@BR Boxtext bold lede colon:LOCATION: 7310 Tara Preserve Lane, Bradenton.
WEB SITE: www.golfthepreserve.com.
WHO PLAYS HERE?: Semi-private; players of all skill levels.
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RATES: $25-$65, depending on the season.
YEAR BUILT/ARCHITECT: 2001/Ted McAnlis.
PRACTICE FACILITIES: Driving range, putting green, chipping area.
PAR/YARDAGE: Eagle, 72/7,000; Hawk, 72/6,500; Heron, 72/6,005; Hummingbird, 72/4,870.
COURSE RATING/SLOPE: Eagle, 73.7/139; Hawk, 71.4/125; Heron, 69.7/115; Hummingbird, 69.4/112.
GENERAL MANAGER: Chad Barhorst.
DIRECTIONS: State Road 70 to Tara Blvd., then south on Tara to Tara Preserve Lane and the development on the left.
HOLE TO REMEMBER: The 580-yard, par-5 ninth features a demanding tee shot to a narrow landing area, and the second shot usually requires a layup short of the creek that flows in front of the green.
UNFORGETTABLE: The signature hole is the double-dogleg, 520-yard 16th. The hole takes a right and then left, with out of bounds on the left and water in the front of the tee.
INSIDE INFO: Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Fame member Billy Hardwick and his wife Rebecca live on the course.
DID YOU KNOW?: All the greens were renovated in the past couple years with Champion Bermuda and state-of-the-art GPS systems were added to the carts.