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By Curtis Andrews & Mark Lawrence

Lakewood Ranch Golf Update There are more than 1,250 Floridian golf courses, more than any other State, and many are open to the green fee paying public, however if you want to play the very best golf courses in the area it will require effort and skillful networking.


akewood National Golf Club in Lakewood Ranch recently hosted the inaugural PGA “Suncoast Classic” tournament the second week of February. 156 players competed for a $550,000 purse. A five-year deal is in place with the PGA and Lakewood National through 2023. This year’s tournament was won by Colorado native Mark Hubbard who secured his first Web.com Tour title in his 65th start, firing a four-round total of 26-under to secure a two-shot win over Maverick McNealy. Developed by Lennar Homes, in conjunction with the Lakewood National Golf & Country Club masterpiece community, Lakewood National is a 2017 Arnold Palmer Design course featuring a layout unique to the western central Florida landscape that encompasses a natural, rustic feel with a classic touch rooted in the Golden Age of golf course architecture. If you are a golfer, Lakewood Ranch offers a variety of courses to take a swing at. Some of the courses in Lakewood Ranch are: Esplanade Golf & Country Club www.esplanadelwr.com/golf (941) 306-3500 Public Holes 18 Year Built 2014 Course Architect Chris Wilczynski Par 72 Length 6,756 yards Slope 132 Rating 72.1

Course Architect Arnold Palmer Par 72 Length 7,008 yards Slope 131 Rating 73.2

Lakewood National Golf Club www.lakewoodnationalgc.com (941) 900-2424 Public Holes 36 Year Built 2017 Course Architect Arnold Palmer Par 72 Length 7,184 yards Slope 138 Rating 74.5

Royal Lakes Holes 18 Year Built 2007 Course Architect Rick Robbins Par 72 Length 7,339 yards Slope 124 Rating 74.0

Legacy Golf Club www.legacygolfclub.com (941) 907-7067 Public Holes 18 Year Built 1997

Originally from the San Francisco Bay area, Mark made his way to Lakewood Ranch by way of Scottsdale, Arizona where he lived “in the dry heat” for twenty-two years, working at Pepsico and Sara Lee. Mark’s enjoyment of the outdoors brought him to Florida to live the Florida lifestyle. While Mark’s true passion is golf, nothing is more gratifying to him than helping his client’s meet their real estate needs.

Lakewood Ranch Country Club www.lakewoodranchgolf.com (941) 907-4700 Private

Cypress Links Holes 18 Year Built 2001 Course Architect Arnold Palmer Par 72 Length 7,141 yards Slope 135 Rating 74.2

Mark Lawrence, Realtor (941) 402.3741 marksellsflorida@gmail. com marksellsflorida.com Curtis Andrews, Realtor (941) 914.3253 andrewscurt625@gmail. com curtandrews.com

Kings Dunes Holes 18 Year Built 2005 Course Architect Arnold Palmer Par 72 Length 7,324 yards Slope 142 Rating 75.2 Ritz-Carlton Member’s Club www.rcmcmsarasota.com (941) 309-2521 Private Holes 18 Year Built 2006 Course Architect Tom Fazio Par 72 Length 7,417 yards Slope 133 Rating 75.6 The Concession www.theconcession.com (941) 322-1922 Private Holes 18 Year Built 2006 Course Architect Jack Nicklaus Par 72 Length 7,474 yards Slope 155 Rating 77.6

Curtis has an extensive background in luxury resort sales and management spanning establishments like: Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, Mohonk Mountain House in upstate New York, Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park, the Gasparilla Inn in Boca Grande and most recently Siesta Key Beachside Villas and Beachside Management vacation rental company.

