Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Waterlefe Golf and River Club

Waterlefe Golf 1  Waterlefe Golf and River Club’s unrivaled natural setting along the Manatee River is composed of a collection of signature golf holes designed by course architect Ted McAnlis.

The competitive layout presents a challenge for golfers of all skill levels with five sets of tees ranging in length from 4782 to 6897 yards.

Features include five unforgettable holes that touch and border the scenic Manatee River.
Waterlefe Golf and River Club is the home of The Golf Academy at Waterlefe and additional amenities include an aqua range, practice putting green, full-service pro shop, grille room and beverage cart service.

quality golf course community
Waterlefe Golf 2Waterlefe is an 18-hole championship design that has served as a host of the 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2010 US Open Qualifying Tournaments.

this layout features Tiff Eagle putting surfaces and is known for its outstanding conditioning from tee to green.
The ample fairways are gently rolling and lined by sand waste areas that serve as cart paths. Bunkers, mounds, lakes and natural areas form the perimeters with 59 sand traps in total, and water comes into play on every hole in some shape or form.

This course starts out nicely but gets better as you go, finishing with the incredibly beautiful par four 18th. This is one of the most picturesque golf holes in the area – and the view from the bridge behind the green is post card worthy.
The back nine features some beautiful water holes set in a lush environment, with upscale residential properties lining the waterways. This course is definitely worth a look – highly recommended.
Waterlefe Golf 3A Word From Our Golf Course Architect…
“If one looks at the world’s finest courses, all have one thing in common – memorable holes.
The course starts, touches at times and ends on a particularly beautiful section of the Manatee River, replete with wide expanses of pristine marshes and pleasant coves, and the player should not be surprised if, on the 15th tee, he or she spots a family of manatees poking their noses up for a breath of air.
The course will present both challenge and beauty to players of differing abilities.

David Theoret
David Theoret has been in the golf and golf travel industry for over 12 years, primarily selling online advertising. For the past seven years, he has also been a golf writer, reviewing golf courses, resorts, destinations, equipment, golf apparel, and training aids – the latter of which never seems to help. What started as a dream years ago, by God’s grace, became a reality in 2015 when The Golfin’ Guy editorial marketing company was founded. Working together with golf course designer Ron Garl; David’s articles and reviews have been posted on many golf travel, equipment, and apparel websites.

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