Fairways and Greens Aplenty
Find no shortage of putting courses and driving ranges in and around Sarasota for golfers to perfect their game
With pristine greenery, fresh-cut fairways, sparkling lakes, sugar-white sand bunkers and year-round sunshine, Sarasota County remains a golfer's paradise for visitors and locals alike. From professional to pedestrian, the area has something for golfers of all ranges and levels—including elevated putting experiences, family golf centers and public courses with challenging layouts. True golfers will want to set up a few rounds just to get their fill here.
Enjoy UTC's New PopStroke Golf Experience
A new experiential golf and outdoor dining concept has come to Sarasota! Co-designed by the golf legend himself, Tiger Woods, along with TGR Design, two 18-hole miniature golf courses were created exclusively for PopStroke locations—each course more dynamic and technologically advanced than your average pirate- or dinosaur-themed putt-putt course. PopStroke infuses technology within the golf experience to create an interactive and competitive atmosphere for all participants. The experience includes using Tiger Woods' ball of choice: Bridgestone Each guest keeps a PopStroke Bridgestone commemorative ball with their round of golf.
Better yet, you won't leave hungry. PopStroke features a full-service restaurant with open-air dining, rooftop bar, LED TVs and Jumbotron with players' stats, outdoor area to play yard games, playground and private event space. After a round on the green, grab a bite to eat and drink at the restaurant. Or, if you're having too much fun, have your order delivered right to you while your game is in session. The menu offers an expansive variety of craft beer, wine, ice cream and elevated bar food to enjoy on or off the course.
A great way to putt around and spend the afternoon or evening—whether solo, as a couple, with the family or a group of friends—Sarasota is excited to be one of the three other locations that recently opened this year. Find Sarasota's PopStroke location at University Town Center, next to The Mall at UTC, for all your golfing splendor!
More Golf Experiences in Sarasota
Evie's Family Golf Center – A family-oriented recreation complex featuring a chipping green, a putting green, 60-station driving range, an 18-hole Waterfall Adventure Mini-Golf Course, arcade games, ice cream parlor and tavern and grill.
Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf – An adventure-style mini-golf course of 18 holes. Venture through a pirate ship, caves, waterfalls and live alligators. Each Smugglers golf course has an Educational American Alligator Exhibit that is home to 20-30 American Alligators you can actually feed using cane fishing poles.
Suncoast Golf Center & Academy – A newly-opened golf center for all ages and experiences. Play golf under Sarasota-Bradenton’s only LED-lighted golf course and driving range; or participate in PGA Professional Golf Lessons. Visit the upgraded clubhouse, too, where you can grab a beer, seltzer, wine and have a snack.
The Highlands Golf Course – A picturesque and challenging par 72 championship course open that has only recently been open to limited public play. Play among the mature oaks and massive pines while enjoying The Highlands' unique blend of old-Florida style golfing mixed with modern technology.
The Groves Golf Course – A pristine 18-hole public golf course in The Meadows, designed by well-known golf course architect, Arthur Hills. Its 50-plus acres of beautiful scenic Florida landscape provide a memorable and highly enjoyable golf experience.