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LAKEWOOD RANCH GOLF & CC

@BR Boxtext bold lede colon:LOCATION: 7650 Legacy Blvd., Bradenton.

PHONE: 907-4710.

WEB SITE: www.lakewoodranchgolf.com.

WHO PLAYS HERE?: Private, about 600 members.

RATES: Seasonal, guests must play with a member, fees charged to member.

YEAR BUILT/ARCHITECT: Cypress Links 2001/Arnold Palmer; Kings Dunes 2004/Arnold Palmer; Country Club East 2008/Rick Robbins.

HOLES: 54.

PRACTICE FACILITIES: Large practice tees, multi-level double-ended range, 3 putting greens, several chipping greens and practice bunkers.

PAR/YARDAGE: Cypress Links—72/7,141-5,135; King’s Dunes—72/7,324-5,450; Country Club East—72/7,339-5,260.

COURSE RATING/SLOPE: Cypress Links — 74.3/133-69.1/120; King’s Dunes—76.3/145-71.9/130; Country Club East—74.6/125-69.2/110.

HEAD PRO: PGA member Mark Trotter.

DIRECTIONS: Located two miles east of I-75 off University Parkway. Heading east, turn left onto Legacy Boulevard, and the clubhouse is approximately a half-mile north of the gatehouse.

HOLE TO REMEMBER: The 590-yard, par-5 ninth on Cypress Links. It is a superb risk-reward hole designed to test skill and strategy.

DID YOU KNOW?: College basketball analyst Dick Vitale is a club member.

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