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FROM THE EDITOR

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Cover Story

Fox Hollow Golf Club continues to be one of Tampa Bay’s favorite courses to play. It has the distinction of being one of the last courses designed and built by Robert Trent Jones, Sr.

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Where to contact us, plus a letter from our publisher.

ON THE WEB

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10 & 11 CLUB CHAMPION

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Connecting Golfers on the West Coast of Florida. Bruz Fellenz, Publisher - Tampa Bay Area Mobile: 727-409-0797 bruz@golfcoastmagazine.com Jean M. Couser, Publisher Greater Sarasota Area Mobile: 941-915-9160 jean@golfcoastmagazine.com Ryan Ruppert, Partner Office: 941.361.1536 ryan@golfcoastmagazine.com Rose Ruppert, Partner rose@golfcoastmagazine.com Tami Vaughan, Production Manager Mark Cardon, Golf News - fcardon@aol.com Golf Coast Magazine is published by Golf Coast Magazine, Inc.; 3X’s a year and distributed along the West Coast of Florida. © 2019 Every effort has to made to ensure the accuracy of information in this guide. Golf Coast Magazine and it’s affiliates are not responsible or liable for any errors, omissions, or changes in rates or information.

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those cold winter days, when plunging temperatures forced us to don golf sweaters. Spring is the sweet spot for Gulf Coast Florida Golf, and there are no better places to enjoy it than the beautiful courses featured in this magazine. Every year we get treated to major golf events throughout the winter, and we’re excited that the Gulf Coast is now host to two more tournaments. The LECOM Suncoast Classic, a new Web.com Tour event, was played from February 11-17 at Lakewood National Golf Club – the inaugural event was a huge success, and we look forward to seeing it again next year. Then, in Charlotte Harbor, the LPGA Symetra Tour has added the SKYiGOLF Championship to its schedule, which is being played for the first time at Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club March 3-10. And don’t forget about the Valspar Championship, a PGA Tour event scheduled for March 1824 at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor. It’s great to see that local golf is thriving, and we hope that you stay up-to-date by visiting GolfCoastMagazine.com and subscribing to our e-newsletter. There, you’ll hear from our writers and contributors, led by Mark Cardon, about all the golf news that affects our community. It is our mission to be your roadmap to the golf industry here along the Gulf Coast. If there’s anything that we can do to help you enjoy more Florida golf, or if you have thoughts about how we can improve our publication, be sure to reach out and email us. We can’t wait to hear from you. Fairways and greens, Bruz Fellenz, Jean Couser, Ryan Ruppert, Rose Ruppert


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A Golf Digest study found that 8 out of 9 Club Champion custom fit golfers lowered their scores by as much as six strokes per round and added an average of 21 yards off the tee. While anyone will benefit from premium club fitting, it’s for golfers who want to optimize performance. Bill Rees (68, Poland, OH) was playing poorly. Age was robbing him of distance. He thought it might be his equipment. After playing his new clubs Bill stated, “My investment in equipment paid off. I’m playing far better and much more consistently. My good shots are better, and my misses not nearly as severe. My average drive went from around 225 yards to 240 yards, which was the distance I hit it when I was younger. For someone who is serious about golf, this is the way to go. Club Champion exceeded my expectations.”

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COVER FROM THESTORY EDITOR

Fox Hollow Golf Club Tampa Bay’s Premier Semi-Private Golf Club

The 445 yard, par 4 18th hole is one of Florida’s most demanding finishing holes.

Since opening in 1994, Fox Hollow

has grown and developed into one of the premier semi-private golf facilities in the Tampa Bay area. The course was recently rated 57th by Golf Digest’s “Top 75 Courses Accessible to the Public in Florida.” One of the goals of Fox Hollow’s ownership is to take the facility to a higher level by elevating course conditions and constantly making improvements.

technology platform that brings GPS, XM Radio and more to the golf carts. It’s all intended to enhance the golfer’s experience while playing the course. The Fox Hollow golf course has the distinction of being one of the last courses designed and built by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., one of the most prolific and innovative golf course designers of all time. In his design of Fox Hollow, the legendary Jones created a layout as picturesque as it is playable. Quite simply, Fox Hollow offers a good, fair test of golf.

The latest upgrades include the purchase of additional mowing equipment as well as a state-of-the-art fleet of Club Car golf carts. The new electric carts feature the Water comes into play on 11 holes and “Shark Experience”, a new Greg Norman Jones’ other signature feature – plentiful GolfCoastMagazine.com


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and penal bunker complexes – abounds. Fox Hollow has hosted local qualifying for the U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur as well as qualifiers for the Valspar Championship, the PGA Tour event held annually at Innisbrook Golf Resort. The par-71 championship layout features five sets of tees and offers new challenges every time it’s played, mixing native trees and vegetation, sparkling lakes, sand bunkers and a variety of wildlife. Fox Hollow’s rolling fairways are a delightful departure from the pancake-flat layouts found elsewhere in Florida.

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The third hole is a straightaway par 4 (measuring 451 yards from the back tee) that will challenge the most accomplished ball strikers. Viewing the hole from the tee there’s a water hazard left and OB right. A massive oak tree on the right pinches in the landing area, making the tee shot extremely demanding. The approach shot is uphill to a wide, narrow green protected by a deep bunker in front and more sand on the player’s left. From the tips, Fox Hollow’s finishing hole is a robust 445 yards. From the white tees it’s a slightly more manageable 429 yards. With water guard-


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Fox Hollow’s 5th hole is a short par 3 surrounded on three sides by water.

ing both sides from tee to green, the fairway appears to be an island of grass. Place your drive in play and your work is only half done. The approach demands a long, accurate shot to a large, undulating green protected by yawning bunkers front left and right. Fox Hollow’s putting surfaces feature SeaDwarf Paspalum, a hearty turfgrass that can be irrigated with effluent, reclaimed, or even seawater. This grass also has the ability to deliver fast green speeds (9+ on the Stimpmeter) and requires less fertilizer, pesticide, weed control and irrigation than other grasses. Arguably, Fox Hollow possesses some of the finest quality, most environmentally friendly green complexes in the Tampa Bay area. Convenience and an emphasis on friendly, unobtrusive service also GolfCoastMagazine.com

contribute to the Fox Hollow experience. From the time you drop off your clubs until you reach the first tee, everything you need is readily accessible. The 15,000 square foot clubhouse is the focal point, featuring a fully stocked pro shop, locker rooms, private meeting rooms and an upscale dining room to serve as an alternative to the more relaxed atmosphere of the Grille at Fox Hollow Golf Club. Both dining areas share spectacular views of the golf course. Events The Fox Hollow clubhouse is available for tournaments, private parties, receptions and dinners, all catered by its professional events staff. The staff will help design the menu, handle the details and have the golf course in impeccable condition for your event. They


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handle tournament groups from 20 to 144 players. Competitive pricing is available. For more information, visit http://FoxHollowGolfClub.com or call (727) 264-8939. Practice Facilities As you exit the pro shop, Fox Hollow’s The “Shark Experience” brings GPS, XM Radio and more to the practice facilities are new fleet of Club Car golf carts. all within easy walking distance. There’s a large Fox Hollow At A Glance putting green to your left; a pitching LOCATION green with sand bunker to your right; 10050 Robert Trent Jones Parkway and a spacious natural turf driving Trinity, Florida 34655 range straight ahead. Lessons and On Little Road, three miles south of SR 54 clinics are available, taught by Fox Hollow’s highly experienced PGA STATISTICS professional teaching staff. 18 Hole Championship Course, Par 71, Memberships Three attractive golf membership packages are available: Junior, Intermediate and Regular. Both single and family memberships are available in all three categories. Regular and family members may book tee times up to fourteen days in advance. Daily Fee Players Welcome Fox Hollow is a semi-private club. Daily fee players are always welcome. Rates are competitive with other area courses. Reserve tee times up to six days in advance online at http://FoxHollowGolfClub.com or call the Pro Shop at (727) 376-6333. GCM

Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Tee Yards Rating Slope Black 7079 74.6 134 Blue 6757 72.8 130 White 6288 71.2 125 Gold (M) 5908 68.3 122 Gold (W) 5908 75.4 137 Silver 5529 — — Red 4825 70.9 125

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Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club Completes Major Renovations The summer of 2018 was an exciting time in the history of the Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club. It was a time of major renovations to the course that was constructed in 1989. All 18 greens – and the practice putting green – were renovated with TifEagle Bermuda grass. The overall size of six greens was increased and two other greens were shifted to allow for better turf maintenance. The greens renovation allows for more pin placements on the 3,000 to 4,000 square-foot greens. Other renovations include the addition of Junior Tees, leveling of tee boxes, cutting back of vegetation, and new steps leading to several tee boxes. As one long-time customer stated, Public Course

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“The course looks great! The greens are perfect and the course has an openness to it that I haven’t seen in quite some time.” The Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club is located on the Chi Chi Rodriguez Academy Campus in Clearwater. All proceeds from the golf club go to support the Academy students, and the Golf Club is also used as living classrooms to provide the students with hands-on learning experiences. Come out and enjoy the newly renovated Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club and help support the Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation. Book tee times up to 7 days in advance online 24/7 at chichi.org or call the Pro Shop at (727) 726-4673.

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Holes/Par: 18 holes, Par 69 Architect: Denis Griffith Chief Operating Officer: James Poulter Director of Golf: Al Arrigoni, PGA Superintendent: Eric Dixon

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For Best Rates Book Online at ChiChi.Com The Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club is open to the public with proceeds supporting the Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation. The par-69 course is well maintained and newly renovated. The course features strategic bunkering and water hazards to challenge all levels of golfers. The Pro Shop features golf supplies, clothing, snacks and beverages. Fees vary by season and time of day. Juniors (under 15) play for reduced rates. The 140-acre site is home to the Chi Chi Rodriguez Academy, a publicprivate partnership with the Pinellas County School System that works to positively impact the graduation rate of our community. For more information and the best rates, please visit www.ChiChi.org. 3030 McMullen Booth Rd. Clearwater, FL 33761 (727) 726-4673 www.chichi.org


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Located in the heart of Pinellas County, minutes from the Gulf Beaches. East Bay is an 18-hole, par-71 championship layout. Water comes into play on 14 holes. East Bay offers full restaurant, lounge, banquet facilities and on-course beverage cart service. Tees, fairways and greens are overseeded for the winter season. Now featuring the Pro Shot GPS System on every golf cart with accurate yardages and detailed hole graphics. Located on East Bay Drive, 2.5 miles west of U.S. Hwy. 19. 702 Country Club Drive Largo, FL 33771 (727) 581-3333 www.eastbaygolfclub.com

Largo

Pinecrest Golf Course

Yardage/Rating/Slope: White: 2235 Yards Red: 2029 Yards

COURSE FACTS

Holes/Par: 18 holes, Par 55 General Manager: Jeff Myers Teaching Pro: Jeff Myers

COURSE AMENITIES

• Clubhouse – Restaurant • Pro Shop • Practice Green • Lessons Available • Rental Clubs • Walking Allowed

Discover best kept secret for evecutive golf. Don’t let this small course fool you. Pinecrest is a challenging par-55 short course with 17 par 3s and one par 4. Walking anytime and electric carts are available if you wish to ride. At Pinecrest you will enjoy a very friendly and personable atmosphere. Annual memberships and 10-play tickets are also available. Enjoy the renovated pro shop. Also visit “Your Pizza Shop” upstairs for great food.

1200 – 8th Avenue, S.W. Largo, FL 34640 (727) 584-6497

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Yardage/Rating/Slope: Blue: 4540/62.3/96 White: 4490/61.8/93 Red: 3556/63.7/107

COURSE FACTS

Holes/Par: 18 holes, Par 67 General Manager: Tyson Duane Director of Golf: Michael Summers Pro Shop Manager: Darlene Bonds Superintendent: Aaron May

COURSE AMENITIES

• Clubhouse • Snack Bar with beer • Pro Shop • Practice Green • Rental Clubs • Walking Allowed Anytime • Putting & Chipping Green • Practice Cage

Pinellas Park

Mainlands Golf Club Family owned and operated for over 48 years Family owned and operated for over 48 years, The Mainlands Golf Club is the destination for both discriminating locals and savvy snowbirds. The course is conveniently located in the heart of Pinellas County about 1 mile north of US 19 and Park Boulevard. Great conditions and friendly service are cherished traditions here. A par 67, nine par 4’s, seven par 3’s, and two par 5’s comprise a walker-friendly, links-style course. A completely stocked pro shop is onsite to cater to any and all golfer’s needs before your round. After your round, visit the snack bar, grab a bite to eat and a cold beer and tally up your score on the patio. Come play The Mainlands Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you. CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE AT mainlandsgolf.com/golf-course-news/ FOR UNCLE JULIO’S SPECIAL OF THE MONTH

9445 Mainlands Boulevard West Pinellas Park, FL 33782 (727) 577-4847 Pro Shop (727) 577-2797 Tee Times www.mainlandsgolf.com


Seminole Lake Country Club Seasonal and Annual Memberships Available Seasonal Memberships as low as $300/month Annual Memberships as low as $200/month All Memberships Carry No Initiation Fees or Food & Beverage Minimums.

