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EXPERIENCE L O N G B O AT K E Y C L U B

Have A Ball With Your Workouts!

Tennis

Specialty Shots for Important Points

Custom Fitting

and how it will improve your game!

Holiday

Gi f t G uide


COLLECTIVE, EXCLUSIVE VENUES ALL IN ONE EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION

From the moment your toes hit the sand, you’ll know you’ve arrived in paradise. Let us provide the backdrop for your dream wedding.

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ARE YOUR LOVED ONES PLANNING FOR THEIR BIG DAY?

With over 400 acres of property we have a variety of venue options for the Big Day! Whatever the wedding style, from vibrant lawn spaces, intimate dining rooms, a Tuscan-inspired courtyard, marina views, white sand beaches, and lavish ballrooms–there is surely something to please!

FOR MORE DETAILS CONTACT 941.387.1609 | EVENTS@LONGBOATKEYCLUB.COM 3 | RESORT EXPERIENCE MAGAZINE

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Inside This Edition page 16. Key Player Winners

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IT'S SEA TURTLE NESTING SEASON

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A MESSAGE FROM DIRECTOR OF RESORT OPERATIONS

page 28. Holiday Gift Guide

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RESORT POOL AND BEACHSIDE SERVICES DRESS CODE 2019-Q1 KEY PLAYER WINNERS

RESORT CHECKOUT SERVICE

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CONTACTS

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FOOD & BEVERAGE OUTLET DRESS CODE

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RESORT DINING

May 1 through October 31

Rick Benninghove

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DIRECTV CHANNEL GUIDE

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RESORT GOLF RATES Fall/Winter Season


page 34. Custom Fitting

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SPA SPECIALS

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THE FITNESS CENTER

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THE TENNIS GARDENS

September - December 2019

page 42. Specialty Shots for Important Points

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HAVE A BALL WITH YOUR WORKOUTS!

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ARTS/THEATER/ATTRACTIONS

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Longboat Key Club Gift Ideas for The Holidays

CUSTOM FITTING AND HOW IT WILL IMPROVE YOUR GAME!

TENNIS

Specialty Shots for Important Points

MEMBERSHIP OFFERINGS GREEN INITIATIVES

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It’s

SeaTurtle

2019

Nesting Season!

May 1 through October 31

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

If you see a turtle in distress, call the Manager on duty at extension 3000, otherwise please observe without interference. 6


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.

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.

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,

How can you help protect Sea Turtles? • Minimize beachfront lighting. Close blinds and draperies in oceanfront rooms and turn off outdoor lighting. • Remove all recreational equipment from the beach when not in use. This includes chairs, umbrellas, towels, beach toys, etc. • Do not construct beach fires during the nesting season. The hatchlings could become disoriented and crawl toward the fire. • Refrain from using flashlights on the beach. • Do not take flash photography of a nesting sea turtle or hatchling.

• Remove all of your trash from the beach including cigarette and cigar butts. • Do not trample beach vegetation. • If you dig a hole in the sand, fill it in before you leave the beach for the day. • Leave tracks left by the turtles undisturbed. • Do not disturb nest markers. We have volunteer programs that protect and monitor sea turtle nests. • Report unmarked nests, hurt or dead sea turtles to the front desk so that they may contact appropriate agencies.

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A M es sa g e Fr o m

RICK BENNINGHOVE

Welcome to The Resort at Longboat Key Club! ur award-winning resort is proud to share some of our recent accolades with you, Condé Nast Readers’ Choice #19 Top Florida Resort, 2018, Tennis Resorts Online #4 Gold Medal Resort, Worldwide, 2018, Travel+Leisure Top 10 Resort Hotels in Florida, 2018, and Certified Blue Community award through United Nations Global Sustainable Tourism 2018. We are also the recipient of “Trip Advisor’s “Certificate of Excellence. Our resort has maintained its AAA Four-Diamond Award for the 36th consecutive year, one of only six in the State of Florida to achieve this recognition. Longboat Key Club Moorings, our marina located at the Harbourside area of our resort, received the “Florida Clean Marina” designation for the 16th year, was recognized as one of the “Top 25 Marinas in North America” by Power & Motoryacht magazine and just recently received the Boater’s Choice Award by Marinas.com.

