If you would enjoy the pleasure of playing a round of golf on a mature, yet beautifully maintained course, but would also like the flexibility to enjoy a membership in a prestigious yacht club, the Laurel Oak Estates country club community may be the perfect place for your primary or seasonal home here in sunny Sarasota Florida.
Laurel Oak Estates is a private, gated member-owned golf and country club community nestled on just over 810 acres off Bee Ridge Road near downtown Sarasota. Among its many other amenities, Laurel Oak has two lush and challenging championship 18-hole golf courses. But Laurel Oak Country Club also has something extra that is very special; an exclusive arrangement of reciprocal privileges with the Bird Key Yacht Club on beautiful Sarasota Bay allowing Laurel Oak members to enjoy year-round access to the yacht club’s boating, tennis, swimming and dining facilities and social events.
This gated and secure community features over 400 single-family homes on over-sized lots on wide well-lighted streets with sidewalks for biking and strolling and 24-hour security. There are also smaller villa homes for those wishing to downsize their living spaces and maintenance-free homes and villas attractive to those who are not yet ready to live in sunny Sarasota year round. Throughout the community, homes have scenic views of pristine lakes and wetland preserves in addition to vistas of the lush green links of the golf courses.
The 45,000 square foot Laurel Oak clubhouse offers a junior-Olympic size heated swimming pool, twelve Har Tru tennis courts, eight of which are lighted for evening play. Inside, the clubhouse has elegant formal dining rooms, massive banquet facilities, a casual tavern and grille, immaculate locker rooms and a professionally staffed pro shop. The club has a very active social calendar of its own in addition to the pleasures of its membership reciprocity with the Bird Key Yacht Club with its active social life. Unlike other premium Sarasota country club communities, residents of Laurel Oak Estates who enjoy the location and amenities of this distinctly upscale community but who are not golf enthusiasts, can enjoy all the other benefits of living at Laurel Oak Estates without being required to be members of the country club.
Most of the the impressive homes in Laurel Oak Estates range in size from about 2,500 to 10,000 square feet. Laurel Oak homes on the market today range in size from a maintenance-free 2,250 square foot villa home priced in the low $400's to an elegant 6,500 square foot estate home priced at $1.25 million.
If you think a Laurel Oak Estates country club community home may fit into your future plans, call me at 941.928.3424 at your convenience. I would be delighted to answer your questions about all the many advantages of investing in a home right now in Sarasota Florida, the heart of Southwest Florida's Sun Coast where art, culture, excellent health care, unbelievably beautiful beaches and a wonderful, carefree lifestyle make it one of the "Best Places in the U.S. to Retire."