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THE MEADOWS COUNTRY CLUB

Recently Renovated, Upgraded Experience

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FROM THE EDITOR

Golf Coast Magazine

Contents

Cover Story

The course renovations are now complete at The Meadows Country Club, and the club is turning it’s focus to become a family oriented establishment.

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The Meadows Tennis Deck

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

ON THE WEB

Visit GolfCoastMagazine.com to keep up

with local news and events. The Pelican Women’s Championship is coming Nov. 8th and tickets will be available soon.

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& CHARLOTTE COUNTIES 34 & 38 MAPS 35 SHOPPING, DINING, INSTRUCTION 36 COURSE DIRECTORY

PINELLAS, HILLSBOROUGH, PASCO & HERNANDO COUNTIES 60 MAP 61 DIRECTORY

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WELCOME LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

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Connecting Golfers on the West Coast of Florida. Mary Raimondo, Publisher Greater Sarasota Area and Southwest Florida Mobile: 410-449-2822 mary@golfcoastmagazine.com Bruz Fellenz, Publisher - Tampa Bay Area Mobile: 727-409-0797 bruzfellenz68@gmail.com Ryan Ruppert, Partner Office: 941.361.1536 ryan@golfcoastmagazine.com Rose Ruppert, Partner rose@golfcoastmagazine.com Tami Vaughan, Production Manager Olivia Baldassari, Digital Marketing Manager olivia@golfcoastmagazine.com 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. © 2021 Every effort has been 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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The summer of 2021 promises to be exciting. While most of Florida has been open for a long time, people from other states are dusting off their suitcases and returning to the travel market for the first time since the pandemic. Fortunately, golf courses are seeing record high rounds, so we should expect a busier summer than ever before! With golf participation at all-time highs, courses are competing to attract summer golfers with both summer membership options and great deals on public play. We are also seeing major renovations at many of our favorite courses – such as at The Meadows Country Club in Sarasota, where they completed a large revitalization project during the summer of 2020 and reopened in January with brand new greens, tees, fairways, and bunkers. The Big Summer Golf Card® is the card to get for those who will be enjoying Florida golf this summer. With unlimited play and no blackouts, it will give golfers the best golf rates at courses all over Florida. Their main season is May through October with new courses being added each year, with a select number of them on the The Big Money TourSM giving golfers the chance to win over $30,000 in prizes each month. This summer we are also celebrating the retirement of Jean Couser, our Sarasota publisher who has been leading our magazine for 35 years. While she won’t be working day to day, she’ll continue advising the magazine and we know that her work will continue to have a major impact on our community. We know this summer will be one filled with travel, memories, and many rounds of golf, so we hope to be your tour guide for the local golf scene. You can visit us at GolfCoastMagazine.com to keep up with the latest golf stories and don’t forget to subscribe to our free weekly e-newsletter. You can follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as well. Fairways and greens, Mary Raimondo, Bruz Fellenz, Ryan Ruppert, Rose Ruppert


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COVER FROM THESTORY EDITOR

The Meadows Golf And Country Club Changing With The Times

Sarasota hasn’t always been the busy city that it is today. Just a decade ago a great deal of the land being developed on University Parkway was farmland, the Mall at University Town Center was swampland, and there were nearly 100,000 fewer people living here. Sarasota has evolved, and so has the Meadows Country Club. First conceived in 1974 as Taylor Woodrow’s dream of a diverse community with a theme of teamwork and volunteerism, the Meadows has grown from a community club with a small tennis facility into one of Sarasota’s premier full-service country clubs with 54 holes of golf, 17 har-tru tennis courts, pickleball, a junior Olympic pool, a fitness center, two restaurants, and six unique event spaces that host over 200 events per year. The team at the Meadows hasn’t GolfCoastMagazine.com

stopped – most recently working to build a new type of Country Club, focused on amenities, culture and programming for the whole family. The Meadows’ evolution has been a multiyear project – from developing world-class social facilities, to an enormous renovation of the Meadows (members-only) golf course (2020), to expanding the outdoor dining and spectator galleries around the highly regarded tennis facility. The community has just broken ground on a new building to house meeting rooms and community gathering facilities plus a new state-of-the art fitness center. The team at the Meadows is focused not only on providing its membership outstanding amenities; they are also dedicated to creating a warm, inviting atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable and where friendships and fun flourish. In


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addition to “The Member’s Course”, The Meadows has an 18 hole Championship layout (The Highlands) that challenges the most serious golfer, plus a family friendly par 65 golf course (The Groves) offering 9 par 4’s and 1 par 5 (“The best course in Sarasota for families, juniors and golfers of all levels that want to test their game” says GM Tony Johnson, PGA). The Groves greens were completely renovated in 2019. The regular program of golf and tennis related games combined with social events are fun for all. In addition, there are dances, special holiday dinners, parties by the pool, trivial pursuit, artistic activities, fashion shows and events that offer something for everyone, no matter their age or physical capabilities.

ture plantings. Our goal is to capitalize on these incredible strengths and restore those areas of our club that need a bit of polish without compromising the warm, friendly atmosphere our members cherish.” Phil Boyle, President, The Meadows Country Club Board of Governors.

“We have an unbeatable location within minutes of downtown Sarasota, the UTC Mall and I-75. No one can match the natural beauty of our property and its ma-

The Meadows Members-Only Golf Course The Meadows Member’s Golf Course has just completed an enormous renova-

The Regency Room The Regency Room has always been the premier destination for fine dining and many of the club’s member events. In 2020, the Meadows completed a full facelift of the Regency Room – centered around an “Old Florida” look with mid-century accents. The upgraded Regency Room captures the history of the Sarasota area while also offering amenities that you will only find at the finest hotels in the region.


