Redesigned by Ron Garl in 2014, The Links on Longboat (formerly the Islandside Course) has many characteristics of a classic seaside links course. Ocean breezes, expansive natural areas and big greens create an incredible golfing experience. Links on Longboat stretches out to 6,748 yards from end to end with five sets of tees to accommodate any level of play. The Par 71 layout demands accuracy off the tee. Most holes feature small waterways that run along one side of the fairway to force you into a decision on placement validating the original “watery challenge” description. Once you have driven your ball in a good fairway position, the fun really begins.
Our new Ron Garl design challenges your iron play but does not penalize you for an errant shot. Fewer bunkers and more grassed collection areas allow the golfer to have an easy pitch to the hole if you have missed the green. Each green has been completely redesigned with Ron’s creative imagination and all 18 holes have been re-grassed with the superior, salt tolerant Platinum Paspalum grass. In addition to the natural wildlife seen on a daily basis, over 5,000 Palm trees along with pink and white Oleanders line the Links on Longboat course.
Please contact the Links at Longboat Golf Pro Shop at 941.387.1632
for more information about the course or to arrange your tee time. Please note tee times can be made only one day in advance of play.
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Links On Longboat's Signature Holes
Par 4 - 420 yards
Your drive must be long and straight to avoid the water on the right and out-of-bounds on the left of this challenging hole. There is also a fairway bunker on the right awaiting a pushed/sliced drive. The second shot will be from 175 to 200 yards to an elevated green that is bunkered on both sides. The green slopes back to front, so it is very important to be on the correct portion of the putting surface.
Par 5 - 500 yards
The true definition of a risk/reward hole, this par 5 challenges players from the tee box all the way to the green. The hole is bordered by water on both sides for its entire length and must be crossed in front of the green. There is also a well-placed fairway bunker on the right side and a greenside bunker on the left. The longer player may choose to go for the green in two, but the penalty is severe if the second shot is miss-hit. Most players choose to lay-up short.
Discover even more challenges on our Sarasota resort's Harbourside Golf Course.
LINKS ON LONGBOAT AT THE RESORT AT LONGBOAT KEY CLUB IS AVAILABLE TO RESORT GUESTS AND MEMBERS ONLY.