Second home owners and retirees often work with us looking for popular Sarasota golf communities. Many of these buyers are tennis enthusiasts as well as avid golfers. These customers are often part-time residents, enjoy their home in Sarasota, lock the door to the house and return to real life until retirement. Community amenities are often one of the most important features to our second home buyers. Many of the golfing neighborhoods have outstanding amenities available and offer the fabulous opportunity to enjoy the resort lifestyle. There are over 80 plus golf courses in Sarasota area and several golf course communities providing outstanding amenities, but here are four popular country club communities in Sarasota:
Lakewood Ranch Country Club – Lakewood Ranch is an outstanding master-planned community providing a Town Center, an incredible Club House featuring bar, dining room, banquet facilities as well as meeting rooms and smaller intimate dining areas. Lakewood Ranch Country Club’s amenities include: three golf courses, a Pro Shop, a tennis facility, a fitness center, and more! This award winning master-planned community offers real estate opportunities including single family golf course homes, condos and villas.
Prestancia – Prestancia is a beautiful 24 hr security guarded and gated community offering many golf course homes. The Club House at Prestancia features a beautiful entrance hall, dining areas, a bar and more. This country club’s amenities are mainly limited to golf, however there are swimming, fitness and tennis available at the Serendipity Racquet Club in the neighboring Country Club of Sarasota. Choices of residential property include from golf course homes, condos and villas at Prestancia
Laurel Oak Estates – Located east of I-75, Laurel Oak Estates is also a guard gated country club community with lush landscaping and sparkling lake. The Club House at Laurel Oak has been recently redecorated. Amenities at Laurel Oak Estates include golf, tennis, swimming and walking trails. You’ll find an outstanding selection of Sarasota golf course homes here as well as some maintenance free villas.
University Park – Just off University Parkway and about 20 minutes from downtown Sarasota and its beaches, University Park is a tropically landscaped guard gated community and is home to incredible wildlife. Entering past the guard gate, the first impression of this Club is breathtaking. University Park’s Club House features a banquet size dining rooms as well as smaller dining areas. Residents and visitors enjoy an outdoor terrace for dining too. A perfect spot to enjoy socializing with your friends and neighbors is the members only grill. Also, the club provides golf, tennis and a swimming pool. At University Park, there’s currently a nice selection of single family homes and villas.
If you are interested in a Sarasota country club community, contact the John Allen Team at BuySarasota.com. We have agents who specialize in all areas of Sarasota real estate including golf communities such as Lakewood Ranch, Prestancia, Laurel Oak Estate and University Park.