3 Incredible Sarasota Neighborhoods for Golf Enthusiasts

Sarasota is a golf lover’s paradise. With dozens of popular and scenic golf courses in the region, there are many Sarasota neighborhoods designed with the golfer in mind.

Large expanses of manicured fairways and greens lined with palms, sprawling estate-style homes, and stunning views of the water or surrounding landscape define Sarasota golf course real estate.

If you’re an enthusiast looking to relocate to a more golf-friendly neighborhood, consider these Sarasota neighborhoods – where it’s never too cold for a relaxing day on the golf course.

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Prestancia is a classic golf community. Located 25-minutes south of downtown Sarasota, this gated community boasts two world-class, 18-hole golf courses on more than 500 acres of beautiful Florida land. TPC Prestancia offers two challenging courses, Stadium and Players, which are built to challenge the most seasoned player.

Homes in the area are unique in style and architecture, many created by region’s most prominent designers. The meticulously maintained homes feature luxurious interiors and spectacular views of the golf course and nearby lakes. Many of the backyards of these homes are right on the course.

Located within the Palmer Ranch community, Prestancia is sited next to the popular Legacy Trail and 20 minutes from Siesta Key’s beautiful white-sand beaches.

Founders Club

The Founders Club is a tight-knit community of 262 homes spread over 700 scenic acres in another incredible neighborhood for golfers.

The neighborhood is home to an 18-hole par-72 Robert Trent Jones Jr. championship course featuring a series of forested lakes and meticulously groomed fairways.

As its name suggests, The Founders Club takes pride in the tradition of golf. The breathtaking course takes players through tranquil bodies of water, Florida wetlands, and towering oaks, palms, and pines, using the natural elevation to give each hole a unique challenge.

The community offers a mix of beautiful landscaping and the raw natural beauty of the outdoors. Sprawling estate-style homes with lush gardens overlook the greens, lakes, and wooded areas.
The Founders Club is conveniently located less than 20 minutes from downtown Sarasota’s dining, shopping, arts, and culture.

The Oaks

Winner of the “Distinguished Emerald Club of the World” award, which recognizes leading golf clubs worldwide awarded for their facilities and quality of member experience, The Oaks Club and neighborhood draws golfers from all over the country.

The Oaks Club features two 18-hole courses, The Eagle, and the recently renovated Heron, tennis and swimming facilities, and a new, $2.5-million WellFit Center, complete with top-of-the-line equipment and group classes.

The club’s private gated community is perfect for those who enjoy an active social life. There are three distinct sub-sections of this neighborhood, each with its own character.

Homes in the Oaks Clubside share a space with the golf course and clubhouse, while those in The Oaks Bayside are set among the lush natural landscape, some even dot the banks of Little Sarasota Bay. The Oaks Preserve offers condos and villas for those looking for something smaller and low-maintenance.

Learn More About the Area

Schemmel Property Group has been helping its clients find the perfect home in the most exclusive Sarasota neighborhoods for many years.

With such a variety of properties to choose from, golf enthusiasts are bound their dream piece of Sarasota real estate. To find out more about properties near some of the best golf courses in Florida, give us a call at (941) 308-6497.

Joel Schemmel
50 Central Avenue, Suite 110
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 941.587.4894