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tion that involved new greens and tees along with complete re-grass of all fairways. Nothing has been left untouched. The new playing surface has garnered rave reviews from members and guests.

The Centre Court Lounge Florida is best enjoyed from the outdoors, and this is especially true at the Meadows, where you can enjoy mature landscaping with towering oaks and lush plants and landscaping. The Meadows is also expanding the deck dining where members can enjoy exceptional food with great views of the tennis courts and pool.

The course has been changed to improve playability – adding challenges in some places, and making other holes a little easier. Bunkers have been added to catch balls that would otherwise end up in the forest, The Lifestyle & Wellness Facility while others have been placed to challenge Country clubs have evolved from facilities focused solely on golf and tennis, to golfers’ approaches to the greens. providing a wide variety of activity for “We are extremely proud of our new the whole family. After golf and tennis, Members Course and it matures better fitness facilities are the most demanded every day! The feedback we have received amenity at country clubs. from those who have been playing the course for years, and those playing it for The Meadows will have a world-class the very first time, proves that we have fitness facility when construction of a truly wonderful course as planned. the new Lifestyle & Wellness Facility Everyone loves it, no matter how good a is completed in 2022. The new facility golfer they are.” Pat Franklin, Director will feature a cardio studio, massage of Golf Course Maintenance. room, a muscle activation technique room, and large social spaces. The renovation promises to make the course more inviting to players of all With an extraordinary fitness facility, skill levels, offering up one of the best and the already long list of amenities golfing experiences in the Sarasota area. and programs that the Meadows has to GolfCoastMagazine.com


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offer, the club will truly have something to offer to everybody. Putting Family First The Meadows has built a facility that has something for everyone – fine dining, golf, tennis, pickleball, fitness, and more! If you enjoy health and wellness, there are a wide variety of options for you at the Meadows. “Our main mission is to deliver a fun experience to all our members, no matter their age, interests or physical condition. Our creative team of professionals takes pride in getting everyone involved in our programs at the level that bests suits him or her. And it’s not all about golf or tennis either. Our members have full access to all the amenities The Meadows has to offer, including a range of dining options, miles of biking and hiking trails, pickleball, card games, swimming, fitness center, craft clubs, book clubs, dances, holiday parties family nights, almost anything you can think of. We are an inclusive club, not an exclusive one and I think you will find a home for you and your family

here at The Meadows. Our membership programs are designed with the whole family in mind. The time is now to join The Meadows CC and experience what so many people are talking about.” Tony Johnson, PGA General Manager, The Meadows Country Club. There are options for everyone, including younger families! People who are under 50 are eligible for a Young Professional Memberships with reduced rates and full access to all the facilities at the Meadows. There are opportunities for the littlest golfer and tennis players through the junior and PGA clinics. During the summer month, kids can keep busy with the activities by the pool, in the game room, or by enjoying the ever-popular Meadows Sports Camp. www.meadowscc.org


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LPGA Stars Return to Tampa Bay November 8-14 The stars of women’s professional golf are returning to the Tampa Bay region for one of the most talked about new events in all of professional golf. For the second-straight year the Pelican Women’s Championship will be contested at the Pelican Golf Club, a Donald Ross design that has been completely overhauled to create a truly unique experience for golfers and fans. The tournament will be held November 8-14, 2021. Last year’s inaugural event featured a star-studded field of elite golfers like Lexi Thompson, Brooke Henderson, Lydia Ko, Morgan Pressel and more. Also competing in the field were local LPGA professionals like Brittany Lincicome and Nelly Korda. The event was won by major winner Sei Young Kim, who moved to second place in the World Rankings. While the inaugural event was initially postponed and then held without general spectators in attendance, organizers are expecting to host thousands of fans later this year and will offer a variety of activities and entertainment options in addition to watching golf. The week of festivities includes activities for kids and adults of all ages. Children under 18 get in free and are invited to the Junior Golf Show on Saturday to meet and mingle with LPGA professionals and learn about what it takes to be a professional athlete. The event also includes the opportunity to play and party alongside the pros in the Pelican Pro-Am. Golfers of all abilities are invited to contact the tournament office to learn more about this unforgettable experience.

The tournament is highly engaged in the community, including the launch of a Ticket Design Contest with local elementary schools. Thousands of students will submit their own designs and winners will be selected to appear on the faces of the Daily Grounds Passes. The Women’s Leadership Summit during tournament week promises to be an amazing afternoon of personal and career development. Speakers include notable community and business leaders, as well as some of the world’s top professional golfers showcasing their skills. Every professional golf tournament needs an army of volunteers to assist in operations. While volunteer support was especially strong in the first year, there are always open positions available. There are a variety of options to attend the event and tickets will go on sale this summer. Grounds passes provide the opportunity to walk the course and witness not only the impressive play of the golfers but experience the immaculate course renovation completed by Beau Welling Design. Fans looking to entertain family, friends or clients can check out the Lightning Lounge, a luxury skybox with complimentary food and beverages, climate control, private bathroom, televisions and observation deck. Active and retired service members and first responders are invited to attend the event free of charge by showing proper credentials. Visit www.PelicanLPGA.com for more information about the 2021 PelicanWomen’s Championship.


