Golf at IMG

Home to the IMG Academy golf students, the natural beauty of IMG Academy Golf Club is both rivaled and complimented by a great golf experience. The Golf Club features an 18-hole championship golf course, multiple practice areas, grille room and bar, as well as a fitness room that provides an array of fitness and cardio equipment. It is a true test for low handicap players, and also eminently playable for high handicappers who consider it extremely fair, yet challenging. 

Opened in 1972 as a private country club, the original course was a 6,673 yard, par 72 layout. Slender pines, majestic oaks and native foliage along with scenic lakes, provide and extremely playable and enjoyable golfing experience set amidst natural Florida habitat. 

In 2003, the course was lengthened to 6,855 from the back tees, with a spectacular "island" green for No. 10. TifEagle was planted on greens and TifSport on the fairways, tees and rough, creating an all-around "new course fee: for our members and guests. Most recently, we have renovated our short-game practice area, enhancing our multiple practice areas for members and guests. 

Our Bar and Grille Room offers a panoramic view of the Sarasota Bay extending into our event and banquet room. This view provides a memorable dining Bayside experience, while enjoying the beautiful Southwest Florida sunsets. 
To book a tee time online, please click here or contact us at 941-758-1464. Come play amongst the champions!


Dear Jeff,

I really don't know where to start to thank you for helping us make out golf outing such a success. Even with only 52 golfers we were able to make a very nice donation to both the youth group and church. Of course, we weren't shy about asking for the money for every possible thing we could think of. Another great moneymaker was the putting contest. It was such a big hit several played it more than once.

I'm sure you know that you have an exceptional staff of people working for you, from the top on down. Your pro, Rob, was so easy to work with and Charlie and the entire staff were pleasant, polite and helpful no matter what we asked them to do. We really appreciated the staff shuttling us back and forth and also collecting all the items after we finished golf, including our coolers, scissors, and proximity and sponsor signs. No other club has done that for us.

And the dining room..... special people, special service, and very wonderful food. Everyone's comments were positive, including Fr. Joe. ( He said his beef was excellent.) Not being a fan of buffets, he was nevertheless impressed as were the other priests.

However, all of that comes down to this: if you didn't work so hard at what you do and weren't such a well liked boss, you would never have the people working for you be the way they are. So, take credit, Jeff. We couldn't have done it without you. Thank you for everything. I'll look forward to discussing next year's plans with you.

Sincerely, Pat Peters Our lady Queen of Martyrs Golf Outing

Dear Jeff,

I want to express my personal gratitude to you and to IMG Academy for the outstanding help and professional assistance your provided to Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish in its recent Golf Outing.

Throughout the entire process, Pat Peters constantly mentioned the names of Jeff Parsons and Rob Robertson as two of the most efficient and helpful gentlemen that she had met in the course planning and carrying out her role as Director of Golf Outing. Your name was a constant in her meetings with me as one who could not do enough to see that our event was the best it could be. AND IT WAS!

I had hoed to see you ad thank you personally at the dinner, but a wave was all that I was able to muster. But this letter, not only gives you my "special blessing", but also my heartfelt gratitude for your kindnesses to Pat and to our committee and to Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish Golf Outing.

I look forward to personally thanking you for your assistance and, hopefully, repeating out relationship in the future with more activities at the IMG Academy Golf Club

Yours truly,

Joseph F Connolly, TOR Pastor

Hi, Rob,

That was such a great thank you letter. I passed it on to all my committee members, including Father Joe. We were all very impressed with the wonderful service you gave us. The best I've ever encountered in all my years on the golf committee, and we have been to many courses in the area. I intended to send a thank you to both you and Jeff, but was quite sick the last few days and just wasn't able to. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to find us back with you next year. We'll know more in the fall and will be in touch.

Thanks again for all your wonderful help.

Pat I am firmly convinced that John Williams sleeps at the country club. As i drive over for a very early tee time with my headlights on, he is there ready to take my clubs out of my car, and on to a cart. That cart area runs as smooth as it does because of him, and he never refuses a baked treasure from my kitchen. He has a unique relationship with both members and outsiders, and takes his job seriously. He is like a permanent fixture that we see each day, and always has a positive thing to say about our upcoming golf round. He is a gift with a great sense of humor.

~ Susan and Arthur Thevenin

On behalf of the Ed France Family-Thanks for helping us with the arrangements for the big 9-0! Please extend our thanks to Kasey, Terry, Mark, Candy, and anyone else who had a hand in the evening. We always have a great time together and "The Club" is one of our favorite places to be

~Karen France

Charlie and John are the best, always a can do attitude, warm welcoming smiles and a nice to see you and always a thank you. Mary Lou and I always feel welcome and appreciate their dedication and hard work on behalf of IMG. They truly represent the qualities that IMG seeks in their employees.

~ Paul and Mary Lou Boso

Working with Donna Cripe has just been delightful. Planning menus for the 18 Hole Ladies League isn't always easy. Her goal is to please everyone so that they will have a positive luncheon experience. Well, Donna has stepped right up to the plate and has done it!! We've had two positive experiences, and we're anxiously awaiting the time to plan our closing luncheon. Her ideas have been excellent and well received by the ladies. It's not an easy job, but she is working very hard, and she actually makes it look so easy. Way to go, Donna.!!!

~ Susan Thevenin

When Manasota SOLVE held their annual golf tournament at IMG, Jeff Parsons, General Manager, and his staff, took care of all our needs from start to finish, including welcoming us, assisting us where to park and where to drop off our bags. Our hot buffet luncheon was excellent and the dining staff was efficient and friendly. So many of our golfers were impressed with the overall arrangements and the condition of the golf course, that they stated if we returned to IMG, they would be there and would bring a friend!

Since everything met or exceeded our expectations, we went ahead and booked our 2012 tournament at IMG! Their expertise made our event flow and a great time was had by all!

Frances Wolff Golf Chairman

Charlie has on more then one occasion provided me and my golf league excellent service above what I normally receive at most area courses, to the extent he call me with available tee time and inquires of any special need of our league. He always responses promptly and follows through as necessary to make our outings most present. Beyond your posting Charlie to the page, I request you thank him for me and our players. If we lived in the Bradenton area most of my guys would gladly join IMG.

Best Regards, Jim Ostrander, Treasure Island, FL

What can you say about Charlie in the Pro Shop--he is an asset to his profession. You are always greeted with a smile, and if you are having a problem, he is right there with assistance. He is genuinely interested in you as a person, shows compassion, ans is a very good listener, with a good sense of humor. We are very lucky to have him in our pro shop.

~ Susan and Arthur Thevenin

We recently played as a foursome at IMG. My sister s rental car key somehow fell down into the golf cart. The staff was fantastic and spent 10 minutes trying to extricate the keys. They even offered to put our bags on another cart so we could make out tee time, while they would continue to get the key. After many tries they were able to get the keys out !! We were very grateful and impressed with the level of customer service we received. Kudos to your staff.

~ Celeste Burdick