Golf

MANATEE COUNTY GOLF COURSE

@BR Boxtext bold lede colon:LOCATION: 6415 53rd Ave. W., Bradenton.

PHONE: 794-2835.

WEB SITE: www.mymanatee.org.

WHO PLAYS HERE?: Ideal for average players.

RATES: $16-$51.50, depending on the season (call for current rates).

YEAR BUILT/ARCHITECT: 1977/Lane Marshall.

HOLES: 18.

PRACTICE FACILITIES: Driving range, putting green, chipping green.

PAR/YARDAGE: Blue, 72/6,703; White 72/6,195; Gold 72/5,872; Red 72/5,587; Family, 72/3,375.

COURSE RATING/SLOPE: Blue, 72.3/126; White 69.8/121; Gold-men, 68.4/117; women, 73.4/124; Red 71.9/121.

CLUBHOUSE MANAGER: Dennis Bush.

DIRECTIONS: From U.S. 41, head west onto 53rd Avenue to the course on the right.

HOLE TO REMEMBER: No. 4 is a deceiving, short par 5. If you don’t hit it dead center, there is no forgiveness.

UNFORGETTABLE: The 18th is a 543-yard par 5, featuring a dogleg-left fairway and water hazards on either side of the green.

INSIDE INFO: Greens were redone four years ago.

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