Or Enjoy Our Club as a Member For The Day Includes Greens Fees, Cart Fees, Range Balls and Lunch.

Family Owned, Friendly, Fun Golf 6100 Augusta Boulevard Seminole, Florida 33777

For Tee Times Call the Pro Shop or Book Online 24/7

727-391-6255 • www.seminolelake.net


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Municipal Course

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Yardage/Rating/Slope: Blue: 6069/68.5/117 White: 5729/67.0/113 Yellow: 5145/64.4/107 Red: 4886/67.6/113 Family (M): 3388/58.7/96 Family (W): 3388/59.6/96

COURSE FACTS

Holes/Par: 18 holes, Par 72 Architects: Wayne Styles, John Van Kleek Golf Course Manager: Howard Hunt, PGA Head Pro: Steve Didik, PGA

COURSE AMENITIES

• Clubhouse • Snack Bar • Pro Shop • Renovated Driving Range • Range Memberships Available • Short Game Practice Area • Lessons Available • Rental Clubs • Walking Allowed • Book Online 24/7

Tarpon Springs

Tarpon Springs Golf Course Originally built in 1908, the Tarpon Springs golf course follows the architecture of the time with small, elevated greens and quite a few doglegs. The course is very scoreable on your good days, while water hazards can wreak havoc on your bad ones. During the summer of 2014, all 18 greens and two practice greens were reconstructed. The greens now feature new contours and state-of-the-art Seashore Paspalum turf. At the same time, bunkers were re-sanded and the driving range renovated. Tarpon Springs golf course is honored to be a participating course on the Florida Historic Golf Trail. The “Trail” celebrates Florida’s early golf heritage by featuring publicly accessible golf courses throughout the state that golfers can still play today. Tarpon Springs boasts two PGA Professionals, each with over 25 years of experience. Together, they oversee golf operations, leagues, clinics, summer junior camps and much more. COMING THIS SUMMER...OUR $30 DISCOUNT CARD!

This exclusive card offers the bearer $3.00 OFF regular rates for unlimited rounds of golf at Tarpon Springs — Good June 1st through October 31st, 2019 —

1310 South Pinellas Avenue Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 (727) 934-5191 www.tarponspringsgc.com


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Semi-Private GC

MAP #10

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Yardage/Rating/Slope: Gold: 6976/74.3/137 Blue: 6236/70.4/133 White M: 5615/67.6/129 White W: 5615/72.7/134 Green: 5033/66.2/114 Red: 4832/69.2/117

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New Tampa

Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club Rated 4 1/2 Stars By Golf Now

COURSE FACTS

Holes/Par: 18 holes, Par 72 Architects: Gordon G. Lewis, Jed Azinger Director of Golf: Rich Unger, PGA Superintendent: Don Cox

COURSE AMENITIES

• Clubhouse - Restaurant & Bar • Pro Shop • Aqua Driving Range • Short Game Area • Lessons by PGA Professional • Tournaments, Outings, Weddings & Banquets Welcome • Book Online 24/7 • Home of Players Advantage Club

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Beautifully carved from Florida’s rich landscape, Heritage Isles is everything Florida golf was meant to be. Architects Gordon G. Lewis and Jed Azinger dedicated themselves to preserving the land’s rustic beauty to create a course that is not only challenging but also extremely enjoyable. Heritage Isles now features all-new Champion Dwarf Bermuda grass greens.

$5.00 OFF

POSTED 18-HOLE RACK RATE WITH THIS COUPON

Good Any Day until 2:00 PM • Not Valid on Replay or League Rates Good for up to 4 Players • Offer Good Thru 6/30/19

10630 Plantation Bay Drive Tampa, FL 33647 (813) 907-7447 www.heritageislesgolf.com


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Semi-Private Course

MAP #6

TEE INFORMATION

Yardage/Rating/Slope The Forest Course Black: 6604/72.3/134 Blue: 6159/70.2/129 White: 5606/67.8/117 Gold (M): 5112/65.3/112 Gold (W): 5112/69.9/123 Red: 4762/67.8/121 The Lakes Course Black: 7001/73.8/135 Blue: 6572/72.0/130 White: 6222/69.8/129 Gold (M): 5612/66.7/123 Gold (W): 5612/72.3/125 Red: 5200/69.8/124

COURSE FACTS

Forest Course: 18 holes, Par 72 Lakes Course: 18 holes, Par 72 Architects: Ron Garl/Gary Koch General Manager: John Russell Director of Golf: Brian Richter, PGA

COURSE AMENITIES

• Clubhouse - Restaurant & Bar • Fully-stocked Pro Shop • Aqua Driving Range • PGA Lessons Available • Banquet Facilities • Rental Clubs • Book Online 24/7

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Odessa

The Eagles Golf Club Offering Two Championship Layouts at Affordable Rates The Eagles Golf Club boasts a long, proud tradition as the standard of excellence for public access golf in the Tampa Bay area. At over 7,000 yards from the tips, the Lakes Course features all-new Champion Bermuda greens and a traditional look and feel. Bring your long game as it will be tested with par 3s measuring up to 232 yards and par 4s topping off at 462 yards. At 6,719 yards from the championship tees, the Forest Course demands precise shot making and course management. The signature par-3 sixth hole offers the drama of a forced carry over water to a peninsula green. The back nine is nestled in a setting more reminiscent of a nature preserve than a golf course. Playing conditions at The Eagles are consistently excellent. Attention to detail both on the golf courses and in the clubhouse promise to make your experience at The Eagles a memorable one.

$10.00 OFF

POSTED MORNING & TWILIGHT RATE WITH THIS COUPON

• Not Valid on Super Twilight Rate or Replay Rate • Good for up to 4 Players • Offer Good Thru 6/30/19

16101 Nine Eagles Drive Odessa, FL 33556 (813) 920-6681 www. eaglesgolf.com


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River view

Summerfield Crossings Golf Club

Yardage/Rating/Slope: Green: 6903/73.0/125 Gold: 6375/70.6/121 Black: 5779/67.5/115 Silver: 5139/69.4/114

COURSE FACTS

Holes/Par: 18 holes, Par 71 Architect: Ron Garl General Mngr: Jason Blanchard, PGA Head Pro: James Gottschalk, PGA Superintendent: Keith Lamb, GCSAA

COURSE AMENITIES

• Clubhouse – Doc’s Grille • Tournaments for 12-144 • 2-tiered Driving Range • Putting & Chipping Greens • Practice Bunker Area • 7-Day Advanced Tee Times • Book Online 24/7

Upscale Public GC

MAP #36

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Golf Digest’s Places to Play 4-1/2 Stars Summerfield Crossings is a links-style golf course that looks like the great layouts of Scotland. This championship course is unique with pot bunkers, waste areas and small, undulating greens. The signature 15th hole is a demanding Par 3 featuring an island green and unpredictable winds. Facilities include a two-tiered driving range, putting and chipping greens and a practice bunker. Doc’s Grille offers a full-service bar, golfer’s grille and full banquet facilities. 13050 Summerfield Blvd. Riverview, FL 33568 (813) 671-3311 www.summerfieldgc.com

Tampa

Westchase Golf Club

Yardage/Rating/Slope: Blue: 6699/72.6/131 White: 6233/70.6/127 Green: 5869/67.2/121 Red: 5205/70.8/127

COURSE FACTS

Holes/Par: 18 holes, Par 72 Architect: Lloyd Clifton Interim GM: Zack Vervaecke, PGA Superintendent: Terry Pounce

COURSE AMENITIES

• Clubhouse • Dining Room with Liquor Bar • Banquet Facilities • Weddings/Private Functions • Fully-Stocked Pro Shop • Aqua Driving Range • Putting & Chipping Greens • Book Online 24/7 • Advantage Card with Rewards Program

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Westchase Golf Club’s promise to its customers is the relentless pursuit of perfect conditions and uncompromising personal service in a fun and relaxed environment. The layout, designed by nationally recognized architect Lloyd Clifton, winds through acres of lakes, woods, conservation areas and communities. Westchase offers manicured greens surrounded by natural wetlands, wooden bridges and bulkheads. With its 9,500-square-foot clubhouse, full-service dining room, and fully stocked pro shop, Westchase offers a country club atmosphere along with first-class service. Join our e-mail club and be the first to receive e-specials on green fees, merchandise and more. Go to www.westchasegc.com and sign up today. 11602 Westchase Golf Drive Tampa, FL 33626 (813) 854-2331 www.westchasegc.com


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Semi-Private GC

MAP #9

TEE INFORMATION

Yardage/Rating/Slope: Champ: 6898/73.5/129 Blue: 6053/69.4/117 White: 5487/66.9/109 Red: 4773/68.2/116

COURSE FACTS

Holes/Par: 18 holes, Par 72 Course Architects: Jed Azinger & Gordon Lewis Pro Shop Manager: John Panno Superintendent: Jim Poertner

COURSE AMENITIES

• Newly Renovated Clubhouse • Restaurant & Bar • Banquet Facilities • Pro Shop • Driving Range • Putting Green • Short Game Area • Lessons • Rental Clubs • Book Online 24/7

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Lutz

Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club Specializing in wedding receptions, golf tournaments, meetings, quinceaneras and all other celebrations. Heritage Harbor measures nearly 7,000 yards from the back tees and

is one of the most challenging public-access layouts in the Tampa Bay area. Four sets of tees are incorporated into the design, making the course fun for golfers of all skill levels. Swirling winds and strategically located bunkers can wreak havoc with players of this finely manicured links. Course designers Jed Azinger and Gordon Lewis took extra care when laying out the course to preserve the wildlife in residence. Check our website for golf rates and specials. We specialize in wedding receptions, golf tournaments, professional meetings, quinceaneras, and all other celebrations! We provide the highest standard of personalized service, and an outstanding variety of menu items from which to choose. Our attention to detail and our goal of total satisfaction, has been noticed by receiving awards from national wedding websites. Our full-service dining room offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner with full liquor bar available, providing a full day of enjoyment before and after your round of golf. Wedding and current banquet pricing are available on our website. 19502 Heritage Harbor Parkway Lutz, FL 33558 (813) 949-4886 www.heritageharborgolf.com


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Public Golf Course

MAP #27

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Yardage/Rating/Slope: Gator/Panther: 6489/71.4/119 Bobcat/Gator: 6222/70.3/114 Panther/Bobcat:: 6139/69.9/111

COURSE FACTS

Holes/Par: 27 holes, Par 71-73 General Manager: Ken Ross Director of Golf: Bob Capobianco Superintendent: Bill Stanton

COURSE AMENITIES

• Clubhouse & Snack Bar • Lounge • Pro Shop • Driving Range • 3-Hole Practice Course • Lessons Available with Bobby Capobianco • Rental Clubs • Book Online 24/7 • Trap & Skeet Shooting • Gun Rental

Odessa

Silver Dollar Trap & Golf Club Home of the Southern Grand, the largest trap shooting event in the Southeast US. Silver Dollar Golf Club offers a truly great golfing experience for every skill level, with three 9-hole courses that can be played individually or consecutively. This scenic golf club, located on the northwest corner of Tampa, Florida, conveniently located on the Pinellas/Hillsborough border offers a complete pro shop, extensive practice area, restaurant, and a fun, friendly staff. Nature has blessed this country setting flanked by stately trees, sparkling waters, deer, gators and an occasional eagle. Practice facilities include full driving range, three putting greens, a pitching and chipping green with sand trap, and three practice holes. Come and round out your game with us at the Silver Dollar! Ask about our rewards program. Silver Dollar is also home to the finest trap and skeet shooting club in the southeast US. Before or after your round, test your ability at trap or skeet shooting. Gun rental and ammunition are available. 12711 Silver Dollar Drive Odessa, FL 33556 (813) 920-3884 www.silverdollargolf.com

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MAP #33

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Yardage/Rating/Slope: TPC: 6898/74.2/140 Blue: 6610/72.1/136 Green: 6332/70.4/131  White: 6008/69.0/126  Silver: 5519/66.8/123  Red: 4990/69.2/117

COURSE FACTS

Holes/Par: 18 holes, Par 71 Architects: Bobby Weed, Chi Chi Rodriguez General Manager: Jeff Hartman, PGA Head Professional: Justin Wink, PGA Superintendent: Jason Kubel

COURSE AMENITIES

• Clubhouse • Banquet Facilities • CUATRO Restaurant • Award-winning Golf Shop and Practice Facilities • Putting & Chipping Greens • PGA Instruction • Club Rental • Home of 21 consecutive PGA TOUR Champions events

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TPC Tampa Bay Rated #13 Best Public Facility in North America in Golf World Magazine’s 2010 Reader’s Choice Poll. Playing to a par of 71, TPC Tampa Bay challenged the best players on the PGA TOUR Champions while providing a fun and memorable experience for players of all ages and abilities. The 18-hole design features the PGA TOUR’s trademark stadium mounding, numerous bunkers, water hazards and large, undulating greens that combine to provide both a visual treat and golfing adventure that rewards the most accurate shot makers. The property is also enhanced by an award-winning practice facility and golf shop as well as the CUATRO Restaurant & Bar, which is open to the public for breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday. Your chance to play at the former home of the Tampa Bay Pro-Am - one of the most successful tournaments on the PGA TOUR Champions - is closer than you think. Conveniently located just a half-mile east of Veteran’s Expressway exit #16, the club is only a 20-minute drive from Tampa International Airport. Visit TPC Tampa Bay and experience first-hand the standards of excellence for which the TPC Network is recognized. All it takes is a phone call or visit our website to reserve your starting time at one of the premier daily fee facilities in America.

