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5942 34th Street West #108
Bradenton, Florida 34210

Laurel Oaks

The Course
Located on 800 acres of golf courses, nature preserves and lakes, Golf is the main attraction to this community. There are two beautiful golf courses, an Laure Oak Real Estate18 hole course designed by Gary Player, and another appealing 18-hole course recently re-designed by Rees Jones. The first course, designed by Gary Player was completed in 1990. The course is a traditional layout with classic green complexes and is cut through a natural setting of large trees, cross ditches and spacious lakes. The East course, opened in 1994, reflects modern design trends, large undulating greens, elevation changes, and forced carries over bulkheaded hazards. With the different personalities of both courses, five sets of tees and an abundance of wildlife, the golf experience at Laurel Oak is always enjoyable and challenging. The club is 20 years old which is young as country clubs go but old enough where the landscaping looks like it has been there forever.

Laurel Oak offers 600 Golf, 240 Tennis and unlimited Social Memberships. Though membership requirements may vary month to month, an executive membership is available for a charge of $36,000 that is spread out over 10 years of payments. Monthly payments vary from $235 to $470 monthly depending on age and familial status. There is a Food and Beverage requirement of $700 annually. Laurel Oak also has an lists of clubs that it participates in a reciprocal network with. Residency in the Laurel Oak Community is not a requirement of membership.

The Neighborhood
Laurel Oak Country Club in Sarasota features elegant estate homes on generous lots. Residents of this community enjoy the wide lighted streets, sidewalks/cart paths, and 24 hour security. The neighborhoods are very Laurel Oak propertiesattractive, the homes architecture has a timeless feel, the roads are wide and comfortable, and the common grounds are immaculate. The average age of the members is 57 which is slightly lower than most country clubs in Sarasota. The most notable difference between Laurel Oak and other Laure Oak PropertiesSarasota clubs is, you see the entire family participating in club events. Laurel Oak is a very active family Country Club. Laurel Oak Country Club enjoys a reciprocal agreement with the Bird Key Yacht Club. Laurel oak members enjoy social benefits of the yacht club and its facilities and may dock a boat for dinner or events as space permits. In the summer months Laurel Oak has a reciprocal agreement with 20 other clubs from Tampa to Naples so you may experience the challenges of other local golf courses.

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