Residents, members, and guests of The Founders Club enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of celebration at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new driving range.
Champagne was flowing and golf clubs were swinging as guests took their turn trying out the 10 new tees set up at the now 32-tee course. Overall, the driving range was made wider and deeper with more areas for members and guests to use on the practice end and the teaching end, further enhancing The Founders Club’s practice and training facilities. The Founders Club golf community in Sarasota already offers two putting greens, a short game area and state-of-the-art TrackMan radar technology through the Florida Golf Performance Center. Chris Adams, The Founders Club’s head golf professional, is also available to assist members and residents with their game, utilizing his more than 14 years’ experience in the field.
Adams is excited about the new range, adding that this is the second enhancement made to the Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed golf course this year: The Founders Club just finished replacing the traditional Bermuda grass with sprigs of Florida-friendly Celebration, a deep blue-green Bermuda species repeatedly named the top turf for wear tolerance and recovery and drought resistance.
At The Founders Golf and Social Club, membership is limited to just 275 members, allowing the golf community to enjoy year-round golf with no tee time required. Golfers can also take advantage of the fact that The Founders Club has Sarasota’s only traditional caddie program.