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25 Lighthouse Point Drive, LONGBOAT KEY MLS A4213438 • 4BR, 6/1BA, 6,025 sq ft • $ 5,500,000

Exquisite 6,000 sq. ft. Mediterranean waterfront estate on a private gated peninsula that is home to only 16 custom homes. This gated paradise resides behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club on the beach, and enjoys year round sunsets overlooking protected boating waters! Walk to the golf course, tennis, beach and have your yacht in the back yard! Home has floor to ceiling windows, chef’s kitchen with Wolf gas stove and elevator. Private master bedroom with access to lanai and study, both on the main level. Tropical pool, spa and large sundeck overlooking private lagoon. Boat dock with lift and water supply. 3 car garage.

The Beach Residences, LIDO KEY 2-4BR, 2/0-4/1BA, 3,330-5,254 sq ft • $ 1,465,000-$ 5,200,000 Five star Ritz-Carlton managed Lifestyle! Feel like you live on vacation every day with exceptional island living at this Lido Key residence. You’ll be amazed by the absolute beauty of this home! Lovingly finished w/rich & warm colors, this home offers a casual & relaxing feel. You will have sunset views over the Gulf of Mexico and/or of the Sarasota Bay & skyline w/magical sunrises through walls of glass or on your oversized-deep wraparound terrace. Enjoy the best of Sarasota in Ritz-Carlton tradition. Features: resort style pool/spa, social room w/ caterer kitchen, billiards room, theater w/tiered seating, massage room, state of the art fitness center, 2 guest suites, gas BBQ grills. Minutes to world famous St. Armand’s Circle & Sarasota’s Cultural & Arts community. 2 pets (dog run area) no weight limit, 2 parking spaces.

511 & 525 Putter Lane, LONGBOAT KEY 4BR, 2/0-4/1BA, 2,576-4,280 sq ft • $ 1,500,000-$ 1,895,000 Putter Lane located in Country Club Shores on the south end of Longboat Key is a very desirable enclave with wide, deep, protected sailboat waters and direct access to Sarasota Bay. Owners in this enclave enjoy deeded beach access. These updated properties feature split floor plans for optimal privacy and updates throughout. Both homes have exceptional indoor/outdoor spaces with pools, large sundecks, walls of glass, fireplaces, volume ceilings, and gas stove. 511 Putter Lane has a boat dock and 2 car garage. 525 Putter Lane has a boat dock and lift and a 2 car garage. These homes are serene, beautiful and will capture the feeling of complete privacy and exclusivity with every detail.

Judy Kepecz-Hays (941) 587.1700 kepecz@judyhays.com www.LongboatKeyLuxury.com Coldwell Banker Global Luxury 201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 1 Longboat Key, FL 34228

3331 Founders Club Drive, FOUNDERS CLUB MLS A4206591 • 4BR, 4/1BA, 4,114 sq ft • $ 1,779,000

Live the Founders Club lifestyle in this exquisite London Bay home. The Founders Club is set on 700 acres of verdant lakes and a Robert Trent Jones designed golf course, with no waiting for tee times. The proximity to downtown gives you quick access to Sarasota’s cultural treasures. This exquisite home boasts both lake and golf course views. It affords over 4000 sq. ft. of gracious living space with 4 bedrooms and 4 ½ baths. The open floor plan accents its many fine features. The outdoor living space is perfect for entertaining with the pool/spa and summer kitchen. A exceptionally fine home! www.3331FoundersClub.com

6903 Westchester Circle, LAKEWOOD RANCH CC MLS A4202104 • 3BR, 3/1BA, 4,189 sq ft • $ 850,000

Elegance combined with light sets the home’s gracious and inviting tone. Live the fabulous Lakewood Ranch Country Club lifestyle in 4,200 square feet in an open floor plan perfect for both entertaining and quiet relaxation. Volume ceilings, crown moldings, granite and marble kitchen and master bath are just a few of the high-end finishes. Formal living room with gas fireplace, elegant library and two huge offices with beautiful built-ins enhance your personal lifestyle. Generous master suite provides a luxurious oasis with two walk-in closets and grand master bath with separate vanities areas.

