Golf at Bradenton
Bradenton Country Club’s 1924 Classic Donald Ross designed course offers a challenge to golfers of all ages and abilities. The course was restored in 1999 by Ron Garl and recently renovated in 2018 by Hall of Famer Tony Jacklin, CBE.
The Club caps its membership at 300, so you never have to schedule a tee time in advance – you can play golf when you want to play golf!
A truly unique course, there are no interior roads or homes to disturb your game. Renowned as one of the country’s finest courses, it offers a challenge to golfers of all ages and abilities. Most recently, The Bradenton Herald’s People’s Choice Awards named it Best Private Golf Course in Manatee County (2015).
The Golf Course
The walking-friendly course features an exceptional array of manicured fairways with undulating greens of TifEagle. The greens are a mixture of TifEagle Bermuda, which provides smooth and firm putting surfaces that roll to an average stimpmeter speed of 11. The course has a yardage of 6,708 with a 72.7 rating and 130 slope.
Our golf course has played host to a number of FSGA championships throughout the years, including:
2013 Boys Junior Championship
2017 Senior Amateur Championship
2019 Women’s Senior Amateur Championship
2020 Girls Junior Championship
2020 Super Senior Championship
2020 Florida Women’s & Senior Open
2021 72nd Men’s 4-Ball Championship
Our Facilities & Programs
A favorite golf course of many, the Bradenton Country Club course and facilities have hosted many notable tournaments, including the U.S. Women’s Open Qualifier, and the Florida Men’s Amateur.
The driving range includes target greens for practicing your skills. In addition, private lessons and clinics are available from our professional golf staff.
On its way to becoming a top-100 golf shop, our expert merchandisers offer the latest fashions, best shoes, latest game improving equipment and unique accessories that every golfer wants and needs.
We work hard to provide our members with the best prices for the best golf products. Can’t find what you are looking for? Let our specialist golf buyer find it for you. We will match prices of any golf store and most online stores when possible.
Children and Grandchildren of members can also enjoy our great Junior Golf Program.
The Association’s mission is to offer a competitive outlet for men with games that provide fun and enjoyment while creating an enjoyable club experience and social atmosphere.
Male members gather together for single day and season long competitions. All male golf members are eligible to participate. No fees required to join the association.
MEN'S GOLF ASSOCIATION
BCC is dedicated to providing all of our membership interested in playing golf a friendly and welcoming environment. Tuesday is Ladies Day at BCC, and each play day is organized to provide the best and easiest experience for members of all skill levels. Each season, our WGA also hosts their own Member-Guests and other organized outings.
WOMEN'S GOLF ASSOCIATION
A quality country club experience involves many types of services provided by the golf staff. The staff’s mission is to make sure everyone who comes to the club for golf is well equipped and dressed, prepared for play, and instructed in the techniques to make the day fully enjoyable.
From custom club fitting to reciprocal privileges to golf outings and events, the golf professional staff of Bradenton Country Club is dedicated to providing exceptional experiences to all of its members and guests.
As golf members, we’ve experienced a challenging and extremely well maintained golf course. Great practice areas. Organized competition for women and men. Easy to walk 18 holes. Well run merchandise program including top selections for clothing and equipment. Welcoming members. Highly recommend to those looking for a challenging and comfortable venue.
In 1969, Jacklin burst onto the global golfing stage becoming the first British player to win The Open Championship in 18 years, winning by two strokes at Royal Lytham & St Annes. The following season he won his second major title, the U.S. Open by seven strokes on a windblown Hazeltine National Golf Club course.
Jacklin won eight events on the European Tour between its first season in 1972 and 1982. He also won tournaments in Europe prior to the European Tour era, and in the United States, South America, South Africa and Australia.
A genius at creating strategic challenges while retaining and enhancing the natural beauty of the land, Donald Ross understood the inseparable relationship between design and construction. His legacy is the foundation of golf’s Golden Age and his timeless designs continue to inspire players and architects alike to this day.
Ross was of common stock, making an adequate if unspectacular living. But all that changed when an American professor on a golf pilgrimage to the sport’s holy land invited him to come to the New World after an apprenticeship at St. Andrews to help spread the game’s gospel. Ross arrived in 1899 to build and run the Oakley Golf Club in the Boston area. The next year, he landed an assignment with the Tufts family on a property in North Carolina’s sandhills called Pinehurst.