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This summer and fall we are going under a major renovation project here at the resort. It includes our Lobby building, Sands Pointe restaurant, Resort pool, and guest buildings 1, 2 and 3. We have been busy reaching out to our valued guests to advise of the works in progress and are excited for the results of this major upgrade. During these renovations, guests are invited to enjoy our Marina pool at Longboat Key Club Moorings via 8


RESORT Check-out Services Contact the Personal 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 inquire about an extended check-out time, please call on the morning of your departure date. (Charges will be applied.)

shuttle service, our world-renowned beach, as well as other dining options around the resort. If you have any questions, please reach out to our personal assistance at extension 3000. 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 semi-private 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 five on-site restaurants and lounges offering casual to fine dining throughout the week. Please refer to pages 22-23 for dining options and hours of operation during your stay. Our Concierge

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 pal@longboatkeyclub.com with your last name and room number and we will assist you with check out and email a final copy of the billing.

staff is also available to assist with your dining reservations. 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. 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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Contacts GOLF Tee Times................................................................................ 941-387-1631

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Links on Longboat Pro Shop.......................................941-387-1632 Harbourside Pro Shop....................................................941-387-1631

MARINA Sales, Leasing & Concierge ...................................941-383-8383 Slip Rentals............................................................................941383-8383

MEMBERSHIP Sales and Information ..................................................941-387-1661

RESORT Resort Reservations..............................941-383-8821 ext. 1597 Personal Assistance Line..................941-383-8821 ext. 3000

TENNIS The Tennis Gardens.........................................................941-387-1633

THE SPA AND FITNESS CENTER The Spa....................................................................................941-387-1587 Fitness Center......................................................................941-387-1656

DINING Reservations..............................................941-383-8821 ext. 1110 Harbourside Ballroom....................................................941-387-1650 Portofino Ristorante.........................................................941-383-1900 Spike ‘n Tees.........................................................................941-387-1640 The Tavern & Whiskey Bar.........................................941-387-1650

Graphic Design Manager – LIZ BRIGHT Lead Graphic Designer – SHANNON YODER Photography – PAPPHOTO / DANIEL WADE

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DIRECTV Channel Guide 28 40 311 265 254 324 282 401 101 239 340 353 293 264 329 266 237 610 374 10 296 297 221 257 308 327 355 357 202 249 350

ABC HD ABC HD ABC Family HD A&E HD AMC HD 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 C-SPAN

351 376 44 369 286 278 290 291 289 292 236 448 370 206 209 432 207 208 231 13 359 360 258 219 618 348 339 248 404 2068 365

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 Gem Shopping Network 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 356 MSNBC HD 331 MTV HD 333 MTV2

DIRECTV

Remote Guide

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276 346 216 8 220 283 107 212 215 299

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 Est. HD 300 Nickelodeon/ Nick At Night Wst. HD 301 Nick Jr 378 NRB Network 358 NUTV 447 ONCE TV Mexico 274 Ovation TV 279 OWN 251 Oxygen 16 PBS HD 3 PBS HD 267 pivot 604 Pursuit Channel 238 Reelz Channel 345 RFD-TV 319 Sale 284 Science Channel 316 ShopHQ 262 SOAPnet 73 ShopHQ 241 Spike HD 606 Sports Man Channel 244 Syfy HD 247 TBS HD 303 TeenNick 217 Tennis Channel 371 The Church Channel 232 The Cooking Channel 362 The Weather Channel HD 373 The World Network 280 TLC HD 245 TNT HD 277 Travel Channel HD 372 Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) 246 truTV HD 256 Turner Classic Movies (TCM) HD 273 TVGN 304 TV Land HD 50 UMAS HD 62 Univision HD 402 Univision East HD 338 UP 242 USA Network HD 281 Velocity HD 337 VH1 Classics 335 VH1 HD 440 Vme 260 WE tv 367 World Harvest Television (WHT)


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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.

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MARINA VILLAGE POOL AND HOT TUB**

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.

Open daily 8 am - 5 pm Enjoy the Marina Village pool and hot tub during your stay. For further assistance, call 941-383-8383. Please see our Concierge for schedule of activities and transportation to our Marina pool overlooking Longboat Key Club Moorings and Sarasota Bay.

PARENTS ADVISORY

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

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*

ADA POOL & BEACH ASSISTANCE

*Prices may fluctuate based on availability and holidays.

WATERSPORT RENTALS Single Kayak - $25 per hour

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.

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.

**The Marina Pool will be open to resort guests. Transportation will be provided to and from the resort. Portofino Ristorante will be open for lunch and poolside service Thursday - Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm and dinner hours until further notice. Entrance to the beach will be at the North Boardwalk. Beach Service & Beach Rentals will be available to guests on North Beach only.

