No US state is more focused on golf than Florida, and golfers visiting the Sarasota area of southwest Florida will certainly find plenty of opportunities to play. Those who take the game a little less seriously will enjoy visiting Evie’s Family Golf Center, the #1 public golf facility in Sarasota.
This golf-themed family attraction on Bee Ridge Road manages to provide plenty of entertainment and golf challenges for all levels of player, and all ages too! Even youngsters can arm themselves with a club. After a quick lesson from Dad they can head out onto the par 40 Miniature Golf Course.
This beautifully landscaped “championship” course has a full 18 holes. Winning seems to be more about luck than skill (just like the real game!) as players find their way around the lakes, waterfall and hazards that stand between their little white ball and a hole in one.
Miniature Golf or a Full Driving Range at Evie’s Family Golf Center
While the amateur golfers are having fun and laughter on the Miniature Golf, serious golfers can head out to the 60-station Driving Range to scatter a bucket of balls far and wide. Evie’s Golf Center also has a chipping green and a well maintained putting green so you can practice your short game techniques to perfection during your family vacation in Sarasota. Tee off on a mat, or real sod, and practice your tricky sand bunker skills, just in case.
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If you came on vacation to Sarasota unprepared, you can rent or buy brand name golf clubs from Evie’s Golf Center, and smaller items such as gloves, visors and tees are available to purchase.
Open from 8am daily to dusk, Evie’s Family Golf Center also offers private instruction and a free Junior Golf Clinic to encourage youngsters to start the game early and with the correct fundamentals. The PGA professionals teach juniors the correct stance, grip and swing. Adults can also benefit from lessons at the Schiavetta Golf Academy which offers everything you need from private lessons to state-of-the-art video analysis.
Food and Drink at Evie’s Golf Center
You will no doubt work up an appetite out on the driving range, or miniature golf course so Evie’s has their own Pizza Parlor, full service Bar and Grill and an Ice Cream Parlor at the 19th hole.
The 18 inch hand-tossed pizzas (that’s much larger than the usual 16 inch size) is cooked to perfection, or opt for hot dogs, Stromboli or wings from the menu. Subs are stuffed with Boar’s Head meats, or try the fully loaded nachos.
Dessert follows at the Ice Cream Parlor which offers multiple combinations with 32 flavors of hand-scooped Big Olaf homemade ice cream, waffle cones, sprinkles, sauces and toppings.
While you’re indulging, you can make use of Evie’s Car Wash and detailing center. Hopefully the staff will take their time, because there’s still the Arcade to visit with a pool table, air hockey and 15 more games. Perhaps if you didn’t win on the Miniature Golf you’ll have more luck here!