Boca Royale Golf & Country Club is a semi-private golf course that spreads out in a gated residential country club community in the southern part of Sarasota County. Though the club does reserve certain times and amenities exclusively for members, you can enjoy a private club experience when you make a tee time at this popular club that is known for its first-rate facilities. Located 30 miles south of Sarasota and just minutes from the beaches of Venice and Englewood, the club boasts a stunning, fun-to-play layout designed by Steve Smyers and Carter Morrish. The golf course sits apart from housing. Lovely trees and water features lend beauty and challenge to Boca Royale Golf & Country Club. This picturesque, mature course attracts an abundance of native birds and wildlife that further enhances the golf experience. The playing field features an impressively varied collection of holes that head off in numerous different directions through distinct corridors. You ll find flat fairways lined by towering oaks, cypress, palms and exotic Melaleuca trees. Accuracy is more important than length at Boca Royale Golf & Country Club, as the trees make the landing areas seem tighter than they really are. Water also looms on the majority of holes. On five occasions during the round at Boca Royale Golf & Country Club, players must hit over water. Smyers and Morrish placed bunkers strategically in the fairways and by the greens. The designers used deception to create optical illusions that some bunkers are right up near the putting surface when in reality they sit at some remove. Boca Royale Golf & Country Club s Champion Ultradwarf greens are on the small side with modest undulations. They roll fast and true. While Boca Royale Golf & Country Club is a difficult test from the tips, six sets of tee markers arranged from 3,174 yards to 6,357 yards ensure that players can find a manageable distance to play from. Because the driving range is reserved exclusively for members, access to the club s practice facilities when you have a tee time is limited to a chipping/pitching area with a sand bunker and the putting green. Boca Royale Golf & Country Club s elegant Georgian-style clubhouse features the pro shop, a fine dining restaurant and casual dining at the 19h hole. A favorite spot is the covered patio that looks out on the golf course. For a unique experience on a very attractive, well designed course in South Sarasota, make a tee time to play Boca Royale Golf & Country Club.