BLUE WHITE GOLD

YARDS 6383 6035 5232

C.R. 70.5 69.2 65.5

SLOPE 125 122 107

WOMEN’S COURSE RATINGS TEE RED WHITE

YARDS 5024 6035

C.R. 68.4 74.7

SLOPE 115 126

Course Architect – Mark Alden PGA General Manager – Corey Hamlin PGA Golf Professional – Eddie Rodriguez

1/2 mile east of I-75, Exit 205 (Clark Rd.). Turn right on Ibis St. 6773 Serenoa Drive, Sarasota, FL 34241 www.serenoagc.com | 941-925-2755 PlayGolfSarasota.com

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Our mission is to “Impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf”. We focus our efforts on a set of Nine Core Values: Honesty, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Respect, Confidence, Courtesy, Responsibility, Judgment and Perseverance. These nine core values are only a part of the magic The First Tee works with young people all over the world. We call this program Life Skills Training. These are not lessons taught in a classroom! These are invaluable lessons taught through the fun of golf! This means that our students don’t even realize what their learning — they just have fun playing golf! You can find our 2011 class schedule on our website along with information about our ½ day and full day summer camps. This spring we have added Middle School Golf Teams in Sarasota County and will be adding Manatee County Middle school golf teams next year. Along with our summer camps we have a girl’s only golf camp at The Meadows Country Club. We are always in need of volunteers and sponsors to help The First Tee prosper. On April 26th we will be holding our third annual First Tee Party at The Concession Golf Club. Please see our web site for more information.

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Fighting Pediatric Brain Cancer THE PAYTON WRIGHT FOUNDATION 4TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT The Lakewood Ranch Golf Tournament is the largest single fundraising event for the Payton Wright Foundation annually.With your help, we can continue to provide financial support to families who are caring for a child with brain cancer in our community and across the country while helping to fund brain cancer research. The Payton Wright Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2008, headquartered in Lakewood Ranch, FL. For more information on the Foundation, visit www.paytonwright.org. The Payton Wright Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established to support pediatric brain cancer research and to financially assist families who have a child with brain cancer.

Golf Tournament Info Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club will host the golf tournament again this year and players will compete on the King’s Dunes & Cypress Links Courses. Play will start with a 12:00 shotgun and registration opens at 10:00 AM. The fee is $200 per golfer and includes greens fee, cart fees, a box lunch, gift bag, and banquet ticket to attend the after golf banquet at the beautiful Lake Club in Lakewood Ranch.

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Area PGA Club Professionals just keep on giving… Southwestern Chapter of the North Florida PGA presents the 2011 BIRDIE-A-THON Fundraisers BIRDIE-A-THON events are hosted at clubs and courses by the local PGA Professionals throughout Sarasota/Manatee/Charlotte counties in an effort to raise money for local Jr. Golf programs and other worthwhile charities. The Birdie-A-Thon is the Chapter’s primary fundraising program and contributes annually to local noteworthy charities. Proceeds in 2010 went to The Greater Sarasota Junior Golf Association, The First Tee of Sarasota Manatee, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and The Upside Down Foundation. The Southwestern Chapter donated over $40,000 in 2010 and the goal is to increase that number in 2011 by at least $10,000. In all, the Chapter has donated more than $250,000 to local charities over the past eight years. Scott Lamoureaux, Marketing Chairman for the Chapter, says “I will be contacting each club in our chapter to discuss dates and ideas to host a Birdie-A-Thon”. Please enquire with your local PGA Professional for future events over the summer. With the strength of over 45 clubs in the Sarasota/Manatee/Charlotte counties coming together for very worthy charities, the sky’s the limit. Let’s make 2011 a great year for our Jr. Golfers and local charities.

Frequently Asked Questions 1. Why is the Southwestern Chapter NFPGA trying to raise money? To promote golf within the local communities and to raise money for worthwhile local charities. 2. Where can I participate? Please check with your local PGA Professional for information and event dates for the summer.

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Love the Beach Bistro’s food but prefer to stay inland? Now you can enjoy Zagat-acclaimed Sean Murphy’s culinary delights at The Concession Golf Club! To inquire about reservations, call Bistro at The Concession at 941.907.0511 or email smurphy@concessiongolfclub.com Private dining is available.

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t Café Baci, we strive to perfecty recreate the full Italian experience. From the moment you walk through our door, you sense the difference and you feel the culture. The atmosphere here is enchanting and peaceful, the Italian cuisine reminiscent of that created by some of the greatest Italian Chefs. Relax and enjoy your stay with us. Savor the delicate flavors of history. Close your eyes, breathe deeply...

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The Selective Functional Movemetnt Assessment (SFMA) 7 full-body movement tests designed to assess fundamental patterns of movement

by Dr. Ken Kaufman, Chiropractor www.DrKenKaufman.com Dr. Ken is working on the top 3 problems and solutions common to golfers. The SFMA is a series of 7 fullbody movement tests designed to assess fundamental patters of movement such as bending and squatting in individuals with known musculoskeletal pain. Due to the unique nature of the assessment, the SFMA can reveal much greater detail about both chronic and acute injuries. Different than the regular non-moving examination offered by most other clinicians, the assessment looks at entire movement patterns that often rePlayGolfSarasota.com

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veal impairments that may seem unrelated to a particular condition. However, these impairments certainly contribute to the condition and often are signs of long term compensation the body has developed over time. The findings of the SFMA along with other standard tests allow for a very individualized rehabilitation program design. As opposed to cookie cutter treatment based only on the pain you are experiencing, the SFMA can guide us to design exercise rehabilitation and therapy based on the actual cause of your condition. This results in greater success and a true resolution to your problem not just a temporary fix. If you have been experiencing a chronic problem or a physical limitation that affects your chosen sport, then a SFMA may help reveal the true underlying cause of your condtion. Even if your condition seems to respond to other therapy such as; chiropractic adjustments, massage, acupuncture, stretching and other body work, but continues to reoccur, then the SFMA may be the ticket to truly uncover the underlying imbalances, mobility limitations and/or stability issues that, if identified, can be addressed and corrected. Remember to warm up first, wear sun screen and drink lots of water, because it never rains on the golf course!

