TARA GOLF & Country club

@BR Boxtext bold lede colon:LOCATION: 6602 Drewrys Bluff, Bradenton.

PHONE: 756-7775.


WHO PLAYS HERE?: Private; members.

RATES: Guests must play with a member.


HOLES: 18.

PRACTICE FACILITIES: A 21-station driving range, putting green, chipping area and sand trap.

PAR/YARDAGE: Gold, 72/6,820; Blue, 72/6,354; White, 72/5,958; Red, 72/5,328; Green, 72/4,092.

COURSE RATING/SLOPE: Gold, 72.8/137; Blue, 70.5/125; White-men, 68.9/117; White-women, 74.3/130; Red-men, 66.0/109; Red-women, 70.5/117; Green, 62.2/100.

HEAD PRO: Melissa Williams, PGA professional.

DIRECTIONS: From I-75, go south and take the State Road 70 exit west to Tara Blvd. Right on Drewrys Bluff to clubhouse.

HOLE TO REMEMBER: No. 16 is a 403-yard, dogleg right par 4 with water and palmettos in front of the green.

UNFORGETTABLE: The 12th hole plays 432 yards from the tips and features a sloping green with a swale in the middle. Water can easily come into play along the left side of the fairway.

INSIDE INFO: The course just re-opened Dec. 1 after a major renovation.

DID YOU KNOW?: The Manatee Chapter of the Executive Women’s Golf Association plays weekly events here from mid-April through the end of October.