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Semi-Private Course

MAP #46

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Yardage/Rating/Slope Green: 6081/68.3/122 White: 5362/66.1/108 Gold: 4769/63.6/102 Red: 4769/67.2/117 Blue: 4119/61.7/99

COURSE FACTS

Holes/Par: 18 holes, Par 71 Architect: Ron Garl General Manager: Rick Dingus, PGA Head Golf Professional: Devin Dahlgren Superintendent: Marshall Edgren

COURSE AMENITIES

• Clubhouse • Restaurant & Bar • Banquet Facilities • Stocked Pro Shop • Putting/Chipping Green • Short Game Area • Lessons Available • Tournaments, Outings, Weddings and Banquets Welcome

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Timber Greens Country Club This Ron Garl Design is Always in Magificent Condition Timber Greens’ semi-private golf course features 6,081 yards of golf from its longest tees for a par of 71. The course’s USGA rating is 68.3 and has a slope rating of 122 on pristine Bermuda grass fairways and flawless Paspalum greens. Designed by renowned golf course architect Ron Garl, the Timber Greens golf course was opened in 1995. Abundant sand, wetlands and rolling, tree-lined fairways challenge players of all skill levels. Timber Greens is pleased to extend their hospitality to those playing a round of golf as individuals, groups or in corporate leagues the opportunity to visit their 19th Hole Bar & Grille for delicious food and beverages. The course is also available for corporate outings and tournaments. Please call the Pro Shop at (727) 372-0789 for details.

CHECK FOR GOLF SPECIALS AT TIMBERGREENS.NET 6333 Timber Greens Boulevard New Port Richey, FL 34655 (727) 372-0789 www.timbergreens.net


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TAMPA BAY Bay Palms Golf Complex (813) 840-6904 MIL 18 72 N: 6446/71.0/123 • • • • • 45 5 1803 Golf Course Ave., MacDill AFB, FL 33621 18 72 S: 6768/72.4/124 Black Diamond Ranch (352) 746-3446 PR 18 72 Q:7159/75.0/137 • • • • • 2 18 72 R: 6921/73.4/130 39 2600 W. Black Diamond Cr, Lecanto, FL 34461; 18 72 H: 3447/74.8/143 CR 491, 1.5 miles N of Norel Bryant Hwy. (CR486). Cheval Golf & Athletic Club (813) 949-4231 SP 18 72 6961/74.5/140 • • • • • 30 38 4312 Cheval Blvd., Lutz, FL 33558; On N. Dale Mabry Hwy, just north of Van Dyke Rd.

Chi Chi Rodriquez Golf Club (727) 726-4673 P 18 69 5454/66.6/122 • • • • • 24 1 3030 McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater, FL 33761; 1/4 mile north of SR 580

Countryside Country Club (727) 796-2153 PR 27 72 B/L: 6635/72.1/137 • • • • • 96 27 72 L/P: 6766/73.3/135 44 3001 Countryside Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33761; On 27 72 P/B: 6665/72.6/133 Countryside Boulevard, 1 mile north of SR 580. Crescent Oaks Golf Club (727) 937-4653 SP 18 72 6808/73.2/137 • • • • • 22 3 3300 Crescent Oaks Blvd., Tarpon Springs, FL 34688; On Eastlake Rd, 1/2 mile north of Keystone Rd.

Cypress Run Golf Club (727) 938-3774 PR 18 72 16 2669 St. Andrews Blvd., Tarpon Springs, FL 34688

6947/74.1/136 • • • • • 25

Off Keystone Rd., 2 miles east of US Hwy 19

East Bay Golf Club (727) 581-3333 P 18 7 702 Country Club Dr., Largo, FL 33771;

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6451/70.1/128 • • • • • 26

2 miles west of US 19 off East Bay Dr.

East Lake Woodlands GC (727) 784-8576 PR 36 72 N: 6807/73.4/142 • • • • • 96 47 1055 East Lake Woodlands Blvd., Oldsmar, FL 34777; 36 72 S: 6705/72.6/127 Off McMullen Booth Rd., 1 mile north of SR 584

The Eagles Golf Club (813) 920-6681 SP 18 6 16101 Nine Eagles Drive, Odessa, FL 33556;

72 F:6604/72.3/134 • • • • • 31

SR 584 to Race Track Road, north 3 miles

Fox Hollow Golf Club (727) 376-6333 SP 18 71 8 10050 Robert Trent Jones Pkwy., Trinity, FL 34655;

7138/74.6/131 • • • • • 14

On Little Rd., 3 miles south of SR 54

Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club (813) 949-4886 SP 18 72 6898/73.5/129 • • • • • 33 9 19502 Heritage Harbor Pkwy., Lutz, FL 33558; North on Dale Mabry Hwy. to Lutz Lake Fern Rd., west to course

Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club (813) 907-7447 SP 18 72 10 10630 Plantation Bay Drive, Tampa, FL 33647;

6976/73.2/132 • • • • • 30

Bruce B. Downs Blvd to Cross Creek, East to course

Hunter’s Green Country Club (813) 973-1000 PR 18 72 7058/73.5/135 • • • • • 96 49 18101 Longwater Run Dr., Tampa, FL 33647; On Bruce B. Downs Blvd., 7 miles north of Bearss Ave.

Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club (727) 864-2714 PR 18 71 6251/69.1/130 • • • • • 13 11 6000 Sun Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL 33713; On 54th Ave. South, 3 miles west of US Hwy 19

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TAMPA BAY Mainlands Golf Club (727) 577-4847 P 18 67 4803/62.3/96 • • • • • 27 14 9445 Mainlands Blvd. W., Pinellas Park, FL 33782; On US Hwy 19 North, 1 miles north of Park Blvd.

Mission Inn Resort (888) 283-6363 R 18 72 EC: 7015/73.8/136 • • • • • 7 17 10400 CR 48, Howey-In-The-Hills, FL 34737;

Pebble Creek Golf Club (813) 973-3870 SP 18 71 6824/73.14/139 • • • • • 22 18 10550 Regents Park Dr., Tampa, FL 33647;

On CR 48 .2 miles past San Luis Blvd.

Off Bruce B. Downs Blvd., 7 miles N of Bearrs Ave.

Pinecrest Golf Course (727) 584-6497 P 18 55 19 1200 - 8th Ave., SW, Largo, FL 34640;

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1 1/2 miles west of Seminole Blvd.

Plantation Palms Golf Club (813) 996-4653 SP 18 72 6436/71.1/127 • • • • • 22 20 23253 Plantation Blvd., Land O’Lakes, FL 34639; I-75 to SR 54, 7 miles west to Collier, north 1 mile

Seminole Lake Country Club (727) 391-6255 SP 18 72 6501/71.2/125 • • • • • 28 23 6100 Augusta Blvd., Seminole, FL 33777; Take Park Blvd. to Park St., go south 2 miles.

Silver Dollar Trap & Golf Club (813) 920-3884 SP 27 71-73 6489/71.4/119 • • • • • 34 27 12711 Silver Dollar Drive., Odessa, FL 33556; 8 72 LC: 7230/74.8/135 SR 584 to Race Track Rd, N 6 miles to Patterson Rd, W 3m

Streamsong Resort (844) 600-5084 R 18 72 B: 7176/74.1/131 • • • • • 8 24 1000 Streamsong Drl, Bowling Green, FL 33834; 18 72 R: 7148/74.2/130 On Ft. Green Road, 4 miles south of CR-630; 18 72 Bk: 7331/74.7/135 Summerfield Crossings Golf Club (813) 671-3311 SP 18 71 6903/73.0/125 • • • • • 32 28 13050 Summerfield Dr., Riverview, FL 33568; I-75 to exit 246, east 2 miles on Big Bend Rd

Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club (813) 972-1991 PR 18 72 7004/74.3/140 • • • • • 96 50 5811 Tampa Palms Blvd., Tampa, FL 33647; On Bruce B. Downs Blvd., 3 miles south of I-75

Tarpon Springs Golf Course (727) 934-5191 SP 18 72 6243/69.3/127 • • • • • 29 30 1310 S. Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689; On Alr. US 19, 1 mile north of Klosterman Rd.

Timber Greens Golf Club (727) 372-0789 SP 18 71 6081/68.3/122 • • • • • 36 46 6333 Timber Greens Blvd., New Port Richey, FL 34655; On Little Road, 2 miles north of SR 54

TPC Tampa Bay (813) 949-0090 P 18 33 5300 Lutz Lake Fern Rd., Lutz, FL 33558;

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6898/73.6/135 • • • • • 35

1/2 mile east of Veteran’s Expressway (SR 589) exit #16

Wentworth Golf Club (727) 942-4760 SP 18 72 6459/71.5/144 • • • • • 22 35 2990 Wentworth Way, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688; On Eastlake Rd., 1/2 mile south of Keystone Road

Westchase Golf Club (813) 854-2331 P 18 72 6699/72.6/131 • • • • • 32 36 11602 Westchase Golf Dr., Tampa, FL 33626; Take Veteran’s Expressway to exit #7, west on Linebaugh Ave 3.5 miles

World Woods Golf Club (352) 796-5500 P 18 71 PB:7237/75.3/133 • • • • • 37 18 72 RO:7333/74.8/132 37 17590 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34614; Veteran’s Expressway to Hwy. 98, then east 1/4 mile


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SHOPPING Big Mike’s House of Golf 12647 US Hwy 19 N, Hudson, FL 34667 | www.bigmikeshouseofgolf.com | (727) 378-4999 | Map #16, Ad Page 12 Blue Collar Golf Shop 11616 Seminole Blvd., Largo, FL 33778 | www.bluecollargolf.net | (727) 542-9228 | Map #51, Ad Page 12 Bob VanSweden Golf 2300 – 26th St. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33713 | www.BobVanSwedenGolf.com | (727) 321-4653 | Map #54, Ad Page 8 Edwin Watts Golf Shops 32257 US Hwy 19 North, Palm Harbor, FL 34684 | (727) 787-3370 | Map #53, Ad Page 95 www.worldwidegolfshops.com Club Champion 2486 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon, FL 33511 | www.clubchampiongolf.com | Map #62, Ad Page 10 Opening March 2019 Edwin Watts Golf Shops 11921 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618 | (813) 960-5330 | Map #40, Ad Page 95 www.worldwidegolfshops.com In The Sand Golf 1628 Dale Mabry Hwy, Lutz, FL 33548 | www.ITS-GOLF.com | (813) 264-7911 | Map #48, Ad Page 90 Southern Golf of Pinellas, Inc. 4647 – 4th St. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33703 | www.southerngolfofpinellas.com | (888) 690-4920 | Map #55, Ad Page 11 T & D Golf Stores 4205 W. Waters Ave., Tampa, FL 33614 | (813) 888-5433 | Map #56, Ad Page 5 www.tanddgolfstores.com | T & D Golf Stores 180 Race Track Rd., Oldsmar, FL 34677 | (813) 855-5385 | Map #57, Ad Page 5 www.tanddgolfstores.com |

Trust In God Products T & D Golf Store | 4205 W. Waters Avenue, Tampa, FL 33614 | www.trustingodproducts.com | (813) 888-5433 | Map #56, Ad Page 48 ENTERTAINMENT/SERVICES Amuni Financial, Inc. 720 Second Ave. S., St. Petersburg, FL 33701 | www.amuni.com | (800) 868-6864 | Map #59, Ad Page 3 County Golf Association www.countygolf.com | (727) 446-6644 | Ad Page 48 Golf Today www.golftodaychallenge.com | (561) 880-1007 | Ad Page 18 DRIVING RANGES/LESSON TEE Ace Golf Brandon 820 South Kings Ave., Brandon, FL 33511 | www.ace-golf.com | (813) 651-4653 | Map #31, Ad Page 22 Ace Golf Riverview 12910 Boyette Rd., Riverview, FL 33569 | www.ace-golf.com | (813) 672-7750 | Map #32, Ad Page 22 Chi Chi Golf & Family Sports Complex 2987 N. McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater, FL 33626 | www.chichi.org | (727) 216-6387 | Map #61, Ad Page 19 The Downs Golf Practice Facility 11225 Race Track Rd., Oldsmar, FL 33626 | www.tampabaydowns.com | (813) 854-4946 | Map #62, Ad Page 19 John Hayes Golf, PGA At Chi Chi Golf & Family Sports Complex | 2987 N. McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater, FL 33761 | www.JohnHayesGolf.com | (727) 692-4679 | Map #61, Ad Page 18


