Private Club and Golf Since 1924
Designed by architect Donald Ross in 1924 and renovated by Ron Garl in 1999, the Bradenton Country Club is home to an exquisite 18-hole golf course. A truly unique course, there are no interior roads or homes to disturb your game. Renowned as one of the country’s finest courses, it offers a challenge to golfers of all ages and abilities. Most recently, The Bradenton Herald’s People’s Choice Awards named it Best Private Golf Course in Manatee County (2015).
One of the features that makes our club truly unique is our membership is capped at 300, which means tee times are always available.
A favorite golf course of many, the Bradenton Country Club course has hosted many notable tournaments, including the U.S. Women’s Open Qualifier, and the Florida Men’s Amateur.
The walker-friendly course features an exceptional array of manicured fairways with undulating greens of tift eagle. The greens are a mixture of tift eagle Bermuda, which provides smooth and firm putting surfaces that roll to an average stimp meter speed of 10 to 10.5. The course has a yardage of 6739 with a 73.5 rating and 133 slope.
The driving range includes target greens for practicing your skills. In addition, private lessons and clinics are available from our professional golf staff, including an excellent program to promote junior golf.
When you need professional products or custom club fitting, our pro shop can help with all your needs.
In 1969, Jacklin burst onto the global golfing stage becoming the first British player to win The Open Championship in 18 years, winning by two strokes at Royal Lytham & St Annes. The following season he won his second major title, the U.S. Open by seven strokes on a windblown Hazeltine National Golf Club course.
Jacklin won eight events on the European Tour between its first season in 1972 and 1982. He also won tournaments in Europe prior to the European Tour era, and in the United States, South America, South Africa and Australia.
With his golf clubs on his back and a few dollars in his pocket, Donald Ross immigrated to Boston in 1899. This young golfer, greenkeeper and clubmaker from Dornoch, Scotland brought his expertise in golf to America at a time when the sport was in its infancy. A genius at creating strategic challenges while retaining and enhancing the natural beauty of the land, Donald Ross understood the inseparable relationship between design and construction. His legacy is the foundation of golf’s Golden Age and his timeless designs continue to inspire players and architects alike to this day.
Ross was born in 1872 in the north Scottish coastal town of Dornoch. There on crumpled dunesland, he grew up playing one of the world’s purest links, Royal Dornoch. As a young man he took up “the keeping of the green.” After a year of apprenticeship at St. Andrews under the tutelage of 4-time British Open champion “Old” Tom Morris, he returned to his native Dornoch. In those days, there was no rigid division of labor for golf professionals, so Ross became adept not only at maintaining the grounds but also as a player and club maker.
He was of common stock, making an adequate if unspectacular living. But all that changed when an American professor on golf pilgrimage to the sport’s holy land invited him to come to the New World to help spread the game’s gospel. Ross arrived in 1899 to build and run the Oakley Golf Club in the Boston area. The next year, he landed an assignment with the Tufts family on a property in North Carolina’s sandhills called Pinehurst.