University Park Country Club


University Park Country Club… A “Must Play” Golf Destination

13 Nov 2014, Posted by Play Golf Sarasota in Area Golf, Dining & 19th Hole, Events, Food & Drink, Game Improvement, Game Improvement, Golf Courses, Golf Deals, Golf Instruction, Golf Tournaments, Golf Vacations, Where to Stay

Voted “Best Place to Play Golf” by SARASOTA Magazine since 1993

University Park Golf Club Signature Hole

University Park Country Club, the area’s premier semi-private country club, is the “must play” golf destination in Southwest Florida. The location is unparalleled, just a few short miles from I-75 and the Sarasota International Airport on University Parkway. Close enough to enjoy world-class accommodations, shopping and leisure activities yet far enough removed that you will feel as though you have been transported to a private enclave.

The breathtaking 27 hole 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.

University Park Country Club consistently earns awards and recognition from independent reader’s surveys and discerning golfers. 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.

The Golf Academy at University Park is open to non-members and offers golf instruction for every level of golfer. There are a variety of clinics, a 3 Day Golf School, 1 Day Short Game School, playing lessons and private instruction.

University Park Golf Club Wedding


University Park Country Club is one of the area’s premier locations for weddings and private celebrations. The majestic natural beauty of the club grounds and breathtaking views create a not to be forgotten backdrop for your wedding ceremony and reception. The lakeside ceremony venue overlooks the shimmering lake and the 9th and 18th greens on the award-winning golf course. Photo opportunities are unmatched and wedding memories made here are magical.

University Park Country Club is one of the only clubs in Sarasota to offer wedding planning by one of the area’s top professionals, complimentary golf for the groom and groomsmen and a private lounge and dressing area for the bride and bridal party for pre-wedding photos and touch-ups.

The Park Grille and Lakeside Room with its expansive views of the golf course and lake, features tasteful traditional décor and a built-in 18 x 30 walnut dance floor. The club can accommodate up to 200 guests for a seated dinner and up to 150 for a buffet style reception. Select linens, silver or gold chargers, votive lights, table numbers, china, glass and silver, are all included at no additional charge.

University Park Golf Club Membership


University Park Country Club is the premier semi-private club in the area. Members enjoy 27 holes of championship golf and a newly remodeled golf practice facility, 11 resurfaced and lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, a lakeside Fitness Centre with personal trainers and daily classes, the award-winning Park Grille and Café with al fresco, lakeside dining and The Varsity Club and Lounge. Robust Golf Associations and USTA tennis teams keep members active and engaged.

A full schedule of member events are offered including Trivia Challenge, Dinner and Bingo, Friday Night Happy Hours, Lunch & Learn, Seafood Nights, bridge and table games and the annual member art show, Art in the Park to name a few. Holiday celebrations including a black tie New Year’s Eve Gala, Christmas Brunch with Santa, Thanksgiving, Easter and the Mothers’ Day Grande Buffets are memorable for members and their families.

Memberships are currently available in a variety of categories, one of which is sure to match your lifestyle. To schedule your private tour of University Park Country Club, call Ann Backus, Membership Director at 941-355-3888 ext. 234 or email abackus@universitypark-fl.com

Recognized by SARASOTA Magazine as one of the “Best of the Best”, the club’s award-winning style, culinary creations and impeccable service will make your wedding simply unforgettable. For more information call Bobbi Richman, Director of Banquets and Catering at 941-355-3888 ext. 225 or email brichman@universitypark-fl.com


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