Laurel Oak Country Club is a Private, 36 hole golf facility located in Sarasota, Florida. The facility has two 18-hole golf courses. They are, The East Course at Laurel Oak and The West Course at Laurel Oak.
Laurel Oak Country Club is a private, member-owned club located in Sarasota, Florida. Its facilities include two championship golf courses designed by Gary Player. They are The East Course and The West Course.
It may be easier to join Laural Oak Country Club than to leave. An April 19, 2009 Herald Tribune article says that several dozen club members have been sued by Laurel Oak. The club has sued more than a dozen people since 2007, then filed suit against 24 more members in April 2009 after they tried to resign and stopped paying.
Laurel Oak members paid as much as $27,500 to join under promises that the membership "will be bought back for every penny you paid for it." They say they never saw the fine print: The monthly $600 bill keeps coming until the club transfers that membership to someone new. That can take years, and new club rules make it highly unlikely anyone will ever want to take over one of these older memberships.
The full article is interesting reading and can be found at http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20090419/ARTICLE/904191061
The West course is the older of the two courses, first opening for play in 1990. Rees Jones, the famed "U.S. Open Doctor" updated and redesigned this course.
The East Golf course opened in 1995. The East course plays to a maximum distance of 6,875 yards for a course rating of 73.6 and a slope rating of 136.
Black tees: par-72, 6,875 yards, course rating 73.6, slope rating 136.
Gold tees: par-72, 6,404 yards, course rating 71.0, slope rating 126.
Blue tees: par-72, 5,932 yards, course rating 69.1, slope rating 119.
Red tees(W): par-72, 5,308 yards, course rating 70.7, slope rating 123.
White tees(W): par-72, 4,653 yards, course rating 67.2, slope rating 113.
$31 (cart included), played on Wednesday, August 2011 at 8am
Best course in area
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