Resort Experience Fall 2018

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Green, All Over. The Resort at Longboat Key Club has received the state’s official “Green Lodging” certification, recognizing us as one of the premier environmentally conscientious lodging facilities in Florida. The Florida Green Lodging Program was established in 2004 by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to encourage hotels and resorts to conserve and protect Florida’s natural resources. By taking sustainable actions to reduce waste and conserve water, energy, and other vital resources, our Gulf-front resort is helping to preserve the natural environment that is so important now, and to future generations of Floridians. We’re also proud Sarasota County has officially designated the club and resort as a “Green Business Partner”— making The Resort at Longboat Key Club the very first resort and club in our area to achieve this meaningful honor! What’s more, Longboat Key Club Moorings, the club and resort’s 291slip, deep-water marina, has also been recognized by the State of Florida for its environmentally friendly practices and procedures. Its designation as a “Clean Marina” is based on having demonstrated a commitment to implementing and maintaining a host of best management practices. All in all, The Resort at Longboat Key Club is committed to reducing our environmental footprint through water conservation, energy efficiency, waste reduction, clean air practices, and communication. GOLF • Automated equipment for timed golf cart charging during off-peak electrical hours GOLF MAINTENANCE Organic turf and landscape management has the goal of using techniques that are both results oriented and decrease impact on the environment and human well being, while also providing sustainable and marketable conditions. To that end we rely on products that consist of naturally occurring organic compounds that are derived from plant materials, biological organisms, or manufactured natural deposits. We also apply, record, and monitor according to the current requirements of Best Management Practices (BMP’s) as mandated by state, county, and local ordinances with regards to pest management and try to implement proper plant placement throughout the property. Specific approaches: • All dry fertilizers used on golf courses meet or exceed BMP requirements and primarily consist of Water Insoluble Nitrogen (WIN) derive from bone meals, fish meals, manures, and bio-solids fortified with humic and fulvic acids and sunflower hull ash to provide a slow release potassium source, also sometimes inoculated with microrhizal fungi beneficial for mining soil nutrients. • Sprayed material consists of filtered organic acids, purchased compost teas, purchased and brewed bacterial strains, and plant derived amino acids and other natural sugars. • We treat plant nematodes with timed applications of Bacillus firmis based on degree days in Spring and Fall. • We treat lake areas for weed development and algae blooms with biodegradable dyes only. • All other pesticide and herbicide treatments are limited to spot applications adhering to label requirements, threshold monitoring, and BMP mandates. • Water use and management is recorded daily and sampled monthly for total dissolved solids. Soils are sampled seasonal using both exchangeable and paste information. Tissue samples are taken weekly. • Daily cleaning of maintenance vehicles is performed with recycled water treated with special microbes to digest oils and other foreign solids. Concurrently, grass clippings are separated, dried, composted and returned to the golf course as recycled nutrients.



RESORT SUITES • Offer guests optional linen re-use program for sheets and towels • Use low-flow showerheads, faucets, and commodes • All suites are smoke free for air quality • A/C’s are returned to preset temperature when vacant • In-room recycling for paper, glass, plastic, and cardboard • Recycled paper used for in-room napkins • Utilize environmentally safe green cleaners in suites • Installed blackout drapes to shelter light from the protected sea turtles • Keys are recycled after each use FOOD AND BEVERAGE • Send used oil for recycling • Work with over 75 producers • Maintain our own gardens that grow a variety of herbs and vegetables for use at various dining outlets on property MARINA • Designated as a “Florida Clean Marina.” A voluntary designation program with a proactive approach to environmental stewardship. SALES AND CHECK-IN • Email of confirmations is encouraged • Recycled paper is utilized for check-in materials (and re-used) • 100% recycled PVC key cards are used GROUNDS • Use drought tolerant plantings whenever possible • Removal of invasive plants and trees • Reduce watering schedules • Return plant containers to growers for recycling • Recycle hangers with our uniform cleaning company • Encourage recycling at home

GENERAL • High efficiency MERV8 A/C filters are used and changed six times a year • A/C coil cleaning on a regular schedule at least once a year • Solar powered golf carts are used for guest transportation • Recycling containers throughout public areas of the resort and club • CFL lighting is utilized • Utilize email for sending memos, reports, etc. unless a hard copy is specifically required • Use programmable thermostats in offices • Added scanners to offices to encourage scanning instead of copying • Encourage two-sided copies • Require recycling of paper, glass, plastic, cardboard, printer cartridges, and batteries in offices and support areas throughout the club and resort • Converted to water coolers to reduce water bottle use THE SPA • The Spa offers handcrafted, organic and energetically balanced skin care lines for our guests and members. • The Spa offers products that are wildcrafted, synthetic and toxin free, gluten free and made with fresh herbal ingredients. • We limit the number of towels utilized for services, which in effect saves water. • We utilize our natural environment for our treatments with the healing and rejuvenating properties of the ocean. • We recycle and work diligently to prevent waste • Utilize reusable glass bottles for professional use products ASSOCIATES • Utilize recycled paper cups in employee cafeteria

Saving Lives. Saving The Planet. Helping The Needy. In just five years, with more than 5 million pounds of inbound product collected, Clean the World has processed and distributed more than 85% of the collected product with outbound trucks, pallets and boxes of product daily! On behalf of those receiving the soap and bottled amenities that we deliver, we applaud Clean the World Hotel Partners and all who are using some method to recycle these desperately needed hygiene products.


Clean the World and its generous Hospitality Partners have launched a global hygiene revolution centered on a simple idea: recycling soap and saving lives. “According to the World Health Organization, a significant number of children under the age of 5 could be saved with access to bar soap and hygiene education.”



Contents & Contacts Green Initiatives ....................................... 2-3


DirecTV Channel Guide ................................ 5

Tee Times ................... 387-1631 or 387-1632

Welcome to The Resort ................................. 6

Links on Longboat Pro Shop .............. 387-1632

Resort Check-out Services .............................. 7

Harbourside Pro Shop ..................... 387-1631

Property Map ............................................. 8


Pool & Beach ............................................. 9

Sales, Leasing & Concierge ............ 383-8383

It’s Sea Turtle Nesting Season! ..................... 10

Slip Rentals ................................... 383-8383

Golf ................................................... 12-13


Tennis Clinics: Quick Tips From The Pros ... 14-15

Sales and Information ..................... 387-1661

The Tennis Gardens .............................. 16-17 Spa Specials & Events ................................ 18 Meet The Director of Spa, Danielle White ...... 19

