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Waterlefe Golf & River Club

Bradenton, FL
4.5 35 Semi-private Course
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Course Facts

  • Year Built: 2000
  • Course Designer: Ted McAnlis
  • Club Type: Semi-private course
  • Water Hazard: Water could come into play on all 18 holes
  • Homes: Homes are separated from fairways by water
  • GPS: GPS navigation system on golf carts

Course Stats

Yardage
Rating
Slope
Back
6897
73.8
141
Middle
6462
71.6
132
Front
5951
69.4
128
Ladies
4782
68.4
123

Food and Beverage

  • Restaurant: Open 7 am - 6 pm, grill menu open 11 am - 4 pm
  • Meals: Premade breakfast, lunch offers, soups,salads & sandwiches
  • Bar: Bar serves beer, wine and mixed drinks
  • Banquet Facilities: Facilities available

Club Facilities

  • Showers: Mens and womens locker rooms with showers
  • Driving Range: Practice aqua driving range
  • Putting Greens: Practice putting green
  • Chipping Range: Practice chipping are on the putting green
  • Club Rentals: Mens right and left hand, womens right hand club rentals

Directions to Waterlefe Golf & River Club

75 in Bradenton.  Take I75 to exit 220 (Rte.  64) in Bradenton.  Take Rte 64 east for approx.  2 miles to Upper Manatee Rd.  Turn left and take Upper Manatee Rd.  north for approx.  1 1/2 miles to the golf course entrance on your left hand side.  Follow the signs to the proshop. 
  • Directions from Sarasota Airport:
    Go to I75.  Take I75 to exit 220 (Rte.  64) in Bradenton.  Off the exit go east for approx.  2 miles to Upper Manatee Rd.  Turn left and take Upper Manatee Rd.  north for approx.  1 1/2 miles to the Waterlefe entrance on your left hand side.  Follow the signs to the proshop.  

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Waterlefe Golf & River Club Reviews (35)

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Raymond (Canada)
03/08/2017
We always play this course for the last several years. It plays us hard every time. Excellent value for our golfing dollars.

Cindy (Ann Arbor)
03/10/2017
Great course but our tee times were messed up, however, the pro got us out.

Tom (N.C.)
01/22/2017
One of our all time favorites. This was our tenth year of playing Waterlefe. Great course, difficult but fun to play. Nice facilities, nice people, beautiful.

Bill (Simsbury, CT)
01/25/2017
Interesting, challenging course - bring a few extra water balls. Only saw the cart girl once. Moved around well for 13 holes and then had a three group back-up on 14th tee.

Howard (Pittsburgh,PA)
10/22/2016
Very nice course. Great condition, greens excellent. Price great for the time of year. I will definitely come back to play this course.

Mark (Sarasota )
28/3/16
Had the greatest golf trip of my life truly an amazing place wow!!

Paul
12/03/2015
An interesting mix of holes where accuracy of the tee is critical to be positioned to attack the greens.

Paul (Toronto Canada)
11/15/2015
Super course with great greens. Very polite staff who recommended we play from green tees. Had a great time.

Ralf (Germany)
11/24/2015
Great course. Certainly one of the best, if not the best, in the region. Must play! Together with River Strand, our favorite.

John (Prospect, KY)
11/16/2015
We love this course, having played it two years in a row. Great greens and great course layout. Nice club house and a nice place to have lunch after your round.

Gottfried
11-16-2015
Challenging golf and great condition. Scenic layout

Colin
10/29/2015
Great course! Do not miss out if in the Tampa region as you will not be disappointed.

Darlene (Largo)
08/05/2015
Nice challenging course. Friendly staff. Great condition.

Ian (Scotland)
05/12/2015
Waterlefe was in excellent condition throughout and was a good test of golf with lots of water and other hazards. Very enjoyable round and well worth a visit.

Mark
02/28/2015
The course was very challenging and in great shape. Very good course.

Bill (Simsbury, CT)
01/22/2015
Fun, challenging course to play.

Kun (Lake Forest, IL)
01/21/2015
Fun and challenging course. Take a picture with nature,alligators and tropical birds.

John (Pro)
11/19/2014
The course was in great shape and will play again. Staff was very friendly and accommodating.

Colin
11/02/2014
Tough golf course. Need your A-game to score well but still a enjoyable time as its a beautiful course

Jerry (Montoursville - PA)
4/3/2014
Challenging course with lots of water. Accuracy is a must to score well. Enjoyed the layout and will play it again.

