Whether you enjoy hitting the greens, taking a few laps in the pool, or just dining at an exclusive restaurant, there are many luxury amenities that prospective residents take into consideration when searching for the dream home they hope will provide years of happiness. If you have chosen to make Sarasota, FL your future place of residence or have decided your current Sarasota home no longer meets your needs, we’re sure you will find all of the amenities you desire at our boutique-style country club community. Here are just a few reasons you’ll be sure to find your favorite luxury home community amenity at The Founders Club.
A Clubhouse Where Everyone Knows Your Name and the Food is Delicious
The Clubhouse is the social hub of any luxury home community, but the professional and courteous staff at the 24,000 square foot Golf Hall ensures everyone has a wonderful time while dining, having a quick drink, or taking part in the many activities on the full social calendar of events. This heightened sense of camaraderie was one of the original goals of the community and they have succeeded in maintaining it a standard because of their friendly residents. Humberto and Deborah Vainieri, residents of The Founders Club for close to 10 years, attribute this to the similarities residents and members share.
“For whatever reason, we seem to attract similar-minded people; a lot of retirees and families; a nice mix of people. Everyone gets along. There’s a camaraderie here. It’s not just friendly, it’s welcoming. When there’s someone new to the club, the majority will make an effort to make them feel comfortable and welcome.”
This camaraderie makes it easy to change your dinner plans from a dinner for two to a family-style banquet table for eight, and who wouldn’t want to with the delicious dining options available. The Club’s fine dining room offers an elegant setting for a luxurious dining experience, while the bar and grille and outdoor verandah overlooking an oak hammock and the 18th green provide a casual atmosphere for a delectable lunch. However you choose to dine, our culinary team always brings the freshest and finest food to the table with a goal of creating great, memorable dishes for residents.
Aside from the food, there is plenty to do at The Founders Club’s Golf Hall, including wine tastings, gourmet kitchen and cooking classes, luxury auto and boating showcases, monthly mixers, and many more fine living programs planned by the friendly staff members. There are even themed-dinner and Bingo nights for some casual fun with friends.
A Place for Wellness: Fitness, Golf, and More
Maybe you’re a fitness expert or maybe you haven’t lifted a weight since your grandchild came into town; regardless of your fitness level, The Founders Club has a regime that will motivate you to be the best you can be. The fitness center hosts many fitness classes, like pilates, yoga, and, dance, while the fitness facility features state-of-the-art equipment if you want to put on some headphones and work out alone. If you would like to take your workout outdoors, The Founders Club offers Har-Tru tennis courts, basketball courts, and sand volleyball courts, as well as miles of pavered walkways found throughout the community’s 700 acres.
As part of the social calendar, the Golf Hall also host men’s, women’s, and couples’ events on the Robert Trent Jones, Jr.-designed 18-hole golf course. During the golf events, camaraderie is encouraged by having everyone sign up individually and allowing The Founders Golf and Social Club to pick the pairings! This allows members to get to know each other while doing something they love. The golf program at The Founders Club is also stellar in that members can spend their days taking advantage of the area’s only traditional caddie program, two putting greens, a recently enlarged driving range and remodeled short game area, and state-of-the-art TrackMan radar technology offered through Florida Golf Performance Center. The Founders Club Learning Center is also equipped with FlightScope for custom fitting and best quality instruction by our PGA Professionals. Since membership is limited to just 275 people, members can enjoy year-round golf with no tee-times required.
After you’ve reached your optimum heart rate, you can always schedule a massage through the fitness center or take part in the stretching programs, You can even ask for the masseur to come to your house so you can enjoy your spa experience at home.
A Natural Location Close to It All
The Founders Club features 700 acres of picturesque lakes, nature preserves, and gently swaying stands of pines, palms, and 100 protected moss-covered oaks for a relaxing and luxuriously natural setting. There is also a variety of birds and wildlife that take residence in our boutique style community and complement the glorious surroundings. You would think that a natural location such as this would be away from the many benefits of city living, but The Founders Club is conveniently located just minutes from I-75, a vibrant downtown area, and world-class, award-winning beaches, as well as just one exit away from the high-end shopping at the Mall at University Town Center with 880,000 square feet of retail space featuring Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Dillard’s, and more than 100 stores and restaurants.
This perfect combination of natural surroundings and nearby city life is enhanced by the luxury custom homes and home sites at The Founders Club. Here, luxury meets nature through quality custom homes by The Founders Club’s preferred Sarasota home builders and 262 over-sized home sites ranging from half acre to one acre with lake, nature preserves, wetlands, or golf course views. With the generously sized home sites, you’ll often get views of all four, making this the perfect combination of luxury, style, and natural living.
Finding the perfect luxury home community for you and your family takes time, but you may just be able to find it all, including your favorite luxury amenities, at The Founders Club. Download our brochure to learn more about The Founders Club or schedule your tour to see all that The Founders Club has to offer.