The Founders Club

3800 Golf Hall Drive

Sarasota FL 34240

Community Description

The Founders Club is a private Florida golf community located in the stunning, cultural beach town of Sarasota. This Florida country club is surrounded by scenic lakes, tall palm trees, and oaks covered with moss. Enjoy a peaceful escape away from the hustle while also appreciating plenty of activities and amenities around you.

This award-winning community offers an impeccable Robert Trent Jones, Jr. championship golf course, various activities at the fitness center, social events, and more. Just a few minutes away, you can enjoy Sarasota’s culture and beauty. With so much to enjoy at and around The Founders Club, you’ll be thrilled to make one of their stunning homes your own or build your dream house in the community.

About The Founders Club

This private Sarasota golf club is situated along 700 acres of lakes, nature preserves, and fairways. It’s been very thoughtfully planned to provide a sophisticated setting where people who love peace, nature, and wellness can come together.

In the community, you can find a variety of real estate options. There are about 260 luxurious houses plus several homesites. Foliage, wildlife, and 100-year old oak trees surround the homes.

Come together with like-minded people at The Founders Club, where a strong sense of community thrives. Enjoy an atmosphere that invites members to socialize and enjoy one another. And, when you’re ready for some alone time to unwind, there are plenty of opportunities for this, too.

Community Amenities

One of the most appreciated aspects of this fantastic Florida golf community is the amenities. There’s truly something for everyone! Relax, get active, or learn a new hobby. From an impeccable golf course to social events and wellness activities, there’s never a dull moment at The Founders Club.

Golf Course

This entire community was designed around the immaculate Robert Trent Jones, Jr. championship 7,094-yard golf course. Whether you’re a laid-back golfer just having fun or on your way to being a pro, you’ll love hitting links on the lush greens. Tee times aren’t required to play and there’s a maximum of 275 golf memberships, so there’s never a need to deal with a crowd on these greens. Concierge service is also conveniently available to golf clubhouse members.


Connect with nature in your very own backyard at The Founders Club. There are over 100 acres of lakes and wetlands to appreciate. Wander miles of paved walking or biking paths that wind through protected towering oak, palm, and pine trees. The community’s natural habitat is also home to a variety of wildlife and birds.

Kid-Friendly Activities

If you have little ones or grandchildren coming to visit, there are plenty of activities to enjoy as a family. Check out kid-friendly events offered in the community, enjoy a picnic at the pavilion, or get active outdoors.


The Founders Club features a fine dining room, bar, and private dining room. There’s also an outdoor verandah that offers views of the 18th green. An executive chef and friendly staff provide you with an elegant dining experience every time.


Take on the club lifestyle surrounded by friendly faces. The 24,000 square-foot traditional Golf Hall is a great place to socialize and gather with friends and neighbors. Enjoy good company while attending regular events such as cooking classes, wine tastings, and monthly mixers.

Fitness Facility

The fitness facility is the ideal place to focus on your wellness. You can participate in a self-guided workout or join a fitness class such as yoga or pilates. There’s also an outdoor space for sports which features basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts. And, when you’re ready to relax after getting active, the fitness center also has a spa to treat yourself to some self-care.

Surrounding Areas

The charming and sophisticated Sarasota is a Florida Gulf Coast treasure. It boasts picturesque white-sand beaches, cultural experiences, shopping, dining, and more. You can find all of this just a short drive from the gates of the community.

Visit the vibrant, laid-back downtown Sarasota for just about any activity you can imagine. There’s a wide range of restaurants and cafes. Enjoy shopping, theaters, and galleries. There’s always something happening in and near downtown.

If you’re looking to enjoy nature outside of the community, there are endless opportunities. The incredible Siesta Key beaches, Gulf of Mexico, and Sarasota Bay are very close by. You can also find marinas and charter opportunities to go sailing, fishing, or kayaking. Away from the water, you can discover parks, gardens, and birding.

When it comes to healthcare, schools, and airports, you can find all of this nearby. There are several major hospitals close to the community. There are also top-ranked public schools, preschool programs, and private institutions. Travel is also made easy with an international airport just 25 minutes away and a couple of others within driving distance. And, speaking of travel, the popular Orlando and Miami are just a couple of hours from Sarasota!

With so many great things happening, it’s no wonder Sarasota is often ranked as the #1 best place to retire!

The Founders Club Real Estate

All that this amazing Florida golf community has to offer makes living here a dream. But, the real estate options can make it a reality! There are about 260 homes available for sale. From quaint cottages to single-family homes and large properties, there’s something for everyone. 

Homes typically range from about 2,000 square feet to 5,000 square feet. Prices vary and can range from about $1,000,000 to about $5,000,000. If you’re looking to personalize and build your home, there are several large lots throughout the community which also partner with luxurious home builders. Again, prices for homesites vary but usually range from about $500,000 to about $1,000,000. 

The Founders Club real estate is scattered throughout the 700-acre community. You can find homes situated away from the golf course, which is in the center of the community. Residences offer lake views and friendly neighbors.

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Community Amenities

clubhouse / lodge

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