Find Some of Sarasota’s Best Golf Around The Forest

Sarasota golf close up photoResidents of The Forest at Hi Hat Ranch who enjoy the game of golf have a lot of options nearby.  Within a 10 minute drive of the Forest there are seven Sarasota exclusive golf clubs with beautifully maintained courses. Each golf course has its respective highlights and each course represents a challenging set of greens, bunkers, fairways and tee boxes. Here below are just a few highlights from several of the excellent golf courses in the area.

Bent Tree Country Club underwent a major course renovation in the summer of 2010 and has since become one of the area’s most friendly and laid back clubs. Their memberships have no monthly or annual minimums attached and their motto is Bent Tree is where ‘Champions’ play. It’s a great course made even better with the new renovations.

The Founders Club is a more upscale golf club with only 275 golfing memberships available to play on their 18 hole Robert Trent Jones, Jr.-designed course. The grounds feature over 700 acres of verdant Florida landscape and the club itself offers fine dining, fitness and wellness programs. It’s a private course but non-equity memberships are available to non-residents. Check with the club on how to try out the course.

Laurel Oak Country Club offers more than just a game of golf with their membership. This classic-style country club features everything one would expect in a club:  36 holes of championship golf, 12 Har Tru tennis courts, a junior Olympic-size pool and a 45,000 sq ft clubhouse. A variety of membership opportunities are available including a try-us-out memberships designed to allow prospective members to experience Laurel Oak Country Club, with virtually all the privileges of a full member, before making the commitment to full membership.

Misty Creek is one of the closest golf courses to The Forest. It features a championship course in a “core” golf setting where virtually every hole is bordered by nature. Misty Creek offers both daily-fee play and membership opportunities. Facilities also include a clubhouse with a snack bar, lounge and full service dining, and a tennis center.

For a complete and comprehensive list of every major attraction within a 10 minute drive of The Forest, visit the Location page on the website and click the everything within 10 minutes map. Contact Brian Wood with Premier Southeby’s, The Forest expert, for more information on golf and club opportunities around the neighborhood.

Land Rover Event Coming To The Forest

Land Rover event in Sarasota at The ForestLand Rover is staging a special event at The Forest at Hi Hat Ranch.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to drive a Land Rover in extreme off-road conditions with a professional driver.

The Land Rover Experience is presented by Land Rover Southpointe of Sarasota.  The event is set for  April 6, 2013 from  11am until 2pm. A variety of other fun activities will be staged at The Forest Welcome Center including tours of the community, entertainment and refreshments.

Guests will be able to experience extreme off-road driving with Land Rover’s Camel Off Road Racers. A special private course on the Hi Hat Ranch, one of the few used by Land Rover, will offer participants a rare opportunity for the chance to take part in the land rover logo ultimate Land Rover “test ride.” Guests will also be able to tour The Forest including a demonstration homesite designed to share the unique setting available for true estate homes.

Land Rover will have a tent with activities at The Forest Welcome Center on Lake Wood including some of the latest Land Rover models on display.

The event is open to the public with free admission and parking. The Land Rover Experience ride availability is limited. Please RSVP to Brian Wood in advance to be eligible to ride the course. Click here for directions to The Forest. Call (941) 928-8408 for more information.