Thursday May 6, 2021
With its gorgeous year-round temperatures and spacious indoor and outdoor facilities, the Bradenton area of southwest Florida is a sports-lovers dream. When you live at Aqua — the gated, single family home community near the Sarasota Bay in Bradenton — there are centers, courts, and courses for nearly every type of sport, all within a few minutes of home. Whether you, your children, or your grandchildren love to play, learn or watch, there’s something here for everyone. Here are the best sports activities within driving distance of Aqua in the Bradenton area.
Golf Courses Near Bradenton
Manatee County Golf Course: 5 minutes away
This course winds through natural wetlands and water hazards and offers a driving range on-par with the course.
Timber Creek Golf Course: 7 minutes away
This scenic course has an interesting history; in the 1970s, celebrities like Tony Bennett and Bob Hope visited and hung out with the course’s owner and golf coach, Phil Galvano.
Pinebrook Ironwood Golf Club: 8 minutes away
A short but challenging course that many describe as a hidden gem.
Sara Bay Country Club: 12 minutes away
This private, members-only golf club features a classic, walkable Donald Ross designed course and plenty of dining and social events.
IMG Academy Golf Club: 3 minutes away
A great spot for golf students and anyone looking for a fair and challenging course. This club features an 18-hole championship course, practice areas, fitness center, and grille room and bar.
Bradenton Tennis Courts
Bradenton Tennis Center: 4 minutes away
State College of Florida Tennis Court: 8 minutes away
Adult Tennis Center: 8 minutes away
Racquetball in Bradenton
Walton Racquet Center: 10 minutes away
Raquet Club - El Conquistador: 4 minutes away
Multi-Sport Country Clubs
Bradenton Country Club: 12 minutes away
This private club features an award-winning Donald Ross golf course along with tennis, pickleball, and swimming, plus a fitness facility and clubhouse.
IMG Academy: 8 minutes away
This prestigious sports academy has educated and trained some of the world’s top athletes, including #1 tennis players and Grand Slam champions, #1 overall NFL draft picks, top NBA athletes, successful PGA Tour/LPGA players, and NCAA champions. There is a boarding school for dedicated student-athletes in grades 6-12, and a variety of camps, training, events, and retreats for sports enthusiasts of all ages.
Bradenton Sports Attractions
LECOM Park: 17 minutes away
This is the spring training ballpark for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and you’re invited to watch! The 90-year-old park has undergone major renovations and improvements in recent years, and today is a modern, fun place to catch a pro or college game.
When you live at Aqua in Bradenton, all the area’s best sports, fitness, and social activities you desire are, quite literally, right down the road. And when it’s time to come home, swim and relax in the community’s sparkling lagoon before retreating to the luxurious comfort of your brand new home. Life doesn’t get much better than that.
For more information on Aqua and all its nearby attractions and amenities, please contact us at 914-214-9857.