Quarry Course

Black Diamond

Located in the heart of Citrus County, Black Diamond Ranch is a sanctuary for those looking for a golf retreat unlike any other in Florida. The rolling hills and towering pines provide the perfect backdrop for a memorable round of golf, and private homes welcome guests for a relaxing evening. The signature Quarry Course can best be described as breathtaking. The 13th through 17th holes are carved over and around the canyon walls of two abandoned limestone quarries. Writer Dan Jenkins once referred to this stretch as “the best five consecutive holes of golf anywhere in the world.” Designed by architect Tom Fazio, the Quarry Course opened in 1987 and has garnered high praise from Golf Digest, Links Magazine, and Golfweek, which ranked it 5th in its 2017 “Best Courses You Can Play” list for Florida. While the Quarry Course is one of America’s favorites, the Ranch may very well be the members’ favorite. The Ranch’s 16th, 17th and 18th holes “represent the three best finishing holes I’ve ever designed,” according to Fazio. The Highlands is no slouch either, and may be the most difficult course at Black Diamond. GolfCoastMagazine.com

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It can be played in tandem with the front nine of the Ranch or Quarry, offering two more 18-hole combinations. Off the golf course, guests enjoy three and four-bedroom accommodations; private, fully furnished homes conveniently located within the gated Black Diamond community. During their stay, club guests are invited to visit the Black Diamond restaurant for a pre-round lunch or quiet dinner. The chef and his staff delight members and guests alike with a worldclass culinary experience. For those who need a break from golf, the club offers a heated pool and Har-Tru tennis courts. Stay & Play packages are available with one night and two rounds of golf, with add-ons available.To schedule your stay, visit www.blackdiamondranch.com or call Cherri Shepard at 352-453-5454.

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The Quarry at Black Diamond. World-Class Golf at its Finest.

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El Campeon, #7

Mission Inn Resort & Club Located in the heart of Central Florida, in Howey-In-The-Hills, Mission Inn Resort is a one-of-a-kind 1,100 acre full-service resort located 35 minutes north of Orlando and 90 minutes from Tampa Bay. It is easily accessible by Interstate 75 or the Florida Turnpike. It is a resort destination with an abundant amount of activities for everyone. Mission Inn features 176 freshly-decorated guest rooms and club suites with golf front patios. All rooms feature new Stearns & Foster bedding, modern décor, safes, a new lock system and doors, plus much more. Club suites are larger and now include refrigerators for snacks and beverages, a separate sofa and second TV for relaxing over dinner. The resort setting features quaint courtyards, low profile buildings, red roof tiled accents and an intimate Spanish hacienda feeling. With four restaurants, two championship 18-hole golf courses, a luxury spa, fitness center and a wide range of outdoor recreation, the resort offers a perfect guest experience for couples, buddy groups, and family outings. The golf is truly remarkable. The terrain provides hills that roll and pitch, mature pine and magnolia trees that tower, where eagles and ospreys fly overhead. GolfCoastMagazine.com

Las Colinas, #5

The terrain of this part of Central Florida, originally orange groves, provides up to 85-foot elevation changes and a peaceful ambiance removed from busy city life. Golfers looking to hone their skills can practice on the 130 person golf range, several putting greens and chipping areas before their rounds. After golf, relax over lunch at Nicker’s clubhouse pub or relax at Spa Marbella over a refreshing massage. Special Summer/Fall Golf Package offers are now available. For example, book any two-night golf package with room, golf and daily breakfast for as low as $158 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. For all stay and play packages, go online to MissionInnResort.com to review the many options for golf, spa, fishing, wine tours and more.

Howey-In-The Hills, Florida (888) Defending 283-6363 Kevin Streelman, Champion MissionInnResort.com/summergolf


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niversity Park Country Club, the area’s premier semi-private country club is located just minutes from anywhere in Sarasota and Manatee counties. The breathtaking Ron Garl designed championship course is designed to reward the golfer whatever their skill level and provide an exhilarating golf experience against a stunning backdrop of native Florida. Unrelenting attention to detail is evident and these high standards keep the course in top playing condition to maximize player enjoyment of the course. GolfCoastMagazine.com

For the 26th 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. University Park Country Club has been voted “Best Place to Play Golf ” by Sarasota Magazine readers every year since 1993 as well as “Best Golf Course” by Sarasota Herald Tribune readers. Golf Advisor ratings and reviews tell the story and University Park ranked #10 on its 2015 top 25 courses in Florida.

“Best course in town! Amazing staff, practice facilities and course conditions. Best course I played since I got to the area.”


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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 award-winning culinary staff and management attract many of the area’s most prominent charitable and corporate golf tournaments, weddings and special events. For the 26th 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

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 Emerald 6446 Platinum 6095 Gold 5607 Ruby 5338 Bronze 4875

10+19 6598 6205 5720 5456 4949

19+1 6725 6161 5727 5432 4862

COURSE FACTS

Architect: Ron Garl General Manager: Laurie Evans Head Golf Professional: Ashley Hayden Head Teaching Pro: Sue Ertl 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.


Jean Couser – The Queen of Golf Coast Jean Couser, who founded the Greater Sarasota edition of the Golf Guide in 1987, which later became Golf Coast Magazine, is retiring to spend more time enjoying life as a new grandmother. As a publisher, Jean built the company from an idea into an established magazine with three print editions and a large digital following. In 1995, Tami Vaughan joined the team to update the map and eventually, help publish the entire magazine. The internet was still in its infancy in those days – making publishing a frantic process. They would burn the pages onto CDs and overnight them to Hilton Head for printing. The magazine was always mailed minutes before the UPS truck came to pick it up! In 2012, Jean joined force with Bruz Fellenz, who was publishing the Golfer’s Guide in the Greater Tampa Bay Area, to create Golf Coast Magazine. The magazine was sold to Rose and Ryan Ruppert in 2015, in a first attempted retirement. However, that didn’t go to plan and Jean decided to stay until 2021! Golf has had its ups and downs through the years, and Jean was always there fiercely advocating for the industry and her clients. Jean has always had her eye on the future, which is why she is passionate about introducing kids to the game. She served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Junior Golf Association for 18 years, a position that twice earned her The Dunlap Award which was given to the volunteer who contributed the most to the organization. She was also named Amateur of the Year by the SW Chapter of the North Florida PGA and honored by the North Florida Section of the PGA with the same award. She always likes to add that it certainly wasn’t given to her for her playing ability!

