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University Park Country Club

University Park, FL
 |  4.5 star rating 40 Reviews  |  1 dollar rating  |  Semiprivate Course  |  Map It
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About University Park Country Club

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Consistently rated four stars by Golf Digest since 1996 and Sarasota Magazine's "Best Place to Play Golf" for 20 years running, this course is considered by many to be one of the best in the state. Designed by Ron Garl, University Park Country Club offers 27 exhilarating holes of championship golf... Read more
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Course Facts

Course Facts

  • Year Built: 1991
  • Course Designer: Ron Garl
  • Club Type: Semiprivate course
  • Water Hazard: 12 out of 27 holes have water in play
  • Homes: 70% of the course has homes that are 70 yards off the course
  • GPS: No GPS
Course Stats

Course Stats

Tees
Yardage
Rating
Slope
Back
7001
74.0
133
Middle
6446
71.3
128
Front
6095
69.7
124
Ladies
5338
71.0
122
Food and Beverage

Food and Beverage

  • Restaurant: Open daily 11 am - 2:30 pm for lunch and Sunday brunch
  • Meals: Menu offers salads, soups, sandwiches and burgers
  • Bar: The Varsity Club has beer, wine and mixed drinks
  • Banquet Facilities: Different rooms depending on the size of your function
Club Facilities

Club Facilities

  • Showers: Mens and womens locker rooms with showers, no towels
  • Driving Range: Practice driving range
  • Putting Greens: 2 pratice putting greens
  • Chipping Range: 2 practice chipping greens
  • Club Rentals: Mens and womens right and left hand club rentals

Directions to University Park Country Club

Directions from Anywhere:
The golf course is located off I-75 in Bradenton.  Take I-75 to exit 213 (University Parkwy. ) in Bradenton.  Go west on University Pkwy.  and follow the signs for the airport.  Turn right into University Park.  Go to the gatehouse, and the guard will give you directions to the golf course. 

Directions from Isla del Sol:
Go to I-275.  Take I-275 to I-75.  Take I-75 south to exit 40- University Park Blvd.  in Sarasota.  Head west and follow the signs for the airport.  Turn right into University Park.  Go to the gatehouse, and they will give you directions to the golf course. 

Directions from Madeira Beach:
Go to Alt 19.  Go NORTH on Alt 19 to Park Blvd.  Follow Park Blvd EAST to I-275.  Follow I-275 SOUTH until I-75 South.  Take exit 40- University Park Blvd.  Head west and follow the signs for the airport.  Turn right into University Park.  Go to the gatehouse, and they will give you directions to the golf course. 

Directions from Naples I-75:
Take I-75 to exit 40-University Park Blvd in Bradenton/Sarasota area.  Go west and follow the signs for the airport.  Turn right into University Park.  Go to the gatehouse, and they will give you directions to the golf course. 

Directions from Palm Harbor:
Follow US 19 south onto I-275.  Take I-275 south to I-75.  Take I-75 south to exit 40- University Park Blvd.  Head west and follow the signs for the airport.  Turn right into University Park.  Go to the gatehouse, and they will give you directions to the golf course. 

Directions from Tampa Airport:
Follow I-275 SOUTH unitl I-75 South.  Take exit 40- University Park Blvd.  From the exit head west and follow the signs for the airport.  Turn right into University Park.  Go to the gatehouse, and they will give you directions to the golf course. 

Directions from Treasure Island:
Take Central or Pinellas Bayway east to I-275.  Take I-275 south to I-75.  Take I-75 south to exit 40- University Park Blvd.  From the exit turn right and follow the signs for the airport.  Turn right into University Park.  Go to the gatehouse, and they will give you directions to the golf course. 

Directions from Venice:
Take I-75 NORTH to exit 40- University Park Blvd.  From the exit head west and follow the signs for the airport.  Turn right into University Park.  Go to the gatehouse, and they will give you directions to the golf course. 

Directions from morning round:
Please ask the pro-shop staff for the quickest route to your afternoon round.  

Map & Directions to University Park Country Club


Directions

Directions from Anywhere:

The golf course is located off I-75 in Bradenton. 
Take I-75 to exit 213 (University Parkwy. ) in Bradenton.  Go
west on University Pkwy.  and follow the signs for the
airport.  Turn right into University Park.  Go to the
gatehouse, and the guard will give you directions to the
golf course. 