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GOLF COURSES NOT FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE OF GOLF COAST MAGAZINE COURSE TYPE LOCATION PHONE COURSE TYPE LOCATION PHONE PINELLAS COUNTY Bardmoor GC

SP

Largo

(727) 392-1234

Temple Terrace G&CC

Bayou Club

PV

Largo

(727) 399-1000

Terrace Hill GC

Belleair CC

PV

Belleair

(727) 442-0229

Walden Lake G&CC

Clearwater GC

SP

Clearwater

(727) 443-5078

Cove Cay GC

SP

Clearwater

(727) 535-1406

PASCO COUNTY

Cypress Links

M

St. Petersburg

(727) 551-3333

Cypress Run GC

PV

Tarpon Springs

(727) 937-3191

Dunedin GC

SP

Dunedin

Feather Sound CC

PV

Highland Lakes GC

PV

Temple Terrace

(813) 988-1791

P

Temple Terrace

(813) 985-4653

SP

Plant City

(813) 754-8575

Abbey at St. Leo’s

SP

St. Leo

(352) 588-2016

Beacon Woods GC

SP

Bayonet Point

(727) 868-9528

(727) 733-7836

Forest Hills GC

SP

Holiday

(727) 934-7317

Clearwater

(727) 572-6677

Groves Golf & CC (The)

SP

Land O’Lakes

(813) 996-0161

PV

Palm Harbor

(727) 785-9819

Heritage Pines CC

PV

Hudson

(727) 861-1645

Innisbrook Resort & GC PV/R

Palm Harbor

(727) 942-2000

Heritage Springs CC

PV

Trinity

(727) 372-5281

The Landings GC

Clearwater

(727) 447-5272

Lake Jovita G&CC

SP

Dade City

(352) 588-9200

Palm Harbor

(727) 784-7333

Lexington Oaks GC

SP

Wesley Chapel

(813) 907-7270

SP

Hudson

(727) 868-1091

Lansbrook GC

P SP

Largo GC

P

Largo

(727) 518-3024

The Links GC

Mangrove Bay GC

M

St. Petersburg

(727) 893-7800

Links of Lake Bernadette SP

Zephyrhills

(813) 788-7888

Palm Hill GC

SP

Largo

(727) 581-1710

Meadow Oaks GC

SP

Hudson

(727) 856-2878

Pasadena Y&CC

PV

Pasadena

(727) 381-7922

Quail Hollow GC

SP

Wesley Chapel

(813) 333-0033

Top of the World GC

SP

Clearwater

(727) 726-7773

River Ridge GC

SP

New Port Richey (727) 847-4762

Tarpon Woods GC

SP

Twin Brooks GC Vinoy Club

Palm Harbor

(727) 784-7606

Saddlebrook Resort

Wesley Chapel

(813) 973-1111

M

St. Petersburg

(727) 893-7445

Scotland Yards GC

SP

Dade City

(352) 567-7600

PV/R

St. Petersburg

(727) 896-8000

Sea Pines GC

SP

Hudson

(727) 863-1214

Seven Springs G&CC

SP

New Port Richey (727) 376-0035

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

R, SP

Silverado G&CC

SP

Zephyrhills

(813) 788-1225

Apollo Beach GC

SP

Apollo Beach

(813) 645-6212

Southport Springs GC

SP

Zephyrhills

(813) 780-7637

Avila G&CC

PV

Tampa

(813) 961-1754

Springer’s Gulf Harbor GC P

New Port Richey (727) 849-7675 New Port Richey (727) 856-0771

Babe Zaharias GC

P

Tampa

(813) 631-4374

Summertree Golf Club

P

SP

Valrico

(813) 685-4105

Tampa Bay Golf & CC

SP

San Antonio

(352) 588-5454

Buckhorn Springs G&CC PV

Valrico

(813) 689-7766

Town & Country GC

SP

Dade City

(352) 567-6622

Caloosa CC

PV

Sun City Center

(813) 634-2870

Zephyrhills GC

M

Zephyrhills

(813) 782-0714

Carrollwood CC

PV

Tampa

(813) 961-1369

The Claw at USF

P

Tampa

(813) 632-6893

HERNANDO COUNTY

Countryway GC

P

Tampa

(813) 854-1182

Bloomingdale GC

Brookridge CC

PV

Brooksville

(352) 596-8161

Club Renaissance

SP

Sun City Center

(813) 642-9091

Brooksville CC

SP

Brooksville

(352) 796-8876

Cypress Creek

SP

Ruskin

(813) 634-8888

Glen Lakes CC

PV

Brooksville

(352) 597-1118

Diamond Hill GC

SP

Valrico

(813) 689-7219

The Heather G&CC

SP

Brooksville

(352) 596-2019

Freedom Fairways

SP

Sun City

(813) 633-4653

Hernando Oaks GC

SP

Brooksville

(352) 799-9908

Northdale G&TC

SP

Tampa

(813) 962-0428

High Point GC

PV

Brooksville

(352) 596-0833

Old Memorial GC

PV

Tampa

(813) 926-8888

Oak Hills GC

SP

Spring Hill

(352) 683-6830

Palm Ceia G&TC

PV

Tampa

(813) 253-3061

The Quarry

P

Brooksville

(352) 544-5495

River Hills CC

PV

Valrico

(813) 653-1554

Rivard G&CC

SP

Brooksville

(352) 796-1410

Riverside GC

SP

Ruskin

(813) 645-2000

The Ridge GC

SP

Ridge Manor

(352) 608-4800

Rocky Point GC

P

Tampa

(813) 673-4316

Seven Hills GC

SP

Spring Hill

(352) 688-8888

Rogers Park GC

P

Tampa

(813) 356-1670

Silverthorn CC

SP

Brooksville

(352) 799-4653

Sandpiper GC

SP

Sun City Center

(813) 634-3377

Southern Hills Plantation PV

Brooksville

(352) 277-5000

Scepter GC

PV

Sun City Center

(813) 634-4393

Timber Pines CC

Spring Hill

(352) 666-2311

PV

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GOLF COAST NEWS Local Golf News from the Greater Tampa Bay Area

2019 PGA Merchandise Show

The 66th PGA Merchandise Show, the industry’s annual “MAJOR of Golf Business,” came to a close January 25, in Orlando, as it welcomed nearly 40,000 golf industry professionals from all 50 U.S. states and 89 countries. The 2019 edition delivered exciting product and industry announcements that energized the industry for the New Year. PGA Professionals and buyers uncovered the newest products, trends and technology from more than 1,000 exhibiting golf companies and brands. This included more than 200 companies new to the PGA Show, creating the world’s largest business-to-business golf event, within 1 million square feet of interactive exhibit, demonstration and meeting space of the Orange County Convention Center. As the world’s largest gathering of PGA Professionals, the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show attracted more than 7,500 PGA Professionals from around the world. The top five countries (outside of U.S.) represented in attendance were Canada, United Kingdom, Korea, Japan and China. The top five U.S. states represented in attendance

Spring-2019

were Florida, California, New York, Georgia and North Carolina. The 2019 PGA Show was marked by significant industry announcements and product introductions including Titleist’s new ProV1 golf balls, Cameron putters and Vokey wedges; PING’s G410 drivers/woods; Callaway’s Epic Flash Driver; Cobra’s Speedback Driver; Odyssey’s Stroke Lab putters; Bridgestone’s E12 golf balls; and Mizuno’s new ST190 woods and JPX919 Hot Metal Pro irons, among many others. The global golf gathering began on Tuesday, January 22, at the PGA Show Demo Day, when thousands of PGA Professionals and invited golf retailers previewed and personally tested the newest equipment, training aids and accessories from more than 100 top golf companies at Orange County National Golf Center. The newest products were tested within 200 hitting bays, multiple putting greens, a golf cart track and the vendor village at the 42-acre practice facility, to create the world’s largest professional golf demo event. On Wednesday morning, Jan. 23, PGA President Suzy Whaley and Continued Page 45


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PGA CEO Seth Waugh paid tribute to military veterans, the PGA’s 2018 Patriot Award Winner, Ken Juhn, and the PGA HOPE program with a live band and a red-carpet entrance for special guests at the PGA Show Opening Ceremony in the Central Lobby of the OCCC. Ken Juhn is the PGA teaching professional at Terrace Hill Golf Club in Temple Terrace Amuni Financial Managing your family’s wealth and retirement means more to us than simply allocating your assets. Financial matters are deeply personal, and our goal is to help our clients make better sense of both life and money. Consider partnering with us as you manage and enjoy your family’s wealth, and as you build your enduring legacy. In 1980, Amuni Financial was founded as a firm built on handshakes and personal relationships. We have grown by remaining committed to serving our clients and have built our identity based on the following principles: Integrity Our reputation is who we are– nothing is more important. Honesty and integrity are intertwined and undeniably critical to our firm and our culture. Our success and our value to our clients hinges on the complete adoption of these values. Respect We believe in a culture of mutual respect—for one another and for our clients. Respect creates a Continued Page 47

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ATTEN-SHUN!

Tampa Bay’s Best Kept Secret The beautiful 36-hole Bay Palms Golf Complex at MacDill Air Force Base IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PLAY TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. NOW ANYONE CAN PLAY at MacDill Just call the golf course at least 3 business days in advance with players’ names and driver’s license numbers. That’s it! You can also schedule an outing or tournament at MacDill. Gorgeous venues, great prices and a military “aura”… what’s not to like?

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MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida

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The President’s Report The 2019 season has commenced and we have a lot of great additions to our chapter. Keith Kulzer, PGA, our Tournament Chairman, has been extremely busy building a very strong tournament calendar. We will be competing at some of the top facilities in the Tampa Bay area. One of those events will be held at Palma Ceia Country Club, where our Chapter Professional Awards will take place. It’s an exciting time of year to recognize our deserving professionals for their great accomplishments in very deserving categories. The chapter calendar also includes our education opportunities, assistant professional events, and four stand-alone professional meetings. All of our events will have a new look and more PGA branding to bring awareness to our organization. Mackenzie Mack, PGA, our Education Chair, has been busy working on the four opportunities throughout the year. Our first one will be held on June 5-6 in conjunction with the Southwest Chapter. This will give our members an opportunity to become specialized in a specific field, leading into Certified Professional and finally Master Professional. GolfCoastMagazine.com

Todd Sammons, from the education department, will be the facilitator. Zoran Ilic, PGA continues to push our Assistant Association. Once again five events that combine education and tournament opportunities for our Associates will be offered. If an Associate attends a minimum of three events, they will have the opportunity to follow criteria to be awarded an Assistant Grant for $1,000 towards their PGA Associate education. The money raised for this grant came from our final Pro-Am of the year at Lone Palm. Last year’s recipient, Michael Ramos, will be recognized during our Awards Pro-Pro at Palma Ceia on April 4. Our chapter partnerships continue to stay strong. Thank you to Breakthru Beverage, Jan Pro, Century Buick, Horus Construction, Southern Homes, Performance Food Group, and, of course, Golf Coast Magazine. Lastly, a special thank you to our Vice President, Tim Baker, PGA and Secretary, Bryan Moran, PGA for their countless hours of organization and dedication to our Chapter. Their hard work to serve our members does not go unnoticed.

– Matt Jordan, President


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2019 West Central Chapter Tournament Schedule Mon. Mar. 4 Thurs. Apr. 4 Thurs. May 9 M.-Tu. June 3-4 Thurs. June 13 Mon. June 17 M.-Tu. July 8-9 Thurs. July 11 Mon. July 29 Mon. Aug. 5 Mon. Aug. 12 Thurs. Aug. 22 Tues. Sep. 3 Mon. Sep. 23 Mon. Sep. 30 Mon. Oct. 7 Mon. Oct. 21 Mon. Nov. 25 Mon. Dec. 16

Pro-Am @ Tampa Palms Pro-Pro Awards @ Palma Ceia Assistants @ Lone Palm Senior Chapter Championship @ Dunedin Assistants @ Fox Hollow Stroke Play @ Streamsong (Blue) Chapter Championship @ Belleair Assistants @ Tampa Palms 2-Person Championship @ World Woods Pro-Pro @ TPC Tampa Bay Gary Koch Pro-Junior @ Temple Terrace Assistants @ Avila Quota @ Grasslands Pro-Scratch @ Carrollwood Senior-Junior @ Isla Del Sol Stableford Championship @ Fox Hollow Pro-Am @ Renaissance Vinoy WCC/ECC Pro-Pro @ CC Winter Haven Pro-Am @ Avila GCM

collaborative environment where open communication channels are created and where all points of view are considered. Reliability For over 35 years we have remained patient, focused and reliable in an industry fraught with change. We will remain conservative and calculated in order to continue providing unequivocal value to our clients. Innovation We will always innovate. By embracing change and disruption we will constantly strive for a better way to provide investment advice and services to our clients. It is our true belief that the more you know and understand about your investments and who is managing them the better it is for all of us. For that reason, Amuni Financial organizes investment seminars from October to May. Our seminars will allow you to get to know us and what sets us apart as well as the products and services we offer. Register today at amuni.com/events or by calling us at (800) 868-6864 or just come by our office at 720 2nd Ave. South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701. Spring 2019 Seminar Locations: Bradenton • Cape Coral • Lady Lake • Leesburg • Venice / Englewood •Winter Haven • Zephyrhills All investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Discuss the various risks of investing with your trusted financial consultant. Member FINRA, SIPC. Continued Page 48


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Continued from Page 47 “a great way to play different courses and meet new friends.”

