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Once in a while, a community offers everything...perfect location, fine homes, striking natural beauty and a golf course that never loses its challenge. University Park Country Club.

Located on University Parkway, it is only minutes from I-75, the Sarasota/Bradenton Airport, wide sandy beaches, Sarasota's business and governmental centers, shopping, entertainment and the arts. Designed for a gracious but casual lifestyle, University Park Country Club celebrates nature and the best fruits of man's labor.

Sarasotans have recognized these distinctions. University Park Country Club won five first-place awards from Sarasota Herald-Tribune readers in 1992: Best Real Estate Development, Best Golf Course, Best Golf Course Community, Best Driving Range and Best Golf Pro (Mike Clayton). The Somerset model in the Hampton Green neighborhood also won the Grand Aurora Award from the Southeast Builder's Conference and the entire development won Manatee County's Good Planning Award of Excellence for 1991.

For those who know the developer of University Park, the awards are not surprising. This is a Pat Neal community. For 22 years, Patrick K. Neal has been building neighborhoods that please the most discriminating homebuyers. He's known for his commitment to preserving the land and his uncanny ability to blend canopies of oak and slash pine with striking architecture and now a championship golf course.

From the main entry, visitors can see the magnificent buildings that make up the University Park Country Club facilities. Brilliant blue tile roofs top off graceful buildings set amidst rolling green fairways. The 18-hole course has been designed by Ron Garl, "the Frank Lloyd Wright of golf." From the very first tee, golfers will be challenged. But with five sets of tees at each hole, the course allows for every caliber of player....novice to great, so no one will be left out of the game. Mike Clayton, the award-winning Master PGA Professional and originator of the "School of Relaxed Golf," oversees operations from the Pro Shop. He and his staff provide private and group lessons.

The golf course is the backdrop for the five distinguished neighborhoods in University Park. Each neighborhood possesses the benefits that can only be a product of a superb master planned development and yet, at the same time, each offers the comfort and closeness of living in a small community. The premier builders of Sarasota have been selected to build what is one of the finest collections of homes in a private golf community. Choose from grand estate homes, elegant single-family custom homes, spacious maintenance-free homes and paired patio homes. These are homes of elegant proportion and design, created with consummate craftsmanship and the attention to detail that is a hallmark of all Neal communities. Prices range from the $130s to $500,000.

University Park Country Club.

Close to nature.

Close to everything.

Close to perfect.
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Title Annotation:University Park Country Club; planned communities in University Park Country Club in Sarasota, Florida
Publication:Sarasota Magazine
Date:Feb 1, 1993
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