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Address: 1000 Circus Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34232-1228
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+1 941-365-4653

Large sport facility offering 35 holes of championship golf: American...

Large sport facility offering 35 holes of championship golf: American Course, British Course and Gillespie Executive Course.

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Played both the American and the British course. The greens were in great shape. Fairways were only fair but playable. Got to see some great wildlife including a few gators. I... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2017
Branson, Missouri
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Amherst, New Hampshire
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50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We played this municipal course 2 years ago and it was awful: dirt patches, crabgrass, dead grass, terrible greens. This year we tried again, after hearing that they had replaced the greens. The greens are nice, not great, but consistent. The grass around the greens is mostly dead, the fairways still have clumps of crabgrass, dead patches, dirt patches. Like... More 

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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

My brother and I have been playing almost a year and decided to take a lesson to kind of clean up some bad habits. I can't say enough for Mr. Martin as a teacher, he's extremely patient and we learned a lot in the one hour session. We also had a good time as Mr Martin regaled us with stories... More 

Thank Kenny E
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6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

This course is slated to be redone, and none too soon! Fairways are pretty much dirt and weeds. Tee boxes uneven, and in same condition as the fairways. On the plus side, rates were low for this time of year in Fl., and the greens are nice. if your just looking to knock the ball around on the cheap, it... More 

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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent place to work on your game Will be back and a great pro shop See you boys soon Michael Toronto

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Branson, Missouri
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161 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Played both the American and the British course. The greens were in great shape. Fairways were only fair but playable. Got to see some great wildlife including a few gators. I play this course every January. Very friendly staff also.

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Old Fort, North Carolina
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138 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I played the British course, which is only a way they differentiate between the courses. It is NOT a British-style course. Very wide open fairways, greens were smooth and fair, sand in traps was loose and not compacted. Not particularly challenging, but great for a high handicapper to play and enjoy. Relatively inexpensive compared to some nearby courses. Clubhouse food... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Although I have been golfing in the Sarasota area for 6 years, I have stayed away from Bobby Jones because any reviews I could find were negative. This year I decided to give it a try and see for myself. I played the British course, and then went back and played it again. I found it interesting and fun. It... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

My friend and I took three lessons with Christian Martin this week and we thought he was a terrific teacher; clear, patient, an effective communicator and encouraging.. It was my friend's first ever golf experience and we could not have had a better instructor. We played the Executive Course today and really enjoyed it as beginners. It is short course... More 

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Horley, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We played this course back in 2014 and it was superb. We played the British course a couple of days ago and were disgusted at the condition of the course. The fairways were like construction sites with big holes and no grass cover on them. The course generally looked un cared for. After playing I went to the pro shop... More 

Thank Loraine C
Lyons, New York
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48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

This course is nowhere what one would think when hearing the name Bobby Jones, who was an icon too golf. It was.a rock garden. The starter was officiious: i have signed mortgages that required less paperwork than it took to play 9 holes of golf. This was our second time playing it: we thought we would give it a second... More 

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