The course at Greenfield Plantation shares its plot of Manatee County with wildlife-rich wetlands, coiling around numerous lakes and natural marshes. Large, forgiving fairways welcome towering drives off the tee, though many greenside bunkers make approach shots difficult, especially for golfers who associate sand with emotionally debilitating sunburn. Golfers can square up from one of four sets of tees, which can adjust the overall length from less than 5,000 yards to 6,719 yards from the back tees. In keeping with the water-hazard-heavy theme, the driving range at Greenfield Plantation is a large aqua range complete with floating targets, ideal for improving swing mechanics and iron accuracy.
Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par 72 course
Total length of 6,719 yards from the back tees
Course rating of 72.2 from the back tees
Course slope of 130 from the back tees
Four sets of tees per hole
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Get in shape and have fun while doing it! Do you like music, dancing, acrobats , and having FUN?
Mestre Rony and Contra-Mestra Cereja have been dedicated to
teaching Capoeira in the Sarasota area since 1999.
Is your location strictly for adults, or can kids participate as well?
Valid for anyone ages 10 and up
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Mestre Rony and Contra-Mestra Cereja have over 70 years of experience combined and love to share their passion for Capoeira with the community.
"Training Capoeira for over 40 years and I still learn something new everyday"
What do you love most about your job?
Everyone has their own way of expressing themselves. Everyday we get to walk into the academies we created and express our love and passion for Capoeira with all of our students.
The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, which was cofounded by the legendary toe tapper himself, shepherds adults of all ages and skill levels through lessons that span the style spectrum. Low-pressure private sessions allow enthusiastic teachers to fine-tune individual students' techniques and form, using their expert eyes and mechanical dancing shoes preprogrammed to do the cha-cha. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and fox-trot romps or swivel through the modern steps of tango, swing, or rumba. For dancers hoping to hoof it up in a social setting, the group practice provides a one-night extravaganza of instruction, demonstrations, and amateur firewalking.
Manatee Golf Course doesn't just rest upon Florida's natural wetlands—it embraces them. The championship course winds its fairways strategically through ponds and palm trees before capping off each with a verdant and rolling TifEagle bermuda-grass green. Measuring 6,712 yards from the back tees—with a rating of 70.6 and a slope of 123—it also boasts plenty of challenges, ranging from the short par 3 at hole 16 to the long, tiered green at hole 9. To prepare for the task, though, golfers can hone their short game on the chipping and putting green, practice teeing off at the grass driving range, or stock up on courage with local craft beers at the clubhouse.
It’s not uncommon to stumble upon fake alligators as you make your way around a mini-golf course. But at Smugglers Cove's locations, live American alligators snap their jaws in exhibits nestled amid the miniature fairways. With an old-fashioned bamboo pole players can dangle a treat above 20–50 of the predatory alligators, which leap from the water to snatch their treat. Between feeding frenzies, games take place on Smugglers Cove’s 18-hole outdoor courses, where balls roll past rushing waterfalls, into caves, over mountainous terrain, and into a hole in a pirate ship.
As an International Show Jumping Professional and a Grand Prix rider who holds National Equitation and Hunter titles, Brock Clermont and his staff run the show at Clermark Equestrian. He relies upon his winning ways as he marshals an equine operation that includes grass and sand rings, groomed trails, and the onsite Aguilar Riding Academy. Students of all ages and skill levels glean pointers as they learn to safely and effectively control their mounts, in the hopes of one day competing on the A-level circuit or earning an approving wink from the mayor.