Located on 315 acres of lush, tropical landscape, this immensely playable Tom Fazio designed 18 hole championship course is magnificently sculpted to reflect the natural beauty of its environment. It features abundant elevation changes and picturesque lakes throughout, which are so unusual for a Sarasota golf course.

Beautiful wetlands, colorful flowering shrubs, informal native grass areas, marshes with aquatic plants, and mature Oak trees enhance the natural setting, which can be easily enjoyed on foot. "This will be a terrific walking course," says Fazio, "with very reasonable connections between the greens and tees."


With six sets of tees, from championship lengths of 7,417 yards to forward tees of 5,175 yards, golfers of all skill levels can play the course at a length that will challenge them. Says Fazio, "The strong low handicap player will want to attack the direct lines of play. But for the higher handicapper, we're creating options and varieties around strong hazards."


The Ritz-Carlton Innovative Caddie ConciergeĀ® program: Your Caddie is trained to anticipate your every need - providing professional course strategy and design information, as well as chilled, rum-and-lime-soaked oshibori towels, fresh-cut Florida citrus fruit, and your preferred refreshment throughout the game.

  • Expert guidance and expansive practice area: Perfect your game with professional golf instruction, plus take advantage of our state-of-the-art practice area with chipping area, short game area, chipping greens, practice tees, and putting greens.
  • Grand Clubhouse: Relax in the full-service Clubhouse with The Golf Club Grille and Bar, attendant-serviced gentlemen's and ladies' locker rooms, and golf shop. For Members living outside of Sarasota, a visit to The Golf Club will make for an unforgettable golf vacation.

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club is recognized by Audubon International for its environmental excellence, designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

The Golf Club was named in Golfworld's 100 Best Golf Shops, and was named one of the 25 Best Private Club Golf Shops in America. The award recognizes physical design and layout, merchandise presentation, member and guest services, club fitting, and overall amenities offered.

For specific golf questions, please call the Golf Shop: 941-309-2900 (The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club is a private member club available to members).  For more membership information about becoming a Club Member, contact the Membership Executive: (941) 309-2901.

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