Directions from Isla del Sol:

Go to I-275.  Take I-275 to I-75.  Take I-75 south to exit 40-
University Park Blvd.  in Sarasota.  Head west and follow the
signs for the airport.  Turn right into University Park.  Go
to the gatehouse, and they will give you directions to the
golf course. 





Directions from Madeira Beach:

Go to Alt 19.  Go NORTH on Alt 19 to Park Blvd.  Follow Park
Blvd EAST to I-275.  Follow I-275 SOUTH until I-75 South. 
Take exit 40- University Park Blvd.  Head west and follow the
signs for the airport.  Turn right into University Park.  Go
to the gatehouse, and they will give you directions to the
golf course. 




Directions from Naples I-75:

Take I-75 to exit 40-University Park Blvd in
Bradenton/Sarasota area.  Go west and follow the signs for
the airport.  Turn right into University Park.  Go to the
gatehouse, and they will give you directions to the golf
course. 





Directions from Palm Harbor:

Follow US 19 south onto I-275.  Take I-275 south to I-75. 
Take I-75 south to exit 40- University Park Blvd.  Head west
and follow the signs for the airport.  Turn right into
University Park.  Go to the gatehouse, and they will give you
directions to the golf course. 





Directions from Tampa Airport:

Follow I-275 SOUTH unitl I-75 South.  Take exit 40-
University Park Blvd.  From the exit head west and follow the
signs for the airport.  Turn right into University Park.  Go
to the gatehouse, and they will give you directions to the
golf course. 






Directions from Treasure Island:

Take Central or Pinellas Bayway east to I-275.  Take I-275
south to I-75.  Take I-75 south to exit 40- University Park
Blvd.  From the exit turn right and follow the signs for the
airport.  Turn right into University Park.  Go to the
gatehouse, and they will give you directions to the golf
course. 





Directions from Venice:

Take I-75 NORTH to exit 40- University Park Blvd.  From the
exit head west and follow the signs for the airport.  Turn
right into University Park.  Go to the gatehouse, and they
will give you directions to the golf course. 





Directions from morning round:

Please ask the pro-shop staff for the quickest route to your
afternoon round. 





University Park Country Club Reviews (40)

5/15/2014 - Beautiful property and golf course was in great condition... We'll l play it again for sure!
- Peter (Burlington, CANADA)

4/7/2014 - great course and conditions
- Michael (Unionville, CANADA)

4/3/2014 - Well kept, definitely worth playing, beautiful facilities.
- Jerry (Montoursville, PA)

3/16/2014 - Very upscale country club. very good practice areas. Worth playing all 27 holes in a day. definitely a 4.5 star course. Highly recommended
- David (Norway, ME)

3/6/2014 - Nice course. In good shape.
- Bruce (Lancaster, PA)

3/2/2014 - absolutely terrific. In my opinion it is FIVE stars.
- Gary (Niagara Falls, NY)

2/8/2014 - Very enjoyable course with abundant wildlife. Wide fairways and multiple tees make it enjoyable for a range of handicaps. Would certainly play it again.
- Dennis (State Road, NC)

1/8/2014 - First time for this course, the people there could not have been nicer. The course is now on our list to play next time in the area. Great course terrific greens.
- John (Prospect, KY)

1/8/2014 - Our favorite course,we play each trip down. Course was in excellent condition and we will play again next time.
- Roger (Nisswa, MN)

1/8/2014 - THE COURSE WAS NICE FAST GREENS.FRIENDLY STAFF.
- Jeffrey (Forest Park, IL)

1/8/2014 - Great course and service - always a pleasure to play here.
- Bill (Sandwich, MA)

1/8/2014 - Great course.
- Pierre (Ottawa, CANADA)

1/8/2014 - Great course, great facilities and great people. Will do it again sometime.
- Robert L. Masters (Lakeland, FL)

7/29/2013 - Very nice course.
- Charles (Mount Airy, SC)

5/20/2013 - Excellent location and impressive set up from pro shop to clubhouse. Course a good challenge and in great condition. Will play again and would recommend.
- Ian (Edinburgh Eh3 6as, UNITED KINGDOM)

5/3/2013 - This is a top notch golf course. It's one our group wants to play on our 'Spring Outing' each every year!
- Stephen (Cape Coral, FL)

3/22/2013 - Nice course and friendly staff.
- Don (Cincinnati, OH)

3/22/2013 - Awesome, wonderful nice people. I loved it best of the 4 courses we played. We will be back next year.
- Mick (Syracuse, NY)

3/22/2013 - Excellent in every aspect: service, tees, fairways and greens, as allways.
- Olafur (113 Reykjavik, ICELAND)

3/8/2013 - Fantastic course can't wait to go back.
- Domenic (St. John'S, NL CANADA .)