RESORT Resort Reservations ...........383-8821 ext. 1110

8th Annual Bacchus Celebration ............. 20-21

Personal Assistance Line ................... 383-8821 ext. 3000

Resort Dining / Dress Code ................... 20-24


Fitness Center ........................................... 25

The Tennis Gardens ......................... 387-1633

Recipe: Apple Strudel ................................. 27


Oktoberfest: Beyond Brews .................... 28-29

The Spa ........................................ 387-1587

Arts/Theater/Attractions ............................. 33

Fitness Center ................................. 387-1656

Membership Offerings ................................ 39

DINING Barefoot’s ....................................... 387-1626

Graphic Design Manager LIZ BRIGHT

Court 21 Café & Bar ....................... 387-1676

Graphics & Marketing Coordinator SHANNON YODER

Portofino Ristorante .......................... 383-1900


Spike ‘n Tees .................................. 387-1640

Harbourside Ballroom ...................... 387-1650 Sands Pointe .................................. 387-1626 The Tavern & Whiskey Bar ................ 387-1650

Holiday reservations in the Resort restaurants are subject to our cancellation policy for parties of 4 or more on the following holidays: Easter, Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. A 72 hour cancellation notice for the restaurant reservation is required to avoid a $75 per person charge for a no show reservation. All restaurant reservation cancellations must be made through the restaurant.



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ABC HD ABC HD ABC Family HD A&E HD AMCHD America’s Auction Network Animal Planet HD Aqui AUDIENCE HD AUDIENCE HD AXS TV HD Bloomberg TV HD BabyFirst TV BBC America HD BET Biography Bravo HD BTN BYU TV CBS HD Cartoon Network East HD Cartoon Network West HD CBS College Sports Net Chiller Cloo CMT HD CNBC HD CNBC World CNN HD Comedy Central HD

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C-SPAN C-SPAN2 CTN CW HD Daystar Destination America Discovery HD Disney Channel East HD Disney Channel West HD Disney Junior HD Disney XD E! HD Enlace EWTN ESPN HD ESPN2 HD ESPN Deportes ESPNEWS HD ESPNU HD Food Network FOX HD FOX Business Net FOX News Channel HD FOX Movie Channel FOX Sports1 (Speed Channel) FOX Sports2 Free Speech TV Fuse FX HD Galavision

2068 Gem Shopping Network 365 GOD TV 363 Golden Eagle Broadcasting (GEB) 218 Golf Channel 233 GSN 271 H2 312 Hallmark Channel HD 565 Hallmark Movie Channel HD 204 Headline News (HLN) HD 229 HGTV HD 269 HISTORY HD 449 HITN TV 240 Home Shopping Network (HSN) 368 Hope Channel 32 IND HD 564 Independent Film Channel 66 ION HD 305 ION Television East HD 306 ION Television West HD 364 INSP 285 Investigation Discovery HD 313 Jewelry Television 72 Jewelry Television 366 Jewish Life TV 252 Lifetime HD 253 Lifetime Movie Network (LMN)HD 375 Link TV 2183 MHz Worldview 287 Military Channel 213 MLB Network

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MSNBC HD MTV HD MTV2 National Geographic Channel HD NASA TV NBA TV NBC HD NBC Sports Net Net GEO Wild 3net NFL Network NHL Network Nickelodeon/Nick At Night East HD Nickelodeon/Nick At Night West HD Nick Jr NRB Network NUTV ONCE TV Mexico Ovation TV OWN Oxygen PBS HD PBS HD pivot Pursuit Channel ReelzChannel RFD-TV Sale Science Channel ShopHQ

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SOAPnet ShopHQ Spike HD Sports Man Channel Syfy HD TBS HD TeenNick Tennis Channel The Church Channel The Cooking Channel The Weather Channel HD The World Network TLC HD TNT HD Travel Channel HD Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) truTV HD Turner Classic Movies (TCM) HD TVGN TV Land HD UMAS HD Univision HD Univision East HD UP USA Network HD Velocity HD VH1 Classics VH1 HD Vme WE tv World Harvest Television (WHT)

DIRECTV Remote Guide




Rick Benninghove


elcome to The Resort at Longboat Key Club! Our award-winning resort is proud to share some of our recent accolades with you, Condé Nast “#5 Florida Resort, 2017”, Tennis Resorts Online“#7 Gold Medal Resort, Worldwide, 2018” and AAA Four-Diamond Award for the 36th consecutive year, Travel+Liesure in top 10 Best Resort Hotels in Florida 2018, Blue Community award through United Nations Global Sustainable Tourism 2018. We are also the recipient of “Trip Advisor’s“ Certificate of Excellence.” Longboat Key Club Moorings, our marina located at the Harbourside area of our resort, received the “Florida Clean Marina” designation for the 16th year and was recognized as one of the “Top 25 Marinas in North America” by Power & Motoryacht magazine. We are honored that you have chosen to stay with us to experience the wonders of the Resort for yourself. With the full spectrum of amenities we have to offer, there is always something exciting to explore once you arrive. If golf is your game of choice, we will have you playing your best game ever. Should you desire to take a lesson with one of our pros or take some time to practice on the driving range, I am confident you will enjoy the time spent playing the greenest fairways in the area. Our Tennis Gardens offers clinics, match-play and private or semiprivate lessons seven days a week. Tennis is complimentary for our guests, so feel free to grab your racquet or borrow one of ours and enjoy a few hours of quality court time. Staying in shape while you are away has never been easier! Daily classes at our Mind & Motion Studio, our well-equipped and professionally staffed Fitness Center and exceptional wellness offerings are wonderful ways to make your fitness routine easy and fun. From bathing suits to blazers, savor distinctive cuisine in our eight on-site restaurants and lounges offering casual to fine dining throughout the week. Please check with the Concierge regarding dining options and hours of operation during your stay. For a unique outdoor adventure or a memorable way to celebrate a special occasion be sure to explore our Marina. Enjoy a fishing excursion on the Gulf of Mexico or a sunset cruise on Sarasota Bay. The Spa offers a full menu of island-inspired services as well as manicures and pedicures. Specialty massages for active and sports-minded individuals are also available to help relieve tired muscles after a day on the golf course or tennis courts. Be sure to schedule some time to relax, unwind and rejuvenate while you are here. For the younger set, our Camp Loggerhead offers fun-filled activities for children ages 5 to 12. It is a great way for them to make new friends while you relax and enjoy some quiet time for yourself. And of course, our beautiful white sand beach creates the perfect backdrop for your visit. Whether you choose to swim, paddleboard, kayak or just sit back and relax while you soak up the sunshine or experience one of our remarkable sunsets, your slice of paradise is steps away and waiting just for you! If I can be of service during your stay please feel free to contact me directly, and thank you for choosing to be our guest. Rick Benninghove,

Director of Resort Operations



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RESORT Check-out Services Co n t a c t t h e P e r s o n a l Assistance Line at ext. 3000 for any changes or inquiries regarding your departure. •

Check-out is prior to 11 am.

