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1552 Palm View Rd
Sarasota, FL  34240-8814
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Myrtle Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

35 par | 3,404 yards

Recommend this course: +0 -0

Myrtle Golf Course Description

The 18-hole "Myrtle" course at the Oak Ford Golf Club facility in Sarasota, Florida features 3,404 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35. Designed by Ron Garl, the Myrtle golf course opened in 1990. John Trextler manages the course as the General Manager/Golf Professional.

Course Reviews

These greens were the best we played of 3 courses. It would have been nice to have a little more green grass in fairways, but what did I expect in Feb. The yardages were not always easy to find on sprinkler heads. Enjoyed overall and we were very pleased with price.

Nice course great scenery and abundant wildlife, don't go after your ball if you hit it in the woods unless your armed. The resturant was closed at 2 on Sunday and the beer girl came by once...not much drinking water on the course so bring your own...they get busy in season but its a shame they close things down so soon off season for us natives...I like the 19th hole no matter what time of year!Florida has been having a drought and the detention ponds show it, some of the fairways were a bit need to scout some of the holes the cards are a bit matter we had a pretty good time.

....a short note to congratulate you on the "rebirth" of Oak Ford Golf Club. I played with two friends for the first time since the swartz family has taken over the operation.

The first impression of the clubhouse gleaming above the manicured lawn sets the tone and it follows through to the pro shop, restaurant, rest rooms and other public areas. Everything is so clean!

SANDHILL CRANES...Kudos to Trace and the maintenance staff. The attention to detail is evident and the course is in wonderful shape - picturesque and playable. I had forgotten how peaceful a trip to Oak Ford can be, and how much wildlife can be seen.

Again, thanks for an enjoyable experience and congratulations to your entire staff on a job well done.

The Schwartz family has done wonders with the 3 courses at Oak Ford. The greens are now quite well maintained as is the rest of the facility. The Myrtle course is the most difficult of the 3 9 hole courses at Oak Ford. No. 6 has a long carry over a wetland area but can be played as either a par 4 or a par 3 for those who can't hit a long fairway shot.


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 Kenneth A. N/A 41 41 04/10/10
2 Matt N. N/A 52 52 03/18/09
3 Nathan H. 14 82 68 07/26/98
4 Robert C. 18 88 70 12/01/07
5 Robert C. 18 89 71 12/01/07
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
12 Gary F. N/A 84 84 01/28/13
8 Richard D. 31 105 74 01/15/13
11 Tom D. 5 84 79 01/02/11
1 Kenneth A. N/A 41 41 04/10/10
13 Woody W. N/A 102 102 01/21/10

Golf Course Information

About Oak Ford, Myrtle

Oak Ford Golf Club

Community facility

20 tees driving range

27 regulation holes

Awards at Oak Ford, Myrtle

No recent major awards have been noted.

Tournaments of Oak Ford, Myrtle

No local tournaments listed for this course.

Course Staff

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


Barry G.  Scored 81 at  Gambler Ridge Cream Ridge, New Jersey

Barry G.  Scored 93 at  Mattawang Belle Mead, New Jersey

Amanda L.  started following Josh R.

Amanda L.  started following Mark W.

Amanda L.  started following Nick L.

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