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Hello, my name is Ben Smith. Since 1996 I have been the owner/operator of T&D Golf Stores in Tampa. Earlier this year, I started a new brand called Trust In God Products. “T’nG” is about creating a line of products people use daily. I want to help people share their faith! T’nG products are available at T & D Golf Store 4205 W. Waters Ave. Tampa, FL 33614 Online at TrustInGodProducts.com or Call Ben at (813) 294-5639

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Play the Courses You Like at Guaranteed Low Rates All Summer Long and More! Central and Northeast Florida courses are now participating with the long established Southwest! Big Summer Golf Card® delivers consistently great rates at top area courses all summer long with many courses offering special, favorable pricing other months of the year as well. Every month there is a drawing for Big Money Tour winners which will reward 60 golfers with $30,000 in prizes including a grand prize of $1,000 cash every month*. More play means more chances to win! All participating courses carry our “Golf Guide” listing all courses and their published rates as well as maps and other great information to help your golf game! You can also find the guide at Edwin Watts stores and PGA Tour Superstores! For right up to date information go to the website bigsummergolf.com and check out the latest offers – don’t forget to bookmark us as rates and offers change all the time. Every Big Summer Golf Card holder is automatically eligible to play The Big Money TourSM with 10 prizes every month worth $5,000 including cash, golf equipment and golf certificates. Since 2013 more than 380 golfers have shared in $180,000 in prizes from the Big Money Tour and our monthly random prize drawing!! Don’t miss out, join this growing group of winners with every registered round you play. Check in at the pro shop counter at any of the Exclusive participating courses.

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The Venice Golf and Country Club You don’t have to live here to love the lifestyle

NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO ENJOY THIS PRIVATE CLUB EXPERIENCE by Wayne Mills In a rare opportunity, The Venice Golf and Country Club is opening its gates to welcome outside members. The private member-owned equity club, located on 460 tropical acres in the beautiful Gulf Coast city of Venice, traditionally held membership open only for homeowners, now has a few spots available for non-residents. Surrounded by the beauty of mature trees, shimmering lakes and abundant wildlife, members enjoy private access to all amenities with unlimited rounds of golf on the impeccably maintained, championship 18-hole golf course. The course winds through lush landscapes of mature oaks, palms and pines and around ponds and natural preserves. With a cap on golf members of 350, there will always be a tee time available. A traditional practice facility features 25 stations, two putting greens, a chipping and short game area. In 2015 the Club completed a $2.5 million renovation to the golf course with new grasses and bunkers making for pristine course conditions. Eric Bennett, CGCS, who earned his chops at places like TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra and Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo before taking the head job at VGCC, is in charge of overseeing course maintenance and produces as good putting surfaces as you’ll find anywhere. Aside from superb golf, VGCC offers an amazing array of member activities including both casual and formal dining. Poolside dining is available on the sun terraces surrounding the heated, Junior Olympic sized pool and outdoor jacuzzi. VGCC is one of the few clubs in the area in which residents may enjoy the use of their own golf cart throughout the Community. Four Har-Tru tennis courts, pickleball and fitness facilities complete with personal training and classes, offer physical activities for every level. GolfCoastMagazine.com


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Environmental stewardship is a hallmark of VGCC as evidenced by their status as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, an America’s Greenest Clubs and an award-winning GEO Certified golf community; a prestigious acknowledgment held by select few courses throughout the world. VGCC has even negotiated a complicated arrangement with city, county and state agencies to drain surface runoff water into an adjacent county reservoir and then draw irrigation water from it eliminating its reliance on effluent water. The membership at The Venice Golf and Country Club is a fun-loving and welcoming bunch who look forward to having new members join them in living the good life. Those seeking fun and excitement in the next chapter of their journey will discover luxury, relaxation and quality time making memories with family and friends. They will even make it easy to join with several nonresident promotional options. But hurry only eight non-resident opportunities remain. “The membership is incredibly dynamic and engaged together in a full calendar of dining, entertainment and sports activity,” explains Jim Schell General Manager and Certified Chief Executive of the Club. “Perhaps the activity that stands out as most popular next to Golf is our Wine Club.” VGCC presents more than 270 special events each year. The Club is located in the heart of Venice at 250 Venice Golf Club Drive. For more information visit their website at VeniceGolfandCC.com. To discuss the possibilities, contact Meg Stepanian, Director of Membership and Marketing at 941-492-9600 ext 131 or m.stepanian@venicegcc.com The saying at The Venice Golf and Country Club is See it. Live it. Love it. This is your chance.


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Legacy Golf Club Come to Legacy to experience the transformation! New TifEagle greens that putt true, bunker and landscape renovations have restored the course to championship condition. An award-winning Arnold Palmer Signature Design, Legacy features multiple elevated tees, natural wetlands and virtually every hole is framed by sand and water. This resort daily-fee course is different from anything found in the region. Not only is the course memorable, but a round of golf at this impressive facility comes with a guaranteed level of service you would only expect to find at world-class private club. The large practice facility is a great place to work on your game and lessons are available by PGA professionals. The newly remodeled clubhouse offers a fully stocked pro shop and The Ranch Grille serves lunch and specialties daily. Legacy Golf Club has been voted among the “Best Places to Play” by readers of Golf Digest.

www.legacygolfclub.com 941-907-7920

Serenoa Golf Club

Serenoa is not the typical Florida golf course. Regarded by many as one of Sarasota’s favorites, the course boasts large manicured greens and generous fairways that flow through wetlands and the natural layof-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! Amenities include a driving range, well-stocked golf shop, putting green, and professional instruction. Rental clubs are available. The attractive lakeside dining room has been recently updated with new decor, and dining furniture, making it the perfect backdrop for a beautiful wedding , meeting or banquet. At Serenoa Golf Club, tournaments, corporate, charity and group outings are our specialty! Ask about leagues and membership opportunities. Conveniently located off I-75 in Sarasota, Serenoa is a quick drive from anywhere on the Suncoast.

www.serenoagc.com 941-925-2755


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Yardage/Rating/Slope: Men’s White: 3752 / 60.3 / 101; Ladies Red: 3122 / 58.5 / 95

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Number of Holes: 18 Architect: Dean Refram Director of Operations: Joel King Superintendent: Andrew Jordan

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COURSE AMENITIES

• Putting Green • Pro Shop • Walking Allowed • Tournaments and Leagues Welcome • Rental Clubs Available • Exclusive Foot Joy Dealer

Pinebrook/Ironwood Golf Club is one of the area’s finest executive courses nestled inside a beautiful community. Between the water-bordered fairways and the 37 bunkers surrounding 18 Champion Bermuda greens this 3,706-yard, par-61 course offers a challenge to golfers of all ages and handicaps. The amenities include a pro shop, snacks, refreshments and putting green. 4260 Ironwood Circle Bradenton, FL 34209 941-792-3288 www.PinebrookIronwood.com

Semi-Private Course

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Bradenton

Peridia Golf and Country Club

Yardage/Rating/Slope: Blue: 3373 / 58.8 / 97 Yellow: 3014 / 56.2 / 89 Red: 2749 / 55.6 / 89

COURSE FACTS

Number of Holes: 18 Architects: Jed Azinger and Gordon Lewis General Manager: Tom Donato, CAM Pro Shop Manager: Brian Schmidt Superintendent: Ray Bartels, Jr. , CGCS

COURSE AMENITIES

• Complete Pro Shop • Terrace on The Green Restaurant with Full Bar service • Banquets and weddings • Golf Lessons available

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Manatee County’s Premier Executive Golf Course offers lush fairways and redesigned Tif-Eagle greens that provide a challenge to golfers of all skill levels and the ability to play in 3 hours. Walk or ride anytime! It’s the perfect course for couples, families, and seniors to improve their short game. Peridia’s full service restaurant and banquet facility is open to the public for lunch and dinner. Sunday brunch is the Club’s most popular event, every Sunday from 10am to 2 pm, please call to make your reservation. 4950 Peridia Boulevard East Bradenton, FL 34203 941-758-2582 www.peridiagcc.net


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University Park Country Club UNIVERSITY PARK in MANATEE COUNTY

University Park Country Club, the area’s premier semi-private country club, continues to be the “not to be missed” golf destination on Florida’s Cultural Coast. The breathtaking championship golf course is designed to reward the golfer whatever their skill level and provide an exhilarating golf experience against a stunning backdrop of native Florida. The impeccable conditions and beauty of the course as well as the club’s renowned friendly service offer the daily-fee player a private club experience that is surprisingly affordable. As University Park Country Club continues to improve, it is no surprise that the course consistently earns awards and recognition from independent reader’s surveys and discerning golfers. For the 22nd year in a row, the award-winning and challenging 27 holes at University Park have earned Golf Digest’s 4-star rating, with writers enthusiastically calling it a “must play” course. The Ron Garl-designed course has won accolades and distinction from, Golf for Women, Golfweek and Florida Sportsfan placing University Park in “Florida’s Top Fifty.” Locally University Park County Club has been voted “Best Place to Play Golf” by Sarasota Magazine readers every year since 1993, and Golf Advisor has ranked it #10 on its 2015 top 25 courses in Florida. The founding partnership of Pat Neal and Rolf Pasold combined exceptional local expertise with an international vision. Respect for nature and a commitment to excellence is unparalleled at University Park. Careful planning and attention to detail are the hallmarks of Neal/Pasold management which has blended a beautiful piece of property with exceptional golf and an unsurpassed lifestyle. Among the most prestigious and revered awards for this community are “Best Community Design in America” awarded by The National Association of Home Builders and Professional Builder Magazine, and “Best Development in Region” by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council Future of the Region Award. Unrelenting attention to detail is evident and these high standards keep the course in top playing condition to maximize player enjoy-

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For the 22nd year in a row the beautiful and challenging 27 holes at University Park have earned Golf Digest’s 4-Star Rating with writers enthusiastically calling it a “must play” course.

LOCATION ment of the course. Add to this dedicated employees who create a friendly, relaxed atmosphere which is why the club has a reputation for first-class service. University Park County Club is committed to an ongoing program of improving and upgrading its golf operations. Each year the club’s management reviews the changing needs of its golfing members and visitors and responds with innovative actions that reflect the rapidly changing environment and technology in the golfing industry today. The club’s website is now responsive for all mobile devices and offers online tee time booking options making it even easier to book a tee time at this awardwinning golf course. PGA Professional Clinton Whitelaw, a former South African Open winner, LPGA tour player Sue Ertl and Head Golf Professional Ashley Hayden, bring golf instruction to every level of golfer. The Golf Academy offers a variety of clinics, golf schools, the popular Get Golf Ready programs, playing lessons and private instruction. The outstanding golf experience is enhanced by notable food and beverage service. Golfers are invited to enjoy lunch post or pre round and drinks and conversation are always welcomed on the lakeside café. The awardwinning culinary staff and management attract many of the area’s most prominent charitable and corporate golf tournaments, weddings and special events.

7671 The Park Blvd. University Park, FL 34201 1.8 miles west of I-75, exit 213.

www.universitypark-fl.com STATISTICS

Number of Holes: 27 Par-72 10+1 10+19 Emerald 6446 6598 Platinum 6095 6205 Gold 5607 5720 Ruby 5338 5456 Bronze 4875 4949

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COURSE FACTS

Architect: Ron Garl General Manager: Laurie Evans Head Golf Professional: Ashley Hayden Head Teaching Pro: Clinton Whitelaw Superintendent: Curtis Nickerson

Visit University Park Country Club located just 1.8 miles west of I-75 on University Parkway (Exit 213). For Tee Times call (941) 359-9999. For Club Membership call Ann Backus at (941) 355-3888 x234. Visit our website: www.universitypark-fl.com to be included in special e-news and rate promotions.


