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The Founders Club: Combining Nature and Wellness for an Invigorating Lifestyle

The Founders Club isn’t just a luxury home community with gorgeous homes located just  moments from the heart of the city.  It isn’t just a place to enjoy lunch or attend a themed dinner night in the 24,000-square-foot Golf Hall.  When you live in The Founders Club in Sarasota FL, you are opening the doors to an invigorating lifestyle filled with nature’s beauty and increased well-being with every day you spend in our boutique-style community.

A Natural Setting

The Founders Club community has exquisite views from all of its home sites

It starts with the more than 700 acres of picturesque lakes, nature preserves, and gently swaying stands of pines, palms, and 100 protected moss-covered oaks in our relaxing and luxuriously natural setting.  The land that makes up The Founders Club has been carefully designed to embrace nature, combining lush natural landscape with curved streets wrapped around tree lined vistas.  The vibrancy of The Founders Club can be found not only in the landscape, but also in the variety of birds and wildlife that take residence here and complement the beautiful surroundings.  Take a walk on the miles of brick paver walking paths that wind their way through  the foliage and experience the beauty firsthand, and every day if you’d like.

One would think that a natural setting such as this would be away from the city, 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.  

A Fitness Goal for Wellness

Tennis at The Founders Club in Sarasota, FL

The Founders Club won’t just increase your overall well-being the natural surroundings, even though just being in nature every day can produce “sustained increases in happiness, health, connection to nature, and pro-nature behaviours,” according to a study conducted by BBC Earth.  Our golf and country club community also increases well-being with a dynamic fitness center, hosting many fitness classes, like pilates, yoga, and, dance, where you can get a good workout while spending time with friends and neighbors.  The fitness center also features state-of-the-art equipment if you prefer to focus on your workout with weights, cardio machines, and other heart-pumping machines.  

Aside from the indoor fitness activities, The Founders Club also features Har-Tru tennis courts, basketball courts, and sand volleyball courts, as well as miles of pavered walkways found throughout the community.  Members also work up a sweat on our Robert Trent Jones, Jr.-designed 18-hole golf course, albeit during a friendly game between friends or during one of our men’s, women’s, and couples’ events.   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 also allows members to take 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.

Luxury Homes With a View of Nature

london bay homes designs their custom homes to complement the gorgeous natural surroundings found at The Founders club

You don’t have to take a stroll throughout the grounds to get a glimpse of nature.  The Founders Club features 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 home sites the ideal place to purchase or build your luxury custom home and delve into your natural surroundings.

Our preferred Sarasota home builders will work with you to ensure your home features the best design to take advantage of your views, providing expert architectural and design assistance every step of the way.  Pocketing sliding glass doors, large transom windows, and exquisite outdoor living spaces are just some of the ways they can ensure you make the most of the beautiful nature that is all around you.

Download our brochure to learn more about The Founders Club and the many ways you can experience an invigorating lifestyle with picturesque views and natural elegance, and the gorgeous custom homes that complement the two.

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