If there is any private club that flies under the radar, it might well be Palm-Aire Golf & Country Club. Back in the 1950’s it was one of Sarasota County’s original five golf courses. We now boast over 40 places to play. The course has hosted PGA and LPGA events and had such one name notables as Snead, Palmer, Player and Venturi in the fields. The buzz and excitement caused by the early PGA professional events allowed the 1400 acres to fill up with development.
The original course was named The Champions Course but was known to locals as “The Green Monster”. The Lakes Course was added in 1982. The two courses are very different. The Lakes Course has a tree-framed approach while the Champions Course is set in more of a rolling format.
In addition, Palm-Aire has a rich tennis tradition as well. Virginia Slims tournaments were played there featuring such names as Chris Evert and Billie Jean King. There are eight clay and two hard surface courts.
As for the community, there are truly options in every price level and every type of housing…single family, town homes, condominiums, garden homes…you name it. There are 27 neighbourhoods and well over 2400 homes. Just let me know what you are looking for and I can send samples via e-mail as well as the latest fees at the country club. Well worth a look for economical golf course community living.