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TEE INFORMATION

Yardage/Rating/Slope: Men Women Pro: 7141/75.0/139 Black: 6720/73.2/135 White: 6219/70.4/132 76.4/136 Silver: 5647/67.8/120 73.2/129 Green: 5002/64.7/115 69.8/121

Bradenton

Heritage Harbour Golf Club

COURSE FACTS

Number of Holes: 18 Architect: Arthur Hills Golf Professional: Billy Glanden Superintendent: Jim Wells

COURSE AMENITIES

• Clubhouse • Restaurant & Eatery • Golf Lessons • Practice Facilities • Pro Shop • Memberships Available • Banquet & Special Event Facilities

Public Golf Course

MAP #106

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Yardage/Rating/Slope: American, 6082 / 69.2 / 119; British, 6829 / 72.1 / 123; Gillespie, 1687

COURSE FACTS

Number of Holes: 45 Architects: Donald Ross / Dave Johnson / Ron Garl General Manager: Susan J. Martin Assistant GM: Christian Martin, PGA; Teacher of the Year

COURSE AMENITIES

• Clubhouse - Restaurant • PGA Golf Lessons • Practice Facilities • Golf Shop • Walking Allowed • Golf Club Rental • Seven Day Advance T-times • League Play Available

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NFL Legend and 4-time Super Bowl Champion Terry Bradshaw invites you to play one of the area’s premier golf courses! This 18-hole, par-72 championship course plays through a landscape highlighted by mature wooded wetland preserves and ponds, creating strategic risk/reward holes. Designed by Arthur Hills, this is a “must-play” masterpiece. After golf, join us for a FREE lunch and draft beer included with your round and sample some of Bradshaw’s famous BBQ and signature hospitality. 8000 Stone Harbour Loop Bradenton, FL 34212 941-746-2696 www.HeritageHarbourGolfClub.com

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Sarasota’s only municipal golf facility with 45 holes of great golf fun and challenges. Play the American Course (18 holes, par-71) and the British Course (18 holes, par-72) for the challenge or the 9-hole, par30 Gillespie Executive for the fun! A full practice facility is available. For 19 years, Bobby Jones has been voted as the No.1 public/semiprivate golf course by readers of the Sarasota Herald Tribune and has been named Best of the Best by Sarasota Magazine. 1000 Circus Boulevard Sarasota, FL 34232 941-365-4653 (GOLF) www.BobbyJonesGolfClub.com


THE POPE GOLF ADVANTAGE‌. COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE! The combination of extensive golf knowledge, innovative course management, and a sincere passion for the traditions of the game elevate Pope Golf to a role as one of the top golf management companies in Florida and the Southeast. The Sarasota based organization now has over a dozen properties under contract, most of which are in the Sarasota/Manatee area, with thousands of rounds of golf played last year, and just as many satissed customers!

The personalized attention of a team with OWNERS, KEITH & INGRID POPE WITH PRESIDENT, JERRY MOORE over 100 years of golf course management experience is what sets Pope Golf apart in the golf course management eld. The company has extensive experience helping under-performing clubs reach their full potential. Whether your gollng adventures lead you North or South of Sarasota, and are seeking an exceptional Public Golf or a Private Club experience, Pope Golf oers you several outstanding options with the best value for your gollng dollar. From Private Club Memberships, to Tournaments & Special Events, to just a round of golf, Pope Golf is the place to call!

Dedicated to Excellence

For more information visit

For more information on the Pope Golf family of Clubs, please see next 2 pages.

www.popegolf.net 941-444-6600


PRIVATE COUNTRY CLUBS VISITING GOLFERS ARE WELCOME WHILE WE FILL OUR MEMBERSHIP ROSTERS Bent Tree Country Club 941-371-8200

Tree-lined fairways of towering oaks, and acres of lakes and streams create a unique and tranquil setting for first-class championship golf. Come play our new TifEagle greens for a true roll. Plus, one of the most flexible and creative membership plans around! Open to the public and serving Breakfast & Lunch: 6:15 am to 5:00 pm. For membership information and tournaments call 941-371-5854.

www.benttreecc.net

Misty Creek Country Club 941-921-5258

Misty Creek is a Private Club in a 350 acre wildlife preserve. Just minutes from the beaches and downtown, Misty Creek is a special place! Visiting golfers are welcome while we fill our membership roster. The course plays 6900 yards from the “tips”, yet multiple tees make it friendly for all. New TifEagle Greens — Renovated Clubhouse. Located 3.5 miles east of I-75, on the Bee Ridge Road Extension.

www.mistycreek.net

Mission Valley Golf & Country Club 941-488-7747

A private Member-Owned club located between Venice and Sarasota. This tree-lined championship course has six sets of tees for all abilities, and is very scenic and walker-friendly. Course renovations in 2018 include new TifEagle Greens, New Tees, re-grassing fairways and roughs, and renovating all bunkers. The clubhouse offers casual and fine dining and is available for private parties. Located off Laurel Rd. between U.S. 41 & I-75.

www.missionvalleycc.com

Twin Isles Country Club 941-637-1232

Twin Isles Country Club is a Private Club, located 5 minutes south of the historical district of Punta Gorda, Florida. Visiting golfers are welcome while we fill our membership roster. Twin Isles’ golf course, tennis complex and spacious clubhouse create a comfortable atmosphere that makes new members feel welcome - we invite you to our special place in Punta Gorda.

www.twinislescc.org

Esplanade Golf & Country Club 941-306-3500

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Esplanade Golf & Country Club, the area’s newest country club is designed in an eco-friendly manner, featuring majestic oaks and varying elevations. Large greens, and generous fairways provide for an enjoyable round. World-class golf and resort-level customer service, professional golf instruction, superior golf programming, and boutique retail services make this course a must-play.

www.esplanadelwr.com


PUBLIC GOLF COURSES

EXCEPTIONAL VALUES, CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSES, GREAT SERVICE Buffalo Creek Golf Course 941-776-2611

The goal of Buffalo Creek is simple - offer the best value of any championship course in the area. A challenging par-72 Ron Garl design, perfect for all skill levels. Rolling, wide fairways in the Scottish links tradition wind through lakes and waterways, and not a house in sight! Featuring New TifEagle Greens! Staffed by PGA Professionals with a commitment to great customer service. The snack bar is open daily.

www.golfbuffalocreek.com

Manatee Golf Club 941-792-6773

Experience home town hospitality! Sharpen your game at the full practice facilities. A challenging layout, with five teeing areas making it friendly for all abilities. New Tif Eagle Greens! The snack bar is open daily. Centrally located, it is the closest championship length golf course to the beaches and 9.5 miles West of I-75 on SR70/53rd Ave. www.golfmanatee.com

Kings Gate Golf Club 941-625-0680

Golfers of all abilities will enjoy this 18-hole executive course. Enjoy the natural beauty of picturesque lakes, natural preserves, and a beautifully landscaped community. Walking is allowed anytime. Play in leagues, tournaments or just for fun! Whether you play for the challenge, the fun, the friends, the exercise, or to get away from it all, you’ll love living and playing here. West of I-75 off Kings Hwy.

www.kingsgategolfclub.com

CONTACT US TODAY TO HELP PLAN YOUR NEXT EVENT!

Dedicated to Excellence Our creative and professional team of country club professionals is committed to making your tournament or group outing a success. We specialize in banquets,weddings, corporate events and parties - from the intimate gathering to the grand occasion in one of our exceptional country club settings.

Visit www.popegolf.net for more information or scan this tag with your smart phone!

Championship Clubs

Prime Tee Times Great Conditions Call today 941-444-6600


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CHARLOTTE | SARASOTA | MANATEE MAP #180

TEE INFORMATION Yardage/Rating/Slope: White: 2810 par 58 Red: 2525

Sarasota

Village Green Golf Club

COURSE FACTS Number of Holes: 18 Manager/Golf Professional: Jack Binswanger, PGA Superintendent: Al Williams

COURSE AMENITIES • Complete Pro Shop • Daily lunch menu • Full Bar • Chipping & Practice Green • PGA Instruction • 9 & 18 hole rates • Walk or Ride Anytime • Golf Club Rental • Golf Club Repair • League Play Available • Memberships Available

Village Green is conveniently located to downtown Sarasota and the beaches. It’s Sarasota’s fun place to play, learn, or tune up your short game. A great course for women, seniors, beginning golfers, juniors and family events or tournaments. Come join one of our leagues or form your own! The restaurant opens for lunch daily and the full bar is a great place to gather after your round. The clubhouse is available for special events. 3500 Pembrook Dr Sarasota, FL 34239 941-922-9500 www.villagegreengolfclub.com

Two Great Courses, Two Great Experiences! The Highlands is a picturesque and challenging par 72 championship course.

The Groves Golf Course is a challenging 18 hole executive style course.

BOOK YOU TEE TIME TODAY! 941-371-0982 3101 Longmeadow, Sarasota, FL 34235


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AN ICON IS RESTORED TO ORIGINAL GLORY Founded in 1926, Sara Bay Country Club is a private golf club located just north of downtown Sarasota. Designed by legendary architect Donald Ross, it is recognized as one of the most venerable clubs in Florida, and where the traditions of the game have been preserved. Experience a restored golf course according to the original designs of Donald Ross.

SARA BAY COUNTRY CLUB (941) 355-7658 7011 Willow Street, Sarasota, 34243 www.sarabaycc.org dbudny@sarabaycc.org

• 5 sets of tees from 4899 - 7062 Yards • Walking / Golfboards • General Manager, Paul Barone • Head Professional, Daren King • Director of Membership, Dennis J. Budny


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Venice

Venice East Golf Course

Yardage: 2791 / Par 58

COURSE FACTS Number of Holes: 18 General Manager: Lila Purcell Golf Professional: Coleman Plecker, PGA Superintendent: Lou Corvo

COURSE AMENITIES • Rental Equipment • Snacks • PGA Instruction • Walking Anytime • Memberships Available Equity & Associate • Driving Range & Practice Facility • Automated Ball Machine • Special 5 Buckets for $20

Semi-Private Course

MAP #160

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Golf should be fun! Want to have a nice relaxing round and then go to the beach? Want to exercise and like to walk? If so, then we’re the perfect course for you. Venice East Golf Course is a semi-private 18-hole executive course with a par of 58 making it easy to walk or ride and play a round in less than 3 hours. Our Pro, Coleman Plecker can be reached at 410-960-2077. For Specials and Coupons see our website at: veniceeastgc.com 107 Venice East Boulevard Venice, FL 34293 941-493-0005 www.veniceeastgc.com Englewood

Boca Royale Golf & County Club

Yardage/Rating/Slope: Black: 6357 / 70.9 / 125 Emerald: 6065 / 69.7 / 122 Platinum: 5720 / 67.9 / 121 Gold - M: 5366 / 66.4 / 118 Gold - W: 5366 / 71.1 / 127 Ruby - M: 4981 / 63.8 / 114 Ruby - W: 4981 / 69.2 / 113

COURSE FACTS

Number of Holes: 18 Golf Professional: Ed McConnell, PGA Superintendent: David Spencer

COURSE AMENITIES

• Chipping Area • Club Storage • Clubhouse • Golf Lessons • Practice Greens • Pro Shop • Sand Practice • Restaurant-Lunch Daily, Dinner Wed-Fri, Sunday Brunch • Golf Club Rental • GolfBoard Rental

GolfCoastMagazine.com

Boca Royale is a Semi-private Country Club that welcomes all golfers and offers a challenge for all skill levels. Our pro shop staff and our teaching professionals are waiting to serve our members and guests. Eighteen championship holes with NEW Champion Greens, five tee box locations and an excellent putting practice area are surrounded by towering oaks, cypress, palms, and lush green fairways. Native birds and wildlife can be spotted on the 150 acres of lakes, tropical nature preserves and the beautiful landscape of woodlands, sand and water. 1601 Englewood Road Englewood, FL 34223 941-474-7475 www.bocaroyale.com


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Semi-Private Course

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MAP #116

TEE INFORMATION

Yardage/Rating/Slope: Blue: 6747 / 72.1 / 124; White: 6111 / 69.1 / 118; Gold M: 5435 / 65.9 / 110; Gold W: 5435 / 71.3 / 120; Red M: 5126 / 64.6 / 104; Red W: 5126 / 69.7 / 116

COURSE FACTS

Number of Holes: 18 Architect: Ted McAnlis General Mngr: Eddie Rodriguez Superintendent: Tom Hilferty

COURSE AMENITIES

• Chipping Area • Club Storage • Clubhouse • Driving Range • Golf Lessons • Practice Greens • Pro Shop • Sand Practice • Concessions • Restaurant-Breakfast & Lunch • Golf Club Rental

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Sarasota

Tatum Ridge Golf Links Rated MMMM by Golf Digest. Tatum Ridge is conveniently located approximately 2 miles east of I-75 off of Fruitville Road (exit 210). Turn left off of Fruitville Road onto Tatum Road and you’re there. Tatum Ridge Golf Links is a Scottish-style links course complemented by preserved wetlands and 11 lakes in a natural setting, with plenty of wild life and nature at its best. We have been “Sarasota’s Fun Course to Play” since 1989. Our signature hole is the 504-yard, par 5, 13th, a dogleg right over water. A large practice facilty offers grass tees, chipping from grass and bunkers, and an 18-hole putting green. Lessons are available by appointment. Proper golf attire and soft spikes are required. Call for tee times up to seven days in advance or visit our website at www.tatumridgegolflinks.com to make your own tee time and look for special offers. We welcome large groups for outings and tournaments. Our restaurant is also available for special events. For information about lessons and clinics available at the Golf Academy, please contact Tim Conaway at (941) 812-0137. 421 North Tatum Road Sarasota, FL 34240 941-378-4211 www.tatumridgegolflinks.com


