Harbourside is located three miles north of the Links on Longboat and consists of three nines that make up three distinctive 18 hole options. Many of the holes border Sarasota Bay and our own Longboat Key Club Moorings, providing a quintessential Gulf Coast setting for a day on the greens. While all three nines vary in characteristics, they each pose a great challenge when deciding which to play.
The White Egret nine measures 3,426 yards and has the least amount of water of the three nines. Don’t let the lack of water on this nine fool you. Its difficulty is found in tight fairways which demands accuracy off the tee. Once you’ve positioned yourself correctly, big inviting greens give you plenty of target to aim at.
The Red Hawk was recently redesigned by architect Ron Garl, who challenges the golfer with many risk and reward opportunities. More open and forgiving than the White Egret, this nine has water that plays into many shots. The Red Hawk measures 3,323 and this past season the entire nine was re-sodded with the Platinum Paspalum grass. This new playing surface gives you a great lie every time and makes the game a pleasure to play.
The final nine at Harbourside is our famous “Blue Heron”, measuring 3,401 yards—the signature nine of all 45 holes here at Longboat Key Club. This nine was redesigned in 2005 and re-sodded this year with the new Platinum Paspalum grass as well. Bordering Sarasota Bay with breathtaking views at every turn, the nine “signature” holes challenge every part of your game. Tree-lined fairways and swirling winds put a premium on shot-making and course strategy.
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Harbourside's Signature Holes
Par 4 - 437 yards
This challenging hole requires players be long off the tee while avoiding two lengthy fairway bunkers along the left side. However, keep in mind that the tee shot must favor the left side to keep from being partially blocked by a group of trees on the right. The second shot of 175 to 190 yards must cross a small lake in front of a two-tiered green. Par is always an admirable score on the White #9.
Par 5 - 580 yards
Number 5 on the new Blue Heron could easily be called the signature hole of the entire Harbourside Golf Course. The horseshoe-shaped hole with its peninsula green features water the entire length, which must be crossed twice. This distinctive hole has it all - length, water, sand and beauty. The player must hit three good golf shots in a row to avoid the trouble that awaits.
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THE HARBOURSIDE GOLF COURSE AT THE RESORT AT LONGBOAT KEY CLUB IS AVAILABLE TO RESORT GUESTS AND MEMBERS ONLY.