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s n o i t a l u t a r g Con

to our 2019 Q1 Key Player Winners Manager of The Quarter Adam Wieczorek

The purpose of the Key Player of the Quarter is to recognize employees who have worked in an exceptional manner by exemplifying outstanding service through his or her work and exhibiting a positive and supportive attitude.

DROPBOX LOCATIONS: Longboat Key Club Moorings, The Tennis Gardens, and the Island House Membership Lobby.

Heart of House Calos Diaz Jr.

Front of House Amanda Schlachter

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Labor Tennis

Round Robin Monday, September 2nd 10 am • Tennis | The Tennis Gardens 12 pm • Lunch | Harbourside Ballroom Round Robin is complimentary.

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RESORT GOLF RATES SUMMER/FALL Season

May 1, 2019 through November 30, 2019 Rate Hotel Hotel Hotel Hotel

Guest Guest Guest Guest

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

Junior Rate 9 or 18 holes (all day)

Cart Fee

TOTAL FEE

$80 $55 $42 $35

$27 $27 $16 $16

$107 $82 $58 $51

$30

$27

Rental Clubs 18 holes (Rental balls included) $50 Rental Clubs 9 holes $25

$57 $50 $25

WINTER/SPRING Season

December 1, 2019 through April 30, 2020 Rate Hotel Hotel Hotel Hotel

Guest Guest Guest Guest

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

$162 $112 $81 $61

Cart Fee

TOTAL FEE

$27 $27 $16 $16

$189 $139 $97 $77

Junior Rate 9 or 18 holes (all day)

$37

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

$65 $35

$27

$64 $65 $35

TEE TIMES 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.

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

DRIVING RANGE 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.

GOLF INSTRUCTION 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

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Links on Longboat (Closing for Maintenace September 5th - October 1st) 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 (Closing for Maintenace July 5th - September 5th) 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.

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.

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 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.

The Red Hawk was recently redesigned by architect Ron Garl who challenges the golfer with many risk and

GOLF COURSE OPERATIONS SCHEDULE HARBOURSIDE GOLF

LINKS ON LONGBOAT GOLF

HARBOURSIDE RANGE

LINKS ON LONGBOAT RANGE

HARBOURSIDE PRO SHOP

LINKS ON LONGBOAT PRO SHOP

HARBOURSIDE TEE TIMES

LINKS ON LONGBOAT TEE TIMES

Open / 8 am - 5 pm

Open / 7:30 am - 5 pm

Open / 7 am - 5 pm

Open / 7 am - 5 pm

Open / 7 am - 5 pm

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

Open / 7 am - 5 pm

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

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Fo o d & B e v e ra g e O u t l e t

DRESS CODE

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.

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.

Casual wear. Shirts, pants or skirts and shoes required. Harbourside Ballroom: Resort Casual* and Country Club attire. Dress denim and denim couture are acceptable only. *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 Please silence your phones upon entering the dining rooms.

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As a reminder to our Members, please be aware of the following dress code guidelines in other areas at the Club. Fitness Center and Mind & Motion Studio: Appropriate dress is required at all times. No swimwear, midriff baring shirts, cutoff jeans, belts or street wear. Members must wear a rubber soled athletic shoe. The Spa Check-in and Island House Public Areas: Shirts and footwear are required. Appropriate cover-ups must be worn over bathing suits. Golf Courses and Driving Ranges: Golfers must wear appropriate attire. Soft spike or spikeless shoes will be required of all Members and guests without exception. Shorts are permissible for both men and women golfers provided they are in keeping with good taste. Swimwear, short-shorts, blue jeans, cutoff tee shirts, halter tops and mesh shirts will not be permitted. Shirts, blouses or sweaters must be worn at all times. All men’s shirts must have a collar or mock-style collar. The Owner reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of all attire and will refuse play to individuals in violation. The Tennis Gardens Courts: Tennis attire only will be permitted on the courts. No swimwear, cutoffs, gym shorts, street pants or Bermuda shorts. Appropriate tennis footwear is required. The Owner reserves the right to determine appropriateness of attire and will refuse play to individuals in violation.

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I S L A N D S I D E

H A R B O U R S I D E

SPIKE ‘N TEES

PORTOFINO RISTORANTE & L’ANCORA BAR

This open air restaurant offers breakfast 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.

