Thursday, October 17, 2019

Laurel Oak Country Club


 

Laurel Oak

List Laurel Oak Country Club when doing a search for desirable member-owned clubs in Sarasota, Florida. Established in 1999, this is more than a country club. It is more like a big, happy family sharing many luxurious amenities within its peaceful 800-acre site near downtown Sarasota. Making friends and creating fond memories come easy at Laurel Oak.

The club has a relatively young membership and is able to draw members from the entire Sarasota area. This is an assurance of a highly energetic, participative membership roster. Many of the club members are retirees and those from young families within the Laurel Oak community. Expect then that events at the country club will be for all ages, activities that can either center on sports or special occasions throughout the year. Over 180 special events are held in the 45,000 square-foot Laurel Oak clubhouse each year.

There are several types of memberships to access Laurel Oak Country Club facilities and amenities. Two provide unlimited privileges on either golf or tennis facilities, plus access to social activities, and pool. Another type grants unlimited social privileges and pool only. In addition to these are memberships classified as executive, associate, corporate, and trial, each of which has corresponding money for value privileges. A membership at Laurel Oak also provides certain privileges at the Bird Key Yacht Club that the country club has a reciprocal agreement with.

Laurel Oak tennis activity centers of twelve clay tennis courts, all state-of-the-art facilities with eight of them lighted for night matches. There’s a professional staff directing intensive training programs for players of all levels to be competitive in the friendly tournaments that the Country Club holds regularly.

Also at Laurel Oak is a six-lane, junior Olympic sized swimming pool, likewise perfect for socials as well as for swim competitions. Swim instructors for kids are available and lifeguards are always on their posts during summer pool time.

Laurel Oak Golf Course’s

Laurel Oak

Laurel Oak has two golf championship courses accented by pristine wetlands and glistening lakes. One, the East Course, was opened for play in 1995. It was designed by the golf icon Gary Player and measures 6,875 yards from the black tee box and 4,673 yards from the white. The older West Course was redesigned in 2005 by another golf luminary, Rees Jones, who gained fame as the “US Open Doctor.” The yardage from the black tee box for this layout is 6,934 yards and 4,647 yards from the white. The renovation of the West Course resulted from the country club’s commitment to bring to its members the very best golf facility in Sarasota. Laurel Oak has been host to the US Open qualifying tournament and still remains as the venue for the Michelob Ultra-Lite National Tournaments.

The Laurel Oak golf facilities also include two practice areas, an area with bunkers for short game practice and a chipping area and putting green. Individual lessons as well as golf clinics are available. Country club professional staff, some of which are PGA tour veterans, conduct these sessions. Organized golf events for men are held thrice on weekdays and on Saturdays. On the distaff side, the Laurel Oak Ladies Golf Association holds either a nine-hole or an 18-hole tournament once a week. The country club’s professional staff likewise holds individual or clinics and group lessons, as well as three-day Holiday Camps or Summer Camp programs for its junior members.

Laurel Oak Residences

A quiet residential community of more than 400 hundred single-family homes is also within the Laurel Oak enclave. There are also three minor subdivisions inside consisting of sixty maintenance-free homes where the community takes care of the landscaping. The entire community with its gated environs, 24/7 security, and well-lighted roads is an ideal neighborhood to raise a family.

Residences on large, spacious lots range in floor area from 2,370 to 5,173 square feet. Asking prices for these homes would fall between a little below the $300s and close to $1.4 million. More luxurious and larger estate homes of more than 10,000 square feet area will likely be at the $3 million level.

Laurel Oak Country Club membership is not a prerequisite for the acquisition of a residence within the community. Nonetheless, with the generous amenities at the country club and its top-notch golf courses, buying a membership for residents and prospective home buyers would truly be attractive.


Laurel Oak Homes for Sale

Below you will find all of the Laurel Oak homes for sale currently listed in the MLS.

Please contact me if you would like to schedule a tour of any of the listed properties.

MLS# A4416091 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 2829 WILFRED REID CIR
  • Price: $1,450,000
  • Zip Code: 34240
  • 6573 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: LAUREL OAK ESTATES SEC 10
  • Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 4+
  • This masterfully designed luxurious retreat reflects the finest quality and craftsmanship. Created by William McGinnis Custom Homes, built-to-last, well-engineered timeless design, and thoughtfully positioned on a private 1.3-acre homesite. Ideal for ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: COLDWELL BANKER RES R E

MLS# A4430018 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 2984 JEFF MYERS CIR
  • Price: $1,195,000
  • Zip Code: 34240
  • 5060 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: LAUREL OAK ESTS SEC 3
  • Bedrooms: 5 Baths: 4+
  • Offering classic colonial styling this estate home is sited for privacy on a 1 acre lot with lake views to the west and preserve views in the rear. From the moment you enter the circular paver driveway columns frame the double door entry opening to a ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX ALLIANCE GROUP

MLS# A4447036 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 2734 DICK WILSON DR
  • Price: $998,000
  • Zip Code: 34240
  • 3935 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: LAUREL OAK ESTATES SEC 10
  • Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 4+
  • Are you searching for that perfect home in an exclusive golf and tennis community, but nothing seems to live up to your expectations? Look no more! You will not be disappointed by this outstanding home located behind the gates of Laurel Oaks Estates. ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: COLDWELL BANKER RES R E

MLS# A4439845 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 3171 DICK WILSON DR
  • Price: $799,000
  • Zip Code: 34240
  • 4382 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: LAUREL OAK ESTATES SEC 02
  • Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3+
  • OWNER MOTIVATED - MUST RELOCATE! MARKET ADJUSTMENT OF $100K! Laurel Oak Estates - fabulous 2 story custom home on premium 36,306 sq. ft. homesite! Mature landscaping, private setting with outdoor sitting PLUS located on the 4th fairway of Rees Jones ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: PREMIER SOTHEBYS INTL REALTY