“Throughout our time of “working together” it never seemed like work. Jean has been a friend, sister, mentor, mother, shoulder to cry on and only occasionally a boss,” said Tami Vaughan, which was echoed by Bruz Fellenz who added, “Jean has always had my back, no more so than when we broke away from Golfer’s Guide and resurrected Golf Coast Magazine. We have always had a friendly competition, but that never stopped us from being great friends and helping each other whenever the opportunity arose.” Ryan Ruppert reflected on her leadership, saying, “Jean’s tireless work building Golf Coast Magazine from the ground up cannot be overstated. Working with her for the last five years has been a true privilege. Our magazine would not be where it is today without her guidance and dedication.” Though Jean is retiring to spend more time being a grandmother, her impact will be felt for years. She plans to continue offering advice, so her guidance will continue shaping the future of Golf Coast Magazine for years to come.


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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 Pearl - W: 3174 / 59.8 / 94

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 • Tempo Walk Units

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 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

“ The Experts in the Game and Business of Golf ” The NFPGA is a group of approximately 1500 PGA Members and Apprentices serving the needs of the golfers at more than 600 courses in North Florida. The North Florida Section is the fourth largest in the PGA, geographically comprised of 41 counties. Founded in 1916, the PGA of America has grown into the world's largest working sports organization. If it’s about golf, choose a PGA Professional for advice! They are the experts in the game and business of golf. On the web at: nfpga.com


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Golf In Venice Pro, Jack McFaul Retires

Jack McFaul started playing golf at age 19 in Malone, N.Y., and has had an outstanding career as a playing club pro and teaching pro in Florida. “I loved playing, practicing, teaching,” he said while watching the AT&T Byron Nelson on the Golf Channel. “Everything about the game.” But he stepped away from the daily grind as the head golf pro at Waterford Golf Club “My wife (Surry, a retired engineer) in Venice, retiring at the end of May. and I want to travel and visit our grandJack is one of those fortunate seniors children (Tanner, Alex and Levi). They are all good athletes. And they probably who doesn’t look his age (67) but can know of their grandfather’s well-docustill play to it, recently posting rounds of 66 and 67. And you would think that mented achievements: would be near the top of his highlights Southwestern Chapter of the North Florida of his playing days, along with winning PGA teacher of the year three different times; 3 Senior-Junior Section Events in a row 1998 Southwestern Chapter golf pro of the and 4 out of 5 years with Dave Hronek. year; 1999 North Florida Section golf pro of They are very close. But his favorite golf story/memory has nothing to do about winning or going low.

the year; 2013 Southwester Chapter lifetime achievement award.

Those are just a few. There are many “Having my oldest son Jason carry my more. Along the way he tutored two bag in the National Club Pro Champion- juniors (Sarah Jones and Lexie Flerlage) ship was the best,” he said. “It was great well enough to play for the University of Florida and Florida State University. family bonding.” “Teaching is my passion,” he said. “I For the record, he missed the cut by one shot. Bingo! Now we know why Jack plan to return to Waterford in the fall just to teach. Waterford has been part of retired while he can still play and teach my family for 26 years.” with the best of them. GolfCoastMagazine.com


CHARLOTTE | SARASOTA | MANATEE Semi-Private Course

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TEE INFORMATION

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

COURSE FACTS

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

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Pinebrook/Ironwood Golf Club S UB CLBLE L A NT ILA RE AVA

COURSE AMENITIES

• Putting Green • Pro Shop • Walking Allowed • Tournaments and Leagues Welcome • Rental Clubs Available

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 Golf Club

MAP #172

TEE INFORMATION

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

Punta Gorda

Deep Creek Golf Club

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

Now in its 35th 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!


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outstanding comfort during every round of golf. Even the laces are made from first-class waxed cotton and styles with two lace options to color coordinate with any outfit. Tee up - Trend on New to Duca del Cosma, the Flyer. An athletic golf shoe which provides the utmost comfort on and off the golf course but moreover provides stability. The six-time European Tour Champion Joost Luiten competes weekly wearing the Flyer. The Dutch star can swing freely as the cone-shaped nubs across the La Ponia outsole ensures excellent traction. The Flyer The Flyer shoes are handcrafted from highquality nappa leather and are available in Navy with a well-defined contrast trim. Comfort is also a key. Thanks to the breathable, antibacterial Arneflex insole with memory foam and cork cushioning walking 18-holes is no problem and even in the rain, the Aqua sock fully sealed booties will keep feet dry. The Duca nub covered outsole keeps pace with any active lifestyle. Joost Luiten “I’m proud to be wearing attractive and comfortable Duca del Cosma shoes that are designed and made to such a high standard in Europe. The brand’s connection with The Netherlands makes it even more special for me and I can’t wait to promote these distinctive shoes on Tour - both on and off the golf course,” said Luiten. The Duca del Cosma Philosophy Our philosophy revolves around creating something completely different in the game of golf. Therefore, Duca del Cosma offers lines of both technical golf shoes and lifestyle sneakers that can be worn for sports, leisure and even business occasions. The company will always look to be at the forefront of global fashion trends and technology that can add value to it luxury products. For more information on Duca del Cosma, please visit their website at www.ducadelcosma.us. FREE Shipping and FREE returns are extended to the readers of Golf Coast Magazine.


