When John Hamilton Gillespie brought the spirit of Scotland to Sarasota and established one of the first (if not the first) golf courses in America, he shaped Sarasota's future. It's that rich cultural heritage that is honored at The Founders Club, and for those who love the game of golf, the 700 acres of century-old oak trees, beautiful lakes, swaying pines, and luxury homes make up one of the most wonderful places on earth. Considering that the community only holds 262 homes and offers just 275 golf course memberships, The Founders Club is also one of the most coveted places to live, and its golf membership commands the third-highest price in Sarasota.
Located east of Interstate 75 on Fruitville Road, the 18-hole golf course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., and is Sarasota's only course with a traditional caddie program, as well as a state-of-the-art indoor training facility to help members perfect their game. With year-round golf and no tee time requirements on one of the most exquisite, naturally flowing golf courses around, The Founders Club is a golfer's dream.
Of course, the golf course is just the foundation of The Founders Club. The fitness facility offers a variety of Pilates and yoga classes, and the outdoor sports area features basketball, volleyball, and Har-Tru tennis courts. Miles of pavered walkways give elegant passage to the Clubhouse; inside is the 24,000 square foot Golf Hall with a fine dining room, bar and grill, fully stocked pro shop, and a gorgeous outdoor veranda.
The residences at The Founders Club have received a number of awards, most notably from the Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association at the 2015 Parade of Homes. Upon your first visit, it's easy to see why the community received accolades for Best Entranceway, Best Amenities, and Best Overall Community. The homes at The Founders Club range from $729k to over $5 million, with a variety of sizes and solutions for those who wish to seize the art of living well.
The Golf Cottages designed by London Bay range from 2,505 square feet to 3,102 square feet in four different models. If you're looking for a single-family home or a detached villa close to the clubhouse, these beautiful 3-bedroom homes start at $729k.
The Reserve Collection offers 10 customizable models of elegance and innovation. With sizes ranging from 3,009 square feet to 4,227 square feet, these homes offer a bit more space, some with 4 bedrooms.
The Estate Homes step to the next level in luxury. Offering four different models from 5,398 to 8,423 square feet, London Bay has done an extraordinary job of creating breathtaking homes accentuated with landscaping that blends seamlessly into the natural surroundings.
This sought-after community has only a handful of residences for sale at any given time. If you're considering taking the next step toward a life of luxury, let's see what's available for you to become a member of The Founders Club. Contact me to start exploring this patch of paradise.
Sarasota Area Real Estate Specialist