University Park - More ways to enjoy This 4-Star Semi-Private Course

University Park - More ways to enjoy This 4-Star Semi-Private Course Twenty-seven holes of breathtaking golf in impeccably maintained condition compliment the challenging design at University Park, earning consistent awards both statewide and nationally.

University 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.

As University Park Country Club celebrates the start of its 20th year anniversary, it’s no surprise that the course consistently earns awards and recognition from independent reader’s surveys and discerning golfers. For the 13th year in a row the beautiful and challenging 27 holes at University Park have earned Golf Digest’s 4-Star Rating with writers enthusiastically calling it a “must play” course.

The Ron Garl-designed course has won accolades and distinction from Golf for Women, Golfweek and Florida Sportsfan placing University Park in “Florida’s Top Fifty.” Locally University Park County Club has been voted “Best Place to Play Golf” by Sarasota Magazine readers every year since 1993, and Zagat’s Survey continues to popularize this favorite course.

University Park Country Club

The founding Partnership of Pat Neal and Rolf Pasold combined exceptional local expertise with an international vision. Respect for nature and a commitment to excellence is unparalleled at University Park. Careful planning and attention to detail are the hallmarks of Neal/Pasold management which has blended a beautiful piece of property with exceptional golf and unsurpassed lifestyle. The list of awards for this community grows every year both regionally and nationally. Among the most prestigious and revered are “Best Community Design in America” awarded by The National Association of Home Builders and Professional Builder magazine, and “Best Development in Region” by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council Future of the Region Award.

A program of continual improvement ensures the high standards and player enjoyment of the course and keeps it in top playing condition. Add to this the hard work by all the employees to create a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and you can appreciate why the club has a reputation for first-class service. University Park County Club is committed to an ongoing program of enhancing and upgrading its golf facilities. Each year the club introduces new means to satisfy the changing needs of our golfing members and visitors.

University Park combines the best of sophisticated country club living with the finest assortment of custom built homes for an enviable lifestyle.

The development of The Golf Academy at University Park under the leadership of LPGA Tour Player Sue Ertl brings golf instruction to every level of golfer, young or old. Offering a variety of clinics, golf schools, playing lessons and private instruction The Golf Academy brings the essence of University Park to the novice or the most experienced of player. Naturally the golf experience is complimented by a great food and beverage service, a good reason why so many of the area’s most prominent charitable and corporate golf tournaments and outings are hosted at the club. Our award-winning professional staff and culinary team will make your event exceptional.

Visit University Park Country Club located just 1.8 miles west of I-75 on University Parkway (Exit 213). For Tee Times call (941) 359-9999. For Club Membership call Ann Backus on (941) 355-3888 x234. Visit our website: to be included in special e-news and rate promotions.


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