Sarasota Golf Communities: Founders Club Opens New Sales Center

July 30, 2011 by  
Filed under Golf

After acquiring 86 sites at The Founders Club, London Bay Homes made a commitment to invest in the high-end community in order to attract more buyers. Just recently, the company completed the first step toward achieving this goal by creating a new sales center located on Fruitville Road.

In an effort to create the best sale center possible, London Bay hired HRi Design to collaborate with marketing consultant Miles Strategic DNA. HRi According to London Bay President Mark Wilson, HRi Design was brought in on the project in an effort to “create a fresh and welcoming environment for The Founders Club.”

In addition to creating a sales center that is more visually appealing than the old sales center, London Bay wanted to offer visitors a more informative and engaging atmosphere. As such, the new sales center offers a brighter and more vibrant look while also featuring special displays that highlight many of the attractions and amenities found in the Sarasota area.

“Sarasota offers a wide range of lifestyle opportunities and magnificent natural attractions,” said Wilson. “It’s important that we highlight those attributes, especially for our out-of-state visitors.”

Some of the attractions that are featured within the new sales center include the Robert Trent Jones, Jr. golf course, the wetland preserves, the lakes and the miles of walking and running paths.

To help potential buyers located the home site of their choice, the new sales center also features a detailed display of available home sites and features. Detailed information about floor plans, elevations and other features help make it easier for potential buyers to select the style that suits their lifestyle.

“I think the flow of the sales center and the attractiveness of the display helps us create a very good impression with our visitors,” said Wilson.

In all, The Founders Club has only 262 home sites available within its 700 acres of land. Prices for Founders Club MLS listings now start in the $700,000’s Contact us if you would like our assistance setting up a tour of the Founders Club. Our agents specialize in buyer representation. In addition, you can visit our Sarasota golf communities site to explore many of our area’s most popular golfing neighborhoods.

Four Popular Sarasota Golf Communities

July 21, 2011 by  
Filed under Golf

Prestancia - Sarasota Golf Community

Prestancia – Sarasota Golf Community

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 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.