Founders Club Glo Reber (941) 400.5384 Glo.Reber@PremierSIR.com www.GloReber.PremierSothebysRealty.com

LWR Country Club Stephanie Shaw (941) 544.3770 StephanieShaw@Verizon.net www.StephanieShaw. PremierSothebysRealty.com

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty ◊ 8141 Lakewood Main Street, Suite #101 ◊ Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202 (941) 907.9541 ◊ www.PremierSIR.com

5005 Gulf of Mexico Drive #5, LONGBOAT KEY MLS A4420808 • 4BR, 4/1BA, 3,595 sq ft • $ 3,975,000

Extraordinary property in the intimate coastal community of BONAIRE at Longboat Key. Brand new British West Indies home is only steps away from a private beach access and has everything you could dream of in a coastal luxury home. This home has been meticulously designed and built with high end finishes including hardwood flooring, 2 large master suites, 2 additional en suites, large decks on all levels including a rooftop deck with sweeping Gulf, and Intercoastal Waterway views. A stunning chef ’s kitchen comes complete with high end Wolf and Subzero gas appliances, a huge breakfast bar, pantry and volume ceilings. Outside a resort style pool awaits with wrap around swim area, extra- large swim up table, and an oversized heated spa surrounded by custom waterfall features. Turnkey furnished with coastal decor.

5005 Gulf of Mexico Drive #6, LONGBOAT KEY MLS A4419308 • 4BR, 4/1BA, 3,340 sq ft • $ 3,379,000

Masterfully combining quality, class and elegance, this luxurious newly constructed West Indies style home, is situated just steps from the beach, in the intimate coastal community of BONAIRE at Longboat Key. Outdoor features include: large heated pool with spa and waterfall surrounded with travertine tile, covered lanai just off the pool, second level cabana equipped with outdoor kitchen, multiple covered porches and rooftop deck with fabulous views of the Gulf of Mexico and the bay. Inside features include: hardwood floors, upgraded trim and lighting, four ensuite bedrooms all with exquisitely tiled bathrooms, custom designed closets, chef’s dream kitchen with solid wood recessed cabinetry, top of the line appliances, natural gas cooking and beautiful granite countertops, elevator. It is turnkey furnished with coastal decor. Gregg Bayer - #5 (941) 799.9096 Gregg@AMIBeaches.com www.AMIBeaches.com

Creighton Faust - #6 (941) 720.2234 CreightonFaust@gmail.com www.YourBeachToBayConnection.com

Anna Maria Island Beaches Real Estate ◊ 9801 Gulf Drive, Suite 9 ◊ Anna Maria Island, Florida 34216 (941) 567.5234 ◊ www.AnnaMariaIslandRealty.com

7443 Greystone Street, LAKEWOOD RANCH CC MLS A4414743 • 3BR, 3/0BA, 3,107 sq ft • $ 925,000 Commanding lakefront and private golf course views, this elegant residence is the jewel of one of the top selling master planned communities in the country. Upon arrival, you will immediately appreciate the serene setting, surrounded by emerald fairways, before stepping in to discover volume ceilings in the gracious living area, complete with stone fireplace, formal dining room and views to the pool and golf course. The island kitchen features granite countertops and stainless appliances and opens to a casual dining area overlooking the sparkling pool. The family room is framed by a sleek grid ceiling and is perfect for hosting together time with loved ones. Catch up on your favorite Netflix series with televisions and Bose outdoor speakers included in purchase price.

7021 Brier Creek Ct, LAKEWOOD RANCH CC MLS A4422152 • 3BR, 3/1BA, 3,710 sq ft • $ 874,900 This home reflects the ideal Lakewood Ranch lifestyle of leisure and convenience. Overlooking the 13th hole of King’s Dunes Golf Course it delivers modern finishes, architectural interest and smart-home technology. Upon entering the central living room you find a circular tray ceiling, crown molding and statement lighting. Open to the dining room, you’ll love entertaining during formal occasions. A chef’s kitchen with solid wood, European-style cabinetry and stainless steel appliances awaits. Adjacent is the family room that’s perfect for conversing while prepping and plating. Bay windows with plantation shutters in the master suite allow tremendous natural light and a large en-suite bath features his-and-her vanities and tub. The outdoors are fully embraced on the paver lanai with gas-heated pool and spa.

