To sports enthusiast around the globe, the moment where Jack Nicklaus conceded the final putt in the 1969 Ryder Cup has endured as one of the greatest acts of sportsmanship ever. Simply referred to as “the concession”, Jack Nicklaus’ gracious act towards fellow competitor Tony Jacklin resulted in the first tie in Ryder Cup history.
In 2004, Nicklaus and Jacklin set out to find the perfect piece of land for a championship golf course. What they found was a 1200 acre setting full of wildlife minutes from downtown Sarasota. The inspiration was the moment, the result was just as grand. The Concession Golf Club debuted as Golf Digest’s Best New Private Course in 2006. In 2009, Golfweek named The Concession as the ninth Best Residential Course in the United States.
The course sits on 520 acres and 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 expansive layout often provides the golfer the feeling of having the place to themselves. There are no parallel fairways, and each hole is routed in a different direction to promote varying wind conditions throughout your round – a characteristic unique to only the world’s most elite courses.
Named “Top 100 Courses in the U.S. 2009” by Golf Magazine, The Concession Golf Course was designed by Jack Nicklaus in association with Tony Jacklin. This 18-hole par 72 course is set on the border of Sarasota and Bradenton in Lakewood Ranch, Florida on 520 acres of ruggedly pristine land dotted with massive oaks and majestic pines. Meticulous attention to detail is evident throughout.
With only a few rooflines visible from the course, its core design offers a natural and uninterrupted golf experience. Coupled with scenic water features, breathtaking vistas await every turn.
The Concession Golf Club doesn’t just offer spectacular views and peaceful surroundings. It offers a challenge – a challenge so unique that it is one of the only golf courses in the United States to have the highest possible slope rating from the championship tees. From our championship tees the course measures 7474 yards. For those not ready for championship tees we have five different sets of tee boxes for all levels of play. Regardless of your skill level our course provides an excellent challenge.
Practice Makes Perfect Complementing the championship golf course is one of the world’s largest private practice areas where Members can hone their skills. Ranked by Golf Digest as one of the “75 Best Practice Areas in the US”, The Concession Golf Club boasts 23 acres of facilities including, a dual-ended driving range, 10,000 square-foot putting green, and 14,000 square-foot chipping green. Our practice area allows you to practice shots up to 80 yards and simulate any shot on our course. The Concession Golf Club is one of only a handful of clubs in the U.S. that feature Titleist Pro-V1 practice balls throughout the facility.
The Concession Residences is a luxury gated community with 236 large single family home sites. The natural setting offers expansive lake and preserve views from every home site. With home sites starting at half-acre and almost half of them one acre or larger in size, residents are assured stately living in a gated, secure, peaceful environment.
Exclusivity and luxury define the residences of The Concession. Only 236 golf and custom estate homes are planned for the 1,200 virgin acres of century-old oaks, towering pines and protected wetlands. Most of The Concession home sites are at least an acre, ensuring a stately, private setting for grand estate living. The Concession neighborhoods include: Nicklaus Manor, and the neighborhoods of Birkdale and Lindrick.
For centuries, the never-developed 1,200-acre site of The Concession has been home to oak hammocks and natural wetlands, providing an important habitat for many of Florida’s unique species of wildlife and vegetation. The master plan for The Concession calls for the preservation of the unique character of this pristine environment. Every detail has been carefully placed to ensure the enjoyment of the surrounding natural beauty while preserving hundreds of acres of natural habitat for future generations.
Ganton Avenue – After winding through the lush entryway and passing through the gates into this prestigious community one will immediately be struck by the generous space created by larger lots. Birkdale’s main thoroughfare, Ganton Ave., features Nineteen (19) one acre estate sized lots that are approximately 250’ ft wide and 175’ ft deep. These home sites allow residents to create one of a kind masterpieces that clearly define “Estate Style” living. The balance of the home sites on Ganton Ave. consist of Twenty-Seven (27) sites, three-quarter acre in size and approximately 130’ ft wide and 275’ ft deep. Set amid sparkling lakes, towering pines and with generous setback requirements, a custom home on Ganton Avenue certainly makes a statement of arrival for residents. Minimum size requirements for Ganton Ave. One Acre lots = 3,800 sq/ft; Three-Quarter Acre lots = 3,300 sq/ft.
Jack Nicklaus Cove – This unique cul-de-sac offers Ten (10) half-acre home sites. Showcasing only a few select home sites with direct Golf Course views, Jack Nicklaus Cove features breathtaking vistas combining all that is The Concession. Minimum size requirement for Jack Nicklaus Cove = 2,800 sq/ft.
Farrington Court – This tranquil cul-de-sac offers Nineteen (19), Half-Acre home sites approximately 125’ ft. wide and 175’ ft. deep. Residents enjoy peaceful lake and preserve views. Minimum size requirement for Farrington Ct. = 2,800 sq/ft.
Lindrick Lane, Parkstone Terrace and Broadstone Court – These three unique streets feature One-Hundred (100) home sites ranging in size from one acre to just under two acres. Sized from 130’ ft. wide and 300’ ft deep, a generous 50’ foot setback requirement assures a secluded setting for every stately home. These magnificent home sites are set amid majestic oak hammocks, towering pines and large lakes. Residents can select from award-winning master builders, each with a stellar reputation for uncompromising quality and outstanding craftsmanship in the luxury home market. Minimum Size requirement for Lindrick = 3,250 sq/ft
Newlane Place – Consists of Twenty-Two (22) pristine lakefront and preserve home sites on a private cul-de-sac. Ranging in size from slightly over half acre to a full acre, Birkdale Court home sites are approximately 160’ ft wide and 175’ deep. The additional width allows residents to exercise a host of options in the creation of their home, and creates a natural privacy buffer between homes. Minimum size requirement for Newlane Place = 2,800 sq/ft.
The neighborhood of Nicklaus Manor Beacon Park Place – Designed to uphold the traditions and level of quality associated with the Nicklaus family name, Nicklaus Manor is a private enclave of Thirty-Three(33)half-acre home sites. A brick-paved street, lush landscaping, and classical architecture define this exclusive neighborhood. Home sites are approximately 125’ ft wide and 175’ deep.
Minimum size requirement for Nicklaus Manor = 2,800 sq/ft.
One of the grandest amenities exclusively for the use of The Concession residents is the 53-foot Selene motor yacht, The Concession, ideal for family reunions, romantic voyages or client entertaining.
The yacht is beautifully furnished with every luxury. A professional crew ensures that your travel or private party is truly memorable.
Available for cruising Sarasota Bay or the Gulf of Mexico, The Concession, may be reserved by residents for a minimum four-hour outing or for extended trips.
Our Amalfi model is perfect for the growing family or for a multi family golf junket. The four separate bedroom suites allow everyone their own space. A large office and a unique Bonus Room allows you to enjoy your work and play in this comfortable setting.
The Casual Dining area opens with 90 degree doors to our large Lanai and Cabana areas overlooking this beautiful lake and preserve home site.
The Kitchen features two large islands that are perfect for both food preparation as well as a natural gathering place for family and parties. This is a home you will love living in and will want to show off.
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