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4.7
1042 Reviews (1042)
5 Stars
703
4 Stars
290
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
96.1%
Recommend this course
999 out of 1042 reviews
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4.8
133 Reviews (133)
5 Stars
105
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.5%
Recommend this course
127 out of 133 reviews
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4.7
293 Reviews (293)
5 Stars
221
4 Stars
65
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.6%
Recommend this course
283 out of 293 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7152 yards
Slope 137
Rating 74.7
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University Park Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1991
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Tifdwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ron Garl (1991)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Men: collared shirts & slacks/shorts for men. Women: dresses, skirts, slacks & shorts with a sleeved shirt without a collar/a sleeveless shirt with a collar. No denim, tank tops & athletic wear and cut offs.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.7
1042 Reviews (1042)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 31
Patio Dining 25
Brunch 14
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 67
Water Hazards 61
Undulating Greens 34
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 57
A Weekend Splurge 33
Playing Multiple Courses 30
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 65
Near the Airport 43
Worth the Drive 42

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Reviews 8
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

University Park Never Disappoints!!!

It rained pretty much all day. However, the condition of the course kept us wanting to play. Everything about the course is perfect. Can't wait to come back on a sunny day!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Always enjoy playing here

Course was cart path only due to several days of heavy rain - but I didn’t mind, since many courses in the area were closed that day. I like the layout of this track - a good test for all abilities, and the staff and membership are always welcoming. For some reason the bar is always closed by the time I finish my rounds here - not sure if that’s just a Covid thing or what. Overall - a good day out. Course condition is usually very good whenever I play here.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrific greens

Overall great condition tee to green. You won’t find a Friendlier staff anywhere.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Sarasota's Finest

I have played at University Golf and Country Club many times for many years. I have always enjoyed myself.
The course is always in excellent condition.
I feel it is important to mention that it is the staff, from the gentlemen that welcome you and attend to your bag, the pro shop personnel, the starter and the rangers, that are the stand outs. They always make me feel welcome.
They go above and beyond to assure that you have the most enjoyable day possible. Me telling you this is one thing, get out to University and enjoy your day and discover for yourself the finest public course in Sarasota .

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

University Park Sunday

Fantastic Greens, and great GolfNow deal. Terrific practice faculty, and best bag staff in town.
Lots of rain recently so Bunkers can be forgiven, tee to green was perfect.
Slow pace of play to start, but rangers did a GREAT job managing that.
I’d play here every day if I lived a bit close.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

One of the best pay-and-play clubs in the area

Heavy rains closed the course on the day I was due to play - but despite a couple days of heavy rainfall, the course was still in pretty good condition when I played, and drained reasonably well. Friendly membership in my recent experiences playing here. Definitely one of the best pay-and-play clubs in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Finally Played It!

I've driven by this course a lot over the past two years and finally found my way onto the course (by way of a deal time and coupon). It is a very beautiful and challenging course. If you haven't played here before, you need to put this on the top of your list!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Still Great

Best course in this area allowing (limited) public access play. Friendly, helpful, welcoming staff. Golf course in excellent condition from tee to green. Practice facilities are top of the line. If you have a chance to play here, don't pass it up! Already looking forward to my return visit.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 49
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Track

Course is in excellent condition. Only gripe is with the people who play the course…

FIX YOUR BALL MARKS!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Gem

What a beautiful course, most friendly staff all the amenities you would expect from a top level course. I would look forward to playing this course again any time I was in town.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Dave

Great golf course. Terrific conditions. Nice staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Great course, sad to see the mask mandate

Love playing at University. The course is one of the best in the area. We did see that the new management put back the mandatory mask mandate. We will go back to playing other courses until they go back to optional or drop it all together.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Upscale

Definitely one of the nicest courses we played in the Sarasota area. Very nice layout, fast greens, in a housing development, but the houses are not in play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 40
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent Course. Great Conditions. Top Notch Golfing Experience.

Played this course using a GolfNow "Hot Deal" and liked it so much that I went back and played it again four days later. This is a true "members only" private country club which is opening tee times to the general public during the hot Florida summer. Conditions and service are thus what you would expect from a private club. The practice / warm up areas are first tier, as is the practice green. Take advantage of this opportunity to play University Park Country Club. You will be glad you did.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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