Waterlefe® Golf & River Club, Bradenton, FL


You Deserve the Best… You Deserve Waterlefe

12 Nov 2014, Posted by Play Golf Sarasota in Area Golf, Dining & 19th Hole, Game Improvement, Golf Courses, Golf Instruction, Golf Real Estate, Golf Tips, Golf Vacations, Where to Stay

Voted “Best Golf Course Community” in Manatee County, we proudly introduce the luxurious golf course community, Waterlefe® Golf & River Club.


Just east of I-75, Waterlefe® Golf & River Club is located minutes north of Sarasota in nearby Bradenton. Embraced by the breathtaking beauty of natural preserves and nature trails, this residential community was developed for those who have a passion for fine living, golf and the water. Waterlefe® is one of the few communities to have a private marina located on the Manatee River.

Waterlefe® Golf Club’s unrivaled natural setting of 172 acres is comprised of five unforgettable signature golf holes that touch and border the Manatee River, boasting a championship layout that is semi-private and enjoyed by all skill levels. Waterlefe® has five different tees that range in yardage from 6,900 yards to 4,800 yards. As an eco-friendly golf course, Waterlefe® is known as a “must play” destination course ranked by Golf Digest. Visitors and golfers return year-after-year for a “memorable, even unforgettable, golfing experience.” Waterlefe® was voted Manatee county’s “Best Golf Course Community” for 2013, and has been the site of the US Open qualifying tournament in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2012 and again will host in 2014.

Located directly on the Manatee River, the River Club at Waterlefe® is the hub of social activity. The clubhouse features a beautiful dining room featuring an array of casual and fine dining menu items to satisfy every palate. The Waterlefe® River Club is open to the public for lunch and dinner Thursdays-Saturdays.

Opportunities of Golf at Waterlefe® include Full Executive and Jr. Executive Memberships

Waterlefe Golf

The Golf Academy at Waterlefe®

Known as one of the “Must Play” courses in the State of Florida, Waterlefe Golf Club® provides the unique opportunity to improve your golf game with our experienced staff of PGA Professionals at our championship golf course. From individual lessons to multi-day golf schools, our golf academy will meet your instructional needs.

Whether a beginner, a casual, or an avid golfer our PGA Professionals will show you the areas for improvement in your swing.  Our professionals will use their extensive PGA instruction training with video analysis to develop an individual and specific lesson training program to meet your golf game goals.

“Our Academy not only teaches people how to hit the shots, but will also teach them how to think around the course.” – Director of Instruction – Steve Dietz, Sr. – PGA

Before joining our staff, Steve’s professional career included positions as Head Golf Professional, Golf School Director, and Teaching Professional.  His 25 years of experience have been influential is establishing the golf academy’s instruction philosophy and the implementation of all training programs.

Video Analysis
The Golf Academy at Waterlefe® uses the latest technology from V1 Digital Coaching. V1 allows our PGA Professionals to analyze your golf swing and to utilize the large library of swings from PGA Touring Professionals. The Golf Academy at Waterlefe® will provide you with access to view your lesson online from your home computer, iPhone, or on Facebook. With this feature your can review your lessons, listen to your instructor’s commentary, and view your drills conveniently between lessons and practice.

Club fitting and your set makeup are key components to improving your game. We will evaluate your current equipment to determine if you have the proper specifications to fit you. Our fitting process will cover everything from grip size, shaft length and flex, lie angle, club head design and loft to make sure you have the right tools to succeed. Upon completion, our professionals will then provide you with direction for getting the right clubs for your swing and skill level.

Golf Academy Programs 
The Golf Academy at Waterlefe® offers various programs to fit the need of any golfer. Each program includes video analysis with V1 Software, online lesson review, round performance reviews, and practice plans.

Waterlefe Pool

Stay & Play at Waterlefe®

Stay at one of our partner hotels, Courtyard Marriott (Sarasota University Park) or Hampton Inn & Suites (University Park or Ellenton) and Play like a member at Waterlefe! Call Janice Reed with Waterlefe Sales & Marketing for details (941) 718-4848 or jreed@WaterlefeFL.com.

Waterlefe Clubhouse

Banquets & Weddings

Imagine a place that offers panoramic views of the Manatee River, set amidst breathtaking natural preserves, and you have just envisioned the extraordinary beauty of Waterlefe® Golf & River Club. The elegant architecture of The River Club and pristine locale provide the perfect atmosphere for your special day.

The River Club at Waterlefe® has a spectacular screened-in terrace overlooking the tiki bar, crystal clear pool and the Manatee River. There are three different gazebos, and a look-out tower that rests beside the river where wedding ceremonies may be performed with a perfect view of our gorgeous sunsets.

Waterlefe® can offer you a full range of pricing options and delectable menu selections. We specialize in weddings ranging from small and intimate wedding to those ranging in size up to 100 guests. Our convenient location is just minutes from I-75 and major lodging facilities. Our award-winning golf course is just steps away from our legendary River Club.

In addition to weddings and receptions, Waterlefe® hosts rehearsal dinners, gourmet dinners, golf banquets, retirement parties, reunion parties, business meetings, seminars and more. The River Club at Waterlefe® has a private dining room that is suited for more intimate affairs.

For more information or a personal tour of The River Club at Waterlefe®, please call Shane Pringle, Director of Food & Beverage at (941) 744-9881.

Waterlefe Sunset

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