The winding entry of The Founders Club meanders peacefully through 700 acres of picturesque lakes, gently swaying stands of pines, palms and moss-covered oaks. You can enjoy the quiet and serenity of a place that’s removed from the hustle and bustle, yet convenient to the dining, entertainment, and culture that makes Sarasota such a renowned and invigorating community.
Whether you are a casual golfer who’s looking for some fresh air or avid golfer looking to top the leader board, our pristine, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. championship golf course has something for everyone. With only 275 golf memberships and no tee times you’ll love the low-play, never-crowded course that is as challenging as it is beautiful. The entire community was designed specifically around the course with lush, sculpted landscapes and homes carefully set back from the field of play, making this a golfing experience like no other.
Simply step out of your front door and enjoy the over 100 acres of picturesque lakes and stunning wetlands that greet you. You’ll relish Florida’s breathtaking foliage and wildlife as you explore the miles of brick paver walking paths that wind their way through gently swaying stands of pines, palms, and 100-year-old oaks.
Enjoy an exhilarating workout in the Club’s fitness facility, or choose from a variety of fitness classes, including Pilates and yoga. The outdoor sports area includes basketball, sand volleyball, and Har-Tru tennis courts, as well as a picnic pavilion for a peaceful lunch.
Discover space to share precious moments with your loved ones and create lasting traditions. The Founders Club provides a variety of events that are kid-friendly, and even offers events exclusively for our youngest members. Nearby schools are some of the best in Manatee County, and in the State of Florida, offering top-ranked public schools as well as a choice of charter, preschool and private institutions.
Embrace the club lifestyle where the camaraderie is genuinely warm and everyone is welcomed with bright smiles. There’s always something happening at our richly appointed 24,000 square-foot traditional Golf Hall, a hive of activity where the sense of community is strong.
Our executive chef and thoughtful staff will ensure your every wish is met as you enjoy elegant or casual dining experiences in our fine dining room, bar and grille, private dining room, or outdoor verandah overlooking the 18th green. It’s truly a place where neighbors are friends, not just neighbors.