Ron Reinking
3/25/2014
Played this course for the first time a little over a week ago on a warm - windy day. The course is in great shape and we absolutely loved it. The staff was great and we especially enjoyed the Starter's sense of humor. The amount of water is a challen

Gary (Niagara Falls - NY)
3/2/2014
Everyone in our group loved it.

Name Not Given
3/1/2014
Everyone in our group loved it.

Tom (Fuquay Varina - NC)
2/4/2014
Always great. Seventh year in a row playing Waterlefe. Super course - fun to play - very scenic - and a good test of golf.

Michel (Montreal - CANADA)
1/15/2014
If you love water this course is for you. Very challenging to me. Course was in good shape and staff was friendly.

Colin (Lincolnshire - UK)
1/15/2014
best course we played .very beautiful and very toughcourse.

Doug (Owasso - OK)
5/20/2013
We loved this course - great condition - good greens - just a fun course to play.

Sam (BT40 2RX Ballygally - UNITEDKINGDOM)
5/18/2013
A great course in exceptional condition. As the nameimplies lots of water but user friendly. Our favorite course inthe Sarasota area.

Brent (Verona - OH)
4/11/2013
Loved the layout and strategic design.

Steve (St. John'S - NL CANADA)
11/4/2012
Smashing course with some wonderful shaped holes.Greens were true and pretty quick. Water on just about everyhole. Would recommend it to anyone.

Frank (St. John'S - NL CANADA)
11/1/2012
One of the best courses I've played. The staff wasgreat. I played one of my best rounds ever even with wind gustsof thirty miles an hour at times. The course was in fantasticshape and the holes were beautiful.

Brent (Victoria - NL CANADA)
10/19/2012
Beautiful course. Nicest one of our trip. Woulddefinitely play again.

Bill (Mississauga - ON CANADA)
4/1/2012
Superb condition. Challenging course. Need to be on top of our game. Look forward to playing it each year.

Bill (Simsbury - CT)
11/18/2011
We always enjoy playing here. It's got a couple of trick holes but we're used to them and overall it's an interesting - well-kept and challenging layout. We'll skip it in the future if they're overseeding fairways again - long walks off the cartpath.

Barry (St Johns - NL CANADA)
10/11/2011
What a beautiful course.It is tough if not anaccomplished golfer.

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About Waterlefe Golf & River Club

Waterlefe Golf & River Club's unrivaled natural setting along the Manatee River is composed of a collection of signature holes designed by Ted McAnlis. The layout of the Waterlefe golf course presents a challenge for golfers of all skill levels with five sets of tees ranging in length from 4,782 to 6,897 yards. Features include five unforgettable holes that touch and border the scenic Manatee River. Voted "Best Golf Course Community" Waterlefe is known as a "must play" course, and has hosted the U.S. Open Qualifying tournaments six times since 2002. Amenities include The Waterlefe Golf Academy, practice facilities, a full-service pro shop, Grille Room and beverage cart service.

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Highlights

A super layout with the tropical Florida feel you look for on your vacation
Challenging, well-maintained and upscale in every respect
Built along the beautiful Manatee River with wide expanses of marshland
This course is a true favorite of even the most discerning golfers
Waterlefe Golf & River Club ScoreCard
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out
Back 547 406 353 199 406 541 447 382 231 3512
Middle 490 385 320 165 381 501 413 365 196 3216
Ladies 403 321 280 117 273 455 361 311 147 2668
Middle HCP 7 3 15 17 11 9 1 5 13  
Ladies HCP 9 1 11 17 13 7 3 5 15  
Par 5 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 36
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In
Back 557 199 417 398 484 173 353 386 429 3396
Middle 541 180 391 374 462 161 344 369 389 3211
Ladies 461 147 323 317 421 137 309 345 321 2781
Middle HCP 2 18 10 6 8 14 16 12 4  
Ladies HCP 4 18 16 10 2 14 12 8 6  
Par 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 36

Scorecard for Waterlefe Golf & River Club
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out
Back 547 406 353 199 406 541 447 382 231 3512
Middle 490 385 320 165 381 501 413 365 196 3216
Ladies 403 321 280 117 273 455 361 311 147 2668
Middle HCP 7 3 15 17 11 9 1 5 13  
Ladies HCP 9 1 11 17 13 7 3 5 15  
Par 5 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 36
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In
Back 557 199 417 398 484 173 353 386 429 3396
Middle 541 180 391 374 462 161 344 369 389 3211
Ladies 461 147 323 317 421 137 309 345 321 2781
Middle HCP 2 18 10 6 8 14 16 12 4  
Ladies HCP 4 18 16 10 2 14 12 8 6  
Par 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 36

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