7509 Mizner Reserve Ct, LAKEWOOD RANCH CC MLS A4407817 • 3BR, 2/1BA, 3,352 sq ft • $ 825,000 With crowning majestic emerald fairways, this Lakewood Ranch Country Club residence exudes elegance & beauty but is nonetheless welcoming & comfortable. The drama begins in the magnificent living room, complete w/gas fireplace, tray ceiling, perfect spot for piano, & sliding glass doors onto the terrace. The formal dining room extends the area for entertaining, creating an intimate setting for good food, conversation, & laughter. Prepare your favorite family recipes in the gourmet kitchen then kick off your shoes in the family room & get lost in a thrilling action movie w/surround sound. Let your interior activities spill onto the screened terrace for breezy indoor/outdoor living with breath taking views of the golf course from the luxurious pool.

Deborah Angelo O’Mara (941) 730.0777 DeborahOMara@ MichaelSaunders.com Check out my video at: www.DeborahOMara. MichaelSaunders.com

Michael Saunders & Company 8325 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

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1011 Gulf Winds Way, CASEY KEY ESTATES MLS A4419473 • 4BR, 4/0BA, 3,742 sq ft • $ 1,299,900


This custom built home has all of the features you need in an estate home. This home comes well equipped with an oversized 3 car garage and is ideally positioned on over 1 acre in this sought after gated community. This spectacular pool home is ideal for entertaining your favorite guests with the spacious outdoor space. The second level has 4 bedrooms plus a den. The first level has additional bedrooms and a family room. The kitchen features a large island and eat in space. The French doors lead out to the lanai with serene views of the stunning pool! This home was built in 2013 and is the perfect place to live the Florida lifestyle with amenities including: tennis courts, beautiful deeded beach front park, intracoastal fishing pier, and day dock access. Your dream beach home awaits!

NEW CONSTRUCTION BELLORA • $ 800K-$ 2M - SARASOTA • $ 400K-$ 800K BELLORA AT INDIAN BEACH - Build your dream home in one of the most sought-after areas in Sarasota! The community of Bellora has 23 home sites and is located West of the Trail, in the heart of the Cultural Center of Sarasota. New College, John Ringling Museum and Ringling School of Art are located within walking/biking distance. Sarasota International Airport is 5 Minutes by car. Downtown Sarasota is under 10 minutes to Main Street, St. Armand’s Circle, Marina Jack’s Restaurant, Van Wezel Performing Arts Center and more. DOWNTOWN SARASOTA - Enjoy urban island-style living in downtown Sarasota! These contemporary new construction homes in and near the Gillespie Park neighborhood are close to parks, beaches, shopping, schools, restaurants, and more!

1185 Bayshore Drive, ENGLEWOOD GARDENS MLS A4208439 • 8BR, 6/1BA, 11,200 sq ft • $ 2,199,900 Rare opportunity to own this custom built bay front home with amazing views uniquely positioned on 2.26 acres. This tropical oasis includes a pond w/ a charming bridge and tennis/basketball court. This home is ideal for entertaining your guests w/ a 40x20 pool with summer kitchen. Spend the weekend on your 150 ft fishing pier into Lemon Bay w/ serene views. The interior features a large kitchen w/ a separate built-in Hibachi grill and impressive dining room w/ crystal chandelier. Living and dining areas are perfect entertainment spaces including a sunken fireplace and seating-in-the round. Ultra grand master suite that includes two enormous walk-in closets and a private den area. The second floor includes a dramatic spiral staircase and custom chandelier, game area, catwalk, den w/ double-sided fireplace, and peek-a-boo glass floor.

