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Just east of I-75, Waterlefe Golf & River Club is located minutes north of Sarasota in Manatee County. Our gated community of 617 homes is comprised of condominiums, villas, single- family and waterfront estate homes. Waterlefe was recently voted Manatee County’s “Best Residential Golf Community” and is one of the few communities to have a 59-slip private marina located on the Manatee River.  

Waterlefe Golf Club’s championship course is situated on 172 picturesque acres, featuring five unforgettable signature holes that touch and border the Manatee River. Environmentally-friendly, Waterlefe is known as a “must play” golf course and is renowned for excellent course conditions, receiving consistently high rankings by Golf Advisor and receiving their 2014 Top 25 Golf Courses in Florida award. Additionally, Trip Advisor recently awarded Waterlefe with a Certificate of Excellence. Golfers of all skill levels take pleasure in knowing they are playing on the site that has hosted the U.S. Open Qualifying tournaments an unprecedented six times.

Located on the tranquil Manatee River, The River Club at Waterlefe is the hub of social activity providing the perfect spot to enjoy fine dining or simply soak in magnificent Florida sunsets. In addition to social events, residents enjoy a wide variety of amenities including a state-of-the-art fitness center, saltwater lap pool, Tiki Bar and a children's playground. The River Club is available for intimate gatherings and special events for up to 120 guests. 

The Waterlefe Marina Club maintains a 59 slip Marina directly on the Manatee River. With slips ranging in size from 20 feet to 29 feet, owners can board their boats and immediately enjoy water sports of all kinds. Experience the Florida lifestyle with just a short ride downriver to the Gulf of Mexico for  offshore fishing, cruising, and sampling of the many restaurants along the way. 

With a championship golf course, a dining facility with panoramic views of the Manatee River, and a marina with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, it doesn’t get any better than this.

Experience the lifestyle where our slogan, “You deserve the best… You deserve Waterlefebecomes a reality.

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