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Considering Patterns of Movement Normal movement is achieved through the integration of fundamental movement patterns with an adequate balance of mobility and stability to meet the demands of the task at hand. The human system will migrate toward predictable patterns of movement in response to pain or in the presence of weakness, tightness, or structural abnormality. Over time, these pain-attenuated movement patterns lead to protective movement and fear of movement, resulting in clinically observed impairments such as decreased ROM, muscle length changes, and declines in strength. An isolated or regional approach to either evaluation or treatment will not restore whole function. Functional restoration requires a working knowledge of functional patterns and a map of dysfunctional patterns to gain clinical perspective and design an effective treatment strategy. Pain-free functional movement for participation in occupation and lifestyle activities is desirable. Many components comprise pain-free functional movement including adequate posture, ROM, muscle performance, motor control, and balance reactions. Impairments of each component could potentially alter functional movement resulting in or as a consequence of pain. Utilizing the SFMA, the clinician is able to identify key functional movement patterns and describe the critical points of assessment needed to efficiently restore functional movement. This approach is designed to complement the clinician’s existing exam and intervention model with the prescription of movement based therapeutic exercise. The SFMA serves to efficiently integrate the concepts of posture, muscle balance and the fundamental patterns of the movement system into musculoskeletal practice. Additionally, it provides feedback for the effectiveness of the therapeutic exercise program, which targets the dysfunctional movement pattern and related impairments.


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Dr. Ken Kaufman Chiropractor for the Baltimore Orioles

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www.DrKenKaufman.com Performance Chiropractic Rehabilitation can keep you feeling and playing your best, with 16 years experience treating: • Low Back and Hip Pain • Neck and Shoulder Pain • Headaches Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield participating provider, most other plans accepted and cash programs available. Same Day Appointments Available – Call Today! We offer one-on-one coaching services including an initial assessment and regular follow-ups to keep you on track as you progress in your transition to wellness. This is a life altering program. Stop suffering and call today!

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Stressed, Tense, Overworked? You Need a Massage Playing golf is hard on your muscles and joints. Over time, the muscles can become fatigued, stressed, and prone to injury. Many shoulder, hip, and back injuries have been suffered by players unwilling to recognize the warning signs their body is sending. Stiffness, twinge-like pains, overall aches masked by ibuprofen. Incorporating good massage therapy into your life and game will provide your body the ability to recover faster after a round. Kitty provides wonderful care to her clients. Call for an appointment, available to non-members.

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www.Dattoli.com There is only one thing we do at Dattoli Cancer Center: we provide each patient who entrusts his care to us the highest level of personal attention possible, while creating and delivering a uniquely individualized treatment plan to defeat his cancer and preserve his quality of life. As our logo says, we are “dedicated to life.” There is one primary diagnosis we address here - prostate cancer, both at first diagnosis and as a recurrent disease. However, the technology we have amassed is also appropriate for treating other tumors where motion during radiation is a major concern. This is especially the case with lung cancers. On a select basis, we have applied the DART technology for treatment of lung tumors with tremendous success with tumor eradication and markedly reduced side effects since virtually all normal surrounding lung tissue is spared......only possible through our numerous motion based technologies Our hallmark is non-surgical combination therapy that has resulted in the best long-term cure rate in the world. PlayGolfSarasota.com

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www.acupunctureanywhere.net How Can Acupuncture Help Me? Acupuncture provides pain relief for many kinds of chronic pain. Back pain, headache, and whiplash from car accidents respond well to acupuncture treatment. Sprains or strains from sports injuries can be treated. Acupuncture reduces the pain of repetitive stress injury, which affects many people working with keyboards or musical instruments. Painful migraines, cluster headaches, and tension headaches can be treated with acupuncture. Painful joints from arthritis can be greatly relieved. Symptoms of stress also respond very well to acupuncture care. Anxiety, depression, and insomnia are relieved, providing support for people going through a hard time, or anyone suffering from a busy life. The deep state of relaxation you experience during treatment begins to relieve anxiety and stress from the very first session.

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941-927-2715 Foot Orthotics for Golf: Preventing Pain, Improving Game For the foot that is not able to function normally due to biomechanical conditions such as excessive pronation (rolling in) or supination (rolling out), a state of optimal biomechanics can be achieved through the use of custom orthoses, custom shoe inserts that can be prescribed by a podiatrist. Orthoses not only allow the feet to function as they ought to but can alleviate the predisposition to injury brought on by biomechanical imbalances. If you already wear orthoses in your street shoes, by all means transfer them to your golf shoes. If you play golf on a regular basis, you may want to invest in a pair of golf orthotics – orthotics prescribed specifically for the biomechanics of golf. For optimum control, the unusual function of the feet in golf shoes calls for different orthotic function then might be seen for walking or running.

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