Palm-Aire Country Club -- Private
 

Address: 5601 Country Club Way, Sarasota, FL 34243

Phone: (941) 355-9733 or (877) 779-2473

Fax: (941) 351-4537

Hours: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Website: www.palmaire.net

Head Golf Professional: Steve Yates

Course Description: The community includes two 18-hole championship golf courses. The original course, The Champions, was designed by Dick Wilson. Built in 1957 to challenge the world's finest players, it has hosted such legends as Gary Player, Sam Snead and Ken Venturi. The second, The Lakes, opened in 1982 and is ranked as one of the best courses in Florida by Florida Golfweek Magazine. A Joe Lee-designed course, it winds amid sparkling lakes and has well-guarded greens with spectacular approaches. Both courses have five tee box locations at each tee to accommodate players of every skill level. Both have been completely renovated.

Course Slope/Ratings: Champs Blue 70.6/128, Lakes Blue 70.6/123

Yardage: Champs Blue 6,453, Lakes Blue 6,443

Community Description: Palm-Aire comprises 1,300 acres, with residences ranging from condos to estate-sized homes to wooded villa neighborhoods.

Amenities: Driving range, putting green, pro shop, lessons, club rental. The Spanish-style clubhouse overlooks the lake at the Championsí 18th green and includes 14 lighted tennis courts, pool, restaurant and lounge.