Oak Ford Golf Club is a gated golf community located in Southwest Florida's sunny Sarasota. This family-friendly village lets homeowners enjoy peaceful country living yet still be within the bounds of a city. Oak Ford is notable for having large golf homes with generous lot sizes and there is considerable distance between each property so privacy is at a maximum. Whenever residents feel like socializing the amenities Oak Ford Golf Club provides are the perfect setting.
Oak Ford is 850-acres of the natural reserve which is why many golf properties have lots as large as an acre. Despite the size of the golf houses plus the abundance of green space between them, this is a very social community and the Owners Association makes sure residents have plenty of time to enjoy life.
Oak Ford Golf Club is known for its former 18-hole, par 71 golf course designed by Ron Garl. With the community's golf homes hidden from view, the Oak Ford layout allowed players to revel in the lush vegetation, wildlife, and the scenic lakes of the course. The entire golf community is nestled in lush woodland and the golf course was simply an extension of the verdant environment. Unfortunately, the golf course closed in 2013.
This residential community is a place of solitude that feels as though it is truly isolated, but the Oak Ford Golf Club is just half an hour away from the Gulf of Mexico, shopping centers, and other commercial establishments. Sarasota County boasts some of the state's finest schools, and Oak Ford offers its children access to the best of the best. Whether it's Tatum Elementary, McIntosh Middle School, Sarasota Military Academy Prep School, Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School, or Booker High School, Oak Ford's children receive a top-notch education in modern facilities.
Most of the single-family golf homes in Oak Ford Golf Club were constructed throughout the 90s. Renovations are common with many residences featuring modern internal fixtures and fittings combined with new exterior finishes that are complimented by these golf homes' landscaped and well-established yards. However, the scenic views and the community's one-of-a-kind ambiance are certainly some of the biggest factors attracting prospective golf home buyers to the Oak Ford community.
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