Golf

LINKS AT GREENFIELD PLANTATION

@BR Boxtext bold lede colon:LOCATION: 10325 Greenfield Blvd., Bradenton.

PHONE: 747-9432.

WEB SITE: www.linksatgreenfieldplantation.com.

WHO PLAYS HERE?: Public; golf lovers of all ages and abilities.

RATES: $18-$42, depending on the season (call for rates).

YEAR BUILT/ARCHITECT: 1998/Chip Powell.

HOLES: 18.

PRACTICE FACILITIES: Aqua range with floating targets; putting green.

PAR/YARDAGE: Black, 72/6,719; Blue, 72/6,262; White-men, 72/5,712; White-women, 72/5,739; Red, 72/4,944.

COURSE RATING/SLOPE: Black, 72.2/130; Blue, 70.0/126; White-men, 67.5/117; White-women, 73.0/131; Red, 68.2/112.

HEAD PRO: Peter Dennis.

DIRECTIONS: Take State Road 64 one mile east of I-75 and turn left.

HOLE TO REMEMBER: The eighth hole is the No. 1 handicap hole, and rightfully so. It’s a wicked, dogleg right that narrows near the green. In addition to water, there is a huge, deep sand trap on the right.

UNFORGETTABLE: Big hitters get their kicks on the 299-yard, par-4 second, but water down the left side can easily lead to a double-bogey or worse. Waterfowl and alligators add to the peaceful vista.

INSIDE INFO: Tournaments and leagues are welcome.

DID YOU KNOW?: The course is junior-friendly and plays host to the traditionally strong Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School boys team.

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