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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

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Oyster Creek Golf Club S LUB AL LCABLE T N RE AVAI

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

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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

Executive

MAP #166

TEE INFORMATION

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. Peridia has a new Tiki Bar, open every day from 11 am to 8 pm, serving your favorite drinks and offering a limited food menu. 4950 Peridia Boulevard East Bradenton, FL 34203 941-758-2582 www.peridiagcc.net

Venice

Venice East Golf Course

Yardage: 2791 / Par 58

COURSE FACTS

Number of Holes: 18 General Manager: Lila Purcell Superintendent: Lou Corvo PGA Pro: George Rudy

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

Venice East Golf Course is an 18-hole semi-private, executive par 58 course. It is perfect for the beginner, senior, or those that want to practice their short game. The longest hole is 250 yards, so the course can easily be played in 2-1/2 to 3 hours. We have gators, sandhill cranes, and other wildlife watching you, so please watch out for them. The most important thing — Golf Should Be Fun - So Enjoy! For Specials and Coupons see our website at: veniceeastgc.com 107 Venice East Boulevard Venice, FL 34293 941-493-0005 www.veniceeastgc.com


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Mission Inn Resort 10400 CR 48, Howey-In-The-Hills, FL | 352-324-3101 | Ad Pages 20-21

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Mocassin Wallow Golf Club

(941) 723-0500 SP

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7089-4590/73.9 • • •

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9680 Buffalo Road, Palmetto, FL 34221; Exit 229 off I-75, 1/4 mile east

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Peridia Golf and Country Club

(941) 758-2582

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4950 Peridia Blvd. East Bradenton, FL 34203; Exit 217 off I-75; West on Hwy 70 ; turn R

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Pinebrook/Ironwood Golf Club

(941) 792-3288

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

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Sara Bay Country Club

(941) 355-7658 PR

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

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University Park Country Club

(941) 359-9999 SP 27

7671 The Park Blvd., University Park, FL 34201; 1.8 miles west of I-75 on University Parkway, (Exit 213)


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Boca Royale Country Club

(941) 474-7475 SP 18

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1601 Englewood Road, Englewood, FL 34223 ; I-75 to Jacaranda Blvd; Left onto Hwy 776, 4 miles S of US41

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Calusa Lakes Golf Club

(941) 484-8995 SP 18

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6669-5090/72

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6669-5090/72

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(941) 484-6621 SP 27

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1995 Calusa Lakes Blvd., Nokomis, FL 34275; Exit 195 off I-75 Laurel Rd. W to Mission Valley Rd., Right, 1.3 miles.

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Capri Isles Golf Club

(941) 485-3371 SP 18

849 Capri Isles Blvd., Venice, FL 34292; I-75 off Jacaranda Blvd. (exit 193), R on Venice Ave., R on Capri Isles Blvd

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The Groves Course at The Meadows

(941) 371-0982 E 18

3400 Longmeadow, Sarasota, FL; I-75 to Exit #213; W approx 1 mile, S on N. Honore Ave; S 1 mile to Longmeadow

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Heron Creek Golf & Country Club

(941) 423-6955 SP 27

5301 Heron Creek Blvd., North Port, FL 34287; Take I-75 to Exit 182 Sumter Blvd continue on to Heron Creek Blvd

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Highlands Course at The Meadows

(941) 371-0982 SP 18

3400 Longmeadow Sarasota, FL; I-75 to Exit #213; W approx 1 mile, S on N. Honore Ave; S 1 mile to Longmeadow

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The Meadows Country Club

(941) 378-5957 PR 18

3400 Longmeadow Sarasota, FL; I-75 to Exit #213; W approx 1 mile, S on N. Honore Ave; S 1 mile to Longmeadow

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Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club

(941) 496-4653 SP 27

625 Center Road, Venice, FL 34285; I-75 to South on Jacaranda Blvd., (exit 193) right on Center Road

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University Park Country Club

(941) 359-9999 SP 27

7671 The Park Blvd., University Park, FL 34201; 1.8 miles west of I-75 on University Parkway, (Exit 213

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Venice East Golf Club

(941) 493-0005

107 Venice East Blvd., Venice, FL 34293; I-75 to Jacaranda Blvd (exit 193) West to US 41 S; approx 2 mi on Left

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Waterford Golf Club

1454 Gleneagles Dr., Venice, FL 34292; Exit 195, Laurel Rd., west to light at Pinebrook, left on Edmunsdson Rd.


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Deep Creek Golf Club

(941) 625-6911 SP 18

1260 San Cristobal Ave., Punta Gorda, FL ; Exit 170 off I-75, east on Kings Hwy, R on Sandhill, R on SanCristobal

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Oyster Creek Golf & Country Club

(941) 475-0334

66511 Oriole Blvd, Englewood, FL; I-75 to Exit 191 River Road to Pine, left on Pine to SR776, left on 776, south 2 miles

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100 Rotonda Circle, Rotonda West, FL 33947; Exit 191 off I-75, Country Road 775 just north of Boca Grande Island

Rotonda Golf & Country Club - Palms

(941) 697-8118 SP 18

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6511-4669/72

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Rotonda Golf & Country Club - Hills

(941) 697-2414 SP 18

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6304-5072/72

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Rotonda Golf & Country Club - Links

