The Founders Club

Sarasota, Florida

Founders Club Real Estate


Located in Sarasota – the most cultural-rich community in Florida – The Founders Club has the unique distinction of being a traditional private golf and social club. With 700 verdant acres of flora and fauna, it is just minutes away from world class beaches, great shopping and fine dining.

Accessible only to its 275 members, their families and guests, The Founders Club is an exclusive golf and country club community. The Robert Trent Jones, Jr. designed golf course, 24,000 square foot community clubhouse and Golf Hall are the focal points of this community.


The Founders Club at a Glance:


Of the 262 home-sites within the community, only a limited number of the properties are currently on the market. Houses within this community have the Spanish influences for which Florida homes are so famous. Properties include single family and luxury custom estate homes ranging in price from $900K to $3.5 million.

The best way to get to know The Founders Club is to experience this intimate golf and social club community firsthand. For those interested in making The Founders Club a permanent fixture in their life, call Founders Club member and resident specialist Don Carroll at +1 (941) 539-2132 to schedule a tour.


• Services:

  • A full calendar of social, wellness and sport activities.
  • Monthly mixers, concerts, wine tastings and dances.
  • A walking club, tennis instruction and a variety of fitness classes.
  • Personalized programs including weekly games, clinics, stretching programs and massage.
  • The Tartan Guest Experience – experienced staff of the club assist interested guests in making arrangements for area accommodations and transportation in addition to indulging in all the amenities the club has to offer.


• Real Estate:
The 700-acre community at The Founders Club offers privacy that only a gated community can offer. Only 262 homes will be built within the community with only a limited number of those currently on the market. Houses range in size from 3,000 square foot modern single family homes classified as Golf Cottages – some with Spanish influences – to almost 7,000 square foot Spanish-inspired villas for which Florida is so well known. The villas are a part of the community’s Reserve Collection and Estate Homes. Most properties sit on half an acre or more which adds to the private feel of the community. Property prices range from $900,000 to $3.5 million.

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• Membership:
Residents can choose between equity golf and equity social membership with 80% of equity deposit refundable. Non-Equity Memberships are available to Non-Residents. Corporate and Young Professionals Memberships may also be available*

  • Equity Golf Membership:
    Deposit: $25,000*
  • Equity Social Membership
    Deposit : $7,500*

For further membership information call General Manager Hugh O’Donnell at +1 (941)371-9720


• Golf:

  • The 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., who utilized the natural untamed landscape to create contours which follow that of conventional Scottish Links course.
  • A 72-par 7,094-yard course provides golfers with an exhilarating game where the fairway is groomed and the outlying landscape provides views of the lakes and wetlands.
  • A “core” design means none of the course is disturbed by roads and homes sit back far enough from the fairway as to enjoy the view but not be disrupted by the game.
  • The caddie program at this club allows members the ability to play a game at their leisure with no required tee times.
  • A high-tech indoor and outdoor teaching facility and golf shop allows members the ability to receive help from seasoned professionals and stock up on appropriate gear.
  • A custom fitting program is offered to members so that they may have their swing analyzed to optimize their driver performance.
  • Swing clinics, weekly games for the Men’s and Ladies’ clubs and Nine and Dine program are available.


• Tennis:

  • Two Har-Tru tennis courts lit for night time play.
  • Professional on-site staff provides instruction and maintain a full-time schedule for the club’s tennis enthusiasts.
  • Basketball and sand volleyball courts.


• Fitness:

  •  Personal trainers and fitness classes
  •  Dieticians and massage therapists,
  •  State-of-the-art fitness center located in Golf Hall
  •  Yoga classes
  •  Strength training
  •   A Walking Club
  •   Massage therapy


• Chldren/Youth Programs:
An assortment of fun activities can be found for children at both Golf Hall and the lakeside community recreation center. Events, clubs and programs like the Kids Club and the Junior Golf Program are available through Golf Hall. The Founders Kids Fitness and Fun program, social room, family activity center and picnic areas are all available at the lakeside community recreation center.


• Shopping:
A variety of shopping experiences await the dedicated shoppers just a stone throw away from The Founders Club. Unique boutique and specialty shops as well as an assortment of dining establishments can be found at St. Armands Circle including Olivia Fashions, Nautical North and Naples Soap Company. Only a few miles away from The Founders Club is The Mall at University Town Center, which features anchors Dillard’s, Macy’s, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Sarasota also has two Westfield Mall establishments which service the community. The Westfield Sarasota Square has retailers like Buckle and Jos. A. Banks while Westfield Southgate has Ann Taylor and Baby Gap.


• Area Attractions:

  • Siesta Key Beach – Voted #1 Beach in the Country and #2 in the World
  • Lido Key Beach
  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
  • St. Armand’s Circle
  • John and Mable Ringling Museum of the Arts
  • Historic Asolo Theater
  • Van Wezel Performing Arts Center
  • Sarasota Opera House
  • Mote Marine Laboratory


*All information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified. Provided subject to error, changes & availability.

Proudly Recognized As:
Named one of America’s top 100 Premier Properties**
One of America’s Top 100 Golf Course Communities***
Home of the Annual Fisk & Friends Celebrity Charity Golf Tournament


Best Known For:
“Intimate Golf and Social Club Community”
Private Elegant and Friendly Lifestyle
Beautiful Natural Landscape
Luxurious Amenities and Way of Life
World Renowned Golf Course Design
Perfect Location Nearby World Famous Gulf Beaches
Ideal Custom Event Venue
Outstanding Fitness and Wellness Programs
Sarasota’s only Traditional Caddie Program
Reciprocal Partnership with Sarasota Yacht Club


24,000 Sq.Ft. Grand Clubhouse
18 Hole Signature Robert T Jones Jr Golf Course
2 Har Tru Tennis Courts Lit For Night Play
Multiple Casual and Fine Dining Venues
Golf Shop and High-Tech Training Facility
State-of-the-Art Fitness Center
Basketball and Volleyball Courts
Locker Rooms and Bag Storage
Lounges and Meeting Areas
Recreation Center and Picnic Pavilion
Banquet and Wedding Facilities
Paved Walking Trails


The Founders Club
3800 Golf Hall Drive Sarasota FL 34240

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Don Carroll
Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

Phone: +1 (941) 539-2132

Email: Click Here

Founders Club Resident Real Estate Specialist

The Founders Club - Golf Course Home and Real Estate - Sarasota, Florida





Private Golf and Social Club Community
700 Acres in Sarasota Florida

Home Facts:
262 Homes

Single Family and Luxury Estate Homes

Homes from $900K-$3.5 Million

Founders Club Real Estate


Club Membership*:
Private Membership Club
2 Membership Types – Golf and Social

Optional Equity Membership
Only 275 Golf Memberships

Equity Golf Membership:
Deposit: $25,000*

Equity Social Membership*
Deposit: $7,500*


Initial Deposit is Refundable
Non-Equity and Corporate Memberships Available
Non-Equity Memberships are only available to Non-Residents


 Founders Club Golf Community