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stoneybrook golf club

@BR Boxtext bold lede colon:LOCATION: 7515 Grand Harbour Parkway, Bradenton.

PHONE: 746-2696.

WEB SITE: www.stoneybrookgolfbradenton.com.

WHO PLAYS HERE?: Public; enjoyed by area residents and tourists alike.

RATES: Through Dec. 31, $39-$49; Varies depending on season (call for current rates).

YEAR BUILT/ARCHITECT: 2002/Arthur Hills.

HOLES: 18.

PRACTICE FACILITIES: An aqua driving range with grass tees and two putting greens.

PAR/YARDAGE: Black, 72/7,131; Blue, 72/6,555; White, 72/5,929; Red, 72/5,162.

COURSE RATING/SLOPE: Black, 74.8/142; Blue, 72.2/135; White, 68.9/142.

HEAD PRO: John Wolfe.

DIRECTIONS: A quarter-mile east of I-75 on the north side of State Road 64 (within Heritage Harbour).

HOLE TO REMEMBER: At 600 yards from the tips, No. 11 is a stern test for amateurs, duffers and professionals. If the sand doesn’t claim you, the water might.

UNFORGETTABLE: With water down the left side and sand traps guarding the right of the green, the 224-yard, par-3 beauty of No. 17 is a bear, especially if the wind comes up. From the back tees, a carry of 215 yards is required.

INSIDE INFO: Stoneybrook is in close proximity along State Road 64 to The Links at Greenfield Plantation and Waterlefe, providing golfers a glut of great choices.

DID YOU KNOW?: Former major league catcher Mike LaValliere won the 2003 Manatee County Amateur Championship here with a sudden-death birdie.

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