(941) 697-8877 SP 18

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4197-3190/60

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Rotonda Golf & Country Club - Pinemoor

(941) 697-7006 SP 18

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Mainlands Golf Club Family Owned and Operated for 50 Years

November 2021 marks 50 years in business for Mainlands Golf Club. Located just north of Park Boulevard on US 19 North inside the Mainlands of Tamarac retirement community, the course is nestled in the heart of Pinellas County. As such it is easily accessible from most anywhere in Tampa Bay. A family run and owned golf course, it has built its reputation over the years by providing the golfing public with great conditions at excellent prices all in a laid back and friendly environment. In 1971, fresh from New Jersey, Bill Blair purchased the Mainlands Golf GolfCoastMagazine.com

Club from the Mainlands home owners. In the 1990’s and 2000’s, Bill left control of the course to Tom Duane, his son in law. During that time the course underwent significant renovations. The course was lengthened, the greens were redone and about half of the holes were modified. Originally an executive track, the course was now a par 67 measuring 4800 yards, that was enjoyable for everyone from the novice to more seasoned golfers as well. Fashioned in typical Florida style, the open fairways of Mainlands are generally kind to shots hit with less than perfect


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aim. Water comes into play on 12 of its 18 holes. However, only two feature forced carries, both under 100 yards. Comprised of nine par 4’s, seven par 3’s, and a par 5 on each nine, the course offers a little something for everyone. A natural match for golfers without long bomber distance, Mainlands nevertheless teases longer hitters with the possibility of driving the green on several par 4’s. Both par 5’s – with a well placed drive – also offer the potential for eagles. With a par of 67, you can play bogey golf and still shoot an 85 without having to explain that you played a course mea-

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suring just over 4800 yards from the tips. Yes, Mainlands has two potentially drivable par 4’s to start you off the front nine, but before you start imagining those eagle putts, remember the risk of straying into the bunkers guarding those two greens. The risk/reward theme continues throughout the round. The 470 yard, par 5 fifth hole will tempt you to try and reach it in two, but don’t pull either shot into the lake that runs down the entire left side of the hole. The par 5 eleventh is another “reachable” par 5 measuring 490 yards from the back tee. However,


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Mainlands’ seven par-3’s measure from 129 to 156 yards from the white tees. the hole is a pronounced dogleg left around another lake, requiring much risk for the reward of an eagle putt. You’ll probably make more decisions on this par-67 layout than you would ever make on a regular par-72 course negotiating the varying hole distances, the strategically-placed bunkers and the abundance of water. And you’ve done it in a lot less time, for a lot less money, and if you walked, you got some exercise. Founder Bill Blair passed away a few years ago. And Tom Duane has retired, placing Bill’s grandson Tyson Duane as General Manager. With the help of his Director of Golf Michael Summers and crew, Tyson is proud to offer the same friendly and personal service that he learned from his family. Part of the appeal at Mainlands is not just the course itself but the goodGolfCoastMagazine.com

hearted nature of both employees and patrons alike. The relaxed atmosphere makes it an attractive place for seniors, women, and anyone looking to enjoy a stress-free day on the links. The Mainlands hosts numerous tournaments throughout the year as well as weekly leagues for both men and women alike. You are invited to visit, call the pro shop or go online to the website to learn more about what is going on at The Mainlands at mainlandsgolf.com. We also boast a fully stocked pro shop long known for having great deals on equipment, soft-goods, and apparel. Each month there are two specials in the shop. There is the Uncle Julio deal which is a deal on greens fees or golf equipment. The Bill Blair Beverage special is the other deal on alcohol. Both of these monthly deals can be found in the


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#16 is the home of the Mainlands Hole-InOne Contest where you can enter to win up to $1,000 for an ace! local America’s Favorite Coupon Book as well as on our website at mainlandsgolf. com/uncle-julios-specials. There is always something going on at The Mainlands Golf Club. July is HALF PRICE greens fees for Active Military, Veterans, Police and Firemen. September is always Ladies Month, where ladies get half price greens fees all month. Check out our website for the latest and greatest deals. Great pride is taken in our staff, our pro shop, and our course’s consistently excellent condition. The dedication of superintendent Aaron May and his team has garnered The Mainlands a well-deserved reputation for offering up course conditions whose value consistently exceeds the greens fee price. Boasting a modest snack bar, Mainlands now proudly serves the coldest beer in town as well as hotdogs and sandwiches. Since 1971 we have recorded almost 3 million rounds. We are proud to have

Mainlands At A Glance

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LOCATION

9445 Mainlands Boulevard West Pinellas Park, FL On US Hwy 19 North, one mile north of Park Blvd.

STATISTICS

18 Holes, Par 67 Tee Yards Blue 4803 White 4607 Red 4180

Rating 62.3 61.8 63.7

Slope 96 93 107

COURSE FACTS

General Manager: Tyson Duane Director of Golf: Michael Summers Pro Shop Manager: Darlene Bonds Superintendent: Aaron May

RESERVATIONS

For a tee time up to 7 days in advance, call the pro shop at (727) 577-2797 or book online at mainlandsgolf.com. Tournaments, outings and leagues are welcome.

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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 Director of Golf: Jody Seifert

COURSE AMENITIES

• Clubhouse - Restaurant & Bar • Pro Shop • Driving Range • PGA Lessons Available • Banquet Facilities • Rental Clubs • Book Online 24/7 • Junior Golf Programs

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Odessa

The Eagles Golf Club Offering Two Championship Layouts at Affordable Rates The Eagle 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. At 6,719 yards from the championship tees, the Forest Course places a premium on shot making and course management. The signature par-3 sixth hole features a peninsula green. 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. Under new management since August 2020, the Eagles is making improvements to the golf courses and the clubhouse as well as a new membership program and programming for both members and guests. Come check out all the new and exciting things happening at the Eagles!