Your departure date is verified at check-in. Should your plans change and you need to depart earlier, please call as soon as possible. There will be a two night penalty for early departure.

To i n q u i r e a b o u t a n extended check-out time, please call on the morning of your departure date. (Charges will be applied.)

TELEPHONE CHECK-OUT We will close your account with the credit card we have on file and email the final copy of your account to the address provided at check-in. After check-out, please continue to enjoy the resort amenities for the day. Our bell staff will store your luggage. Showers are available at Islandside Tennis Center for freshening up.

EMAIL CHECK-OUT Email Personal Assistance Line at with your last name and room number and we will assist you with check out and email a final copy of the billing.



Property Map Shopping & Activities

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1. Concierge - Activity Planning Desk 2. The Resort Shop 3. Camp Loggerhead 4. Links on Longboat Golf Pro Shop 5. The Fitness Center 6. Mind & Motion Studio 7. Playground 8. Pool and Beach Shop 9. The Spa 10. The Tennis Gardens Pro Shop 11. Harbourside Golf Pro Shop 12. The Ship’s Store

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Dining 13. Sands Pointe Restaurant 14. Barefoot’s Bar & Grille 15. Spike ‘n Tees 16. Court 21 Café & Bar 17. The Tavern & Whiskey Bar 18. Harbourside Ballroom 19. Portofino Ristorante & Bar

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Portofino Ristorante & Bar


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Spike ‘n Tees 15

Membership Office 21 Mind & Motion Studio Island 22 House 6 Links on Longboat 5 The Spa 9 4 Golf Pro Shop The Fitness Center 24

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20. John Ringling (East and West) 21. Island House Dining Room 22. Gillespie Room 23. The Court Room 24. Membership 25. Vacation Villas Office 26. Human Resources Office 27. Purchasing - Shipping / Recieving 28. Marina Lease/Service Office

Sarasota Bay

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27 Purchasing Shipping/Receiving

RESORT POOL AND BEACHSIDE SERVICES The Pool and Beach team will do everything possible to ensure you have a memorable stay. Whatever you desire, we are here to help you make the most of your time by the pool and the beach. Please call 941-383-8821 for assistance.

BEACH SERVICE 9 am - 6 pm daily The following items are included in the daily resort fee and based on availability: • • •

Beach towels available at the Pool Store. Please limit two per person. Two beach loungers included per One Bedroom suite, Junior Suite or Guest Room. Four beach loungers included per Two Bedroom Suite.

BEACH RENTALS Luxury Lounges - $10 per day Sand Chairs - $10 per day Umbrellas - $20 per day Cabana Hood - $35 per day Queen Luxury Beds - $150 per day* King Luxury Beds - $350 per day* *Prices may fluctuate based on availability and holidays.

WATERSPORT RENTALS Single Kayak - $25 per hour Double Kayak - $35 per hour Paddle Board - $35 per hour All prices subject to tax and service charge. Based on availability - See Beach Attendant for details.

Complimentary bean bag toss, volleyball and bicycles are available from the staff at poolside.


Heated year-round to 85°F (29.4°C) Open daily 8 am - 10 pm


Temperature is set at 102°F (38.9°C). Please, no person under 16 years of age in hot tub. Open daily 8 am - 10 pm

Please see our Concierge for schedule of activities and transportation to our Marina pool overlooking Longboat Key Club Moorings and Sarasota Bay.


Children must wear swimming diapers when using our swimming pools. Children’s swimming diapers are available at either pool facility and are complimentary.


All of our guests deserve to enjoy the full spectrum of relaxation that The Resort at Longboat Key Club has to offer. For your convenience we provide a wheelchair with inflated tires for easy access to the beach as well as a hydraulic lift for assistance into and out of the pool upon request. Simply call extension 1527 and one of our Pool and Beach attendants will be happy to arrange these services for you.

PLEASE, NO GLASS OR COOLERS ALLOWED ON POOL DECK OR BEACH. Food and beverage service is available on the beach from 11 am to 6 pm daily.




SeaTurtle Nesting Season! May 1 through October 31

The Resort at Longboat Key Club thanks you for helping us to protect our valuable sea turtles!

From May through October, during the height of tourist season, many sea turtle nests are dug by nesting female sea turtles on the shores of our beautiful Gulf Coast. All sea turtles that nest in the U.S. are either listed as threatened or endangered and there are penalties for killing, harassing or harming these turtles. The most common sea turtle nesting on the shores of Longboat Key is the Loggerhead, which is listed as threatened. Other sea turtles that have nested in Florida are the Green (threatened), Leatherback (endangered), Kemp’s Ridley (endangered) and Hawksbill (endangered) turtles.

A female sea turtle lays an average of 100 eggs in each nest. If the nest is left undisturbed, the eggs will hatch, on average, within 60 days and the hatchlings will race to the sea before they become snacks for hungry predators. Wildlife is not the only threat to the hatchlings. Beach visitors can also disturb nests and nesting sea turtles. To see sea turtles up close and to learn more about them, you may visit The Aquarium at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway in Sarasota. You can also participate in one of our complimentary “Beach Walk and Sea Turtle Talks” here at the Resort.

To help keep sea turtles safe, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service suggests the following guidelines.



If you see a turtle in distress, call the Manager on duty at extension 3000, otherwise please observe without interference.





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December 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019


Cart Fee


$162 $112 $81 $61

$26 $26 $15 $15

$188 $138 $96 $76

Junior Rate 9 or 18 holes (all day)




Rental Clubs 18 holes (Rental balls included)



Rental Clubs 9 holes



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Guest Guest Guest Guest

18 holes 18 holes (after 12:30 pm) 9 holes 9 holes (after 12:30 pm)


May 1, 2018 through November 30, 2018


Cart Fee


$80 $55 $42 $35

$25 $25 $14 $14

$105 $80 $56 $49

Junior Rate 9 or 18 holes (all day)




Rental Clubs 18 holes (Rental balls included) Rental Clubs 9 holes

$50 $25

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Guest Guest Guest Guest

18 holes 18 holes (after 12:30 pm) 9 holes 9 holes (after 12:30 pm

$50 $25


Starting times at Links on Longboat and Harbourside Golf courses are available to Resort Guests one day in advance of play, year-round. To reserve a tee time, call Links on Longboat at 941-387-1632 or Harbourside Golf at 941-387-1631.


Callaway rental clubs are available at both pro shops. Rental balls are included with all 18-hole club rentals.


Driving ranges at both Links on Longboat and Harbourside are open 7 am to 5 pm daily (weather permitting). Please no blue jeans, cutoffs, T-shirts, tennis shorts, short shorts, halter tops, mesh shirts, gym shorts, or swimwear. (Those not in appropriate attire, will not be allowed access to the range.) Please have your resort room key with you.


