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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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Excellent track!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 27, 2015
jerry t
Venice, Florida
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Takoma Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank geebsb2015
Venice, Florida
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47 reviews
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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.

Thank jerry t
Essex, Connecticut
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8 reviews
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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!

Thank Greg G
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

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 

Thank ToddsAdvisor
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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 

1 Thank David L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

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

Thank Stelly3665
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 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 

Thank JOHN L
Sarasota, Florida
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155 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

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 

1 Thank Mike C
Brampton, Canada
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91 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We play this course at least once per week during the winter season. The course is always in excellent condition. Wide fairways invite you to let out the shaft on the tees, but the greens take it all back with subtle breaks that will challenge the best putters. During your round, you will see Alligators, Osprey, White Pelicans and other... More 

1 Thank Doug J
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Played late February while on vacation from Rhode Island and the course was is great shape. Best greens I've played on in the area. Plenty of room off the tee. Many of the greens are multi tiered, forcing you to hit the right part of the green to avoid a long, difficult putt. A must play!!

1 Thank John F

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