The Founders Club Real Estate
As one of the most exclusive golf communities in Sarasota, The Founders Club spans 700 stunning acres. Within the gates, you’ll find a Robert Trent Jones championship golf course, spacious homes on large lots and plenty of amenities. Situated on the outskirts of Sarasota within just a short distance of the area’s many beautiful gulf beaches, The Founders Club offers a peaceful retreat while still remaining conveniently near to all that the city has to offer.
In addition to enjoying golf on the well-manicured greens, residents of community also enjoy access to the 24,000 square foot clubhouse. Referred to as “Golf Hall,” the clubhouse features a main dining room, a private dining area available for special occasions, an outdoor dining area, a bar and lounge, an athletic center, a sports therapy room, a Pro shop and more. The Founders Club is one of only two clubs with a traditional caddie program, which is allows members to walk the course.
Homes & Real Estate
Those who are interested in owning a spacious home will find The Founders Club community to be quite accommodating, Homes within the community range in size from 3,000 square feet to more than 8,000 square feet. With just 262 home sites to select from, prices generally start in the $700,000 range and go up quickly from there.
Thanks to its partnership with some of the best home builders in the area, including Todd Johnson, Lee Wetherington, John Cannon and Tyler Woodrow, the community has received numerous awards and accolades. Some of these include:
- “Best Overall Community” by Parade of Homes (2008 and 2009)
- Listed as one of the top 100 for three years in a row in Links magazine and in Travel + Leisure Golf
- “Best New Community” by Sarasota Herald-Tribune Readers Choice
Given that the community features a 700 acres of natural landscape, 100 acres of lakes and wetlands, fine dining opportunities and fitness programs, it is easy to see why The Founders Club is so highly revered by gulf enthusiasts as well as those who are simply looking for a luxurious place to live.
With only 275 memberships available, members enjoy the convenience of having no tee times. The golf is also considered to be “fee free,” though a one-time contribution of $47,500 is required. Endless golf lessons, which allow members to enjoy all of the lessons they want throughout the year, is also available at an annual cost of $1,200.