Our philosophy and teaching strategy focuses on the three most important details in the swing: grip, posture and alignment. Clubs are provided free of charge for all instructional programs. One hour lesson $125 Half hour lesson $75 3 hole playing lesson $150 12


9 hole playing lesson $300

Links on Longboat Redesigned by Ron Garl in 2014, Links on Longboat (formerly Islandside) has many characteristics of a seaside links course. Ocean breezes, expansive natural areas and big greens create an incredible golfing experience. Links on Longboat stretches out to 6,748 yards from end to end with five sets of tees to accommodate any level of play. The Par 71 layout demands accuracy off the tee. Most holes feature small waterways that run along one side of the fairway to force you into a decision on placement validating the original “watery challenge” description. Once you have driven your ball in a good fairway position that is where the fun begins. Our new

Ron Garl design challenges your iron play but also does not penalize you for an errant shot. Fewer bunkers and more grassed collection areas allow the golfer to have an easy pitch to the hole if you have missed the green. Each green has been completely redesigned with Ron’s creative imagination and all 18 holes have been re-grassed with the superior, salt tolerant Platinum Paspalum grass. In addition to the beauty of the natural wildlife seen on a daily basis, over 5,000 Palm trees along with pink and white Oleanders line the Links on Longboat.

Harbourside Courses Harbourside is located three miles north of the Links on Longboat and is commonly known as “the Member’s course” here at the Club. Harbourside consists of three nines that make up three distinctive eighteen hole options. All three nines vary in characteristics but all pose a great challenge when deciding which to play. Harbourside opened for play in 1982. Many of the holes border the Sarasota Bay and our own Longboat Key Club Moorings which makes for a beautiful setting. The White Egret nine measures 3,342 yards and has the least amount of water of the three nines. Don’t let the lack of water on this nine fool you. Its difficulty is found in tight fairways which demands accuracy off the tee. Once you’ve positioned yourself correctly, big inviting greens give you plenty of target to aim at. The Red Hawk was recently redesigned by architect Ron Garl who challenges the golfer with many risk and

reward opportunities. More open and forgiving than the White Egret, this nine has water that plays into many shots. The Red Hawk measures 3,314 and this past season the entire nine was re-sodded with the ever popular Platinum Paspalum grass. This new playing surface gives you a great lie every time and makes the game a pleasure to play. The final nine at Harbourside is our famous “Blue Heron” measuring 3,368 yards—our signature nine of all 45 holes here at Longboat Key Club. This nine was redesigned in 2005 and this year re-sodded with the new Platinum Paspalum grass as well. This nine boarders the Sarasota Bay with breathtaking views at every turn. It contains nine “signature” holes and challenges every part of your game. Tree-lined fairways and swirling winds put a premium on shot-making and course strategy. Courses designed by Ron Garl. Enjoy

five sets of tees on all three nines.









Open / 8 am - 5 pm

Open / 7 am - 5 pm

Open / 6:30 am - 5 pm

941-387-1631 / 8 am - 5 pm (One day in advance)

Open / 7:30 am - 5 pm Open / 7 am - 5 pm

Open / 6:30 am - 5 pm

941-387-1632 / 7:30 am - 5 pm (One day in advance)

PLEASE NOTE: Golf courses alternate closings for maintenance during the summer months. RESORT EXPERIENCE



Enjoy a fun atmosphere while improving your technique at the Longboat Key Club. Take full advantage of your membership by joining one of our clinic offerings designed to help you boost your game.

John Woods "Find your opponents weakness and stay on it."



Maraj Maharaj "A good shot selection is essential."

Sammy Aviles "Eye on the ball at all times."

Randy Ardenfriend "Loose grip, full ďŹ nish on groundstrokes."


All levels can benefit—whether you are a beginner or advanced player, this is your chance to polish up on speed, court positioning, volleys and so much more!

A fast-paced, one-hour clinic that covers it all. Strokes, volleys, overheads, court positioning and point situations.


Learn the basics of stroke production, footwork, and court positioning to get you started towards your new best sport.


Fast pace drills that cover groundstrokes, approach shots, volleys, swinging volleys and court positioning. Did I mention fast paced?—get ready!

Scott Shields "Volley to the open court."

Ron Shields

Jackie Bohannon

"Full focus one point at a time."

"Kiss your bicep on forehand follow through."


Think fast–move fast– hit fast–recover fast– repeat. This one is all about the footwork and having fun. RESORT EXPERIENCE


COURT TIMES & RESERVATIONS Courts are available for play from 8 am to 9 am, 9 am to 10:30 am, 10:30 am to 12 noon, as well as afternoon times upon availability. Courts may be reserved one day in advance of play. Tennis is complimentary for Resort Guests. Private lessons, semi private lessons and clinics are available. Please contact The Tennis Gardens at 941-387-1633 for fees and availability.

Join us for many opportunities to play, call 941-387-1633 to sign up as space is limited.

CLINICS & PLAY at THE TENNIS GARDENS S U N D AY - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - SUNDAY ROUND ROBIN | 9 am Play! This is a great way to get that extra game into your week. DAILY STROKES and STRATEGY | 9 am A maximum of 4 players per Tennis Professional.

M O N D AY - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - DAILY STROKES and STRATEGY | 11 am A maximum of 4 players per Tennis Professional. LIVE BALL | 2:30 pm - 4 pm Fast doubles game play with strategic feedback. This is a great workout! Meet at Court 21 for à la carte refreshments.

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DAILY STROKES and STRATEGY | 11 am A maximum of 4 players per Tennis Professional. BEGINNER CLINIC | 4 pm - 5 pm Learn the basics of stroke production, footwork and court positioning. Tennis in a fun atmosphere.

W E D N E S D AY - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - DAILY STROKES and STRATEGY | 11 am A maximum of 4 players per Tennis Professional. LIVE BALL | 2:30 pm - 4 pm Doubles realistic play at an accelerated pace. TENNIS FIT | 3 pm - 4:30 pm All levels! This class involves lots of running, hitting and footwork drills. If you are looking to get a workout and play tennis, this is the perfect combination for you!

T H U R S D AY - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - DAILY STROKES and STRATEGY | 11 am A maximum of 4 players per Tennis Professional. DOUBLES CLINICS 1 pm - 2 pm and 4 pm - 5 pm Strategy and court positioning are the focus.

F R I D AY - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - DAILY STROKES and STRATEGY | 11 am A maximum of 4 players per Tennis Professional. ADVANCE LIVE BALL (4.0 - 4.5+ LEVEL) | 2:30 pm - 4 pm OPEN LIVE BALL | 2:30 pm - 4 pm

S AT U R D AY - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - DAILY STROKES and STRATEGY | 11 am A maximum of 4 players per Tennis Professional.




