Looking at the total number of U.S. golfers (some 24.2 million in one count), it makes sense why golf facilities are among the amenities sweetening many of Sarasota luxury real estate deals. These perks are not only exclusive to single-family residences within or near local golf communities. An option on a golf club membership is also among the come-ons for sales listings in upscale condominiums like the bayfront Ritz-Carlton Residences where our Judy Kepecz-Hays team currently has a well-priced listing.
Buyers eying this high-rise condo on 1111 Ritz Carlton Drive gets a rare chance to join the Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club. Its world-class golf course is located on a 316-acre spread on 70th Terrace East in Bradenton northeast of downtown Sarasota.
Designed by noted course architect Tom Fazio, the Ritz-Carlton 18-hole golf links weave a lush, tropical landscape designated by Audubon International as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. The course features 12 scenic lakes and endearing elevation changes.
For Amateurs and Pros
A round in this golf course is a tour amid mature oak trees, serene and lush wetlands, native grass fields, and colorful flowering shrubs. Built in 2006, the course shines certainly not only because of its environmental excellence hailed by Audubon. The Ritz-Carlton links, a par 72 layout, offer very reasonable fairway connections between the tees and greens that let golfers unlock a quick-paced play.
Whether you are a golfer with a low handicap or a high handicap, course designer Fazio has plotted a hole-by-hole challenge for you to enjoy. He came up with six sets of tees to choose from at the Ritz-Carlton golf layout.
The most challenging of these extends on a championship range of 7,417 yards. Expect the round of play to be at its tamest on the course’s forward tees of 5,175 yards. Here, the newbie golfers have varied options to skirt around the links’ string of puzzling hazards.
Posh Club Amenities
Caddies of the Ritz-Carlton golf club provide not only professional advice on play strategy. Throughout the game, they will pamper you with their concierge services. Professional golf instruction and a practice area catering to all aspects of the game are also among the club’s facilities.
Players also have access to a grand, full-service clubhouse with a grill and bar, plus ladies and gentlemen’s locker rooms with attendants. The club likewise features an award-winning golf pro shop.
With all its outstanding features, the Ritz-Carlton golf club has received many accolades. These include those from Golf Digest, Zagat, and Conde Nast Traveler. The club, given its topnotch golf facilities, also co-hosted the Florida State Amateur Championship in June 2018. It also takes pride in being the home club of Peter Uihlein, the U.S. Amateur Golf Champion in 2010.
Golf amenities are but one of the factors enhancing the values of Sarasota luxury condominiums like the Ritz-Carlton Residences. Its condo owners can likewise seek membership in the Ritz-Carlton Members Beach Club in Lido Key and the spa and salon in the five-star Ritz-Carlton Hotel just a short walk from the condominium. Learn more about the primers driving the values in the Sarasota luxury real estate market, call or email our Judy Kepecz-Hays team.