Indulge in classic Northern Italian cuisine featuring handmade pastas, wood-fired pizzas, and the freshest seafood at the beautiful Longboat Key Club Moorings. Reservations recommended, call 941-383-1900. Lunch • 11 am to 4 pm (Thursday - Sunday)

Breakfast • 7 am to 11 am (daily)

Poolside Service • 11 am to 4 pm (Thursday - Sunday)

Lunch • 11 am to 3 pm (daily)

Dinner • 5 pm to 9 pm (Tuesday through Sunday) Bar Service until 9 pm (Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday) until 10 pm (Friday & Saturday)

Bar Service • 7 am to 5 pm (daily)

BEACH SERVICE Enjoy casual beachfront service and tempting tropical cocktails as you soak up the sun on the Gulf of Mexico. • 11 am to 6 pm (daily weather permitting)

THE TAVERN & WHISKEY BAR 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 • 11 am to 2:30 pm (daily) Dinner • 5 pm to 9 pm / Bar Service until 9 pm (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, & Monday) Window Service • 7 am to 3 pm (daily)

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.

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.

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SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2019

Sea sonal Splendor Pa c k a g e / $ 2 5 0 *

Customize your spa day with your fall favorites.

Your Choice of Two! • 50-minute Pumpkin Spice Scrub • 80-minute Pedicure • 50-minute Massage • 50-minute Microdermabrasion Facial

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019

25 % OFF! Enjoy 25% off all Zents products with the purchase of a pedicure OR 25% off Circadia products with the purchase of a facial.

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T r e at Y o u r F e e t / $ 1 3 0

(50-minutes) Enjoy a Himalayan salt exfoliation for your feet which is removed with warm towels. Next, experience an Eastern acupressure foot massage tradition known as Reflexology which helps to improve circulation and health of vital organs and joints.

*No additional discounts apply. 18% service charge added in addition to cost of packages.

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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.

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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 of 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.

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YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS

Breathe in the sweet aroma of Lavender... Or take in the calming properties of Eucalyptus. Young Living essential oils are perfect at home, in the office and great for creating a relaxed atmosphere. Quality essential oils.

ase! r!! Yes, Plee the diffuse lov Visit The Spa Shoppe for more information or to purchase.

Holiday

Gift Guide

LONGBOAT KEY CLUB GIFT IDEAS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

NEED A GIFT FOR THAT SPECIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE? CHECK OUT SOME OF THE GREAT GIFT OPTIONS WE HAVE IN OUR SHOPS! 4

For Decorating BLOWN GLASS SEA ORNAMENTS

Looking to decorate your tree Florida style with a little beach life? These cute and colorful glass ornaments hand crafted by Jaco America are great for gift giving or just simply adding beach flare to your holiday decorating.

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SILIPINT DRINKWARE

The original silicone drinkware. The perfect gift for those beach goers, pool dippers, or just an "on the go" friend or family member. The SiliPint drinkware is practically unbreakable against any hard surfaces and is environmentally friendly. SHOT GLASS.......................................... 1.5 oz. GLASS........................................................ 12 oz. WINE GLASS.......................................... 14 oz. GLASS WITH LID.................................. 16 oz.

Stop in The Tennis Gardens Pro Shop to grab yours.

To wear out to that thing...

FAIRWAY & GREENE MENS AND WOMENS WIND SWEATERS

Great for Traveling & Gift giving! Fairway & Greene 3 Wind Sweaters are fully lined Merino that protects you from the wind. No wind is strong enough to penetrate through the sweater! Our Members LOVE them & collect several different colors. They fly off the shelves so don't wait to get yours! MEN’S WIND SWEATER LONG SLEEVE Quarter Zip (in New Colors!) Charcoal Heather, Latte Heather, Navy & Black LADIES WIND SWEATER LONG SLEEVE Full Zip, (Lots of New Colors!)

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COURT TIMES & RESERVATIONS Courts are available for play from 8 am to 9 am, 9 am - 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 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 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!

T U 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. 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 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.

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THE TENNIS GARDENS

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 #7 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 reects 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. 31 | RESORT EXPERIENCE MAGAZINE

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S AT U R DAY , S E P T E M B E R 1 4

Wine Sale 11 AM - 2 PM

GILLESPIE ROOM Offering a wide array of varietals with some very limited selections. No advance sales. All sales apply to the F&B Minimum.

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6:00 pm Harbourside Ballroom

50++ per person

$

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

To make a reservation for this event, please call Concierge at 941.383.8821 Ext. 1110

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Custom Fitting AND HOW IT WILL IMPROVE YOUR GAME!

You’ve practiced your swing countless times, but you’re still not seeing the improvement you’re hoping for? It could be your swing, but it could also be your golf clubs. Luckily, there’s a straightforward fix for players looking to solve problems with their equipment’s performance so they can maximize their potential. Getting custom fit is a great idea for any golfer looking to improve their skills with their golf clubs that are built to help them play better. It helps you perform at your highest level when your equipment fits you correctly.

lub fitting is a great solution for golfers looking to discover inefficiencies in their game. This also helps remedy preventable flaws by using the golf clubs fit for them. Here are five ways custom club fitting with our Longboat Key Professionals can help golfers take their game to the next level.