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Public Course

MAP #14

TEE INFORMATION

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 Superintendent: Aaron May

COURSE AMENITIES

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Pinellas Park

Mainlands Golf Club Family owned and operated for over 50 years Family owned and operated for over 50 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


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Plantation Palms Golf Club

(813) 996-4653 23253 Plantation Boulevard Land O’ Lakes, Florida 34639 Map #20, www.plantationpalms.net

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Ace Golf Range - Riverview (813) 672-7750 12910 Boyette Road Riverview, FL 33569 Map #32, www.ace-golf.com

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COURSES Public Course

PINELLAS | HILLSBOROUGH | PASCO | HERNANDO MAP #1

TEE INFORMATION

Yardage/Rating/Slope: Blue: 5313/66.4/121 White: 4864/64.1/112 Gold: 4289/62/102 Red: 3785/62.7/103 Junior: 2252/N/A/N/A

Clear water

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COURSE FACTS

Holes/Par: 18 holes, Par 69 Architect: Denis Griffith Chief Executive Officer: James Poulter Director of Golf: Al Arrigoni, PGA Superintendent: Michael Cauley

COURSE AMENITIES

• Pro Shop • Snack Bar • 7-Day Advance Tee Times • League Play Available • Discounts for Groups • Club Rental • Proceeds support Programs for kids • Home of First Tee of Clearwater

Public Daily Fee

MAP #7

TEE INFORMATION

Yardage/Rating/Slope: Back: 6451/70.1/128 Middle: 5967/68.1/125 Forward: 5286/71.5/129

For Best Rates Book Online at chichi.org 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 was renovated in 2018. 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.

3030 McMullen Booth Rd. Clearwater, FL 33761 (727) 726-4673 www.chichi.org

Largo

East Bay Golf Club e om c l e ic W l b Pu

COURSE FACTS

Holes/Par: 18 holes, Par 71 Architect: William Mitchell General Manager: Bruce Orr Superintendent: Bruce Orr Teaching Pro: Jeff Myers

COURSE AMENITIES

• Clubhouse - Restaurant • Pro Shop • Driving Range • Practice Green • Lessons Available • Rental Clubs • Pro Shot GPS Yardages • Leagues Welcome • Book Online 24/7

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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


Seminole Lake Country Club FAMILY-OWNED, Old-Florida GOLF Annual and Seasonal Memberships available or

Enjoy Our Club as a Member For The Day! (Includes Greens Fees, Cart Fees, Range Balls and Lunch)

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

MAP #30

TEE INFORMATION

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

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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. PARTICIPATING GOLF COURSE FLORIDA HISTORIC GOLF TRAIL

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


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Semi-Private GC

PINELLAS | HILLSBOROUGH | PASCO | HERNANDO

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: Marty Ford

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

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

TEE INFORMATION Yardage/Rating/Slope: Gator/Panther: 6270/70.8/120 Bobcat/Gator: 6039/69.7/117 Panther/Bobcat:: 6110/70.0/119

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 • Saturday AM Junior Clinics • Thursday Ladies Day (1/2 price)

Odessa

Silver Dollar Golf Club 27 Holes of Championship Golf 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. Enjoy the perfect blend of challenge and relaxation on three 9-hole courses with a wide variety of fairways, bunkers and water features designed to test and entertain you. Flanked by stately trees and sparkling waters, nature enhances the beauty of Silver Dollar Golf Club and adds to your enjoyment. Pristine Paspallum turf putting surfaces are a pleasure to play. 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. 12711 Silver Dollar Drive Odessa, FL 33556 (813) 920-3884 www.silverdollargolf.com


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Upscale Public GC

PINELLAS | HILLSBOROUGH | PASCO | HERNANDO

MAP #36

TEE INFORMATION

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 General Manager: Jarod Atkinson, PGA Director of Golf: Darryl Spelich, PGA Superintendent: Terry Mounce

COURSE AMENITIES

• Clubhouse • Full-Service Dining Room • Full Liquor Bar • Banquet Facilities • Weddings/Private Functions • Fully-Stocked Pro Shop • Aqua Driving Range • Putting & Chipping Greens • Season Passes Available • Book Online 24/7

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Tampa

Westchase Golf Club The course winds through acres of lakes, woods and conservation areas. The Westchase Golf Club takes full advantage of its setting… natural lakes and wetlands teeming with wildlife including an occasional gator. Florida golf at its best. The layout, designed by nationally recognized architect Lloyd Clifton, winds through acres of lakes, woods, conservation areas and communities. Westchase offers manicured Paspallum 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. The club has established itself as one of Tampa Bay’s best upscale public golf facilities. The National Golf Foundation has ranked Westchase in the Top 10 nationally and #1 in the state of Florida in customer loyalty and satisfaction. Westchase Golf Club’s promise to its customers is the relentless pursuit of perfect conditions and uncompromising service in a fun and relaxed environment. 11602 Westchase Golf Drive Tampa, FL 33626 (813) 854-2331 www.westchasegc.com


PINELLAS | HILLSBOROUGH | PASCO | HERNANDO Semi-Private GC

MAP #10

TEE INFORMATION

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 ½ 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

Public Course

MAP #31

TEE INFORMATION

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.

