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Live Oaks Course

9 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

36 par | 3,330 yards | 123 slope

69.9 rating

Recommend this course: +0 -1

Live Oaks Golf Course Description

The 9-hole "Live Oaks" course at the Oak Ford Golf Club facility in Sarasota, Florida features 3,330 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. The course rating is 69.9 and it has a slope rating of 123. Designed by Ron Garl, the Live Oaks golf course opened in 1990. John Trextler manages the course as the General Manager/Golf Professional.

Course Reviews

Scenic course. Friendly staff.
Well- maintained forgiving courses, lined with dense scapes of live oaks, with long shaded cartpath tree tunnels to next holes. No houses, so the feel is primeval, for a golf course. Somewhat tame red-headed Sandhill cranes, just out of reach of hopeful alligators. Fairly new green/yellow clubhouse. Live Oaks/Myrtle courses. Enjoyable. Handicap 6.

Unique golf course. Very natural experience and a great design as well. Every hole is different unlike at most FL golf courses.

Great Public Course

The owners at Oak Ford have done a remarkable job of restoring this golf course. They have been rewarded for their efforts by a 4.5 rating by Golf Digest. The staff is friendly, the equipment and course are in great condition. This is a Ron Garl course and reflects his philosophy that the course should fit the environment. Carts are required for a good reason. There are some long treks between some of the holes. All 27 holes at Oak Ford are well worth the cost.


This track is out of the way and not worth the trip. The layout and scenary is great, but needs alot of work. The greens were very bad, with some totally burnt and down to dirt! Clubhouse is a dump! Don't believe the write-up in Golfguide. It's too bad, since the course has potential.


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  • Overall
  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 JAMES S. 10 37 27 01/18/09
2 Kenneth A. 6 41 35 04/10/10
3 Craig P. 7 42 35 01/05/08
4 chet K. 9 69 60 11/29/09
5 chet K. 9 80 71 12/18/11
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
5 chet K. 9 80 71 12/18/11
19 Tom D. 5 83 78 11/20/11
18 chet K. 9 87 78 11/20/11
23 Tyler B. 10 89 79 10/23/10
13 dale B. 13 87 74 07/13/10

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About Oak Ford, Live Oaks

Oak Ford Golf Club

Community facility

20 tees driving range

27 regulation holes

Awards at Oak Ford, Live Oaks

No recent major awards have been noted.

Tournaments of Oak Ford, Live Oaks

No local tournaments listed for this course.

Course Staff

John Trextler, General Manager/Golf Professional
Don Henz, Superintendent


Jonathan Q.  Scored 80 at  Royal Links Las Vegas, Nevada

Cliff E.  just went PRO!

Curtis R.  just went PRO!

Eric E.  Scored 87 at  River Islands Kodak, Tennessee

Rob H.  just went PRO!

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