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Golfers who find themselves hitting off-center time and again should be mindful that their swing might not be the only issue. Instead, they could be using a club with the incorrect weight or shaft length for their particular strength, tempo, or swing mechanics. The fitting process at The Longboat Key Club uses the best technology in the business by using both Trackman and Flight Scope to give the player the best information 34


possible to dial in the exact shaft and club head to play your best. Our technology measures every aspect of the way a player delivers the club to the ball at impact. This approach contributes greatly to ensuring that whatever club head speed a player has, they are getting the most distance potential from it. A major upside of custom club fitting is that it can help golfers find equipment tailored to the way they tend to impact the ball, whether that be a tendency related to the angle of the clubface, the path of the club head or the location where the ball is being struck on the face of the club. If you find yourself continually missing the sweet spot, your club’s face angle may be to blame. Fitting a club with the correct face angle for your swing can help curtail any tendencies to slice or hook. Using a club face that better suits your swing can correct unintended errors on impact by better orienting you towards your target every time you hit. Furthermore, this creates a consistency that will result in better scores, which means more enjoyment of the game. Custom club fitting can also correct lie angle, ensuring that balls don’t veer from their intended path when hit. A lie angle oriented to match your strike ensures that the entire bottom of the club is flush with the ground on each swing, thus greatly assisting consistency and direction. A club that is delivered with the toe of the club lower than, or the heel of the club lower than the opposite side of the club, will result in shots that fly off target. Interestingly, most golfers play with clubs that are too flat, or too upright for their swing. Using custom fitted clubs on the course can immediately add distance to your shots. How? Trackman data or Flightscope data collects information on how a player drives a ball, including information on speed, strength, and angle, to inform the correct loft for a player’s needs. A custom club loft determined from studying how you tend to impact the ball can help you drive the ball with an optimized launch angle, yielding the best possible distance for your swing speed. If you’re looking to see an instant improvement in your game, custom fitting at the Club is a must for you! Give us a chance to improve your game which certainly will lead to more enjoyment and way more fun on the course!

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Pumpkin Carving e l l i v Lunch h s a N Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:30 am | The Tavern Porch

Kids of all ages will enjoy a “spook-tacular� time at this family friendly lunch including pumpkin carving, face painting and kid’s costume contest. Families are welcome to bring friends to this event.

$20++ per adult $10++ per child age 5-12

Includes one pumpkin per child, ghoulish buffet and face painting. Member charge bar.

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Nights

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22ND | 6:00 PM HARBOURSIDE BALLROOM

Line dancing, country music and cowfolk in boots. Entertainment, open bar, and dinner stations are included in the event price.

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H AV E A B A L L

he Swiss ball or “stability” ball as it’s commonly known, was originally designed for physical therapists to help patients with orthopedic problems. Today, the stability ball has evolved into other fields including fitness centers, doctor’s offices, hospitals, schools, sports facilities, and even in the work place.

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The fitness center staff uses stability balls regularly with our clients and in our group classes. Anyone can use a ball, from beginner to professional athlete. The benefit of exercising with a ball is that one engages many more muscles, predominately the core muscles of the abdominals and lower back. Over time, these muscles strengthen and become more firm and steady. This results in better posture, less lower back pain, and a tighter tummy. Here is an example of a full-body workout that you can try next time you are at the gym. If you need help with your form or to modify these exercises for special needs, please ask for assistance from our personal trainers. We are here to help you HAVE A BALL!

TH E WO RKO UT All exercises are performed with a ball in any order: A. DUMBBELL CHEST PRESS B. WALL SQUAT C. LYING DUMBBELL PULLOVER D. ABDOMINAL CRUNCH E. HIP THRUSTS/GLUTE BRIDGE

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UR O Y H T I W WORKOUTS! By John Richardson

BOSU Balance Trainer (or BOSU ball) is a fitness training device often used for balance training. The unstable surface that the BOSU provides requires the user to activate many more muscles than standing or sitting on a stable platform or on the ground. Strengthened core, ankle, knee and hip stability are just some of the benefits of working on a BOSU ball. The BOSU allows a great workout to a wide range of users, from the young, elderly, or injured to the elite athlete.

