Legacy Golf Club is a short trip from Lakewood Ranch Main Street. Legacy is actually only a single traffic light east, and you may be able to catch a glimpse of hole #3 and #4 from Main Street as you look over the lake.
The first five holes are touted as the most difficult, and reasonably so. You will find yourself lakeside on holes #3 and #4 so expect to carry the ball a good distance or get another golf ball out of your pack. Featuring an abundance of wildlife you can expect to see gators, herons, deer and other creatures while spending a day on the course. The average round will last about 4 hours and 15 minutes for a group of four.
Legacy Golf Club at Lakewood Ranch is an Arnold Palmer designed course that will test your skills. You will find 18 holes of golf that are sure to leave you with a new found appreciation for course design and the beauty of the area. Hole #17 (shown above) is an island green that will leave you searching for another ball if you come up short or blast it too far.
Golf rates in 2015 run $29 on weekdays and $59 on weekends including a cart. For specials and timely rates please visit the Legacy Golf Club website found with the address information below.
When visiting Anna Maria Island there are plenty of fitness activities to keep you feeling healthy during your paradise getaway. Enjoy a great vacation guilt free when you try out these Top 11 fitness activities on Anna Maria Island.
Top 11 Fitness Activities
1. Going to the gym: Kick boxing class with Reggie is best! I love working out with my personal trainer Brenda and doing the different boot camps offered!
– Island Fitness: 5317 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
– Phone: (941) 778-5200
2. Fit Crew: Great boot camp style work out (very similar to CrossFit) sometimes they have a beach work out on AMI!
– First class is free! Come and see if you like it!
– 608 19th Ave West, Bradenton, FL 34205
– Phone : (941) 447-9272
3. Bike riding from the Anna Maria Island to the Robinson Preserve and back. If you are looking for other parks nearby check out our list here.
– I love the 11 mile back ride, easily done in 1 hour, always able to spot local wildlife!
– Robinson Preserve: 1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone: (941) 748-4501
4. Bike riding to Harry’s Continental Kitchen on Longboat Key.
– The food is amazing!
– This is about a 16 mile bike ride.
– Harry’s continental Kitchen: 5600 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
– Phone: (941) 383-0777
Insider tip: The Coquina Bike path is a great low key bike path that takes you off the streets and lets you bike on a side walk close to the Beach!
5. Paddle boarding or kayaking around the bayous and gulf side. Love the workout and being able to be out on the water while getting a tan!
9. Go Legs Spin Studio very close to IMG Academies. Hour long spin sessions and toning with weights.
– 2 projectors in the studio to watch music videos and replays of real
Cycle races such as the Tour de France.
– 3549 53rd Ave. West, Bradenton, FL 34210
– Phone: (941) 896-7885
Summer is here and the temperature is heating up on Anna Maria Island. Are you looking for a way to play golf without the heat during your Anna Maria Island vacation? At Fore Some Sports / The Cortez Country Club you can play some of the greatest golf courses in the world without ever leaving town.
Fore Some Sports is an indoor golf/retail center, and offers Indoor HD Golf. With over 20 courses to choose from, this simulator is sure to challenge every aspect of your golf game. Finally no more waiting for the group in front of you!
Enjoy the world’s finest championship golf courses including Pebble Beach, Bethpage Black, Pinehurst, Kiawah Island, Bay Hill, The Blue Monster at Doral, Spyglass Hill, Teeth of the Dog, Harbor Town, Banff Springs, and many others, captured in spectacular High Definition. Each course is faithfully reproduced in every detail using High Definition Golf™ special technology. Continue reading Fore Some Sports / The Cortez Country Club
Anna Maria Island – Amy is an Island resident and vacation specialist at Island Real Estate. Here is her list of things to do when visiting Anna Maria Island. From the beach to the attractions, there is always something fun and new to experience across Anna Maria Island’s three cities! Try out some of Amy’s suggestions, and enjoy your time spent on Anna Maria Island.
Mini Golf Bradenton FL – When you’re visiting the Island with your family sometimes this question comes up: “What is there to do on the Island after the beach?” Now there is an answer.
Located on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach is a wonderful 18 hole miniature golf course. The “Fish hole” offers entertainment for the entire family. It goes way beyond traditional miniature golf calling itself adventure golf with waterfalls, lagoons, and treacherous handicaps and with a little local history and fishing education mixed in.
The ice house and water tower, complete with running water are based on actual buildings which once existed in the historic Cortez fishing village and the old wooden bridge represents the original bridge from Cortez to Anna Maria. They are continually gathering historical information about Anna Maria and Cortez to be placed around the beautifully landscaped grounds.
Each of the 18 holes is named after a different fish – the black tip shark, the grouper, the barracuda and the tarpon are some examples. But what makes the 18 holes even more interesting is the degree of difficulty of a particular hole is directly tied to the degree of difficulty in catching the fish the hole is named for. A lesson in fishing and golf rolled into one. At night, The Fish Hole’s park-like setting become even more magical when the “village” twinkles.
A round of golf is $7.50 per person for both adults and kids, and there are $1 off coupons available.
They have clubs for all heights from children to tall adults, and if you need a break, you can rest in one of their colorful rocking chairs. They also have party packages that are great for birthday celebrations and family get togethers.
Try it out and (to use The Fish Hole slogan) “get hooked”!
Visiting Anna Maria Island provides for a great vacation. We do see a few golf vacations however the Anna Maria Island area is still unfound territory in regards to golfing holidays. Island Real Estate and vacation rentals can assist your group in finding the perfect large home holiday villa or several vacation rentals in the same village or condominium complex. Island Real Estate has the most luxury vacation rentals on Anna Maria Island perfect for a corporate golfing event.