Golf

RITZ-CARLTON MEMBERS golf club

@BR Boxtext bold lede colon:LOCATION: 15140 70th Terrace E., Bradenton.

PHONE: 309-2000.

WHO PLAYS HERE?: Members and guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.

RATES: $195 regular season, $145 off-season.

YEAR BUILT/ARCHITECT: 2005/Tom Fazio.

HOLES: 18.

PRACTICE FACILITIES: Two private teaching areas, two putting greens and two chipping greens.

PAR/YARDAGE: Silver 72/7,033; Blue 72/6,557; Member 72/6,456; White 72/6,198; Green 72/5,791; Red 72/5,175.

COURSE RATING/SLOPE: Silver 73.7/128, Blue 71.5/124, Member 71.1/123, White-Men 70.0/120, Green-Men 68.3/115, White-Ladies 75.8/134, Green-Ladies 73.6/124, Red-70.1/114.

GOLF DIRECTOR: Glen Murray.

DIRECTIONS: Off I-75, take University Parkway, exit 213, east to Lorraine Road (approximately 3 miles). Turn left onto Lorraine and drive approximately 2 miles. The entrance is on the right.

HOLE TO REMEMBER: No. 3 is a picturesque 208-yard, par-3. Members and guests hit into a green surrounded by bursts of color from native vegetation.

UNFORGETTABLE: The most challenging hole may be the 18th. This par-4 is 473 yards from the back tee. The fairway slopes left to right toward the lake in the final approach to the clubhouse.

INSIDE INFO: A “Premier” membership offers the privileges of full membership for any 30 days, providing access to The Members Spa Club and Members Beach Club on Lido Key.

DID YOU KNOW?: Fazio had “total freedom” of design with this project, with no residential land use and the largest landscape budget he’d ever received for a Florida golf course.

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