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James Markey Realtor
Markey Realty and Associates
5942 34th Street West #108
Bradenton, Florida 34210
941-807-7617
markey.jc@gmail.com
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Sara Bay

The Golf Course
The course was designed in 1925 by the "dean of golf course architects", Donald Ross, on a choice piece of land near Sarasota Bay that included undulating terrain, native trees, and a meandering creek. It was during the 1920's real estate boom, that Donald Ross, the foremost golf-course architect of the time, designed the golf course for Whitfield Estates Country Club (now known as SaraBay). Famous golfer Bobby Jones was hired to proWhitfield Estates Real Estatemote sales. Ross is credited with approximately 400 designs throughout the world, and upon completion of this layout, Ross stated that he had accomplished as much in this design as any of his master works in America and Europe. The greens at Sara Bay Country Club, more than any other of his courses, mirror his famous design at Pinehurst No. 2. Brian Silva, a leading expert on Ross designs, confirmed this similarity when he undertook the restoration of the course in 1991. In the fall of 2006, Silva completed an extensive renovation, the scope of which included all new tee complexes, rebuilding of all bunkers, improved drainage, re-grassing of Sara Bay Real Estatefairways, and conversion of putting surfaces to TifEagle Bermuda. Throughout every facet of this project, extraordinary care was taken to preserve the integrity of the original Ross design. Forty years after Tommy Armour left as head professional of Sara Bay CC, he reminisced about his time at the club in an interview with Golf Magazine "it was glorious, for I played golf everyday with Bobby Jones, and we picked up pointers from one another, it helped both our games."

Membership
Owner Member
The Owner Members of Sara Bay Country Club enjoy full use of the club's golf and dining facilities. They are eligible to take part in all golf and social events. Owner Members have full voting rights and may serve on the club's Board of Directors.

Executive Member
Executive Members of Sara Bay are between 21 and 50 years of age. They enjoy full use of the club and reduced dues from those of the owner member classification.

Single Golf Member
The Single Golf Membership is limited to spouses of deceased Owner Members. Single Golf members enjoy full use of Sara Bay's golf and dining facilities.

Associate Golf Member
Associate Golf Members enjoy full dining privileges and restricted golf course usage. They pay a reduced guest fee with each round. In the summer season (May 1 to October 31) the number of rounds is unrestricted. During the winter season (November 1 to April 30) play is restricted to 6 rounds per person on the membership, stag days and invitationals are not included in this count.

Dining Member
Dining Members of Sara Bay enjoy full dining privileges. They may take part in all social activities.

Business Membership
The Business Membership includes one Principal Member and up to three Associate Members. With the payment of one initiation fee up to four members of that business may join Sara Bay.

Neighborhood
One of the Sarasota area's nicest bayside communities, only minutes from downtown Whitfield Estates offers both waterfront and golf course homes. Established in the 1920s, Whitfield Estates is Sarasota's first residential Sara Bay propertiesgolfing community, built along the fairways of what is now Sarabay Country Club. Located on the north side of Sarasota and the south side of Bradenton , its neighbors include the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, New College, the University of South Florida, Ringling School of Art and Design, the Asolo Theater. and the airport. Whitfield Estates features Spanish Mediterranean and Florida ranch style homes. There are sizes and prices to meet the lifestyle needs of everyone from growing families to young professionals and active retirees.

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