Retirees and baby boomers are still calling us to ask about popular Sarasota country club real estate. Many of these buyers are avid golfers or tennis enthusiasts and are searching for a second home. Their plan is to visit over the next several years, enjoy their home in Sarasota, lock the house up and head back to real life until retirement. Amenities are the key, and the more amenities available to these buyers, the better the chance of fulfilling their dream of a complete resort lifestyle.
There are several new golf communities in the area, but here are five of the most popular country club communities in Sarasota:
Lakewood Ranch Country Club – a master-planned community offering a Town Center, a gorgeous Club House featuring bar, dining room, banquet facilities as well as meeting rooms and smaller intimate dining areas. Lakewood Ranch’s amenities include: two golf courses, a Pro Shop, a tennis facility, a fitness center, and more!
Prestancia on Palmer Ranch – TPC Prestancia is a 24 hr security guarded and gated community. The Club House at Prestancia features a newly renovated club room for socializing. The amenities at this country club community are limited to golf however, there are swimming and tennis available at the neighboring Serendipity Racquet Club at the Country Club of Sarasota.
Laurel Oak Estates – east of I-75, Laurel Oak Estates is a guard gated country club community with beautiful landscaping. The Club House at Laurel Oak has been redecorated in recent years and features. Amenities at Laurel Oak Estates include golf, tennis, swimming and walking trails.
University Park Country Club – Just off University Parkway and about 20 minutes from downtown Sarasota, this tropically landscaped guard gated community, is home to incredible wildlife. The entrance of this Club is outstanding. University Park’s Club House features a banquet size dining rooms as well as smaller dining areas. There is a fabulous outdoor terrace for dining as well. The member's only grill is the perfect spot to enjoy socializing with your friends and neighbors. Amenities include: Golf, tennis and swimming pool
The Oaks - Located just off Hwy 41 in Osprey, FL, the Oaks Club is one of Sarasota, Florida’s most prestigious members owned golf club communities. This family oriented club has a magnificent Club House with plenty of amenities to get your lifestyle busy. In addition to golf on two courses, residents enjoy swimming, tennis, cricket and a variety of social events throughout the year. There are three separate guard gated entrances to the Oaks: Oaks Preserve, Oaks Bayside and Oaks Clubside. The lush landscaping, golf course views as well as lake and Bay vies in some homes are impeccable backgrounds for those seeking a resort lifestyle in Sarasota.
If you are interested in retiring in a Sarasota country club community, contact the John Allen Team. Our agents specialize in all areas of Sarasota real estate including Lakewood Ranch, Prestancia, Laurel Oak Estate, University Park and the Oaks.