For the more affordable homes in the Sarasota real estate market go east where the Bent Tree Country Club is located. The Bent Tree real estate success started as early as the mid-1970s with the inauguration of its golf course and the opening of a subdivision in its fringes. The growth of this golf community has continued ever since, resulting in a wide elbow room for residential choices and vastly improved country club services.
An upgrading of the Bent Tree clubhouse further enhanced the facilities of this community center that has grown to become an outstanding choice for parties and special events in the area. The flow of exciting clubhouse possibilities is maintained via weekly specials in themed and fine dining to spice up its daily menu offerings. Wide-screen TV sets, a swimming pool, a children's wading pool, and tennis courts supplement these splendid club dining facilities.
The country club also benefits immensely from its professional management rendered by Pope Golf which has an extensive experience in this field. Several membership packages have been devised at Bent Tree to suit specific needs and preferences. Fees can be as low as $25 monthly for a social membership with a minimum of $450 annually in consumable items. Top among the packages is Equity Golf carrying a $5,000 initiation fee with $530 monthly dues for single and $650 for family.
The Ben Tree golf course easily ranks among the best in Sarasota, the links having been the arena of many major national and local tournaments since it opened in October 1975. The 18-hole par 72 course, renovated in 2005, has five sets of tees to provide playing options for golfers of varying handicaps and skills. Play is at its farthest at 6,863 yards and at 5,465 yards at the shortest. The two holes to watch out for specifically are the 12th and the 18th, both of which are regarded as the signature holes for these golf links.
The construction and development of homes in Bent Tree spans more than three decades and thus enable a considerable range of choices. The more affordable ones are in the condominium units that have floor areas from 1,600 to 2,000 square feet. Competitively priced Bent Tree homes for sale can also include single family residences offered between the $200s and the $400s with floor spaces of some 2,000 square feet. At the higher end of price points, the options can start at the $700s for spacious residences with floor plans of more than 3,000 square feet.
Alan Atchley is a broker associate in his family run real estate company. His personal website features information on all Sarasota homes for sale.