Plantation Golf & Country Club
- 500 Rockley Boulevard
Conveniently located on Florida’s southwest coast near the charming city of Venice, Plantation Golf & Country Club is just minutes away from spectacular Gulf beaches and nearby Sarasota.
Serene natural views and sparkling fountain-sprayed lakes set the tone for an inspired day of golf at the beautiful Venice, Florida golf courses at Plantation Golf and Country Club. Our Ron Garl designed 36 championship holes of golf in Southwest Florida feature two distinctive layouts:
The Bobcat (opened 1982)
The Panther (opened 1987)
Maintained year round, Plantation’s courses are perfect for those who demand the finest playing conditions. This commitment to excellence puts Plantation among the greatest private golf courses in Florida and the proud home for the LPGA Annual Tour Qualifier (their first event was held at Plantation September 1988). Also check out Symetra Tour for LPGA updates.
The Bobcat golf course is honestly one of the finest 18 hole tracks in golf. The Bobcat was once recognized in the top 50 nationally. A wonderfully flowing course in the classic Ron Garl, Florida design. It has been said that more earth was moved to create the rolling hills of the Bobcat than any other course in Florida. Host to the annual LPGA Tour Qualifier and our annual Celebrity Golf Classic, the grand reputation of the Bobcat lives on and grows in stature each year as continual enhancements and modern playability standards shape her future. Certainly one of the best conditioned and maintained southern courses.
The Panther course was opened for play in 1987. Ron Garl also designed this compliment to the Bobcat to be distinctly different in look and presentation to players. Unique to the original design were many fairway pot bunkers and several sharp dogleg holes. While this track is not quite as long as it's counterpart, the Bobcat, it is definitely more tricky. Architect Stephen Key produced a renovation here in 1999. through that effort the greens complexes were enlarged, made more undulating, included more dramatic bunkering and installed the new TifEagle bermuda grass for a more durable surface and certainly quicker putting surfaces. Holes #12 through #15 are referred to as the "Panther's Claw" and for deserving reasons. Plantation hosts the annual LPGA Tour Qualifier and each year the shorter Panther course averages at least on shot more difficult than the Bobcat.