Relaxing on the beach is always great, but if you’ve packed your clubs you’ll definitely want to check out some of the local Anna Maria Island golfing opportunities. There are several scenic world class golf courses near the island for you to work on your swing whenever you’re looking for things to do during the day.
Key Royale Club
Location: 700 Key Royale Drive, Bradenton Beach, FL
Contact: (941) 778-3055
This is the only golfing green on all of Anna Maria Island. The par 32 nine-hole walking course is designed to be an enjoyable and relaxed experience for those with a higher handicap. It’s open dawn to dusk and does not require you to schedule a tee-time. The club also offers a dining room and banquet facilities.
Pinebrook Ironwood Golf Club
Location: 4260 Ironwood Circle, Bradenton, FL
Contact: (941) 792-3288
Cost: daily fees as low as $20, annual membership $1,417.75
Skill: all skill levels
This course provides a surface superior compared to your typical course with a lush ultra dwarf Bermuda Greenway. The green is designed to give you a great experience from exceptionally maintained grounds. It is a well-maintained and scenic course that will be a fun challenge for all ages.
Legacy Golf Club Lakewood Ranch
Location: 8255 Legacy Boulevard, Bradenton, FL 34202
Contact: (941) 907-7067
Cost: Daily rates starting at $19 per player
This is an upscale 18-hole public course about an hour drive from Anna Maria Island. This is said to be one of the best courses in Southwest Florida—it’s an Arnold Palmer Signature Design. There’s also a bar and grill for you to enjoy after your game.
Rosedale Golf and Country Club
Location: 5100 87th Street East, Bradenton, FL 34211
Contact: (941) 753-6200
Cost: Daily rates start at $18 per player
Skill: Novice or greater
This course offers exceptional golfing and top of the line tennis courts as well. A challenging course with a professional design, the greens are lined with old growth trees. Grab a bite at the dining room or go for a dip in the pool; this club also has a fitness facility and golf and tennis programs for all skill levels.
Manatee County Golf Course – Buffalo Creek
Location: 6415 53rd Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34210
Contact: (941) 742-5923
Cost: daily rates start at $16 per player
Skill: all levels
This fun and exciting 18-hole municipal regulation course is just a quick drive from Anna Maria Island. The TifEagle Bermuda Greens are equal to a high-end course, and advanced players will even find a fun challenge here. Lessons are also available, and don’t forget to check out the snack bar!
Waterlefe Golf River Club
Location: 1022 Fish Hook Cove, Bradenton, FL 34212
Contact: (941) 744-0393
Cost: Tee-times start at $30 a player
Skill: all skill levels
This location is unlike any other in the area. Five sets of holes are designed to challenge any skill level, all nestled in an unrivaled natural setting in a riverside community. Playing here will give you a luxury golfing experience. Make sure to check out the Grille Room for a bite after you play. For a more upscale dining experience head to the River Club which overlooks the Manatee River.