Play at our USTA award-winning tennis facility. The Tennis Gardens offers a unique tennis experience with 20 Har-Tru courts set amidst beautifully landscaped acreage along Sarasota Bay. The Resort at Longboat Key Club is proud to announce it has been named the #6 top tennis resort in the world by Tennis Resorts Online in its highly competitive annual listing. We achieved special mentions for our Game Arranging and the Pro Shop, which came in #1 for their category. With only 75 tennis resorts and 25 tennis camps included in this exclusive roster, the resort is very pleased to have attained the #6 spot. The listing is compiled from surveys submitted by tennis enthusiasts and reflects the quality of lodging, services, amenities, dining options and programs available at the resort. This recognition is a testament to our continued commitment to excellence and exceptional guest service. No stranger to awards, The Tennis Gardens has also been recognized as the #1 Tennis Resort on the west coast of Florida by Tennis Magazine, making it one of the top ten tennis resorts in the USA. - John Woods, Director of Tennis

SPA SPECIALS: September – December 2018 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2018 Spa Signature Scrubs (50 MINUTES $160)* Begin this treatment with your choice of one of our three luxurious scrubs: Soothing Vanilla Lavender, Indulging Spa Smoothie or Intoxicating Tobacco & Rum. Experience these exotic botanical ingredients in an intensive exfoliating body treatment while the unique aromas capture your senses. Finally, take home the memory of your chosen scrub to enjoy again and again. (This service includes a 6 oz. jar of the choice signature scrub that will be used in the service.)

Longevity Facial (50 MINUTES $130)* Rejuvenate and re-densify the face. High tech ingredients combined with a deep yet comforting massage leave the skin vibrant, energized, and lifted.

NOVEMBER 2018 Red Wine Facial (50 MINUTES $130)* Replenish and rehydrate your skin with a unique blend of Red Wine Therapy! An almost edible, exfoliant blend of natural fruit enzymes, cherry purée, pomegranate, and red wine saturate skin in a healthy cocktail of antioxidants that increase the vitality of skin. A strengthening and smoothing treatment reveals a more revitalized and rejuvenated complexion. Vino Therapy Body Treatment (50 MINUTES $130)* Scrub away the old and bring in radiant new skin with the triple action power of skin-friendly granules, grape seed extracts, natural acids, and enzymes.

DECEMBER 2018 Peppermint Pedicure (50 MINUTES $50)* An invigorating and reviving pedicure that is perfect for relieving the stress of our feet during the holiday season. This treatment includes a peppermint soak and massage of a warming blend of oils. Just what you need to get ready for those holiday party shoes. Snow Kissed Facial (50 MINUTES $130)* The perfect facial to soothe the effects of winter. This aromatic facial will delight your skin as you feel the refreshing tingle of snow algae and experience the soothing anti-inflammatory benefits of aloe. The cooling effects of this treatment will leave your skin rejuvenated and rosy. *Limited time special pricing. Additional discounts will not apply.



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A portion of the proceeds beneďŹ ts The Longboat Key Foundation Education Fund which will provide scholarship opportunities to local college students studying the ďŹ eld of hospitality. The Longboat Key Foundation is a component fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

For event reservations and information, please call Concierge at 941-387-1614.

The French Connection Château de Beaucastel & Tablas Creek Perspective

An event to honor a true visionary of the wine world, Robert Haas (1927-2018). Haas stood at the top of the wine world as a producer, importer and industry sage. Haas was instrumental in shipping and elevating our wine tastes. He also impacted the quality of wines imported to the United States. Robert Haas was the first to import Château Pétrus to U.S. soil, but his over 50-year relationship with Rhone Valley icon Château Beaucastel and the Perrin family best exemplifies his lifelong commitment to bringing the great wines of the world to the U.S. market. Please join for a progressive dinner that features a vertical tasting of the wines of Château Beaucastel and Tablas Creek from 1998 to 2011. Join us on the silky sands of Longboat Key Beach, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico for this magical evening.


Reception: 5:30 pm / Dinner: 6:00 pm The Beach


inclusive, per person

Piedmonte to Pisa La Spinetta & Contratto

Indulge your passion for great Italian wines, with a chef inspired meal showcasing Brunello to Barolos, and everything in between and beyond. Join us at Portofino Ristorante for this Italian wine enthusiasts dream come true.

Cambria Wine & Artisan Cheese Pairing

Join Tracey Shepos Cenami, Chef for Kendall-Jackson and your cheese specialist for an afternoon of wine and cheese pairing. This will be a class that pairs select cheeses and accoutrements with allocated wines from Cambria Vineyards with Tracy sharing her passion and knowledge.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 TH 1:00 pm | Under The Oaks


inclusive, per person

(Limited reservations available)

Barrel Tasting

Star Lane Vineyard, Happy Valley Canyon Attendees will have the opportunity to taste barrel samples from unreleased vintages of wines from the Star Lane Cellars. Guests will experience and taste single Bordeaux varietals and then learn the processes the winemakers go through blending these varietals to make a wine. During the seminar, guests will be treated to plates of assorted cheeses, bread, and wines from Star Lane Vineyards.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 TH 3:30 pm | South Lawn on The Beach


inclusive, per person

(Limited reservations available)


Reception: 7:00 pm / Dinner: 7:45 pm Portofino Ristorante


inclusive, per person

Stone Crab Celebration & Winemaker Auction A celebration of food and wine that will dazzle your eyes and thrill your palate.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 TH 5:30 pm | On The Beach


inclusive, per person





Located in the Resort Center, Sands Pointe blends sophisticated dining with a sweeping vista of the Gulf of Mexico. Innovative cuisine features organic and local ingredients and the freshest seafood accompanied by an expansive fine wine selection from our award winning cellar. Reservations are suggested for evening dining. For more information and dinner reservations, call 941-387-1626. Breakfast daily • 7 am to 11 am Brunch Buffet Sunday • 8 am to 12 pm

Lunch daily • 11 am to 2:30 pm Dinner daily • 5:30 pm to 10 pm


Adjacent to Sands Pointe restaurant, the lounge provides the perfect spot to relax, enjoy your favorite beverages, wine from our cellar and specialty drinks and cocktails from our extensive fine spirits list. The Pointe Lounge offers unique casual fare perfect for a late night dinner. Bar daily • 11 am to Midnight Lite Fare daily • 5 pm to 10 pm

Live Entertainment Wednesday and Thursday • 7 pm Friday and Saturday • 8 pm Sunday • 6 pm


Enjoy casual poolside dining and tempting tropical cocktails with a panoramic view of the Gulf of Mexico. For more information, call 941-387-1626. Breakfast daily • 7 am to 11 am Lunch daily • 11 am to 5 pm Live Music Saturday • 12 noon to 4 pm

