University Park Country Club, the area's premier semi-private country club, is the must-play golf destination on Florida's Cultural Coast. The impeccable course conditions, casually elegant surroundings and friendly service offer the daily fee player a private club experience that is surprisingly link its grand opening in 1991, University Park Country Club has consistently earned awards from independent readers' surveys, professional golf writers and planning and homebuilders' associations. When Golf Digest recognized the beautiful and challenging 27 holes at University Park with its 4-star rating, its writers enthusiastically called it a "must-play" course. The Ron Garl designed course also earned the designations as "Most Women-Friendly Golf Course" by Golf for Women magazine. Golfweek's readers' poll placed University Park in its "Florida's Top Fifty", as did Florida Sportsfan. And since 1999, statewide acclaim has been showered on University Park as readers of Florida Golf News voted the course Number 1 in Southwest Florida and one of the top 11 in the state! Locally, University Park Country Club has been voted "The Best Place to Play Golf" by the readers of Sarasota Magazine for20 years running and Bradenton Herald readers agree with the "Best Golf Course" award for University Park. General Manager, Laurie Evans, credits the honors to years of hard work by all of the employees, creating a friendly, relaxed atmosphere with a reputation for first-class service and an impeccably maintained golf course. Evans points to continually improving the look and playability of the course and the outstanding course stewardship by Curtis Nickerson, Golf Course Superintendent, a finalist for the 2014 Syngenta Superintendent of the Year award, as the keys to maintaining the high standards and keeping it in top playing condition. A full service golf pro shop and PGA and LPGA Golf Professionals providing instruction at The Golf Academy at University Park combine to create an award winning golf experience. After golf, The Park Grille is open for lunch daily and lakeside beverages at the outdoor cafe. Golf Tournaments and group outings are always welcome and the experienced staff is available to assist in the planning of your next golf event.