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

Zephyrhills

Southport Springs Golf & Country Club

Yardage/Rating/Slope: Blue: 4846/63.7/109 White: 4459/62.1/105 Gold: 3961/60.1/99 Red: 3668/61.3/104

COURSE FACTS

Holes/Par: 18 holes, Par 69 Director of Golf: Earl Hines, IPGA Superintendent: Greg Plotner

COURSE AMENITIES

• Pro Shop • Parkway Tavern Restaurant • 9- & 18-Hole Leages • Rental Clubs • Lessons/Clinics • Insider Player’s Card • Memberships • Book Online 24/7

Southport Springs offers a challenging par-69 golf course measuring just under 5,000 yards from the tips. Don’t be fooled! While short enough for senior players, the course is also narrow and challenging for players with lower handicaps. You will find tree-lined fairways, elevation changes and plenty of doglegs. Expect to be challenged! Southport Springs Golf & Country Club is a premier resort-style, 55+ golf and tennis community located in Zephyrhills, Florida. Southport Springs is part of Sun Communities, Inc., developers of manufactured home and RV communities throughout the United States and Canada since 1975.

3509 Southport Springs Parkway Zephyrhills, FL 33541 (813) 780-7637 www.southportspringsfl.com


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Semi-Private Course

PINELLAS | HILLSBOROUGH | PASCO | HERNANDO

MAP #8

TEE INFORMATION

Yardage/Rating/Slope: Black: 7079/74.6/131 Blue: 6757/72.8/127 White: 6288/71.2/126 Gold (M) 5908/69.3/123 Gold (W) 5908/75.4/135 Red 4825/70.9/125

COURSE FACTS

Holes/Par: 18 holes, Par 71 Architect: Robert Trent Jones, Sr. General Manager: Dave Creighton, PGA Head Golf Pro: Brian Cummings, PGA Superintendent: Terry Teats

COURSE AMENITIES

• Clubhouse~Restaurant & Bar • Banquet Facilities • Full-Stocked Pro Shop • Driving Range • Putting Green • Lessons Available • Rental Clubs • Book Online 24/7

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Trinit y

Fox Hollow Golf Club This Tampa Bay Favorite Keeps Getting Better Fox Hollow Golf Club holds the enviable distinction of being one of the last in a long line of world-famous golf courses to be designed and built by Robert Trent Jones Sr. Everywhere you turn – from the playerfriendly five sets of tees, to the rolling, undulating fairways, to the penal bunkering – it’s vintage Robert Trent Jones Sr. Since the course was opened in 1994, Fox Hollow has grown and developed into one of Tampa Bay’s finest and well-known semi-private clubs with one of Florida’s best practice facilities and PGA professional teaching staffs. All 18 greens and the practice putting green feature SeaDwarf Seashore Paspalum turf. The greens consistently run fast and true. Arguably, Fox Hollow possesses some of the finest quality, most environmentally friendly green complexes in the Tampa Bay area. The Fox Hollow clubhouse is available for tournaments, private parties, receptions and dinners, all catered by their professional events staff. Competitive pricing is available. For more information, visit FoxHollowGolfClub.com or contact Joseph Manna at (813) 264-8939.

10050 Robert Trent Jones Parkway Trinity, FL 34655 (727) 376-6333 or Toll Free (800) 943-1902 www.golfthefox.com


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TAMPA BAY Chi Chi Rodriquez Golf Club (727) 726-4673 P 1 3030 McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater, FL 33761; 1/4 mile north of SR 580 Crescent Oaks Golf Club (727) 937-4653 SP 3 3300 Crescent Oaks Blvd., Tarpon Springs, FL 34688; On Eastlake Rd, 1/2 mile north of Keystone Rd. East Bay Golf Club (727) 581-3333 P 7 702 Country Club Dr., Largo, FL 33771; 2 miles west of US 19 off East Bay Dr. The Eagles Golf Club (813) 920-6681 SP 6 16101 Nine Eagles Drive, Odessa, FL 33556; SR 584 to Race Track Road, North 3 miles Fox Hollow Golf Club (727) 376-6333 SP 8 10050 Robert Trent Jones Pkwy., Trinity, FL 34655; On Little Rd., 3 miles south of SR 54 Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club (813) 949-4886 SP 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 10 10630 Plantation Bay Drive, Tampa, FL 33647; Bruce B. Downs Blvd to Cross Creek, East to course Mainlands Golf Club (727) 577-4847 P 14 9445 Mainlands Blvd. W., Pinellas Park, FL 33782; On US Hwy 19 North, 1 mile north of Park Blvd. Pebble Creek Golf Club (813) 973-3870 SP 18 10550 Regents Park Dr., Tampa, FL 33647; Off Bruce B. Downs Blvd., 7 miles N of Bearrs Ave. Plantation Palms Golf Club (813) 996-4653 SP 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 23 6100 Augusta Blvd., Seminole, FL 33777; Take Park Blvd. to Park St., go south 2 miles. Silver Dollar Golf Club (813) 920-3884 SP 27 12711 Silver Dollar Drive., Odessa, FL 33556; SR 584 to Race Track Rd, N 6 miles to Patterson Rd, W 3m Southport Springs Golf & Country Club (813) 780-5637 SP 31 5309 Southport Springs Parkway, Zephyrhills FL; Exit 266 Morris Bridge Rd; R on Chancey; E 1 mile Tarpon Springs Golf Course (727) 934-5191 SP 30 1310 S. Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689; On Alternate US 19, 1 mile north of Klosterman Rd. Westchase Golf Club (813) 854-2331 P 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 37 17590 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34614; Veteran’s Expressway to Hwy. 98, then east 1/4 mile

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