Pope Golf is a well-known and respected name in the world of international golf. Although many players may not be familiar with the name, Pope Golf is the management and marketing team behind many of Sarasota’s golf courses including Mission Valley, Misty Creek Country Club and Manatee Golf Club, among others.
Pope Golf provides a range of professional services from architecture and design to management and marketing for golf courses, whether they are public, private, or resort owned. With a team of professionals and over 100 years of combined experience, Pope Golf gives the edge to any facility that signs a contract with them.
Although every golf course is uniquely individual, when it comes to management and maintenance, many aspects remain common. By providing personalized attention, regular site visits and a wealth of expert experience, Pope Golf maintains its position of respect by delivering outstanding results. They cover every aspect of running a top golf course, from construction and maintenance to clubhouse facilities, budgeting, pro shop merchandise, membership marketing and even running tournaments and events. They are members of the PGA, National Golf Course Owners Association and other influential organizations in the international world of golf.
Golf Courses in Southwest Florida Managed by Pope Golf
Pope Golf is well represented in Florida, particularly around Sarasota where it manages several top golf courses.
Located south of Sarasota at Nokomis, Mission Valley Golf and Country Club was established in 1967. Managed by Pope Golf, it continues to provide challenging play on the championship 18-hole par 72 course. Originally designed by David Wallace, the greens and bunkers were reshaped by Ted McAnis in 1997 with more updating of the fairway bunkers in 2003. The beautiful Clubhouse was expanded and refurbished in 2006. As well as the golf course and pro shop, Mission Valley offers tennis and dining/events under Head Chef Brian Moormann and his team.
Another Pope Golf associate is Esplanade Golf and Country Club, a distinctive gated community covering 600 beautifully landscaped acres at Lakewood Ranch. Designed around an 18-hole championship golf course, it promises a resort lifestyle experience with pro shop, tennis courts, pickleball, swimming pool, spa wellness and fitness center and indoor and outdoor dining experiences in the Bahama Bar.
Established in 1985, Misty Creek Country Club is one of the newer additions to the Pope Golf management group. Set in a 350-acre wildlife preserve and surrounded by dense vegetation and moss-draped live oaks, it offers spectacular views from every tee. It is home to nesting bald eagles, deer, bobcat and alligators as well as 70 species of birds. The club has just completed a renovation of its greens, enhancing the player experience of “playing golf in nature’s backyard”.
Named after Manatee County, Manatee Golf Club in West Bradenton serves residents and visitors in the island communities of Longboat Key, Holmes Beach, and Anna Maria Island. This public golf course is one of the best in the area with Tif-Eagle greens installed in 2013. After a session on the grass tee practice range, golfers will be well-prepared to face the challenging 6,712 yard course which has a course rating of 70.6 and a slope rating of 123. At the end of the course the snack bar provides a relaxing atmosphere with cold craft beers and snacks in the indoor and outdoor seating areas.
If you want to “raise your game” when it comes to golf course management. Pope Golf is the company to work with to get your Sarasota golf course recognized as one of the top courses in Florida and the USA.