The 5 Best Golf Courses Near Lido Key

If you like to get your swing on, then there’s no better time or place to do it than on your next Lido Key vacation.

When you’re searching for nearby golf courses, you don’t have to look far. We’ve got your guide right here!

Read on to learn about some of the best golf courses in the area, all of which happen to be conveniently located near our Lido Key rentals

Rolling Green Golf Club

When golfing in Lido Key, stop by the Rolling Green Golf Club. You can have the time of your life here, playing 9-hole course games while sipping a cool beer with your friends. Play all day for a surprisingly affordable rate, which includes a golf cart rental and even lunch! It just goes to show that you don’t have to break the bank to have a great time out on the golf course. 

Tee times typically start at around 6 a.m. and go on throughout the day until around 6 p.m. (technically just before sunset hits). If you’d like to take on a full 18-hole course instead of a 9-hole, then it’s only $89 for two players, and you can play all day (even repeat the course as well). It comes with lunch for two and a couple of beers as well.

The Highlands

Lido Key golfing is the best it can be with places like The Highlands (open from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily), which you’ll find right on 3400 Longmeadow Street. The cool thing about their golf carts is that they’re entirely GPS-enabled, and they can show you, right on-screen, how to navigate the golf course, with a touch screen, voice controls, and more. Few golf courses around can do this to the effect that they can, as the Highlands specializes in such a quality experience. The Highlands also distinguishes itself as one of the best-kept course spots around, with hardly any noticeable “bare” green spots at all. 

Indeed, the greens are immaculately fresh from top to bottom. You’ll find the tee boxes nice and even, too, and well-spread throughout the course. It all adds to the aesthetic appeal. You can play with up to four players (including yourself) on 9-hole or 18-hole greens. Depending on the day and season, tee times can start as early as 5 a.m. and run as late as 7 p.m. here. The Highlands are considered one of the region’s premier golf courses. Come out and see if you agree!

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Serenoa Golf Club 

For top-class golfing near Lido Key, no one matches Serenoa Golf Club (open from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily), a top-rated golf spot that specializes in walk-in golf, full-scale local tournaments, weddings, banquet events, outings and more.

Calling themselves “Sarasota’s most unique golf course,” this golf club offers a fun yet challenging experience for golfers of all skill levels. You’ll enjoy beautiful water views and tricky shots throughout the course. This golf course has gone through extensive renovations over the years to ensure that your golfing experience is as satisfying as can be. Be sure to stop by the Serenoa Grill for lunch before or after your tee time!

The Platinum Program annual membership is one of the best ways to enjoy the course all year if you plan to be in the area for a while or return more than once. Purchase a membership for a single person or a family. With it, you get year-round $1 pricing on all draft beer as well as $5 pricing on lunch, not to mention 14-day advance tee times as an added perk. Plus, this membership even comes with its very own member-only events as well as an automatic admission into the exclusive Summer Reciprocal Golf Program. Plus, you get unlimited use of the course and facilities all year long!

Tatum Ridge 

Tatum Ridge has one full 18-hole course with blue, white, gold, and red balls & putts (allowing up to four varied-color players per game). It’s been around since the early 1990s and adapted many beautiful changes to its scenery, its water areas, its overall green, and even its friendly service staff since then. It currently spans 504 yards and was initially designed by expert Ted McAnlis. 

Tatum Ridge offers so much more than your everyday golf course. In addition to the course itself, you’ll find a world-class Golf Shop with friendly and helpful staff, a snack bar with all your favorite temptations, and even a phone on the ninth tee so you can order some grub to get you through the remaining holes. The best way to make the most use of this spot is to get the annual membership for you and your partner, especially if you’re planning a long-term stay. The pass is valid from early October to late September. This place operates during the same days and hours, conveniently; their tee times more or less range every week. Call in advance to reserve your spot or go online to book.

Plan Your Visit to Lido Key

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The Groves Golf Course

Guests can come in here on any day from 7 a.m. to noon and get some of the best rates in the area. This golf course isn’t far from Lido Key, either; in fact, it’s just a few minutes away whether you choose to drive or walk. You get over 50 acres of gorgeous scenery that you can claim as your very own while you’re out here. Mark your territory, line up your angled shot and ball, and have at it. Tee times start as early as 7 a.m. You can see all tee times online, seven days beforehand, on the business’s main site. 

Arthur Hills was the inspiring architect who put together this golf course, from conception to finalization. He was a man with a vision for excellence in all he did. You get 18 different holes here, each a different challenge tougher than the last, across this 72-par green space. As for par 4s and par 3s, you get to do up to nine of each here, which is convenient for just about anyone; most local players would agree. 

Where to Stay in Lido Key

There’s no doubt that Lido Key is a paradise for golfers. You can stay on the island or take a short trip to the mainland to take advantage of some of Florida’s most well-loved courses. Once you’re done on the green, head back to your rental to freshen up for the rest of the day, or just take it easy. You’re on vacation, after all!

Rentals on Lido Key offered by Lido Key Vacations are your next “home away from home.” Come check us out; we have many kinds of amenities in our homes, which will make you feel like you’re right where you belong. Spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, pools (in certain rentals), full BBQ patio deck areas with grills and propane tank setups all ready to go, and even kitchens with every dish, pot, and appliance you could ask for.