Waterlefe Golf & River Club
Inspired by the backdrop of the Manatee River, Ted McAnlis has created the ultimate golf experience with the perfect combination of beauty and challenge. Waterlefe Golf & River Club is built along a particularly beautiful section of the Manatee River, complete with wide expanses of pristine marshes and pleasant coves. Don't be surprised if on the 15th tee you spot a family of manatees poking noses up for a breath of air. The golf course was designed with a great deal of time, effort and expense going toward protecting and resorting the natural environment that gives the course it unique character. The gently sloped greens with the newest Tifteagle Bermuda offer the ultimate in putting. From a lazy start on the par-5 first hole to the big finish on the 18th hole island green, golfers love Waterlefe Golf & River Club!
|Black Ball||72||6196 yards||70.4||137|
|White (W)||72||5940 yards||74.7||143|
|Silver (W)||72||5428 yards||72.0||136|
|Green (W)||72||5143 yards||70.4||134|
|Red (W)||72||4740 yards||68.5||129|
|Family (W)||72||3961 yards||64.1||119|
|Gold M: 73.8/141||554||404||348||198||385||545||448||383||231||3496||561||199||413||399||484||176||351||391||427||3401||6897|
|Blue M: 71.6/132||491||388||333||165||379||504||414||367||198||3239||542||182||392||375||462||161||340||377||392||3223||6462|
|Blue/White M: 70.5/130||491||361||333||165||349||504||389||367||154||3113||475||170||392||375||462||149||340||364||352||3079||6192|
|White M: 69.4/128 W: 75.1/136||426||361||311||141||349||494||389||331||154||2956||475||170||360||353||449||149||323||364||352||2995||5951|
|Silver M: 66.9/121 W: 72.0/135||405||325||280||117||275||455||363||313||147||2680||463||149||324||325||421||138||305||348||321||2794||5474|
|Green M: 65.7/116 W: 70.6/132||405||285||280||101||275||455||363||313||147||2624||463||149||324||325||421||90||228||268||321||2589||5213|
|Green/Red W: 69.5/125||405||285||280||101||275||417||336||286||147||2532||406||149||324||295||382||82||228||268||321||2455||4987|
|Red W: 68.4/123||372||285||255||92||253||417||336||286||119||2415||406||123||292||295||382||82||228||268||291||2367||4782|
Food & BeverageBar, Grill, Beverage Carts
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa
Available ActivitiesSwimming, Billiards
Available SportsFitness, Tennis
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Photo submitted by Magic18 on 11/27/2020
Photo submitted by Magic18 on 11/27/2020
Beautiful morning at waterlefe Photo submitted by u000003898409 on 09/19/2020
Photo submitted by waxpoetix1 on 09/06/2020
Photo submitted by ChrisW5226 on 02/14/2020
Photo submitted by roodhistory on 11/03/2019
Water and sand are challenging Photo submitted by u4850896 on 07/05/2019
Tee Shot #1 Photo submitted by BryanTweed16 on 04/01/2018
Approach #2 Photo submitted by BryanTweed16 on 04/01/2018
Tee Shot #3 Photo submitted by BryanTweed16 on 04/01/2018
Par 3 #9 Photo submitted by BryanTweed16 on 04/01/2018
Approach #13 Photo submitted by BryanTweed16 on 04/01/2018
Photo submitted by dinoerding on 01/17/2018
Captivating and daunting par 3 Photo submitted by Takeme2ireland on 09/02/2013
Photo submitted by Beaudel on 04/23/2013
First time playing this course. Staff members were extremely friendly. This course plays longer than expected. Water/sand on every hole. Shot placement is a must. Not a course for a high/super high handicapper. Also, watch out for the “no see em” bugs. Be sure and use bug spray on legs and ankles before playing. Beautiful homes surround the course and enhances your golfing experience.
This is an outstanding and a very pretty course. We truly enjoyed playing here although it did cost us a few balls. We will plan on playing this again.
Had 3 groups stacked up on the tee box at the same hole at several points. There was a ranger but didn’t see him out on the course
Nice course...Slow play!
Have played Waterlefe on numerous occasions and never had an issue., however this time the pace of play was almost 5 hours. The ranger said he would speed up play but it never happened.
On the positive side the greens were quick and consistent to read.
This golf course has dropped out of my top 5 in the Sarasota/Bradenton area due to the slow play and expensive ($109) green fees. There are better courses in the area at lower green fees.
4th time playing - I will go back. Challenging...bring plenty of balls. Love it
First time this season
Everything was top notch.
My only criticism is that the starter was maskless
He was well within 6 feet talking to a couple in their cart in front of me,
When he approached my cart , he explained that he is outdoors so a mask wasn’t necessary,
Then please, don’t get so close to the carts,
Water! Bring your snorkel
Really nice golf course! Course conditions for this time of year were awesome. Greens in great shape and fast. What a fun layout can not wait to get back for a second look. Ball striking a must on this course pick your spots. players course not really a course for the beer golfers. Loved it!!
Top Five so Far
This is a must play and should be added to your rotation.
A Must Play for west coast of FL
This is one of the better golf courses on the west coast of Florida. The greens were in Great shape and it’s always a pleasure to play at Waterlefe - it’ll test all aspects of your golf game.