The Founders Golf Club Review

Founders GC: ClubhouseThe Founders Golf Club in Sarasota

3800 Golf Hall Dr
Sarasota, FL 34240

March 13th, 2012 11:20

Reviewer

First Name Ron
Last Name Spears
Handicap 7

Course Review and Comments

This club is very upscale and private, so, if you're looking for a resort type atmosphere with a large membership and seasonal memberships, it's probably not for you. But, if you are more interested in a smaller, golf/tennis facility with very friendly members, quality service, and excellent golf course, you will be well served to look here. It worked for me...I joined!

Ratings

Date course was played Saturday 04th of February 2012
Price paid for golf 0
Price comments complementary round played as a prospective member
Course Design Rating
Course Design Comments Course is a links style design, not much in the way of trees, but a tour quality layout. It is built in an upscale residential community, so it appears more trees will be added to compliment the development as it is finished.
Course Greens/Fairways Condition Rating
Course Greens/Fairways Condition Comments Course condition was immaculate, as you might expect from a private, upscale course. Grass from tee to green is bermuda, with tif-eagle greens in perfect shape. Both times I played, which was on a weekend in February, greens were running about 11 on the stimp.
Course Service Rating
Course Service Comments Keeping in mind that I was on a complimentary tour as a prospective member, the service was outstanding. However, after questioning other members who I played with, I was assured that the service was like that all the time. A definite plus is the professional caddie program, which is one of the few available at any club in Sarasota, private or not. Believe me, I checked.
Course Facilities Rating
Course Facilities Comments Clubhouse/restaurant/lockers are very impressive...dark cherry woodwork throughout, very upscale. Proshop is not extremely large, but very impressive from a deorating standpoint, again lots of cherry paneling. Well stocked, more than enough for a relatively small membership. This is a golf/tennis facility...no pool, so, not a resort type-atmosphere. Ate there twice so far...dinner and lunch were excellent.
Course Overall Rating
Play Again Yes
Recommend Yes

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