Golf Course Spotlight: Bobby Jones Golf Club

Golf ClubGolfers that haven’t been yet, you must make a visit to the Bobby Jones Golf Club. It’s Sarasota’s best public and semi-private golf course. The famed 18-hole course was designed by Donald Ross in 1925. Another nine were added in 1952 and another nine in 1967.

This golf course sees visitors from all over the world. The Bobby Jones Golf Club offers golf, lessons, tournaments, junior summer camps, leagues, golf shop, dining and tennis courts. Here is more information on what makes the Bobby Jones Golf Club so great.


This golf course is the only course located within city limits of Sarasota. It’s located one hour south of Tampa. You can’t beat golfing on the Gulf of Mexico coast. It contains two 18-hole championship courses with one 9-hole executive course. The course is most popular with women and seniors. There are sparkling lakes, rolling hills and beautiful live oaks on the course.

The British Course is one of the 18-hole courses at a 72 par. The American course is the other 18-hole course with a par 71. The Gillespie Executive Course is the 9-hole option popular with new golfers and those looking to sharpen their skills.

Golf Amenities

Take advantage of the Golf Shop for golf accessories including equipment, balls and apparel. They carry brands like Titleist, Wilson and Monterey.

You can also get lessons with Bobby Jones Golf Club.  You can sign up for individual lessons for a half hour or full hour as well as playing lessons for 9 or 18 holes.

You can participate in tournaments and leagues here as well.   There are both men and women’s leagues.


Check out the clubhouse at Bobby Jones for breakfast, lunch, dinner and full bar service. It seats 150 people and you can even rent it out for special events.

Tennis Club

The golf club actually offers 3 tennis courts as well. They are hard surface courts available on a first-come first-serve basis. It $2.50 per player an hour and the courts can be found adjacent to the first tee of the Gillespie Executive Course.

The Bobby Jones Golf Club serves to offer the best possible golfing conditions at a reasonable price that all can have the opportunity to try.

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