Leisure is a Lifestyle in Florida’s Golf Club Communities

The Concession, Founders Club, Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club and The Oaks

As master-planned golf communities took off in popularity during the 50s and 60s, and again in the 90s, golf became a way of life for many part- and full-time Floridians who enjoy spending their days on the links. Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch and Bradenton are home to many world-famous golf courses, such as The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch Country Club, The Oaks Club on Sarasota Bay, and The Founders Golf Club in Sarasota.

John Cannon Homes has been building in the area’s most prestigious gated, golf course communities for over three decades, designing and building luxurious homes with oversized garages to accommodate golf carts and gear, picturesque custom pools that offer a refreshing dip after a round of golf, and well-appointed outdoor kitchens where neighbors want to gather in the evenings. When building with John Cannon Homes, the freedom of customization offered is limited only by ones’ imagination.

Though golf professionals have chosen again and again to reside in Florida for the abundance of top-tier courses, its low-key and relaxed nature, and the relatively low cost of living, it might seem surprising that you don’t have to be a golfer to enjoy a golf community. The amenities, exclusivity, and lifestyle that golf-centric neighborhoods offer is difficult to replicate. Life-long friendships are cultivated in these tight-knit communities, where you don’t have to go far to enjoy leisure activities such as pickleball, tennis, fitness classes, dining, social clubs, and volunteerism. The sunny weather in Florida allows for year-round outdoor recreation and living.

More about golf communities in which we build:

The Concession - Regarded as one of the most challenging golf courses in Florida, this 520-acre Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course is a nature-rich design, full of thought-provoking strategic challenges winding around wetlands, 150-foot pines and 200-year-old oaks, with barely a home in view.

The Founders Club - With only 275 Golf Memberships, members of The Founders Golf and Social Club enjoy the coveted privilege of year-round golf with no tee times required. Set within the lush, sculpted surroundings of this private gated community, the 18-hole, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. signature course honors the native Florida landscape, and engages the strategic thinking of golfers at all skill levels.

The Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club - Home to all three 18-hole championship golf courses, two of which are designed by world renowned golf course architect and player Arnold Palmer. Each provides varied levels of challenge through length, bunker and water placement, forced carries and overall design. The Club also offers two world-class practice facilities, each with 400-yard driving ranges.

The Oaks - Golf at The Oaks Club is about much more than two incredible 18-hole courses. Golfers of all ages, skill levels, and playing preferences can feel at home here, thanks to an innovative golf culture led by a PGA Master Professional and a staff of seasoned professionals dedicated to providing a superior overall experience.

For more information, visit our communities page.


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