The Oaks -- Private

Address: 650 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229
Phone: (941) 966-2191
Fax: (941) 966-2192
Hours: 7:00 a.m. Ė 6:00 p.m.
Website: www.theoaksclub.com
Head Golf Professional: Tim Beckwith
Course Description: The Eagle, a Ted McAnlis-designed course, runs fairly straight and narrow along the perimeter of the 1,000-acre property. The second course is the more intensely challenging interior Heron Course designed by William Byrd. Its winding greens have recently been rebuilt with more doglegs.
Rates: Guest fees $45 - $94
Course Slope/Ratings: Black 73.4/140, Blue 71.4/133, White 69.1/117, Gold 66.5/114, Red 70.5/117
Yardage: Black 6,700, Blue 6,400, White 6,000, Gold 5,500, Red 5,000
Community Description: Between Sarasota and Venice, The Oaks offers three distinct low-density neighborhoods ranging from $400,000 to over $1 million for homes and condominiums. A private equity country club offers two popular courses bordered by Little Sarasota Bay.
Amenities: Driving range, two putting greens, chipping green, pro shop, rentals, lessons, renovated clubhouse, menís and womenís locker rooms, 14 Har-Tru tennis courts, and junior Olympic-sized swimming pool.