and the Sara Bay Country Club
One of the areas nicest bay side communities, only minutes from downtown Sarasota, Whitfield Estates offers both waterfront and golf course homes. Established back in the 1920's, Whitdield estate was the first Sarasota golfing community built along the fairways of what is now the Sara Bay Country Club just north of Sarasota, with Sarasota mailing addresses, yet actually
located right on the southern edge of Manatee County. Real estate was booming when Donald Ross, the foremost golf-course architect of the 1920's, designed the golf course for Whitfield Estates Country Club (now known as the Sara Bay Country Club). Famous golfer Bobby Jones was hired to promote sales.
Residents of Whitfield Estate / Sara Bay Country club enjoy proximity to the attractions of both Sarasota and Bradenton FL as well as conveninet access to the municpial airport.
Whitfield Estates offers a wide variety of Spanish-Mediterranean and Old-Florida ranch-style homes, in a various sizes to meet the needs of young families, young professionals, and active retirees.
This private community offers homes on the golf course in the $150,000 to $400,000 range, while homes on the canal begin in the low $200,000 range and rise to over $3 million for new bayfront homes.
Members of Sara Bay Country Club enjoy the unique combination of heritage, camaraderie, and an exceptional golfing experience. Features which set Sara Bay apart are: pace of play (rounds rarely take more than four hours), the course is very walker-friendly and walking is unrestricted, conditioning, the course is consistantly in excellent condition.