3/8/2013 - Good playing conditions and a challenging 27 hole layout.
- (St. John'S, NL CANADA .)

2/14/2013 - This is a really pretty course - 3 nines. Very well kept up and managed. Would absolutely come back and play again!
- Luann (Plymouth, MN)

11/4/2012 - Excellent setting in gated community. Fairly wide open fairways. Course was very well maintained. Greens held true but were not overly fast. Free balls on driving range and a very well run establishment.
- Steve (St. John'S, NL CANADA)

10/19/2012 - Nice course. Would play again.
- Brent (Victoria, NL CANADA)

4/26/2012 - Great course. We will definetly go back next Spring.
- Stephen (Cape Coral, FL)

4/19/2012 - Very good condition. The original 18 is much the best,the new 9 is a little ordinary and wide open.
- Joseph (Orlando, FL)

4/1/2012 - Not sure if first review went through. This is an excellent course and a superb experience. People were great and everything is first class. Thanks for setting us up with this one! Would love to play it again.
- Bill (Mississauga, ON CANADA)

3/31/2012 - Best in area.
- Joe (Brookfield, WI)

3/30/2012 - Great course, great staff, a good course to end a great week with wonderful golfing buddies. They make you feel like your a member rather than a guest.
- Frank (Grasonville, MD)

3/29/2012 - This was a nice course. All the buildings are spread out though. The greens were slow probably b/c they had a ladies event that day.
- T from Kentucky (St. John'S, NL CANADA)

3/5/2012 - A real treat to play. Extremely well set up and organized course. The course was in spectacular condition and played very well. The people at the course were helpful generally we very much enjoyed the course and will add it to our play again list.
- Peter (Winnipeg, MB CANADA)

2/24/2012 - Lots of sand and water, but not too difficult for the average golfer, staff extremely accomodating.
- Pat (Napanee, ON CANADA)

1/26/2012 - Fun course, great shape and good pace of play.
- Eric (Toronto, ON CANADA)

12/4/2011 - Arrived with a group of 8 from the Ottawa region and University Park is a must on our package. We where all in favor to say that the course gave us more than expected and enjoyed our stop once more. Recommended for your package if you decide to go in that area
- Allan (Gatineau, QC CANADA)

12/2/2011 - A fantastic course a must play for anyone. Great wild life throughout the course including seeing a pair of bald eagles. Would definitleey play again.
- Paul (Newport, NP10 9DY, UNITED KINGDOM)

12/2/2011 - Enjoyed course and excellent staff
- Henry (Warwick, PA)

10/11/2011 - awesome course. One of the best I ever played.
- Barry (St Johns, NL CANADA)

6/5/2011 - Great course.
- Raymond (St. Petersburg, FL)

6/5/2011 - Great course.
- Raymond (St. Petersburg, FL)

6/3/2011 - We enjoyed the course very much. It was in great shape greens were a little fast. Everyone at Pro shop was very nice. Will come again.
- Grace (Hudson, FL)

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(Valid 6/1/2011 - 12/31/2015)
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Highlights

Highlights

  • A magnificent Ron Garl design
  • Play University Park if you want to experience Florida's best
  • 27 holes winding through natural woodlands and wetlands
  • Rated 4 stars by Golf Digest and regularly rated #1 in the area
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Course Scorecard

Course Scorecard

University Park Country Club ScoreCard

Front Nine

HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT
 CHAMPIONSHIP 390 493 458 411 193 441 533 207 422 3548
 MENS 363 470 389 372 174 420 516 183 397 3284
 WOMENS 286 357 297 265 84 284 415 119 295 2402
 MENS HCP 7 6 4 2 5 1 8 9 3  
 WOMENS HCP 5 6 3 7 9 2 4 9 1  
Par 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 36
 

Back Nine

HOLE 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN
 CHAMPIONSHIP 390 213 508 373 536 417 186 402 428 3453
 MENS 351 186 485 337 502 375 160 367 394 3157
 WOMENS 268 142 417 276 424 300 119 272 294 2512
 MENS HCP 7 4 9 8 3 2 6 5 1  
 WOMENS HCP 4 8 7 5 6 2 9 3 1  
Par 4 3 5 4 5 4 3 4 4 36

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