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When the dome side faces up, the BOSU ball provides an unstable surface while the device remains stable. The BOSU can be used for many exercises, athletic drills and aerobic activities. It can be flipped over (as the name suggests) so that the platform faces up. In this position, the BOSU is highly unstable and can be used for other forms of exercise, such as pushups.

TH E WOR KO UT All exercises are performed with the BOSU ball in any order: A. STEP UPS B. SQUATS C. ARM CURLS D. LATERAL RAISES E. CRUNCHES

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FEEL AT HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

November 28th | Harbourside Ballroom Seatings Every 30 Minutes Beginning at 1:00 pm Let’s join together and give thanks with family and friends this Thanksgiving! Enjoy carving and salad stations, delightful entrÊes, raw bar, and an elaborate dessert station. As our gift, you can have your photo taken by our club photographer and take a copy home.

65++

$

per adult

25++ per child age 5-12. $

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Firepit

BEACH BARBECUE 5 pm • Longboat Key Club Beach

Friday November 29th

Friday December 27th

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

15.95 ++

$

per child (5 - 12)

To make a reservation for this event, please call Concierge at 941.383.8821 Ext. 1110

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TENNIS SPECIALTY SHOTS FOR IMPORTANT POINTS By John Woods

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et me start by saying all points are important points but there are times in a match that you will want to have something that your opponent will not be expecting because you have not used it often during the match.

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I was at a tournament years ago and was walking by a practice court and saw Ken Rosewall with a bucket of balls lobbing them to the ad corner of the court. He would put the ball about three feet from the baseline and then repeat the drill to the center of the court and then the other corner until he could hit all three targets five times in a row. He then repeated this drill for drop shots and down the line forehands and backhands. I stayed until he was picking up balls and asked why he was practicing this way instead of hitting with one of his Aussie buddies. He simply asked if I would be watching his match that afternoon and of course I said yes. He then said after you see the match you will know why I do this. Sure enough, those three shots were spot on during his match. These are the three shots that you can practice on your own with a bucket of balls, or you can add to your practice session with your pro: A. LOB - Grab a bucket of balls and go behind the baseline. Take as many balls as you can in your non-hitting hand and practice by dropping the ball on the court and hitting lobs within four feet of the baseline in the deuce corner, the middle of the court and the ad corner. When you can get five in a row in each of these targets then you can move to the next.

B. DROP SHOT - Move about halfway between the service line and the net and drop a ball about knee to waist high and practice hitting your drop shot. Again take a three quarter backswing so your opponent will not read your shot, and carve under the ball like you're carving a melon. Do not use a lot of wrist or you will lose control of the shot. It is important that you give yourself plenty of room over the net. There is nothing worse than picking the right shot and then hitting the net. Remember this shot will have a surprise element so you don't need the shot to be perfect. C. DOWN THE LINE FOREHAND + BACKHAND - Again, take your bucket of balls and go where you normally stand behind the baseline in the deuce court and then in the ad court. Drop a ball and try to hit it in the middle of the alley about four feet in from the baseline. When you can do this five times in a row move to the next shot. It is important that you don't try to make these shots too close to the lines or the net. Remember this is going to be a surprise shot so your opponent will not be looking for it. There is no worse feeling than to hit a down the line or hit a lob only to see it sail out and seeing that your opponent was not expecting it at all. Make sure you use the shots sparingly so they will not be looking for them. Normally they will be used for important break points, or match point.

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Feast of The

Seven Fishes WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18TH - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24TH | PORTOFINO Join us for this amazing experience of traditional feast of the seven fishes. An Italian-American celebration featuring delectable fish and other seafood. TO MAKE A RESERVATION CALL 941-383-1900.


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Tennis Round Robin Thursday, December 19 th

4 pm Tennis / 6 pm Reception The Tennis Gardens

$35++

includes round robin, lite bites and open bar For details or To sign up, call The Tennis Gardens at 941-387-1633

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Tuesday, December 24th 5 pm - 7 pm • Island House

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

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Christmas

Dinner Wednesday, December 25th Harbourside Ballroom Seatings Every 30 Minutes Beginning at 1:00 pm

Celebrate the day with family and friends at this year’s holiday dinner. Indulge in carving stations, salads, raw bar, delightful entrÊes, and elaborate desserts. Capture the moment with a complimentary photo with Santa Claus.

To reserve your table, call Concierge at 941.383.8821 Ext. 1110

$

65++

per adult $

25++

per child (ages 5-12)


Beach

OLYMPICS Saturday, December 28

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

25++

$

per person

To sign up, or register call Concierge at 941.383.8821 Ext. 1110


NEW YEARS

EVE Celebration 225++

$

December 31st

9:00 pm - 1:00 am | Harbourside Ballroom

per adult.