Ask about our Sunset menu after 5 pm


This open air restaurant offers a light breakfast menu and lunch overlooking The Links on Longboat golf course. Grab a fresh squeezed fruit juice, smoothie or custom coffee before you tee-off. Enjoy lunch featuring sandwiches, wraps and salads, or just relax at the bar after your round of golf. For more information, call 941-387-1640. Breakfast daily • 7 am to 11 am Lunch daily • 11 am to 2:30 pm Bar Service daily • until 5pm




Indulge in classic Northern Italian cuisine featuring handmade pastas, wood fired pizzas and the freshest seafood, as you overlook the beautiful Longboat Key Club Moorings. Reservations recommended, call 941-383-1900. Dinner Tuesday - Sunday • 5 pm to 8 pm (CLOSED Mondays)


Casual sophisticated dining with a Chef’s perspective. The heart of the fare is committed to a seasonal ideology, featuring simple straight forward preparations, served in a creative manner with ingredients from local sources centering dishes around what is fresh and seasonal. For more information, call 941-387-1650. Lunch daily • 11 am to 2:30 pm Dinner Tuesday through Saturday • 5 pm to 9 pm (beginning November 1) Whiskey Bar daily • 11 am to 5 pm Sunday Roast Every Sunday • 5 pm to 9 pm (beginning November 4) Burger Bonanza Every Monday (beginning November 5)

5 pm to 9 pm

Window daily • 7 am to 3 pm


21 overlooks Center Court at The Tennis Gardens and features continental breakfast choices as well as an eclectic menu of lunch favorites and afternoon snacks. From fresh squeezed juices and fruit smoothies to salads and sandwiches, you are sure to find exactly what you’re craving after a morning on the court. Looking for a little liquid refreshment? 21 also offers premium coffee drinks, wine and a signature cocktail list. For more information, call 941-387-1676. Express Menu daily • 8 am to 3 pm

Our Concierge will be delighted to assist in making dining reservations at our Resort restaurants or to assistance in any way to ensure your comfort and enjoyment during your stay. (941) 383-8821 ext. 1110.





Food & Beverage Outlet

Sands Pointe Breakfast: Resort Casual* and beach attire with cover-ups. Sands Pointe Lunch: Resort Casual* in dining room, beach attire may be worn only in the lounge and cover-ups are required. Sands Pointe Dinner: The Pointe Lounge - Resort Casual* (Beach attire is not appropriate in the evening). Dining Room - Acceptable attire includes collared shirts for men, slacks, dress denim and denim couture are acceptable, frayed, ripped or torn denim is not acceptable. Tank tops for men and T-shirts with vulgar or suggestive logos are also not acceptable. Dress sandals are permitted. The Tavern & Whiskey Bar: Golf and Country Club attire. Dress denim, denim couture, dress shorts and collared shirts with sleeves for men are acceptable. Frayed, ripped or torn denim is not acceptable. Tank tops for men or T- shirts with vulgar or suggestive logos are also not acceptable.

DRESS CODE Portofino Ristorante: Slacks or dress shorts, collared shirts or appropriate T-shirts. Dress denim and denim couture are acceptable, frayed, ripped or torn denim is not acceptable. Tank tops for men and T-shirts with vulgar or suggestive logos are also not acceptable. Spike ‘n Tees: Shirts and shoes required. Barefoot’s Bar & Grill: Poolside and beach attire is acceptable. Court 21: Casual and tennis attire.

*Resort casual is defined as slacks or dress shorts and collared shirts with sleeves for men. For women, casual dresses or a blouse with slacks, skirt or dress shorts is appropriate. Footwear and shirts are required at all of the above outlets. Hats may not be worn in the dining rooms during dinner service. Cell phone use is not allowed in the dining rooms (cell phones may only be used in The Pointe Lounge for breakfast and lunch hours). Please silence your phones upon entering the dining rooms.

The Fitness Center --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Maintain your regular fitness routine with personal training, group fitness classes, well equipped cardio and weight rooms at our Resort Fitness Center. While it's easy to spend your Sarasota vacation relaxing on our white sand beach or sipping cocktails by the pool, The Resort at Longboat Key Club offers a fully-equipped private Fitness Center along with personalized programs that allow you to maintain your regular exercise routine or create a new foundation for your wellness journey. Additional options including personal training, one-on-one stretch sessions, sports specific and performance enhancing training, private Pilates, yoga or tai chi and a variety of group fitness classes that cater to all interests and skill levels. Held both outdoors and in our Mind & Motion Studio, daily options range from Water Fitness classes in the outdoor pool and Yoga sessions on the beach to Spinning, Boot Camps, Zumba and more. After your workout, schedule a soothing sports massage or holistic body treatment from the expert practitioners at The Spa.

Our Fitness Center features a wide range equipment, including: Cardio Equipment including treadmills, ellipticals and stationary bicycles • Selectorized strength equipment •

Free weights and benches • Stretch area and tables • Fitness and wellness classes •

Please keep in mind that the Fitness Center is available for our guests ages 17 and older. Ages 12 - 17 may use the Fitness Center accompanied by a parent. Proper apparel and closed toe athletic footwear are required. Please be courteous and refrain from cell phone usage and practice common gym etiquette when in the Fitness Center or Mind & Motion Studio. Additional charges apply to participate in fitness classes - $15 charge per class.

FITNESS CENTER HOURS OF OPERATION Monday - Friday • 6 am to 7 pm | Saturday • 7 am to 7 pm | Sunday • 7 am to 5 pm.

Holiday hours may vary, please call the Fitness Center for details and to inquire about private fitness classes or to schedule a personal training session at 941-387-1656. RESORT EXPERIENCE


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6 PM | HARBOURSIDE BALLROOM $50++ per adult

includes dinner stations, open bar, entertainment, and bingo!

BBQ, Booze, & Bingo

Boogie Night Bingo

Get in on the fun and enjoy a night of new era Bingo! This ain’t your grandparent’s Bingo!

