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Sarasota National Golf Course

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Address: 25510 National Boulevard, Venice, FL 34293
Phone Number: 941.496.8676
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Challenging Semi Private Course

Located in south Venice this is a very nice semi private course. Pretty challenging for the average golfer with slopes in the 120s. Good deal of water. A very attractive course... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
ThomasP682
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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306 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in south Venice this is a very nice semi private course. Pretty challenging for the average golfer with slopes in the 120s. Good deal of water. A very attractive course and one where the wind is almost always present. Fairways and greens in very good shape.

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South Carolina
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111 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Nicely kept golf course. Lots of construction going on in the development. Only negative is we felt rushed the first 8 holes. Ladies bathroom appeared to have been used by a male.

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Takoma Park, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is the seventh year that my annual 'Gator Golf' trip has landed at Sarasota National and the course was better than ever - even as the long-stalled housing development surrounding the golf course picks up activity. It is still notable for the lush natural setting with wildlife and open views of greenery and water (though some of the surrounding... More 

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Thank geebsb2015
Venice, Florida
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54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Excellent condition, both fairways and greens! Very generous driving areas which is good if you tend to be a bit wayward like me. Pleasant and friendly staff. A good value indeed.

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Essex, Connecticut
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I've played all over Florida and this has to be one of the best in the state. Beautiful layout with great views. The 18th let's you see the magnificent clubhouse under construction that will make this a world class facility. Can't wait to get back there this winter!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Easy to make a convenient tee time. Very friendly and informative pro shop manager and starter. Course was in excellent condition and very well marked. A great day as enjoyed. Nice picturesque holes with a decent amount of wildlife, including alligators in the adjacent areas. Somewhat of an open course, with greens that were in great shape, as were the... More 

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Thank ToddsAdvisor
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Played twice this past week...over 5 hours each round! Very poor pace of play, rangers are clueless! On one hole there were 5 groups...one on the green, one in the fairway and three waiting to tee off!!! I will never (yes, never) make a tee time there again! Course is not in good shape, greens are rocks and the staff... More 

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1 Thank David L
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363 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

You are treated like Royalty from the moment you arrive to drop off your bags. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. The course itself is in very fine shape. The tee boxes and fairways are in excellent shape as are the greens. The greens are very challenging with a lot of contour

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

My wife, our two sons and I were made up to a fourball by a very likeable USA couple from near the Skyway bridge (the wives being non-golfers). This interesting course was in very good condition and (as advised by the starter) relatively easy to play . . . until you reached the challenging greens. They were faster than we... More 

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Thank JOHN L
Sarasota, Florida
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161 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

A warm staff greets you as you register. The starter is full of local information...and this course that cuts thru the wilderness becons. While there are several short par fours...some driveable...the penalty for missing can be severe. Undulating greens challenge the best putters...and the par threes are demanding. This is a fun course from all the tees...and will not break... More 

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