Gator Creek Estates
Located near Myakka State Park on the East side of the Bee Ridge Road Extension to the East of I-75, the gated community of Gator Creek Estates features a private championship golf course, ample lot sizes, plenty of space for horses and single-family estate homes. As such, it is the ideal community for those who enjoy golfing as well as equestrian activities.
The championship golf course was originally designed by Joe Lee and was recently renovated by Ron Garl. The newly renovated course is opened in September of 2011. This well-maintained course, which prohibits the use of metal spikes, features top-notch practice facilities range and a pro shop. The par 72 course features 6,912 yards of golf from its longest tee and a slope rating of 136. Gator Creek has a beauty that is unmatched in the Sarasota area. It truly is a golf club, not a country club. There are no homes are viewable from the golf course.
Homes for Sale
As a deed-restricted community, the Gator Creek community provides its residents with plenty of natural beauty and privacy. Even the homes, which are custom-built and feature a variety of different architectural styles, are specifically designed to complement the community’s natural setting. The natural setting is so well preserved that an abundance of wildlife, including deer, bald eagles, bobcats, foxes, alligators and hawks, can be found throughout the vast property. With each lot being around 6.5 acres in size, residents also enjoy ample space. As such, many residents of the Gator Creek Estates own and keep horses on their property.
In terms of homes, those who are interested in living in this community will find that every luxury home within the community is unique. Due to the beauty of the homes combined with the size of the lots within the community, homes typically cost anywhere from $600,000 to $1.5 million or more. Many of the properties also feature barns and other amenities that are attractive to horse owners and equine enthusiasts.
While Gator Creek provides its residents with natural beauty and solitude, it is still conveniently close to the city of Sarasota. With downtown Sarasota being just 14 miles away from the community, residents don’t have to travel far to enjoy all of the amenities the city has to offer. Residents also enjoy use of the private bridal trail.
With just 69 home sites available, the neighborhood provides a level of exclusivity and privacy that is unparalleled in the region. The homes sites have a natural beauty that is unmatched in our area. None of the homes are directly on the golf course. At the same time, the numerous beaches, shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities available in Sarasota are just minutes away.
There are just 250 equity members. Like many golf clubs, you will find all the typical amenities in the recently renovated clubhouse – posh locker rooms, card rooms, fully stocked pro shop and dining facilities. Members and guests can eat lunch, play cards and socialize. However, you will not see any women at the golf club because it is an exclusive men’s club. It is the only known club on the southwest coast of Florida to prohibit female members.