Beach Party Bingo




by Chef Lori Desorcie


n easy alternative to hand-stretching strudel dough, puff pastry is quick and delicious. The bread crumbs help to absorb the juices and avoid overflow. Granny Smith, Gala, or Macintosh apples hold up the best when baked. • 1 sheet Puff Pastry (thawed) • 1 Jelly Roll Pan • 3 Apples (peeled and chopped small) • Juice of ½ lemon • ¾ cup White Bread Crumbs • ¼ cup Granulated Sugar • ¼ cup Brown Sugar • 1 tsp Cinnamon • ½ cup Toasted Walnuts (optional) • ½ cup Golden Raisins (optional) • 6 tbls Butter (melted and divided) • 2 tbls Sour Cream

Preheat oven to 325°. In food processor, grind 2 slices bread into fine crumb. Toast bread crumbs on a jelly roll pan in the oven until golden, about 6-8 minutes, then let cool. Adjust oven temp to 375°. Toss small apple bits into lemon juice. In a small bowl, mix sugars and cinnamon. Toast and chop walnuts. On a lightly floured surface, roll out thawed pastry into a thin 12"x16” sheet. Place dough on the same pan with parchment. Sprinkle bread crumbs evenly on bottom half of longer side, leaving a 1” border around. Quickly toss apples with sugar mixture, nuts and raisins and pile over bread crumbs. Drizzle with 3 tablespoons of melted butter. Fold outside edges over 1” to overlap apples. Using the parchment paper to lift the bottom edge, carefully roll the dough over the apples, being sure to keep edges tucked in. Lay seam side down in jelly roll pan. Brush with remaining 3 tablespoons of melted butter. Bake 20 minutes, then pull out and brush with 1 tablespoon of sour cream. Bake 15 minutes, then brush with rest of sour cream. Finish baking another 5-10 minutes until golden, and any juice that has escaped is bubbling—a total of 40-45 minutes. Let cool, then dust with powdered sugar. Slice and serve with a dollop of fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Serves 6-8 people.




by Chelsea Matthews

Beyond Brews

Oktoberfest is a beloved fall tradition, celebrated all over the world. Traditional German food, lederhosen and oompah music are all well-known standards for the autumnal fest. In Munich, Germany, the celebration is one of far more cultural history and significance, and one that has been around for over 200 years. While a nice cold brew and salty snack are a given appearance, remembrance of simpler times and humble beginnings make authentic Oktoberfest a truly unique experience.


ong before cities around the globe lined their streets with tents of beer, pretzels, and bratwurst, Oktoberfest got its roots from a royal wedding celebration in Germany. Before Meghan and Harry, Kate and William, or Diana and Charles, Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen were married in 1810. To mark this joyous occasion, the citizens of Munich, Germany were invited to revel at a festival in the fields in front of the city gates. Those fields were eventually

activities moved more and more towards fun and frivolity. The horse races were discontinued from 1945 all the way until 2010 when the 200th anniversary of the festival was celebrated.

continue to provide the libations. While these large beer tents are often thought to be the main draw of the festival, it is still primarily a festival largely attended by families of all ages.

ENTERTAINMENT renamed Theresienwiese, or Theresa’s Fields, in honor and welcome of the new Crown Princess, though these days they are known to the locals simply as the “Wies’n.” Over 10,000 people attended the festival, which lasted for five days.


The main spectacle of the very first Oktoberfest celebration was a horse race at the conclusion of the evening. When the race was repeated the following year, the tradition of an annual celebration wad begun, though as years passed the

Eight years after the first event, carousels and swings began to show up to entertain party goers, and by the 1830’s vendors of beer and fish started selling their wares to ever increasing number of attendees. In the 1890’s, electricity brought with it a wave of new entrepreneurs carting animals shows, attractions, and rides waiting.


Evolving from the humble beer stalls in the early celebration, larger beer halls and tents brought together by inn owners and local breweries have taken over the refreshment portion of Oktoberfest. In fact, the original six Munich breweries still


Savory meats are a very popular choice during the autumnal celebration. Schweinsbraten is pork served in juicy slices alongside gravy, while schweinshaxe, more commonly known as a ham hock, is roasted to tender inside, crispy outside perfection. Weisswurst, a bright white sausage made from veal and pork bacon, is probably the most unusual to Americans. Hearty carbohydrates are other essential ingredient to an authentic Oktoberfest celebration. Pretzels are an obvious choice and definitely not one to skip, as they are a simple, filling staple perfect for soaking up mass amounts of beer. Spätzle is a dense noodle dish, which is often thought similar to mac n’ cheese. And knödel, a poached or boiled dumpling, is the perfect complement to the robust meats and brews on the table.



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018 6:00 pm Harbourside Ballroom

Come celebrate Oktoberfest at this “Family Style” dinner. Open bar with Beer Steins and Dancing—Lederhosen is optional!



per person

To make a reservation for this event, please call Concierge at 941-387-1614.


Thursday, November 22nd Harbourside Ballroom


1:00 pm

3:30 pm

6:00 pm

Cinnamon, Spice, & Everything Nice... Let’s join together and give thanks with our family and friends this Thanksgiving. Enjoy carving and salad stations, delightful entrÊes, raw bar, and an elaborate dessert station for you and your loved ones. +

As a gift from us to you, have your photo taken by our club photographer and take a copy home.

To make a reservation for this event, please call Concierge at 941-387-1614.

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Freshen up on those songs and come and play Name That Tune with your friends. Team format.



To make a reservation for this event, please call Concierge at 941-387-1614.



per adult

includes dinner stations, open bar, games and music.


Arts, Theatre, September-December 2018 ASOLO REP


Music Man November 13 – December 23 Arcadia October 31 – November 18

Iconographic October 26 – October 28 Masters of Dance November 16, 17 Victorian Winter December 14, 15

FLORIDA STUDIO THEATRE Gilbert and Sullivan Unplugged Through September 23 A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder November 7 – December 30 FST Improv – Every Saturday Night at 7:30



Out of the Opera Pit September 20 Colorful Combinations September 23 Passion and Travel September 29 Musical American October 10 – October 13 Three’s a Charm October 25 Legends November 2 – November 4 Perfect Pairs November 30, December 1, 2 Tis the Season December 5 – 9 Hidden Holiday Treasure December 22

Wakey, Wakey Through September 2 Modern Works Festival October 2 – October 14 Dike November 9 – December 16

MANATEE PLAYERS Anne of Green Gables September 13 – September 30 Cabaret October 25 – November 11 Elf the Musical November 29 – December 16 Becoming Dr. Ruth Through – September 9 Calendar Girls October 18 - November 4 A Christmas Carol November 29 – December 16

MCCURDY’S COMEDY THEATRE Frankie Paul September 1,2 Black Diamond Burlesque September 2 Carl Rimi September 5 – 9 Dennis Blair September 12 – 16 Mitch Fatel September 19 – 23 Mr. Showtime September 26 – 30 Janet Williams October 3 – 7 Jodi White October 10-14 Preacher Lawson October 19, 20 Carmen Ciricillo October 24 – 28 Flip Schultz October 31 – November 4 Rahn Hortman November 14, 15 Jay Mohr November 16, 17 Chris Cope November 28 – December 2 Jon Lovitz December 6 – December 8 Gallagher & Artie December 11 Tony Deyo December 12 – December16 Brett Leake December 19 – December 23 Valerie Storm December 26 – December 30 New Year’s Eve with Dean Napolitano December 31

