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Create a Lifestyle All Your Own at The Founders Club in Sarasota, FL

The luxury home community in which you reside is just as important as the home you build within its gates and at The Founders Club, its location, the versatility of its luxury amenities, and its lush natural surroundings allow you to customize your lifestyle as well as your home.

Planners for new home communities need to be creative and forward thinking when developing their communities, remembering to take inventory of the lifestyles found within their target market and incorporating the luxury amenities that speak to those lifestyles.  Every necessary measure was taken to ensure prospective homeowners would feel at home within the gates of this Sarasota luxury community, so whether you want to spend your days lounging on the beach, hoping for par on a signature golf course, or enjoying great food and good company in a clubhouse, The Founders Club in Sarasota, FL has something for you.

The Social Butterfly

If you’re the type of person that is liked by everyone and is always ready to have a good time, you’ll love the clubhouse’s full calendar of social, sport, and wellness activities.  Our 24,00-square-foot Golf Hall hosts many events throughout the month and reservations in our dining rooms can be made for two, but after arriving, you may find yourself seated in a table of eight enjoying food, drinks, and fun.  This is especially true if you join the Golf and Social Club during one of its themed dinner nights or Bingo and Trivia Nights.  Other substantial events held at the Golf and Social Club include a Halloween hayride through the community in October, a holiday shopping event and tree-lighting ceremony in December, and a Santa Brunch right around the holidays.

Residents attribute the excellent community camaraderie to the welcoming atmosphere of the community and the similar-minded people that reside there.  For residents at this Sarasota luxury community, a social circle just comes naturally.

The Golfer

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Did you move to Florida so you can spend your days soaking up the sun and improving your golf game?  If so, you came to the right place.  Our community’s Robert Trent Jones, Jr. golf course is as dramatic as it is rewarding, designed to take its cues from the natural landscape surrounding it. Get tee times on your own terms with memberships limited to just 275 and no tee times required to enjoy a round of golf.  The Founders Golf and Social Club also offers Sarasota, FL’s only traditional caddie program and members have access to practice and training facilities consisting of two putting greens, a short game area, and state-of-the-art TrackMan radar technology through the Florida Golf Performance Center, as well as a Flight Scope system.  Once you’re ready to hit the greens, you can challenge yourself and your opponents in the different men’s, women’s, and couples’ golf events held.  There is also a well-stocked golf shop with a friendly, professional staff and fully equipped men’s and women’s locker facilities with generous lounge areas to make you feel at home before and after your exhilarating golf games. 

The City Slicker

The location of your luxury home community is important and our Sarasota luxury community is perfect for achieving the best of both worlds.  Just minutes from I-75, a vibrant downtown area, and world-class beaches, The Founders Club allows residents to be close enough to enjoy the benefits of city living, but far enough away to be free of the hustle and bustle associated with them.  In this prime location, Founders Club residents can escape to the award-winning beaches found along the Sarasota Keys, enjoy ultimate shopping pleasure in St. Armands Circle and finish the night captivated by the sights and sounds of the arts and culture scene in the area.

Residents can also revel in shopping bliss at the Mall at University Town Center, where shopping is made easy with 880,000 square feet of retail space featuring Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's, Dillard’s, and more than 100 stores and restaurants. Downtown Sarasota also boasts the shopping pleasures of St. Armands Circle, where exclusive shops, galleries, and exotic boutiques line the streets.

The Beach Bum

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Love the beach, but don't exactly want to live by the water?  Our luxury home community is located moments away from the award-winning beaches of the Sarasota Keys, including Siesta Key Beach.  Siesta Key was named the #1 beach in the U.S. by coastal expert Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, Dr. Beach and Director of Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research.  Siesta Key took the number one sport in a poll of the top 10 beaches of the USA because of its powdery sand and clean blue-colored water, as well as its topographical characteristics and beach activities.

Siesta Key isn't the only beach in Sarasota, FL; our big little city has more than 40 miles of coastline and you’ll find the best beaches on the six barrier islands just off the coast in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Artist

When it comes to art and culture, residents of Sarasota can take their pick of a long list of entertainment venues and organizations to stretch their artistic muscles.  The Sarasota Orchestra, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, the Sarasota Ballet, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, the Sarasota Players, the Art Center Sarasota, and many more organizations are just waiting to delight and entertain you year-round.  These venues also don't include the many galleries located throughout the historic streets of Sarasota, FL.

The Fitness Enthusiast

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Prospective homeowners wanting to live an active and healthy lifestyle can do so with the golf and country club community's fitness facility featuring state-of-the-art equipment as well as a variety of fitness classes like Yoga, dance classes, or Pilates to help keep members fit and healthy.  You can also spend your days on the Har-Tru tennis courts, the basketball courts, the sand volleyball courts, or playing a round or two on the Robert Trent Jones, Jr. golf course.  You can also enjoy a peaceful stroll with friends on the miles of paved walkways throughout the lush landscape.

The Nature Lover

While you’re taking a stroll through the community, be sure to keep an eye out for the furry and feathered friends that call our Sarasota luxury community home.  With 700 beautifully landscaped acres filled with picturesque lakes and gently swaying stands of pines, palms, and moss-covered oaks, the nature lover in you is bound to see flora or fauna on your peaceful walks or runs in the community.  Our city is also filled with nature centers and neighborhoods that are set away from the confines of the city so you can enjoy everything nature has to offer, including the Mote Marine Laboratory (a marine rescue, research facility, and aquarium), the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, and the Sarasota Jungle Gardens.

The Homebody

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There’s nothing wrong with staying in to enjoy the beautiful luxury custom home you’ve designed and built for yourself.  If you’d rather get wrapped up in a blanket to watch a movie or even binge-watch the latest trending show than get all dressed up to enjoy a night out on the town, then you’re welcome to do so.  You can be sure your luxury home is just what you need when you build with our five preferred Sarasota home builders.  Ddesign and build a home that speaks to your distinct tastes and unique personalities with London Bay Homes, Roy Dupois’ Anchor BuildersLee Wetherington HomesNelson Homes, and Nutter Custom Construction.  Our Sarasota luxury community currently has luxury model homes, fully-customizable floor plans, and one-of-a-kind home opportunities to ensure you end up with the home of your dreams.

The golf and country club community features only 262 home sites and each is generously sized to adequately furnish your dream home and is also surrounded by lake views, nature preserves, wetlands, a golf course, or often all four.  When you choose to build your dream home in The Founders Club, you can be sure you’ll find an aesthetic all your own in a peaceful luxury home community.

Customize Your Lifestyle at The Founders Club

If you find that more than one of these activities pertains to you, don’t box yourself in to just one type of lifestyle.  Enjoy every aspect of your personality with a city filled with places to go and things to see and the many luxury amenities available at The Founders Club, where it all comes together and lasts a lifetime.

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