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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

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Live Oaks Golf Course

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.


Time5am - 9pm
Price $0 - $500
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

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.

Reviewed March 13, 2010

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

Reviewed March 18, 2009

Reviewed June 04, 2007

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.

Reviewed December 12, 2006


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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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 JAMES S. 10 37 27 01/18/09
2 Craig P. 7 42 35 01/05/08
3 Kenneth A. 6 41 35 04/10/10
4 chet K. 9 69 60 11/29/09
5 Jacklyn M. 14 85 71 05/12/08
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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

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Course Staff

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