New Opportunities For All to Play at This 4-Star Rated Course - University Park Country Club

University Park Country ClubUniversity Park Country Club, the area’s premier semi-private country club, continues to be the must-play golf destination on Florida’s Cultural Coast. The breathtaking championship golf course is designed to reward the golfer whatever their skill level and provide an exhilarating golf experience against a stunning backdrop of native Florida. The impeccable conditions and beauty of the course as well as the club’s renowned friendly service offer the daily-fee player a private club experience that is surprisingly affordable.

Since it’s grand opening in 1991, University Park Country Club has consistently earned awards from independent readers’ surveys, professional golf writers and planning and home-builders’ associations.

In recognizing the beautiful and challenging 27 holes at University Park with its 4-star rating for the 11th year in a row, Golf Digest writers enthusiastically called it a “must-play” course. The Ron Garl-designed course also earned the designation as “Most Women-Friendly Golf Course” by Golf For Women magazine. 

Readers’ polls at Golfweek and Florida Sportsfan placed University Park in its “Florida’s Top Fifty,” Zagat’s survey continues to popularize this favorite course and, since 1999, statewide acclaim has been showered on University Park as readers of Florida Golf News consistently voted the course Number 1 in Southwest Florida and one of the top 11 in the state!

Locally, University Park Country Club has been voted “The Best Place to Play Golf by the readers of Sarasota Magazine since 1933. Readers of both Sarasota Herald Tribune and Bradenton Herald also agree by voting University Park “Best Golf Course.”

So it seems ironic, with all of the accolades for the golf course, that it was a non-golfer who conceived of University Park Country Club. Patrick Neal, a well-respected developer with years of experience in Southwest Florida, had the foresight to team up with the Pasold family -all avid golf enthusiasts whose respect for nature and commitment to excellence is unparalleled.

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Careful planning and attention to detail have blended a beautiful piece of property with golf and an unsurpassed lifestyle. The list of awards for this outstanding community grows every year -numbering over 75 - both regionally and nationally. Among the most prestigious of these awards are “Best Community Design in America” awarded by the National Association of Home Builders and Professional Builder magazine, and “Best Development in the Region” by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, Future of the Region Award.

Head Golf Professional Ashley Hayden credits the honors to years of hard work by all of the employees, creating a friendly, relaxed atmosphere with a reputation for first-class service and an impeccably-maintained golf course. Hayden points to continually improving the look and playability of the course as the keys to maintaining the high standards and keeping it in top playing condition.

The renovation and expansion of the driving range and practice facilities this summer is a continuation of the club’s commitment to continually improve and renew its total golf facilities. The addition of a second teaching complex has created the foundation for an innovative new golf school program that will be introduced in November 2008. All new Club Car golf carts, expanded food and beverage services both on the course and at the turn and the opening of The Varsity Club for traditional 19th hole celebrations round out the list of improvements and enhancements to this award-winning golf experience.

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Membership does have its privileges and University Park Country Club has membership options to fit the needs of avid and beginner golfers alike. In addition to Full Memberships, University Park Country Club offers Jr. Executive, Corporate and Summer Golf memberships. Membership opportunities are available for residents who live outside the University Park gates, and with special promotional pricing available there has never been a better time to become a member of University Park Country Club.

Off the course, you’ll find plenty of other amenities. The Park Grille & Café offers lakeside dining and an al fresco café unlike any other in the local area. The Varsity Club is open for cold beer and snacks while you exchange scores after your exhilarating round of golf.

University Park Country Club is the location for many of the area’s most prominent corporate and charity golf tournaments and outings. The award-winning golf professional staff and culinary team are sure to make your tournament memorable as well as profitable.

Visit the University Park Information Center located just 1.8 miles west of I-75 on University Parkway (Exit 213). Call the Golf Pro Shop: (941) 359-9999. For new home sales (941) 351-7777, or toll free 800-394-6325. For membership information call Shelley Whiteside: (941) 355-3888 ext. 234. Visit our Web site:


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