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Stay at the Resort and enjoy life while searching for your dream home

Lobby entrance at the Resort at Longboat Key Club
Resort 2020 artist rendering - Special resort discounts at Longboat Key Club while renovations continue.

The Longboat Key Club has received many accolades over the 30 years, one of the best places in the country in multiple categories. Their amenities include top ratings in golf, tennis and restaurants put it at the top of the bucket list of many. Country Club Shores homeowners literally walk across Gulf of Mexico Drive to access the Links on Longboat. Owners at L’Ambiance walk out of the front lobby to many activities of the club. Near Harbourside Golf Course are the homes in Bay Isles and Grand Bay owners can walk to the storm-protected marina with berths for larger yachts. Tennis, the Portofino Restaurant and the Whiskey Bar are nearby. Membership certainly has its privileges.

There is another side to the Longboat Key Club, its resort. Buyers of homes on Longboat Key may start their search by first lodging at the Resort on Longboat Key Club. And with its current renovations, rooms are reduced up to 40 percent while maintaining its high level of activities and services. At times the lobby, Barefoot's Bar & Grille, pool and pool deck may be closed for some of the renovations. Complete remodeling will be finished in the early months of 2020 and all 226 rooms are expected to be open.

Although the exact plans haven’t been released to the public on a voter-approved expansion through a May 2015 referendum. Approved are plans for 259 hotel rooms and 93 residences. Work has finished on the Links on Longboat golf course and a major project to replace the aging guard gate and entrance. Moving the entrance road will make acreage available for the new hotel project. Visit their website for discount rates during the renovation.

REALTALK interview with Juliette Valin
Club membership is discussed with Juliette Valin, director of membership, in REALTALK™ #36.

Meanwhile, membership in the Longboat Key Club for area homeowners has its many privileges. The landscaped Tennis Gardens has 20 Har-Tru courts, pro shop and experienced professional coaches to develop your skills. The courts are highly rated in the world with its Pro Shop, staff and game arrangements that are ranked in the top five in the world by Tennis Resorts Online. Homes on Bayou Sound, in Winding Oaks or Sabal Cove are in close proximity to the Tennis Gardens.

These homes are also close to the Harbourside Golf Course, consistently rated as one of the best in the country. This course, designed by William Byrd, has 27 holes in three courses and is part of your back yard at some of the homes in Queens Harbour, Corey’s Landing and Harbour Oaks. Grand Bay owners overlook some of the beautiful fairways on Harbourside Golf Course.

If you live on Longboat Club Road you likely have the Gulf of Mexico beach in your back yard and a section of 18 holes associated to Links on Longboat, formerly named the Islandside Course, out your front door. It is the best of two worlds. Residences include the Pierre, Sanctuary, the Beaches, Longboat Key Towers, Privateer and previously named L’Ambiance. Tangerine Bay and Bay Harbour residences are located on the Sarasota Bay side across Gulf of Mexico Drive near the south end of Longboat Key. These courses are rated as Best Places to Play by Golf Digest. Whenever you play the 45 holes of golf at both locations, make sure to make some time to brag at the Spike 'n Tees club house, part of the Longboat Key Club.

The list of Longboat Key Club amenities is long. There are six restaurants and bars to socialize with friends. To build your body and your mind there are swimming pools, a 9,000 square-foot spa, mind and motion studio and fitness center. A full-service beach experience on the Gulf of Mexico is an enjoyable and relaxing part of the day, while finishing with a sensational sunset overlooking the Gulf. Members have access to private catering and concierge services. There are over 250 member events each year. Members have access to the Longboat Key Club Moorings, a marina with many services, 24-hour security, repair services, boat sales, store and a full slate of top utilities.

Harbourside Golf Course, Marina and Moorings of the Longboat Key Club
3040 Grand Bay Blvd, #275 - Many communities on Longboat Key are close to member services including this listing that overlooks Harbourside Golf Course.

If a luxury lifestyle is your goal, a Longboat Key Club membership is one way to fulfill your dreams. Full membership includes all the amenities listed here, including complimentary daily dockage at the moorings. The golf membership includes many of the amenities of the club, access to both driving ranges and your private golf locker. Other memberships include a social option. This includes many of the activities but has limited access to the golf courses and tennis courts. Enjoy a summer membership, designed for those who are here from May 15 to October 15. It includes many of the services, with tennis and sports camps for ages 4-17. There is a special Golf and Tennis Summer Membership. Membership information is available through their website.

While staying a week or two at the resort and would like to look at properties to buy in Sarasota or Longboat Key, be sure to contact me at (941) 387-1840 for an exclusive showing. Find homes near the Longboat Key Club courts, courses, marina and services: