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7155 Grand Estuary Trl
Bradenton, FL  34212-3233
United States
P: (941) 708-3617
F: (941) 708-3961
Sanctuary Course

9 hole regulation length course

Private golf course

3,470 yards

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Sanctuary Golf Course

The 9-hole "Sanctuary" course at the River Strand Golf and Country Club facility in Bradenton, Florida features 3,470 yards of golf from the longest tees. Designed by Arthur Hills, ASGCA, the Sanctuary golf course opened in 2008. Mike Hoelzer, Jr. manages the course as the General Manager.

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Reviewed April 22, 2010

Reviewed February 18, 2010

The River Strand has three nine hole courses and the Club rotates you on to different courses to keep the flow of golf moving and to offer a constant challenge. The courses are titled the Sanctuary, Estuary and Tributary. I played the Sanctuary and the Estuary and they were both challenging; designed by Arthur Hills they have the “Link” feel.

Plenty of sand to offer a strategic placement of your shot distance as well as water to greet you on every hole. You are better off most times making a straight short shot to the fairway, rather than a long shot that will eventually roll you down to the water edge. The course is well marked on distance; but I found it best to never under club for distance to meet the greens; you need to land on them there is no rolling up to them. All I can say about the greens are they remind me of a pool table with a short leg on one end; your ball will roll to the short end. I highly recommend playing this course for the reason each hole offers a unique different challenge.


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  • Latest Scores
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Jim C. 11 43 32 10/11/10
2 Michael G. 15 56 41 02/13/10
3 Jacquelyn M. N/A 57 57 11/26/10
4 David S. 21 93 72 07/28/09
5 Len D. 9 82 73 05/17/10
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Golf Course Information

About River Strand, Sanctuary

River Strand Golf and Country Club

Community facility

40 tees driving range

27 regulation holes

Awards at River Strand, Sanctuary

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Tournaments of River Strand, Sanctuary

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Course Staff

Mike Hoelzer, Jr., General Manager
Brian Richter, PGA, Head Golf Professional
Robby Boyd, Superintendent

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