Practice Your Golf Swing on Anna Maria Island

While most of us love a good vacation, a whole week of relaxing on the beach can be too much for some. Fortunately, Anna Maria Island has tons of sports and recreation to keep the more active family members busy during the entire stay. One of those activities is golf. Stay busy during your Anna Maria vacation by visiting one of the nearby clubs for a game and a beer at the clubhouse.

Florida is a great place to play golf, as it offers year-round sunshine, well-kept greens, and stunning natural beauty surrounding every course. Take a break from the beach or the pools at Anna Maria Island rentals, and hit the green for a round or two of golf. You’re sure to both have fun and see another side of southern Florida.

Wondering how to practice your golf swing while on vacation? These are some of the best places to golf in Anna Maria and the surrounding area.

golf courses on anna maria island

Manatee County Golf Course

Manatee County Golf Course is the closest available course and driving range to our Anna Maria Island vacation rentals, and one of the best places to golf near Anna Maria. Located in West Bradenton, this public course boasts both challenging layouts for experienced players and professional instruction for beginners – the perfect place to pick up some hole-in-one tips from the pros. This course has been honored in Golf Digest with a four-star rating for both its design and friendly customer service. Relax with a cold beer on the clubhouse’s patio after a rewarding game.

Waterlefe Golf & River Club

Waterlefe Golf & River Club lies along the Manatee River, offering beautiful views while you play an equally beautiful course. The club offers courses for all levels, as well as a driving range, lessons, and an excellent restaurant. As far as Anna Maria golf courses go, Waterlefe ranks high in both quality and proximity. Not much of a golfer? Join the River Club or the Marina Club for social events, fine dining, boating, and more.

The River Club

This 18-hole course takes golfing near Anna Maria Island to a new level. The River Club has been heralded in Golf Digest as one of the country’s “Places to Play” – and with good reason. It has everything from stunning views, to a well-stocked pro shop, to tennis courts. The club offers a range of social gatherings, facilities for private events, and a pool, as well as other sports and activities.

Plan Your Golfing Vacation

If the vacation of your dreams starts on the sand and ends on the green, then Anna Maria Island is for you. For more information and availability, click the “Search Rentals” tab above. Here, you’ll find a list of the types of rentals on Anna Maria Island that we offer, as well as specific amenities and locations of each property. When you’re ready, you can book your week-long stay online from the comfort of your home. See you on the island!

The Preserve Golf Club

Located in Bradenton, The Preserve Golf Club boasts an incredible design and premium greens. The 18-hole, par-72 course is a Ted McAnlis signature championship and is surrounded by peaceful flora and fauna. It has everything you’d expect from a golf club and more. Ask about the club’s leagues and tournaments to get involved. If you’re on Anna Maria Island for the season, join a team and spend your vacation trying to sink a hole-in-one. Or, spend some time training for a local competition. There’s always a way to sharpen your game and enjoy a little friendly competition at golf clubs near Anna Maria Island.

Bobby Jones Golf Club

The only course officially in Sarasota, Bobby Jones Golf Club is a great place to pick up a few hole-in-one tips while on vacation on Anna Maria Island. This public course offers a resident discount, making it popular among the local community. It features 45 holes, as well as lessons, tournaments, and summer camps. It’s easy to see why residents and visitors alike have been teeing off at Bobby Jones Golf Club for nearly 100 years.