A live band will lead us into the new year. Enjoy casino games, late night food stations, and a top-shelf open bar. This event is sure to sell out quickly. Call Concierge at 941.383.8821 Ext. 1110. Reservations required. A 7-day cancellation notice is required.


Around the Town

Arts, Theatre, & Attractions SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2019

ASOLO REP The Sound of Music November 16 – December 28

FLORIDA STUDIO THEATRE Who loves you September 3 – October 13 Comedy Lottery September 7, 14, 21 The More You Know September 28 The Rat Pack Undead October 27

MANATEE PLAYERS Tuesdays with Morrie October 10 – 28 Buddy -The Buddy Holly Story October 24 – November 10 Every Christmas Story Ever Told December 5 – 22 It's A Wonderful Life a New Musical December 5 – 22

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MCCURDY’S COMEDY THEATRE

Micheal Mack and The Faces of Rock September 1 Black Diamond Burlesque September 1 Al Romas September 4 – 8 Rob Little September 11 – 15 Thai Rivera September 18 – 22 Dereck Richards September 25- 29 Ron Feingold October 2 – 6 Norm Stulz October 9 – 13 Carmen Ciricillo October 16 – 20 Kick The Bucket List Novotny & Carfi October 24- 27 Al Ernst October 30 – November 3 Danny Bevins November 6 – 7 Orny Adams November 8 – 10 Jody White November 13 – 17 Patrick Garrity November 27 – December 1 La Hardy December 11 – 15 Brett Leake December 19 – 22 Bermuda Mavericks December 20 – 21 Rohn Hortman December 26 – 29 New Year’s Eve with Basile December 31

PLAYER’S THEATRE

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat September 17-October 6 The Underpants October 10 – 20 The Fantasticks October 22 – November 10 Lip Schtick November 14 – 16 Hello Dolly December 3 – 22 A Calyp-Soul Christmas December 13 Sister Act January 14 – February 2 Songs Across America with Jimmy Mazz January 24

SARASOTA BALLET

Graziano, Retrospective October 25 – 27 Symphonic Tales November 22 – 23 John Ringling’s Circus Nutcracker December 20 – 21

SARASOTA OPERA

Rigoletto November 1,3,6,12,14,17 Brundibar November 15-16

SARASOTA ORCHESTRA

Musical Melange September 12 Motzart and More September 22 Discover Beethoven’s Fifth September 28 – 29 Titans of Two Centuries October 10 Life Affirmed October 13 Salute to Arthur Feidler October 16 – 19 Beethoven's Ghost October 31 Classical Romance November 8 – 10 Roman Festivals December 6 – 8 Sounds of the Season December 11 – 15

VAN WEZEL PERFORMING ARTS HALL

Friday Fest September 20 Once October 9 Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock and Roll November 1 Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly The Rock n’ Roll Dream Tour November 4 Dwight Yoakam November 16 Straight No Chaser November 17 Cirque Dreams Holidaze November 22 -23 Dave Koz and Friends November 29 Sebastian Maniscalco November 30 Escape to Margaritaville December 2 Beautiful: The Carole King Musical December 13 – 15 Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker December 28

WESTCOAST BLACK THEATRE TROUPE A Motown Christmas December 4 – 6 & 18 – 20

JOHN AND MABLE RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART

DJ Rekha presents the Global Desi Bass Experience September 19 Gallery Performance Rhino September 26 The Ringling Underground September 5 – April 2 Nrityagram Dance Ensemble: Dasavatar October 11 – 12 UnGala 2019 The Evolution October 19 Casa Patas Flamenco: Raiz de 4 November 6 – 7 Friends of Asian Art November 9 Gonzalo Rubalcaba November 15 – 16 Holiday Splendor December 5 Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol: Tijuana December 6 – 7 Son Luna y Jovenes Zapateadores: Vivelo! December 12 – 14 Deck the Halls at Ca’d’ Zan December 12,19, 26 January 2

MOTE MARINE

Open Every day 10 am to 5 pm William R. Mote Memorial Snook Shindig September 27 Fish, Fun, and Fright October 18 Oceanic Evening October 26 Breakfast with Sharks November 30 & December 28

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

ST. ARMAND’S CIRCLE

Jagfest Concours D’Elegance October 12 St. Armands Boat Show October 19 Ferraris on the Circle November 2 Art Festival November 9 – 10 Fall Sidewalk Sale November 11 Holiday NIght December 6 Porsches in the Park December 14

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SOCIAL Membership

Tennis Membership

Unlimited use of five restaurants and two 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.

