Golf

rolling green golf club

@BR Boxtext bold lede colon:LOCATION: 4501 N. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota.

PHONE: 355-7621.

WEB SITE: www.rollinggreengc.com.

WHO PLAYS HERE?: Players of varying skill levels who enjoy a well-manicured, fairly open course.

RATES: $15-$50; nine-hole rates available (costs vary by season).

YEAR BUILT/ARCHITECT: 1968/Roy Albert Anderson.

HOLES: 18.

PRACTICE FACILITIES: A 20-station driving range, putting green, chipping green and sand area.

PAR/YARDAGE: Gold, 72/6,440; Blue, 72/6,005; White, 72/5,680; Red, 72/5,020.

COURSE RATING/SLOPE: Gold, 69.7/119; Blue, 67.0/116; White, 66.2/114; Red, 67.9/110.

HEAD PRO: Joe Mann.

DIRECTIONS: Take I-275 south to University Parkway exit and head west to Tuttle Ave. Turn left onto Tuttle and course entrance will be on the right.

HOLE TO REMEMBER: The No. 1 handicap hole is No. 6, a 389-yard affair with a large pond that can grab errant tee shots.

UNFORGETTABLE: The scenic, 387-yard second hole is an eye-opener, with a small pond along the left side and out of bounds to the right.

INSIDE INFO: Mann is a two-time Southwest Florida Section PGA Teacher of the Year.

DID YOU KNOW?: When the Chicago White Sox trained in Sarasota, owner Bill Veeck and broadcaster Jimmy Piersall were regular visitors.

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