@BR Boxtext bold lede colon:LOCATION: 1801 27th St. E., Bradenton.

PHONE: 708-6331.


WHO PLAYS HERE?: Public; kids, seniors, league players and tournament types.

RATES: $9-$40.50, depending on season (call for current rates).

YEAR BUILT/ARCHITECT: 1987/Ward Northrup; 2005/Jed Azinger and Gordon Lewis.

HOLES: 18.

PRACTICE FACILITIES: Putting green; enhancements planned.

PAR/YARDAGE: Championship, 70/6,293; Men, 70/5,809; Gold, 70/5,331; Women, 70/4,709.

COURSE RATING/SLOPE: Championship, 70.9/131; Men, 68.3/128; Gold, 65.9/119; Women, 66.9/119.

HEAD PRO: Clint Wright.

DIRECTIONS: 27th Street E. between Manatee Ave. and 26th Avenue E. Adjacent to Pirate City.

HOLE TO REMEMBER: No. 11 — formerly No. 2 before the recent renovation — is a long par 4 with pepper trees left of the fairway and a narrow landing area from the tee.

UNFORGETTABLE: With a small green protected by sand traps and a pond to the right, the 195-yard 17th (formerly No. 8) always seems to play longer.

INSIDE INFO: It’s the only municipal course in Bradenton and is host to the City of Bradenton Amateur Championship series.

DID YOU KNOW?: The $570,000 renovation a couple years ago closed the course for seven months, but it has been met with rave reviews.