CHARLOTTE | SARASOTA | MANATEE

Semi-Private Course

MAP #112

TEE INFORMATION

Yardage/Rating/Slope: Meadows & Preserve Gold: 7182 / 75.4 / 141 Blue: 6619 / 72.2 / 133 White: 6053 / 69.8 / 121 Black: 5600 / 67.4 / 117 Red: 4939 / 68.9 / 117 Orange: 4166 / 64.3 / 106 Preserve & Hatchett Creek Gold: 7009 / 74.3 / 145 Blue: 6477 / 71.6 / 133 White: 5918 / 69.3 / 116 Black: 5326 / 66.5 / 109 Red: 4756 / 68.5 / 114 Orange: 4084 / 63.8 / 106 Hatchett Creek & Meadows Gold: 7039 / 74.5 / 140 Blue: 6526 / 72.0 / 129 White: 6067 / 69.9 / 122 Black: 5412 / 66.9 / 113 Red: 5075 / 70.4 / 118 Orange: 4272 / 64.9 / 104

COURSE FACTS

Number of Holes: 27 Architect: Ted McAnlis PGA Head Pro: Bill Neal General Mngr: Tom Weaver Superintendent: Dan Haubein Assistant Pros: Travis Blauvelt, Brian Todd

COURSES

Venice

Pelican Pointe Golf and Country Club Voted Best Semi-Private Club in Venice 18 years in a row! • Six Sets of Tees to Satisfy Every Skill Level • Beautiful Nature Preserves and Lakes • Extensive Driving Range and Practice Facility • PGA Professionals to Fine-Tune Your Game • Golf Tournaments & Corporate Outings Available • Award-Winning Sunday Brunch • Top-Quality, Creatively Prepared Menu • Private Parties, Banquets, Receptions and Charity Functions • Golf Memberships Available Conveniently located on Center Road between Jacaranda Blvd (I-75 exit 193) and Bypass 41. 4-DAY ADVANCE TEE TIMES

625 Center Road Venice, FL 34285 941-496-4653 www.pelicanpointeclub.com

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CHARLOTTE | SARASOTA | MANATEE MAP #119

TEE INFORMATION Yardage/Rating/Slope: Blue: 3976 / 59.3 / 100; White: 3445 / 57.2 / 93; Red: 2840 / 56.0 / 85

COURSE FACTS Number of Holes: 18 Architect: Ted McAnlis Director of Operations: Joel King General Manager: Denny Burnham Superintendent: Andrew Jordan

COURSE AMENITIES • Clubhouse • Practice Greens • Pro Shop • Snack Bar - Lunch • Golf Club Rental • Exclusive Foot Joy Dealer

Semi-Private Golf Club

MAP #172

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Englewood

Oyster Creek Golf Club S UB CLBLE L A NT ILA RE AVA

Not your typical executive golf course, Oyster Creek, designed by Ted McAnlis, is both challenging and scenic. Accuracy off the tee is important as water comes into play on 13 of the 18 holes. Distance is critical on only a few of the par 4s, but even low-handicap golfers find they play to their handicap. Oyster Creek offers meticulouslymanicured greens surrounded by environmentally-protected natural wetlands. 6651 Oriole Blvd. Englewood, FL 34224 941-475-0334 www.oystercreekgolfclub.com

Punta Gorda

Deep Creek Golf Club Vo Co ted un Be ty st Go Ch lf C ar ou lott rse e

Par 70: Yardage/Rating/Slope: Blue: 5836 / 68.9 / 124 White: 5424 / 66.9 / 115 Gold: 4942/ 64.8 / 113 Ladies Gold: 4942 / 69.0 / 121 Red: 4746 / 68.3 / 119

COURSE FACTS Number of Holes: 18 Architect: Mark McCumber General Manager/PGA: Todd Evans Superintendent: Josh Czarnecki

COURSE AMENITIES • Clubhouse - Restaurant • Practice Facilities • Short Game Area • Walking Allowed • Golf Club Rental • Five Day Advanced T-times • PGA Instruction • 5 Day Advanced T-Times

GolfCoastMagazine.com

Now in its 33rd year of operation, Deep Creek GC has been voted one of the best golf courses in the Charlotte County area year after year. A Par 70, 18 hole layout designed by PGA Tour player Mark McCumber is truly an enjoyable experience with a friendly welcoming staff. From tee to green, whether high or low handicap your experience will be top notch. Public play is welcome, and a variety of memberships options are offered at an exceptional value. Our restaurant and lounge serves only the best quality food and drinks under a casual setting to enhance your experience. 1260 San Cristobal Avenue Punta Gorda, FL 33983 941-625-6911 www.deepcreekgolf.com

Nice People, Great Golf!


CHARLOTTE | SARASOTA | MANATEE

Semi-Private Course

MAP #136

TEE INFORMATION

Yardage/Rating/Slope: Black: 7344 / 75.2 / 136; Gold: 6559 / 71.9 / 129; Silver: 6034 / 69.5 / 121; Orange Men: 5521 / 63.3 / 116; Orange Ladies: 5521 / 71.7 / 123; Jade: 5069 / 69.1 / 117

COURSE FACTS

Number of Holes: 18 Architect: Gordon Lewis Director of Golf: Mark Trotter Head Golf Professional: Charles Darbyshire Assistant Professional: Rich Williamson Golf Shop Staff: Jack Collins Superintendent: Josh Del Bene

COURSE AMENITIES

• Pro Shop • Driving Range • Short Game Practice Areas • Golf Lessons • Golf Club Rental • 19th Hole Restaurant

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Venice

Sarasota National Golf Club Spectacular TifEagle Greens Sarasota National is one of the fastest growing golf course communities in Venice and Southwest Florida. Sarasota National is excited to unveil its 40,000 square foot clubhouse with wonderful new amenities for the community to enjoy. The project is a perfect fit for the 2200 acre property which is nestled among gorgeous pines, oaks and palms. Be sure to visit the sales staff for more informaton on home sites and future models. The golf course, built to the specifications of Silver Signature by Audubon International, is both environmentally friendly and unparalleled in beauty and playability. The expansive fairways, undulating greens, multiple tee placements and strategic bunker positioning will allow the course to be flexible enough for high-handicap golfers to enjoy, but capable of challenging the very best golfers. Golfers can expect exceptional service and a world-class golf experience every time. The golf complex includes a fully-stocked pro shop, aqua range with natural turf targets, chipping and putting greens and lessons are available by PGA professionals. 25510 National Blvd. Venice, FL 34293 941-496-8676 www.sarasotanationalgolf.com


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CHARLOTTE | SARASOTA | MANATEE MAP #186

TEE INFORMATION

Yardage/Rating/Slope: Gold: 6747 / 73.2 / 139 Blue: 6392 / 71.6 / 133 Green: 6204 / 70.6 / 124 White: 6035 / 69.7 / 121 Orange: 5692 / 68.5 / 117 Black: 5404 / 67.3 / 113 Red: 5094 / 70.2 / 125 Yellow: 4711 / 68.0 / 120 Silver: 4394 / 66.1 / 116

Venice

The Venice Golf and Country Club

COURSE FACTS

Number of Holes: 18 Architects: Ted McAnlis Golf Professional: Mike Passilla Superintendent: Eric Bennett

COURSE AMENITIES

• 5 Acre Practice Facility with 25 stations, 2 Short game areas and 2 putting greens • Trail Fee for resident and nonresident members • PGA Instruction • 25,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse open for dining 7 days/week (in season) • Limited number of non-resident memberships available

GolfCoastMagazine.com

The Venice Golf and Country Club community features nine sets of member-friendly tees to accommodate all abilities. Recently renovated, you will find immaculate TifEagle greens worth bragging about. The course winds through lush landscapes of mature oaks, palms and pines and around ponds and natural preserves. Member Owned, VGCC covets its limited membership opportunities. With access to the only private club in Venice, you will enjoy unlimited golf most anytime you wish. See it. Live it. Love it. 250 Venice Golf Club Drive Venice, FL 34292 941-492-9600 www.VeniceGolfandcc.com


CHARLOTTE | SARASOTA | MANATEE Semi-Private Course

MAP #157

TEE INFORMATION Yardage:

Par: 72 Oaks & Creek & Marsh & Marsh Oaks Creek Black 6869 6783 6816 Blue 6348 6406 6370 White 5940 5926 5880 Gold 5141 5217 5264 Red 4787 4755 4820

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Heron Creek Golf & Country Club

COURSE FACTS

Number of Holes: 27 Architect: Arthur Hills Dir of Golf: Bart Cook, PGA Superintendent: Tom Rainey Course Records: Gary March, 62 Nancy Smith, 65

COURSE AMENITIES

• Complete Pro Shop • Full Menu and Bar • PGA Golf Lessons • 25 Acre Practice Facility with 3 Short Game Holes • Memberships Available

The 27-hole championship course is rated 4-1/2 stars by Golf Digest, for it’s superb, natural design that not only preserves, but enhances its natural surroundings. Elevated tees assist the golfer with shot placement and the courses, tees, fairways and roughs have been recently renovated. Now featuring all new TifEagle ultradwarf Bermuda greens. The practice facilities and learning center are without question the largest and finest in the region, with multiple areas to develop every facet of your game. Annual Practice Range Memberships are available: Family-$595, Single-$495. Range Membership comes with 4 complimentary Twilight rounds of golf. Tee times available 7 days in advance. 5301 Heron Creek Blvd. North Port, FL 34287 941-423-6955 www.heroncreekgcc.com

Join us as a Member for a Day! Nov, Dec, & April $59 Jan, Feb & March $89 May - Oct. $39

25 Acre Learning Center 4 USGA spec TifEagle practice putting, chipping and pitching greens

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Call : (941)-423-6955 for Tee Times Call for reduced rates June - September • 7 day advance tee times


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TEE INFORMATION Yardage/Rating/Slope: Frantz: 6808/73.9/130

Gator: Bobcat: Bobcat: Fox:

6095/70.2/130 5495/67.4/119M 5495/73.2/131L 4806/69.7/118

COURSE FACTS Number of Holes: 18 PGA Pro Emeritus: Will Frantz Chairman: Rich Smith, PGA Director of Golf: David Hronek,PGA General Manager: Ellen Smith, CMAA Director of Instruction: Charlotta Sorenstam, LPGA Director of Agronomy: Jamie Detert, GCSAA

COURSE AMENITIES • World-class instruction and practice facility • Pro Shop • Restaurant and lounge • Golf Club Rental

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Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club Over $2M in renovations. Come see the difference! The renaissance of this highly-rated golf course (4 1/2 stars, Golf Digest) is not to be missed! Considered one of the more challenging layouts in the area, new bunkers and renovated greens and fairways add to the playability, enjoyment and excitement. Charlotte Harbor National will play host to a Symetra Tour event in early March, 2019. The recently renovated clubhouse features a new pro shop with top of the line equipment and Cahoots Bar and Grill, a lively place for the perfect meal or to enjoy the never ending list of top quality entertainment on Friday nights. Nestled conveniently halfway between I-75 and US-41 off exit 179 in North Port, Charlotte Harbor National is only minutes from Sarasota, Venice, Fort Myers & the gulf islands. A semi-private country club, with memberships available, Charlotte Harbor National is open to the public seven days a week. A portion of each guest round supports the Folds of Honor, which provides scholarships to military families. 1350 Bobcat Trail North Port, FL 34288 941-429-0500 www.GolfTheNational.com


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Yardage/Rating/Slope: Gold: Blue: White: Green: Red:

6754/71.8/119 6344/70.0/116 6076/68.5/114 5378/67.5/110 4971/67.5/105

COURSE FACTS Number of Holes: 18 Chairman: Rich Smith Director of Golf: Mark Faulkner, PGA Director of Instruction: Charlotta Sorenstam, LPGA Director of Agronomy: Brad Wright, GCSAA

COURSE AMENITIES • Chipping Area • Club Storage • Clubhouse • Driving Range • Golf Lessons • Practice Greens • Pro Shop • Restaurant • Golf Club Rental

