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Just spent a pleasant hour with Sharon Ross, the Director of Home Sales surrounding The Founders Club golf course. For those not in the know, this new Robert Trent Jones Jr. layout is certainly in the top 5 of all private courses in Sarasota County ( the other contenders in my mind being The Concession, The Oaks Eagle course, The Ritz Carlton, and the Arnold Palmer layout at Lakewood Ranch ). If you have not been to the homesites and course since last year, you will be impressed with the progress. The clubhouse is superb and complete. Restricted to only 275 golf members, they are now at 50% capacity. ( Full equity memberships are priced at $82,500. ) As for the homesites, there are 260 lots in the community. Again, as of this date, 123 homesites have been sold with 115 up or under construction. ( Buyers have 2 years to break ground and have five prestigious builders to choose from with dozens of design choices.) One of the misconceptions of the community are the prices. Sure there are homes in the multi-millions.
But there are also entry level options in the $1,100,000 to $1,500,000 range that are spacious
and have superb finishes…not to mention spectacular open views. Another misconception…the distance to downtown. Honestly, you can be at one of your favourite restaurants in the core of the city in 12 to 15 minutes depending on traffic. Add only a couple more minutes for St. Armands Circle. I have an up to date site plan with available lots clearly marked should you want to investigate this terrific golf community further.

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