Course conditions were abysmal. Worse I have seen in Sarasota in years. Greens are 90% dead. Traps have no sand. The weeds around the traps were 2-3 feet high. Weeds all over the fairways. They overbook all the time and don't stagger tee times, so plan on a 5+ hour round, even in off season.
The bathrooms on the course were disgusting. I've seen cleaner bathrooms in New York City subways. No beverage cart and only one cooler of water on the course and it was warm and tasted nasty.
I paid $21 today but that was about $15 too much. Absolutely, positively the worse public golf course in Sarasota by a long shot.
Good course. Could be better maintained but that is improving with new management. I have to agree with M.B. it took is 5 hours to play recently and we just made it in by dusk!
Maybe if they stopped giving away food and beer they would have more money revenue?
I've been playing at this golf course for four years. Really good course.
New ownership with dollars in his eyes. Need I say more? They are now timing at SIX MINUTES between groups -- play has gone from 4 hours to five -- so if you start at 1pm, you cannot finish before dark. And I'm fresh out of those glow-in-the-dark balls, especially since the holes are...in the dark!
I play with a group that is consistent -- 3 times a week like clockwork. YES, we've spoken to the new owner. And the manager. Stunningly tone deaf. "Well, nothing is guaranteed." Well, with reputable golf managers, when they sell you a round -- they manage it so that you can play the entire round. Enough said.
Find another option until summer -- when all the golf courses REALLY appreciate your business.