Often referred to as the “Cradle of Golf,” Sarasota is arguably the birthplace of golfing in America. When John Gillespie arrived here from Scotland in 1885, he designed the first two holes where Main Street is today. Truly, golf is an integral part of Sarasota's history, and with well over 45 courses underneath great weather year-round, the sport is one of the main draws for people who want to visit or move here.
A survey of all of Sarasota's fine golf courses and their surrounding communities would need its an entire website of its own, but I want to highlight a few that have either contributed to the Sarasota golf legacy or just stand out as exemplary places to live and play.
TPC Prestancia in Sarasota’s Palmer Ranch has…