Golf Guide Near The Diplomat Resort

There are several things to consider when looking for the perfect vacation rental in Longboat Key, such as local wildlife, trendy restaurants, and, yes, golf courses! Golf is a favorite pastime, providing players with not only relaxation but the opportunity to enjoy some Florida sunshine! The Diplomat Resort is located in the heart of Longboat Key and provides the best location for all your wildlife, local attractions, delicious food, and golf needs! Check out our guide to the best golf courses for your stay at The Diplomat!

The Palms Golf Club at Forest Lakes

The Palms Golf Club at Forest Lakes is a new, semi-private golf course in Sarasota. It was designed by none other than Gordon Lewis, the most famous Florida golf course architect! Some of the notable features of this family-friendly course are:

  • Great for all skill levels
  • Areas only aquatic driving range
  • Five island greens
  • Class A PGA-level instruction

Manatee Golf Course

The Manatee Golf Course is a public 18-hole regulation course located in Bradenton, FL. This course was created in 1977 by Lane Marshall. Check out these course features:

  • From the Manatee’s longest tee it presents 6,747 yards of golf for a par of 72
  • Course rating: 71.6
  • Slope rating: 122
  • “Open to public” guest policy

IMG Academy Golf Club

The IMG Academy Golf Club is a semi-private course located in Bradenton, FL. This course is surrounded by the beauty of Sarasota Bay’s natural white sand beaches and ever-growing family homes. This course is only minutes away from the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. Some features of this golf club are:

  • Members have access to meeting rooms, fitness centers, spas, and private dining
  • The IMG Academy hosts a variety of programs like basketball and football throughout the year
  • 18-hole championship layout 
  • Country club setting

No matter your golf course preference, The Diplomat Resort provides the perfect vacation experience with its Longboat Key rentals! See Florida wildlife, while taking in local festivals and events between golf holes during your stay at The Diplomat Resort. Start planning the vacation you deserve with The Diplomat Resort.