Brandy Coffey-Ruiz del Vizo (941) 284.4474 BrandyCoffey941@gmail.com

3544 San Remo Terrace, SAN REMO ESTATES MLS A4403580 • 5BR, 5/2BA, 6,710 sq ft • $ 4,990,000 Lake Tahoe came to Sarasota Bay in 2009…and they built a house together. This spectacular, custom-designed home offers 2 full Master Suites, each with their own private terrace, and 3 guest suites for visiting family or friends. Pulling in to your over-sized two car garage, you proudly view your custom front façade stonework. The warm ambience of your new home awaits you as you unwind and pull a bottle of your favorite wine from your 1,000-bottle wine room. You let her breath while you embrace the setting sun over Sarasota Bay. You hear your favorite song lightly playing via your 17 audio zone SmartHome System and pull a steak out of your Viking Refrigerator. The wine is ready. You pour yourself a glass and walk out onto your terrace with 360 degree views of Sarasota.

3911 Spyglass Hill Road, COUNTRY CLUB OF SRQ MLS A4404657 • 4BR, 3/1BA, 4,110 sq ft • $ 749,900 This museum-quality home was custom built by Ammon Schrock, one of Sarasota’s most respected builders. Hand-crafted double wrought-iron doors lead to the great room & combines the Living & Formal Dining Room. Open Floorplan w/ Hampshire slate, reminiscent of European manors & mansions. Twelve-foot ceilings w/ floor to ceiling plate glass windows allowing natural light to flow. Tall French doors open to a covered loggia & oversized screened pool, ideal for entertaining. The landscaping on this oversized lot will leave you breathless. Watch the sunrise & sunset through floor-to-ceiling arches, Florida wildlife on the lake waters, & the Prestancia TPC golf course as your home’s backdrop.

26655 Gill Rd, MYAKKA CITY MLS A4201411 • 3BR, 2BA, 1,945 sq ft • $ 899,000 Beautiful natural setting on the Manatee River!!! Experience life at a slower pace on this 37+/- acre ranch. The home is modeled after the famous “Florida House” design featuring 3 lanai areas (all ensuite), large overhangs, and a cupola that invites the natural Florida breezes. The other major structure is a 40 x 40 clear span building perfect for the home workshop, a large garage, or can be converted to stables. There is also a small barn at the front that can serve as a stable for this amazing property. There is plenty of room for horse and cattle (some cattle already on site), this property is fenced and crossed fenced!! Both buildings have metal roofing. This acreage is suited for multiple opportunities, raise horses, cattle, and more or simply build your dream garden and spend your days fishing along the more than 1200 feet of frontage on the Manatee River.

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OFF MARKET OPPORTUNITIES Development Opportunity, CAPE CORAL www.EdithEsplanade.com 1 - 15 UNITS Waterfront site primed and ready to build upon! Situated on the protected waters of Bikini Basin that opens to the Caloosahatchee River and the bay, offering over 165-feet of water frontage. This homesite is the ideal location to begin your dream. Zoned for multi-family it is sub-dividable. This charming Cape Coral community is comprised of custom-built, waterfront homes just a stone’s throw away from deep-sailboat water.

Yachter’s Dream, LONGBOAT KEY www.BayouCircle.com 100’ DOCK - MINUTES TO THE BAY Located at the southern end of Longboat Key this residence boasts an elevated site, tongue and groove cathedral ceilings, custom teak interior doors, an open living area with fire place, an office, a 20kw gas generator, reverse osmosis pool and full house window storm protection This custom residence sits on a wide deep water canal with views out to Buttonwood Cove of Sarasota Bay.

Serenity, CASEY KEY www.CaseyKeyRoad.com GULF TO BAY Come back home to a tropical oasis. Located on the widest part of Casey Key this estate home has a 75-foot unobstructed easement just out your front door. A large covered patio, overlooks a lush tropical landscaping while a three-level waterfall/ Koi pond offers movement and soothing Island sound. Stroll out back to the day dock at the end of your private street.

Call (941) 921.2117 or visit www.SaraBayDistinctiveProperties.com to find your place in paradise

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