220 Sands Point Rd., Longboat Key, Florida 34228, US
(941) 383-8821
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About The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Longboat Key is a sought-after destination for beachgoers and golfers alike, situated on the Gulf of Mexico just west of Sarasota. Two golf courses await. There's the 18-hole Links on Longboat course, originally designed by William Mitchell in 1961 and renovated by Ron Garl in 2014. The Harbourside Course has 27 holes, and was redesigned by Garl in 2005. The Blue Heron nine is known as the most scenic stretch of golf at Longboat Key.

Facts

Price Range$$$, $$$$
Property Class★★★★
Acres410
Year Opened1982
Number of Units100-300

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Bar, Casual
Room TypesRoom, Suite
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
MarinaYes
Beach AccessYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Kids ProgramYes
Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?Yes

Golf courses at The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Reviews

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Links

Course was in excellent shape and the greens were very good!

Conditions Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Links on Longboat Key

Course is in excellent shape and the water hazards are in play on most holes. Greens roll smooth with very good pace.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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2.0
First Time Playing

Pace of play ruined the day

Nice facilities, friendly staff, fun track - but 4 1/2 hours to play in 2-somes??? Really???

“Rangers” were a joke. They ”visited” with us and the group(s) ahead of is twice and did nothing to pick up pace. Yes, I understand it’s. resort course, but mid-morning on a weekend should be able to get a round completed in under 4 hours.

It’s a shame, but we’ll be hard pressed to go back.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 08/01/2019

You’re complaining about 4 1/2 hours at a resort course, mid-morning on a weekend? 4 1/2 hours is impressive. Next time enjoy the views and relax. Book the 7am if you need to get off the course quickly.

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Reviews 377
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Harbourside, like Links, greatly improved

Forget what you knew about this course before (which certainly wasn't terrible), the new version of Harbourside at Longboat Key Club is one of the must plays in the Sarasota area. With a recent renovation by Ron Garl, the course is both playable and beautiful with plenty of great vistas of the surrounding bay and marina. Most spectacular is the new Platinum Paspalum grass, which gives this 18 holes 27-hole venue perfect confitions (The White Course still has Bermuda in the fairways). The greens are perfect and golfers love the way the ball sits up on the turf in the fairways and light rough.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Very rude staff

The date of play may be off. My husband and I were so excited to play this course. We asked our very pro to arrange play for us. After paying a hefty $175 each fee we were completely disappointed with the course conditions. When we asked for a rain check to come back when the course was in better shape the pro from MA acted as though we were way out of line. The greens were in horrible condition The pro was unable to see the greens. We understand courses have issues sometimes. I can't imagine the difficulty of keeping this course in good condition. The problem being the hefty fee and the rude Pro. Although it's a private course play is allowed when you stay at the resort. We will never go back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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