Thank You to Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club as well as to all the players that participated in Play Golf Sarasota’s New Years Open earlier this month. It was a fun fill Saturday with lots of good golf and competition on one of Sarasota’s premiere courses.  

Play Golf  Sarasota is looking forward to their upcoming Spring Tournament. Previous particpants will be notified of times and dates in the near future. If you are interested in recieving information about participating or possibly registering, please contact Tony Panico at Tony@playgolfsarasota.com to be added to our mailing list. We welcome fellow golfers in the community or those that will be visiting Sarasota to join us!

Take a look at some of the video highlights :

Play Golf Sarasota is proud to announce that Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club is now a partner club for 2010. As we all know they are one of the premier private clubs in town, designed by famed golfer Arnold Palmer, and we are very proud to have them on board. 

The private club opened on November 29, 2001. They opened with one 18 hole championship golf course called Cypress Links. They then added the King’s Dunes course in March 2005. They have recently opened their 3rd championship course called Royal Lakes to make this one of the nicest premier private clubs in the Sarasota area.

There is a total of just over 1,000 members including Golf, Tennis, Fitness and Social memberships. They have the youngest membership demographics in the area with an average age of about 57.

 With the luxury of 3 prestine golf courses you have the unique opportunity to play some of the most exciting and well manicured courses in the area.

Please call our membership office at 941-757-1846 for full details of the membership offering.


08 Jan 2010, Posted by Play Golf Sarasota in Feature, Restaurants

Sarasota Virtual Golf & more is the newest in interactive sporting fun!

Step into CaddyShanks beautiful virtual facility and you will be surrounded by state of the art golf simulators, cycling simulators, Wii and gaming rooms, and our one of a kind racing simulator. Add the excitement of leagues and nightly contests and you have the CaddyShanks experience of a lifetime…

Was your golf round rained out? Just want to relax? Go to their virtual cafe with comfortable leather couches and high definition televisions at every corner.  Beer and wine and is available so come escape into a virtual paradise. CaddyShanks is also available for private functions, business meetings and even birthday parties. CaddyShanks is your go-to spot for birthday parties, company team-building, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and anything else you can imagine. We have it all!

Call your friends and enjoy the private use of CaddyShanks‘ golf and cycling simulators, virtual racing machine, and Wii games. There’s nothing like sporting fun to bring people together…

Why not do just that for your next gathering?

Tony Panico
Play Golf Sarasota

Jimmy Wright Reinstated at Concession Golf Club

10 Nov 2009, Posted by Play Golf Sarasota in News, Private Clubs

The Concession Golf Club’s new owner, Bruce Cassidy Sr., announced Sunday November 8, 2009 at a private cocktail party for club members the reinstatement of former Director of Golf, Jimmy Wright.  Wright, a life member of the PGA, opened the course with previous owner Kevin Daves, in 2006.  Wright took a six month sebatacle as the Club’s clubhouse was being completed and ownership transition was in the works. 

Wright’s new title, is yet to be determined, but Mr. Cassidy announced Wright’s main goal will be as a membership ambassador and tournament coodinator.  Wright’s extensive playing career includes competing in 13 PGA Championships, 11 U.S. Opens, the 1970 Masters, a British Open, and a Senior British Open.  Wright has set 12 course records across the country, including a 62 at Westchester C.C. in New York. 

In his four decade career, he has held many titles, starting as an asst. pro at Winged Foot C.C. in Mamaroneck, NY under Claude Harmon.  Wright has been in the area for over twenty years at Sarasota’s best private golf clubs.

Sarasota Golf Courses getting busier with tee time bookings

09 Oct 2009, Posted by Play Golf Sarasota in Area Golf, News

Play Golf Sarasota Media Group has launched a full-scale promotional effort to drive rounds of golf and membership sales to country clubs and golf courses in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, North Port, and Port Charlotte.  Blanketing the town with a beautiful new magazine, Play Golf Sarasota Magazine, and other promotional materials aimed at tourists, and prospective new home buyers.

Media outlets include:

  1. Sarasota area Golf Courses
  2. Hotels 
  3. Retail Golf outlets
  4. Real Estate offices
  5. Home and Condo Rental agencies

Visit PLayGolfSarasota .com for more info on:

  1. Area Golf Courses
  2. Private Country Clubs
  3. Area Accomodations
  4. Golf Lessons and Golf Schools
  5. Where to Eat