Sandridge Golf Club is one, I think, one of southeast Florida’s best-kept secrets. Aside from its 36 holes of championship golf, its many amenities include a full service Pro Shop, service snack bar, driving range. Best of all, the Sandridge Golf Club Dunes Course (and the Lakes Course) is a public facility with a real difference in that it presents golfers with the opportunity to play a championship caliber golf course at a reasonable rate. Ron Garl designed both of the Sandridge Golf Club courses - the Dunes, and the Lakes. Together, these two fine layouts provide golfers of all levels of skill an opportunity to play 36 holes of top-notch golf in one location. The At more than 6,800 yards, the Dunes plays the longest of the two tracks, and features an island green Par 3 on the front nine, and rolling hills on the back nine. While the Lakes course plays shorter, it is, perhaps, the more interesting of the two layouts. There are water hazards that come into play, thus skilled shot making is essential to carding a good score. The signature hole is the 14th, a tough par-4 to an island green that will test all of your skills – I love it.
The par-72, 18-hole Dunes course at the Sandridge Golf Club in Vero Beach, Florida plays 6,817 yards from the longest tees. The course rating is 72.2 and the slope is 123 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Ron Garl, the Dunes golf course opened in 1987.
Green Fees: From $28 to $49 depending upon the season, time of day and day of the week. Green fees are always subject to change. Please contact the course/resort for up-to-date information and tee times.
Sandridge Golf Club, 5300 73rd St., Vero Beach, FL 32967-5462; (772) 770-5003; Fax (772) 770-5109.
Where to Stay:
When I am in the area, I usually try to stay and make my base camp at the PGA National Resort & Spa in West Palm Beach. It’s handy to the courses in and around Miami, and also those just to the north in Jensen Beach, Vero Beach and Port St. Lucie.
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There are, of course, quite a number of fine hotels in the greater Miami area. Here is my Miami Hotel Guide of locations I am familiar with and have stayed at myself.
How to Get There:
The closest regional airport is West Palm Beach International Airport. The airport is served by almost all domestic airlines, including American, Delta, Continental, US Air, and United, along with several other regional airlines.
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