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The Golf Links of Charlotte Harbor Voted Best Charlotte County Golf Course Five years in a row Formerly known as Port Charlotte Golf Club, the course has earned a reputation as one of the foremost layouts in Southwest Florida. Two distinctive nines incorporate rolling fairways with plenty of open landing areas for the novice players, but from the back tees it will challenge the most experienced golfer. If you are new to the game of golf or just want to improve your game, there are world-class PGA & LPGA professionals on staff. A semi-private country club, The Golf Links is open to the public seven days a week. Memberships are available. The restaurant offers panoramic views of the golf course along with great food and entertainment. The clubhouse is available for weddings, corporate events or banquets. Other amenities include a full-service pro shop, and driving range. Plan your next tournament here, or just drop by for a round of golf to see all of the improvements we’ve made to fulfill our promise of exceptional quality, superb hospitality, charitable giving and lots of fun. 22400 Gleneagles Terrace Port Charlotte, FL 33952 941-625-4109 www.portcharlottegolfclub.com

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SHOPPING | SERVICES/ENTERTAINMENT | INSTRUCTION CHARLOTTE MAP PAGE 89 SARASOTA AND MANATEE MAP PAGE 84

SHOPPING Edwin Watts 5247 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231 | www.edwinwattsgolf.com | 941-922-1006 | Map #200, Ad Page 95 Edwin Watts 5935 Factory Shops Blvd., Ellenton, FL 34222 | www.edwinwattsgolf.com | 941-722-9000 | Map #200, Ad Page 95 SERVICES /ENTERTAINMENT Big Summer Golf Card www.bigsummergolf.com | 941-923-2232 | Ad Pages 52-54 Black Diamond Ranch 2600 W. Black DiamondCr, Lecanto, FL | 352-746-3446 | Ad Pages 2 Club Champion Golf (2 locations) 7720 Turkey Lake Rd, Ste 100, Orlando, FL 32819 | (407) 745-5660 | Ad Page 10 1040 Collier Center Way, Unit 13, Naples, FL 34110 | (888) 340-7820 | Ad Page 10 www.clubchampiongolf.com | Play Away Travel www.playawaytravel.com | 866-659-3380 | Ad Page 96

International Barter Exchange 1161 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236 | www.IBEBarter.com | 941-955-6100 | Map #137, Ad Page 93 Mission Inn Resort 10400 CR 48, Howey-In-The-Hills, FL | 800-874-9053 | Ad Pages 7 Pope Golf www.Popegolf.net | 941-444-6600 | Ad Page 67 Streamsong Resort 1000 Streamsong Drive, Bowling Green, FL | www.streamsongresort.com | 863-428-1000 | Ad Page 8 INSTRUCTION Cathy Schmidt, LPGA The Boot Camp Manatee County G. C., Bradenton,FL | www.TheGolfBootCamp.com | 941-720-9080 | Map #111, Ad Page 55 The Boot Camp Buffalo Creek G. C., Palmetto,FL | www.TheGolfBootCamp.com | 941-720-9080 | Map #111, Ad Page 55

Fahrenheit10 www.Fahrenheit10.com | Email:info@Fahrenheit10.com | 941-955-0151 | Ad Page 94

Golf Academy at Tatum Ridge Golf Links 421 North Tatum Road, Sarasota, FL 34240 | www.ConwayGolf.com | 941-812-0137 | Map #116, Ad Page 33

Golf Home Guru - Joe Morgan www.GolfHomeGuru.com | Email:Guru@GolfHomeGuru.com | 239-438-6426 | Ad Page 80

Golf Academy at University Park 7671 The Park Blvd., University Park,FL | www.UniversityPark-FL.com | 941-359-9999 | Map #105, Ad Page 62

In The Sand Golf 1628 Dale Mabry Hwy, Lutz, FL 33548 | www.ITS-GOLF.com | (813) 264-7911 | Ad Page 90

North Florida PGA Regional website | www.NFPGA.com | 386.256-1221 | Ad Page 46


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MANATEE COUNTY Buffalo Creek Golf Course (941) 776-2611 P 18 72 7005-5261/72 • • • 130 8100 Erie Road, Palmetto, FL 34221; I-75 to exit 224,

• • 69

301 North to Erie Road, 2 mi to 69th St. E turn left

Esplanade Golf & Country Club (941) 306-3500 SP 18 72 6756-4597/72 • • • 139 5240 Esplanade Blvd. W., Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211;

• • 68

SR 70 east from I-75; Left on LRB, east on Rangeland Rd.

Heritage Harbour Golf Club (941) 746-2696 P 18 72 7141-5002/72 • • • 126 8000 Stone Harbour Loop, Bradenton, FL 34202; I-75 to Exit

• • 50

220, East on SR 64

IMG Academy Golf Club (941) 758-1464 SP 18 72 6855-5294/72 • • • 114 4350 El Conquistador Parkway, Bradenton, FL 34210; US

• • 61

41 to Bayshore Gardens Pkwy, west to entrance

Legacy Golf Club

(941) 907-7920 P

72 7008-4886/72 • • •

• • 58

Manatee Golf Club (941) 792-6773 P 18 72 6703-5587/72 • • • 149 6415 53rd Ave W. Bradenton, FL 34210; Cortez road to 66th

• • 69

192 8255 Legacy Boulevard, Bradenton, FL 34202; I-75 to exit 213; East 2.7 miles

St W. Turn south then east on 53rd Ave.

Mocassin Wallow Golf Club (941) 723-0500 SP 101 9680 Buffalo Road, Palmetto, FL 34221; Exit 229 off I-75,

72 7089-4590/73.9 • • •

• • 59

72 5044-4109/72 • • •

• • 60

1/4 mile east

Peridia Golf and Country Club (941) 758-2582 E 151 4950 Peridia Blvd. East Bradenton, FL 34203; Exit 217 off I-75; West on Hwy 70 ; turn R

Pinebrook/Ironwood Golf Club

(941) 792-3288 E 18 68 3706-3146/59.9

• •

• • 60

72 7021-5264/72 • • •

• • 71

144 4260 Ironwood Circle, Bradenton, FL 34209; Just off Cortez Road between 51st St. W. & 43rd. St. West

Sara Bay Country Club

(941) 355-7658 PR

141 7011 Willow Street, Sarasota, FL 34243; Just N of the airport, US 41 to Montgomery Ave.; turn R

University Park Country Club

(941) 359-9999 SP 27 72

105 7671 The Park Blvd., University Park, FL 34201; 1.8 miles

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• • 62

west of I-75 on University Parkway, (Exit 213)

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Bent Tree Country Club (941) 371-8200 PR 18 72 6880-5350/73.2 • • • • • 68 156 4700 Bent Tree Boulevard, Sarasota, FL; 1.5 miles east of I-75, Bee Ridge Road (Exit 207).

Bobby Jones Golf Course (941) 365-4653 P 45 106 1000 Circus Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34232; Off Beneva Road,

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• • • • • 66

between Fruitville & 17th. Turn on Circus Blvd.

Boca Royale Country Club (941) 474-7475 SP 18 72 6357-4981/70.9 • • • • • 72 160 1601 Englewood Road, Englewood, FL 34223 ; I-75 to Jacaranda Blvd; Left onto Hwy 776, 4 miles S of US41

Calusa Lakes Golf Club (941) 484-8995 SP 18 107 1995 Calusa Lakes Blvd., Nokomis, FL 34275; Exit 195 off I-75

72

6715-5197/72.7 • • • • • 64

Laurel Rd. W to Mission Valley Rd., Right, 1.3 miles.

Capri Isles Golf Club (941) 485-3371 SP 18 72 6600-5075/72 • • • • • 64 108 849 Capri Isles Blvd., Venice, FL 34292; I-75 off Jacaranda Blvd. (exit 193), R on Venice Ave., R on Capri Isles Blvd

Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club (941) 429-0500 SP 18 72 6748-4800/73.0 • • • • • 82 110 1350 Bobcat Trail, North Port, FL, 34288; I-75 to exit 179, 2 miles west on Toledo Blade.

The Groves Course at The Meadows (941) 371-0982 E 18 65 4182-3268/65 • • • • • 70 135 3400 Longmeadow, Sarasota, FL; I-75 to Exit #213; W approx 1 mile, S on N. Honore Ave; S 1 mile to Longmeadow

Heron Creek Golf & Country Club (941) 423-6955 SP 27 72 157 5301 Heron Creek Blvd., North Port, FL 34287; Take I-75 to Exit

6869-4820 • • • • • 79

182 Sumter Blvd continue on to Heron Creek Blvd

Highlands Course at The Meadows (941) 371-0982 SP 18 72 6669-5090/72 • • • • • 70 135 3400 Longmeadow Sarasota, FL; I-75 to Exit #213; W approx 1 mile, S on N. Honore Ave; S 1 mile to Longmeadow

The Meadows Country Club (941) 378-5957 PR 18 72 6669-5090/72 • • • • • 73 135 3400 Longmeadow Sarasota, FL; I-75 to Exit #213; W approx 1 mile, S on N. Honore Ave; S 1 mile to Longmeadow

Mission Valley Golf & Country Club (941) 488-7747 PR 18 72 6734-5147/73.1 • • • • • 68 128 1851 Mission Valley Blvd., Nokomis, FL 34275; Exit 195 off I-75 west to Mission Valley Rd, turn right

Misty Creek Golf & Country Club (941) 921-5258 PR 18 72 6895-5208/72 • • • • 68 123 8954 Misty Creek Drive, Sarasota, FL 34241; 3 miles east of I-75, Bee Ridge Rd exit 207


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Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club (941) 496-4653 SP 27 72 7182-4756/72 • • • • 75 112 625 Center Road, Venice, FL 34285; I-75 to South on Jacaranda Blvd., (exit 193) right on Center Road

Sarasota National Golf Club (941) 496-8676 SP 18 72 7344-5069/72 • • • • 77 136 25510 National Blvd, Venice, FL 34293; From I-75 Jacaranda Blvd (exit 193) W to US 41, turn S appr 2 mi on R

Serenoa Golf Club (941) 925-2755 SP 18 72 6333-5024/72 • • • • • 58 113 6733 Serenoa Drive, Sarasota, FL 34241; 2 miles east of I-75 off Clark Road

Tatum Ridge Golf Links (941) 378-4211 SP 18 72 6747-5126/72 • • • • • 74 116 421 North Tatum Road, Sarasota, FL 34240; 2 miles eat of I-75 off Fruitville Road Exit 210

University Park Country Club (941) 359-9999 SP 27 72 105 7671 The Park Blvd., University Park, FL 34201; 1.8 miles

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west of I-75 on University Parkway, (Exit 213

The Venice Golf and Country Club (941) 492-9600 PR 18 72 6747-4394/72 • • • • • 78 186 250 Venice Golf Club Drive, Venice, FL 34292; I-75 exit 193 (Jacaranda Blvd), South to Center Rd, Left 1 mile

Venice East Golf Club (941) 493-0005 E 18 57 166 107 Venice East Blvd., Venice, FL 34293; I-75 to Jacaranda

Executive • • • • • 72

Blvd (exit 193) West to US 41 S; approx 2 mi on Left

Village Green Golf Club (941) 922-9500 P 18 58 180 3500 Pembrook Drive, Sarasota, FL, 34239; Just North of

Executive • • • • • 70

Bee Ridge Road on Beneva, turn left on Pinecrest

Waterford Golf Club (941) 484-6621 SP 27 72 117 1454 Gleneagles Dr., Venice, FL 34292; Exit 195, Laurel Rd.,

27 Holes

• • • • • 64

west to light at Pinebrook, left on Edmunsdson Rd.

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CHARLOTTE COUNTY Deep Creek Golf Club (941) 625-6911 SP 18 72 5836-4746/70 • • • • • 76 172 1260 San Cristobal Ave., Port Charlotte, FL ; Exit 170 off I-75, east on Kings Hwy, R on Sandhill, R on SanCristobal

Kings Gate Golf Club (941) 625-0680 SP 18 60 3182-2384/60 • • • • 69 152 24000 Rampart Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL 33980 1 mile west of I-75, Exit 170 Kings Hwy

Oyster Creek Golf & Country Club (941) 475-0334 E 18 60 3976-2840/60 • • • • 76 119 6501 Oriole Blvd, Englewood, FL; I-75 to Exit 191 River Road to Pine, left on Pine to SR776, left on 776, south 2 miles

The Golf Links of Charlotte Harbor (941) 625-4109 SP 18 72 6754-4971/18 • • • • • 83 198 22400 Gleneagles Terrace, Port Charlotte, FL 33945; US 41 to Conway, right into entrance

Rotonda Golf & Country Club - Long Marsh (941) 698-0918 SP 18 72 27 Holes/72 • • • • • 81 121 100 Rotonda Circle, Rotonda West, FL 33947; Exit 191 off I-75, Country Road 775 just north of Boca Grande Island

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(941) 697-8118 (941) 697-2414 (941) 697-8877 (941) 697-7006

SP 18 72 SP 18 72 SP 18 63 SP 18 70 (941) 637-1232 PR 18 72

6511-4669/72 • • • • • 81 6304-5072/72 • • • • • 81 4197-3190/60 • • • • • 81 6000 • • • • • 81 6722-5258/72 • • • • • 68

301 Madrid Blvd., Punta Gorda, FL 33950; Exit 161 off I-75, west 1.4 miles to US 41, right then quick left

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