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IMG Academies Golf & Country Club
4350 El Conquistador Pkwy
Bradenton, Florida 34210
Manatee County

Phone(s): (941) 758-1466
Fax: (941) 758-1984
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IMG Academy Golf Club offers a challenging, but rewarding golf experience no matter what skill level. Towering oaks and pine trees dot the course as well as a few sparkling lakes. Opened in 1972, the golf course underwent a major renovation in 2003 that has made it one of the most technically advanced golf courses in southwest Florida. The course was lengthened to 6,855 yards and two holes were rerouted, which created an island green on the 10th hole. The grass is a modern hybrid developed specifically for Southern courses. It is a thicker, denser grass that allows the balls to "sit up" better. With five different sets of tees, IMG Academy Golf Club is a test for low handicappers but it is also fair and approachable for higher handicappers.

IMG Academies Golf & Country Club
3 stars out of 5 (based on 2 reviews)
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Aerial view from IMG Academy Golf ClubA view from IMG Academy Golf Club

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Gene Bates, Mark McCumber
  • Public/Private: Semi-Private
  • Year opened: 1972
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Welcomed
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: TifSport Grass
  • Greens: TifEagle Grass

Facilities

  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Collared shirts required.
  • Credit cards accepted:

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Black 72 6855 141 73.7
Blue 72 6536 136 72.2
White 72 6216 127 70.3
Gold 72 5795 119 68.5
Gold (W) 72 5795 134 74.1
Red (W) 72 5294 129 71.4

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • IMG Academies Golf & Country Club
    1.5 stars out of 5
    by Kevin
    on April 11th, 2010 18:24
    My brother and I expected a top notch golf course and facilities considering that IMG is one of the top sports training schools in the country. We were sorely dissappointed.

    The practice area is small and poorly maintained. You were limited to practicing your irons from the range. They did have a chipping and putting area. The golf carts were old and dirty. The course was relatively well kept and challenging. Some very narrow fairways.

    However, the pace of play was glacial! I know that things can get slow, but this was extreme. It took 2:45 mins to complete nine holes. We didn't see a course ranger the entire time! It would have made no difference if we had skipped ahead we were backed up by 3 groups at one tee. To add insult to injury the group behind us kept hitting up on us. We left at the turn because I didn't want to play a 6hr round of golf. There are many more enjoyable places to play in Bradenton/Sarasota area.
  • IMG Academies Golf & Country Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by John Park
    on February 12th, 2010 18:02
    Course is well maintained, helpful staff, truest greens I ever putted. A gem.
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