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4.3
785 Reviews (785)
5 Stars
276
4 Stars
372
3 Stars
92
2 Stars
32
1 Stars
13
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
92.4%
Recommend this course
691 out of 785 reviews
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4.3
91 Reviews (91)
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.6
89.0%
Recommend this course
81 out of 91 reviews
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4.3
241 Reviews (241)
5 Stars
114
4 Stars
99
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.1%
Recommend this course
222 out of 241 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6842 yards
Slope 136
Rating 73.0

Previously known as IMG Academies Golf & Country Club at El Conquistador.

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Course Details

Year Built 1972
Fairways TifSport Grass
Greens TifEagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Mark McCumber (1972) Gene Bates (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirts required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Catering

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.3
785 Reviews (785)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 28
19th Hole Scenic Views 17
Dinner 13
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 100
Water Hazards 78
Forced Carries 39
This course/club is great for:
Locals 60
Advanced Golfers 59
Seniors 41
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 74
Near the Airport 47
Worth the Drive 39

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Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

So-so bunkers

The rough needs new pine needles a lot of bare spots

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Sand traps

The sand traps were not consistent and they need more pine needles in the rough

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good fun

Good value for money. However the course lies directly in the flight path of Sarasota airport so it is quite loud.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/22/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We hope to see you back at IMG Academy Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Over priced for the IMG hype

Layout is fun but the course is not in very good condition. Weeds all over the place and not very well kept.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 11/29/2021

Hello,

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes.

Your feedback helps us do better. We are looking into this issue and hope to resolve it promptly.

Thank you for visiting IMG Academy Golf Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Actually was rained out after first nine holes.

Actually was rained out after first nine holes. Would be worth a do over. I should have asked for a rain check. However it was raining to hard. So much for 30% chance of rain.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 67
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Good shape for what it is

Fairways and greens in good shape, houses are close on some holes, bo food on the course, snacks and drinks
only on the cart, I found the course annoying with weird rough, mud and unnecessary tight spots in the fairway, course knowledge is definitely key, I think if I play it a few more times, it would be more fun but there are so many other fun courses to play in Sarasota. Should really be a $35-40 course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good but not great

Very wet, seeded course for winter and watered heavily.. Good course but a little pricey. Enjoy!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/12/2021

Hello, we appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at IMG Academy Golf Club. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

IMG is definitely worth playing

Good course, challenging, friendly staff. It was a good day on the course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good layout

Challenging greens. Very fast. Fairways were good with some thin spots. Tees and rough were both good. Traps had reasonably good sand. Rate of play was good. I would play again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A nice track

Over rall very good condtion, bunkers are dressed, fairways are good, rough is acceptable, greens are very good. Enjoyable round of golf, though a bit slow on a Sunday morning 10 am.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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