PLAYER’S THEATRE Annie Get Your Gun September 20 – October 7 Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike October 25 – November 11 All Shook Up December 6 – December 23

Laura Benanti September 21 The Barber of Seville October 26, 28, 31, & November 6, 8, 11


VAN WEZEL PERFORMING ARTS HALL Dr. Dave Band September 14 Jerry Seinfeld September 20 Eddie Izzard October 11 Lord of the Dance October 14 Kenny G October 19 Bob Dylan and His Band October 21 The Simon and Garfunkel Story October 27 Capitol Steps November 7 Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock and Roll Part II November 9 Caravan of Stars November 10 Stills and Collins November 16 Mannheim Steamroller Christmas November 17 Beyond Glory November 19 The King and I December 4, 5 Brian Wilson Presents: The Christmas Album Live December 11 Itzhak Pearlman: In the Fiddler’s House December 17 Celtic Thunder X December 18 The Sound of Music December 19, 20 Moscow Ballet: Great Russian Nutcracker December 21 On Your Feet December 26 – December 30 The Sweet Caroline Tour December 31


WESTCOAST BLACK THEATRE TROUP Raisin October 3 – November 11 Marvin Gay: The Prince of Soul November 28 – January 13

A r o u n d To w n JOHN AND MABLE RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART Art After 5 – Every Thursday First 5 Years of Art of Our Time November 4, 2016 – November 30, 2018 250 Years of The Circus in Print May 11 – September 10 Storytelling: French Art from The Horvitz Collection September 9 – December 2 Watercolors from The Permanent Collection September 15 – February 3, 2019 Coco Fusco: Twilight October 14 – February 17, 2019 Woodblock Prints from Postwar Japan November 18 – May 5, 2019

MOTE MARINE LABATORY Open Everyday 10am to 5pm The Teeth Beneath: The Wild World of Gators, Crocs, and Caimans

SAVE OUR SEABIRDS, INC. Save Our Seabirds rescues, rehabilitates and releases injured birds and serves as a “forever” home to those that are permanently disabled. Open Daily - $5 adults/ $3 children (4-17)

ST. ARMAND’S CIRCLE Ladies’ Night September 20 Jaguar Concours de Elegance October 13 Ladies’ Night October 18 Boat Show October 20, 21 10 Anniversary Fright Night October 31 Ferrari’s on the Circle November 3 St. Armand’s Art Festival November 10, 11 St. Armand’s Sidewalk Sale November 10, 11 Veteran’s Appreciation Day November 11 Ladies’ Night November 15 Holiday Night December 7 Porsches in the Park December 15 Ladies’ Night December 20

The Concierge will be happy to arrange for tickets and verify times of scheduled events. For more information, call 383-8821 ext. 1110. Events are subject to change.


OLYMPICS Friday, December 28

2 pm • Longboat Key Club Beach Family friendly team competition games. Ice cream novelties, sodas and water included.



per person

To make a reservation for this event, please call Concierge at 941-387-1614.


BEACH BARBECUE 5 pm • Longboat Key Club Beach

Friday November 23 Thursday December 27 A family friendly event! Live music, buffet, beer/wine bar, rum punch, sodas, bottled juices, water, and s’mores roasted over an open firepit!

50++ per adult $ 15++ per child (5 - 12) $

To make a reservation for this event, please call Concierge at 941-387-1614.



Monday, December 24 5 pm - 7 pm • Resort Lobby

Join us for a special evening as Santa Claus visits. Enjoy Christmas songs by The Dickens Carolers and lite holiday bites. Complimentary.



s a D m t s inner i r h C Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Harbourside Ballroom Seatings: 1:00 pm | 3:30 pm | 6:00 pm Celebrate the day with family and friends. Indulge in carving stations, salads, raw bar, delightful entrĂŠes, and elaborate desserts.Complimentary photo with Santa Claus.

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To make a reservation for this event, please call Concierge at 941-387-1614.



Monday December 31

9 pm - 1 am Harbourside Ballroom

2018 Join us as we ring in the new year with the glitz, glamour and romance of Casablaca! Enjoy casino games, decadent food stations, and a top-shelf open bar while dancing to a live band.

225++ per adult.


Reservations and a 7-day cancellation notice is required.


MEMBERSHIP OFFERINGS Social Membership ___________________________________________

Unlimited use of eight restaurants and lounges, beach and poolside facilities, The Spa, Fitness Center and Mind & Motion Studio, an open invitation to attend Club events and activities, and access to Marina Village amenities. Social memberships are invited to play golf 24 times from May - November and 12 times December - April, and are also invited to play tennis up to 24 times per year from May - November. Tennis court, greens and cart fees will apply and usage is subject to availability.

Yacht Club Social Membership __________________________________

Unlimited use of eight restaurants and lounges, beach and poolside facilities, The Spa, Fitness Center and Mind & Motion Studio, an open invitation to attend Club events and activities, and access to Marina Village amenities. Social memberships are invited to play golf 24 times from May - November and 12 times December - April, and are also invited to play tennis up to 24 times per year from May - November. Tennis court, greens and cart fees will apply and usage is subject to availability.

In addition, this membership level affords members reciprocity with over 700 Yacht Clubs and access to the private, on-site Yacht Club facilities adjacent to the Marina, offering a lounge area with swimming pool, showers and restrooms.

Tennis Membership ____________________________________________

Unlimited use of Har-Tru tennis courts, eight restaurants and lounges, beach and poolside facilities, The Spa, Fitness Center and Mind & Motion Studio. An open invitation to attend Club events and activities, and access to Marina Village amenities. Tennis memberships are invited to play golf 24 times from May – November, and 12 times December – April. Greens fees and cart fees will apply and usage is subject to availability. Two-day advance golf tee time reservations.

Golf Membership _____________________________________________

Unlimited use of 45-holes of challenging golf, two driving ranges with complimentary range balls, 3-day advance golf tee time reservations, private locker in the Member Clubhouse and complimentary golf bag care, storage and transfers, eight restaurants and lounges, beach and poolside facilities, The Spa, Fitness Center and Mind & Motion Studio, an open invitation to attend Club events and activities and access to Marina Village amenities. And, tennis 12 times per year from May through November. Tennis court fees will apply and usage is subject to availability.w

Full Membership _____________________________________________

Unlimited use of 45-holes of challenging golf, two driving ranges with complimentary range balls, 3-day advance golf tee time reservations, private locker in the Member Clubhouse and complimentary golf bag care, storage and transfers. Har-Tru tennis courts, eight restaurants and lounges, beach and poolside facilities, The Spa, Fitness Center and Mind & Motion Studio, an open invitation to attend Club events and activities and access to Marina Village amenities. For more information or to schedule a personal Club tour, call Jonathan Lester, Director of Membership Sales at 941-387-1661 or email: