Longboat Key Club is a 410-acre
resort and private membership golf and tennis club located on the island
of Longboat Key, just off the mainland of Sarasota, Florida. The Resort
and Islandside Golf Course property is bordered on the west by the Gulf of
Mexico and the Harbourside Golf Course property by Sarasota Bay on the
east. Longboat Key Club is owned and operated by Shannon Resort & Club
Group, Inc. - President W. Shane Eagan and Executive Vice President Tom
Longboat Key is approximately 8 miles from the Sarasota-Bradenton Airport
and 60 miles from the Tampa Airport, which are both served by most major
airlines. Air charter service is also available, as well as limousine
service to and from the airport.
The Resort at Longboat Key Club consists of 232 graciously-appointed
condominium suites with dramatic views of the Gulf of Mexico, a serene
lagoon or golf course fairways. Guest Rooms come complete with one
king-size or two twin beds, a dressing area, refrigerator with ice maker
and balcony ( 415 square feet). Club Suites have one king-size bed in a
spacious living/sleeping area, a queen-size sleeper sofa, plus a fully
equipped kitchen with washer/dryer, dressing room and balcony (650 square
feet). One-Bedroom Suites feature a private master bedroom with one
king-size bed and dressing area. The suite includes a large living room
with queen-size sleeper sofa, complete kitchen, washer/dryer, dining area
and balcony (815 square feet). Two-Bedroom Suites have a king-size bed in
the master bedroom and two twin beds in the guest bedroom. The bedrooms
include dressing areas and are separated by a large living room, with
queen-size sleeper sofa, complete kitchen, washer/dryer, dining area and
balcony (1260 square feet). Deluxe Two-Bedroom Suites are the most
luxurious and expansive of The Resort's accommodations. They offer an
oversized living room, with queen-size sleeper sofa, balcony and kitchen,
plus all the features of the two-bedroom suite (1750 square feet).
Islandside Course, on the south end of Longboat Key at The Resort, The
Islandside Golf Course offers 18-hole championship golf in a lush tropical
setting. Designed by Bill Mitchell and opened for play in 1960, this 6,792
yard, par 72 "watery challenge" is bordered by the Gulf of
Mexico on the west. During construction of this barrier island golf
course, canals were dredged bringing water hazards into play on all 18
holes. All of the greens, sand traps, and cart paths were renovated in
1994. Greens were planted with Tifdwarf grass. 5,000 palm trees and pink
and white blooming Oleanders line the fairways and canals making it one of
Florida's most beautiful and challenging golf courses.
Harbourside Course opened for play in 1982. Harbourside
consists of three nine-hole courses designed by Willard Byrd of Atlanta.
The Red Course is 3,323 yards; the White Course, 3,426 yards; and the Blue
Course, 3,386 yards. The championship layout provides a completely
different golf experience from the Islandside Course. Bordered by Sarasota
Bay to the east, the course plays through virgin stands of live oak, sabal
palm, strangler fig, palmetto, fiddleleaf palm, Washingtonian palm and
Both Islandside and Harbourside courses are PGA approved.
Each course has its own driving range and large fully-stocked pro shops
featuring expansive selections of golf fashions and equipment. "Golf
Magazine" has awarded The Resort at Longboat Key Club its Silver
Medal once again for 1995/1996.
Private lessons and group clinics are available, and PGA-certified pros
are available to organize tournament play at either of the two courses.
Each course offers a clubhouse facility with indoor/outdoor dining and
beverage service. Locker rooms are equipped with lounge areas, showers,
sauna, television, and an attendant on duty for towels and shoe cleaning.
Bag/club storage is complimentary. Golf club rental is available at both
The Golf School is designed for players who are serious
about lowering their scores. Computerized swing analysis, group and
individual lessons, club fitting and repair are available. The Director of
Golf is W. David Matthews, Jr.
Tennis Center is located along the aquamarine waters of The Resort's quiet
lagoon. The center has 18 Har-Tru courts, six of which are lighted for
night play, and a fully-equipped pro shop offering a large selection of
designer tennis clothing and tennis equipment. Tennis is offered on a
complimentary basis to guests of The Resort.
Harbourside Tennis Center has 20 Har-Tru courts and a fully
stocked Tennis Pro Shop.
U.S.T.P.A. resident professionals offer private and semi-private lessons,
as well as daily strokes and strategies clinics.
Director of Tennis: John Wood
Offered on a complimentary basis to guests, The Resort's
4,000 square foot Fitness Centre is a state of the art workout facility
comprised of three areas. The first is equipped with a full circuit Body
Masters weight training equipment, Stairmaster PT 4000 stairclimbers,
stationary bikes, Quinton treadmills, and Concept Two rowers.
The second area is the free weight room that features Smith machines,
benches, and dumbbells. In the third area, aerobic, fitness and yoga
classes are taught on a shock absorbing Aerobafloor. Personal trainers are
on staff to motivate and guide guests during their workout.
Massage therapy treatment rooms, steam rooms and locker rooms are adjacent
to the Fitness Centre. A professional staff of licensed massage therapists
provide a variety of massage techniques both in the massage rooms and in
the privacy of The Resort's guest suites.
Resort at Longboat Key Club boasts 500 feet of beautiful white-sand beach
on the Gulf of Mexico, which offers an opportunity for sunbathing,
swimming or discovering some of the many unusual shells for which the Gulf
is known. The beach services staff offers double lounges with umbrellas,
Hobie Cats, rafts, umbrellas, bicycles, aqua cycles, boogie boards, sea
kayaks and snorkeling gear.
A large swimming pool overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. A
ten-person Jacuzzi is adjacent to the main pool.
A bicycle, jogging, and beading path runs the 9-1/2 mile
length of Longboat Key and begins at the entrance to Longboat Key Club.
Rental bicycles are available at The Resort. Rollerblade rentals are
available at nearby St. Armands Circle.
Fishing on Longboat Key provides variety for all kinds of
fishermen. The Gulf of Mexico offers the deep-sea or sport fisherman the
prospect of Spanish mackerel, bonito, cobia, tarpon and kingfish. Sarasota
Bay is filled with sea bass, grouper and snook. Excellent shrimping is
possible when the shrimp are running between the Bay and the Gulf. There
is surf fishing off the sandbars for trout and pompano at high and low
tide, and snook, redfish and mangrove snapper can be found in canals and
the Gulf passes. A state fishing license is necessary and is available at
local bait and tackle shops.
Captained sailing and boating charters are available
adjacent to the south entrance of The Resort. A marina at the north end of
the Key offers barefoot boat charters. Daily party boats for bottom
fishing and private charter boats are also available at the City Island
Marina in Sarasota.
The Resort at Longboat Key Club offers a Kids Klub program
for children ages 5 through 12 from President's Day through Labor Day and
during holidays (excluding Sunday). Options include full-day, morning or
afternoon programs featuring educational and fun field trips to local
attractions, arts and crafts, outdoor games, water sports and lunch.
Longboat Key Club's fully-trained counselors are certified in first aid
and swimming instruction and are skilled in supervision, child
development, arts and crafts, health and recreation.
The Resort has meeting facilities to
accommodate groups of 15 to 200, with 7,000 square feet of flexible
function space. An experienced and efficient Conference Services staff
enjoys a long history of staging successful meetings, incentives and
banquets. The effectiveness of the staff is evidenced by the large number
of the associations and corporations that repeat their programs at The
Resort every year ( 40%).
Twenty-four hour security is provided by roving patrol. In
addition, four security gates; two at Islandside and two at Harbourside
are staffed twenty-four hours per day.
Longboat Key is endowed with a sub-tropical climate
creating mild, pleasant winters and warm summers cooled by breezes coming
from the Gulf of Mexico. The annual temperature averages 71 degrees.
Rainfall averages just under 51 inches and is heaviest in summer and early
Sands Pointe Restaurant, set amidst the sweeping vista of the Gulf of
Mexico, is open seven days' a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Reservations are suggested for lunch and dinner. Choose from a selection
of the freshest seafood and creative cuisine complemented by an expansive
imported and domestic wine selection. Baked goods are prepared daily by
The Resort's pastry team.
The Pointe Lounge, adjacent to the restaurant, is open from 11:00 a.m. to
midnight with live entertainment featured Wednesday through Saturday
Barefoots Bar & Grille - Beyond the windows of Sands Pointe,
overlooking The Gulf of Mexico, Barefoots offers casual poolside dining
with a menu featuring Florida seafood, sandwich pleasers and tropical
beverage teasers. The perfect spot for sun worshippers to dine in relaxed
resort-style comfort. Open seven days a week from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Live entertainment on weekends.
Spike'n Tees - Overlooking the Islandside golf course fairways, Spike'n
Tees serves breakfast and lunch in a casual setting. Ideal for a quick
meal before or after a round of golf or tennis, or a fitness workout,
Spike'n Tees offers seating on a large outdoor patio deck. Open seven days
a week with window service available until 5:00 p.m. (Subject to seasonal
The Grille at Harboursjde - Overlooking the
Harbourslde Fairways, seating is available both indoors and on an
expansive outdoor deck. Breakfast and lunch menus at The Grille feature
club favorites with a wide selection of salads, sandwiches and omelettes.
The Grille's dinner offerings include prime cuts of beef and lamb as well
as fresh catches of fish and shellfish.
The Dining Room at Harbourside - In season, The Dining Room offers lavish
Sunday brunch and, buffet dinners on Tuesday and Friday evenings.
Overlooking The Harbourside Moorings Marina, The Dining Room is open in
season, Tuesday and Friday for buffet dinners, from 6:00 pm and Sundays
Room Service - For a memorable dining experience, The Resort's room
service menu offerings can be enjoyed in the privacy of a guest suite or
on the balcony overlooking the shimmering waters of the Gulf, lagoon or
golf course. In-suite dining is available from 7:00 a.m. to midnight,
seven days a week.
AAA Four-Diamond Award
Conde Nast Traveler Top 25 North
Top Fifty Tennis Resorts, Tennis
Top 400 Performer, #Six, Lodging
F.H.M.A. - Gold Key Award for Community
Leadership Award - Hotel & Motel
Gold Tee Resort - Meetings &
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