Unlimited use of Har-Tru tennis courts, five restaurants and two 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 10 times December – April. Greens fees and cart fees will apply and usage is subject to availability. Two-day advance golf tee time reservations.

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Social memberships are invited to play golf 24 times from May - November and 10 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. A Two-day advance tee time reservation is required.

Yacht Club Social Membership

________________________ Unlimited use of five restaurants and two 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 10 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. A Two-day advance tee time reservation is required. 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.

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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, five restaurants and two 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 24 times per year from May through November. Tennis court fees will apply and usage is subject to availability.

Full Membership

________________________ Unlimited use of 45-holes of challenging golf, two driving ranges with complimentary range balls, 7-day advance golf tee time reservations, private locker in the Member Clubhouse and complimentary golf bag care, storage and transfers. Har-Tru tennis courts, five restaurants and two 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.

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Green, All Over. The Resort at Longboat Key Club is a proud recipient of the state’s official “Green Lodging” certification, which recognizes premier environmentally conscientious lodging facilities in Florida. The Florida Green Lodging Program was established in 2004 by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to encourage hotels and resorts to conserve and protect Florida’s natural resources. Our Gulf-front resort helps to preserve the natural environment for our future generations by taking sustainable actions to reduce waste and conserve water, energy, and other vital resources. 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 honor! Longboat Key Club Moorings, the club and resort’s 291-slip, deep-water marina, has also been recognized by the State of Florida as a “Clean Marina.” This honor recognizes marinas that demonstrate 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 results oriented and decrease impact on the environment. These techniques also provide sustainable and marketable conditions. 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) derived 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 mycorrhizae fungi beneficial for mining soil nutrients.

• Sprayed material consists of filtered

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• Plant nematodes are treated with timed

applications of Bacillus firmus based on degree days in Spring and Fall.

• Lake areas are treated for weed

development and algae blooms with only biodegradable dyes.

• 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 seasonally 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. Grass clippings are separated, dried, composted and returned to the golf course as recycled nutrients

• Optional linen re-use program for sheets and towels

• Low-flow showerheads, faucets, and commodes

• Smoke free suites for air quality • A/C’s returned to preset temperature when vacant

• In-room recycling for paper, glass, plastic, and cardboard

• Recycled paper used for in-room napkins


• Environmentally safe green cleaners utilized in suites

• Blackout drapes installed to shelter light from the protected sea turtles

• Keys recycled after each use FOOD AND BEVERAGE

• Used oil sent for recycling

GENERAL

• High efficiency MERV8 A/C filters used and changed six times a year

• A/C coil cleaned on a regular schedule • Guests transported in solar powered golf carts

• Recycling containers placed throughout

• Work with over 75 producers

public areas of the resort, club, offices and support areas

• On-site vegetable and herb gardens for

• Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs used

use at various dining outlets on property

• On-site honey bee hive population has

• Reduction of paper waste through

grown to over 100,000

utilizing email reports and memos, office scanners, and two-sided copies

• Honey is harvested and utilized at

• Programmable thermostats used

resort outlets MARINA

• “Florida Clean Marina” designation Sales and Check-In

• Email of confirmations encouraged • Recycled paper utilized for check-in materials (and re-used)

• 100% recycled PVC key cards used GROUNDS

in offices

• Water coolers utilized to reduce water bottle use

• Recycled paper cups utilized in employee cafeteria THE SPA

• Handcrafted, organic and energetically balanced skin care lines offered

• Products used are wildcrafted, synthetic

• Drought tolerant plantings used

and toxin free, gluten free and made with fresh herbal ingredients

• Invasive plants and trees removed

• Limited number of towels utilized for

• Watering schedules reduced • Plant containers returned to growers for recycling

services, which in effect saves water

• Reusable glass bottles utilized for professional use products

• Hangers recycled with our uniform cleaning company

• Recycling encouraged at home

Saving Lives. Saving The Planet. Helping The Needy. 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.”

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Clean the World is a social enterprise with the mission of saving millions of lives around the world. Clean the World leads a Global Hygiene Revolution to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products from more than 5,000+ hotel and resort partners to children and families in countries with a high death rate due to acute respiratory infection (pneumonia) and diarrheal diseases (cholera) – which are two of the top killers of children under 5. Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 46 million bars of soap in 127 countries and the Resort at Longboat Key Club has been involved since 2010. 55 | RESORT EXPERIENCE MAGAZINE

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Resort Experience Fall 2019  

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