Sports

The year-round warm temperatures make West Villages Florida the ideal location for a variety of sports, including golf, swimming, boating and baseball. Whether you are an active participant, or just a fan, there is plenty to do in the following sports:

Golf

It is no secret that Sarasota County is one of the world’s premiere destinations for golfers – and for those who already live here, it is a golfer’s paradise. There are even golf communities within West Villages, including:

Sarasota National Golf & Country Club, accessible to people who live in the Sarasota National community at The Golf Club’s 18-hole championship course. The course is surrounded by wetlands and preserves. Sarasota National’s Palm Club features a 32,000-square-foot resort-style, three-building clubhouse campus with exceptional dining, fitness center, tennis, swimming and more.

Boca Royal Golf & Country Club
Part of the Boca Royale community, this 18-holegolf course is situated among lakes and nature preserve land. The clubhouse offers a variety of dining options, including fine dining and residents can also enjoy a swimming pool, spa and clubroom facilities.

Baseball

For those who love America’s pastime, there is much to keep baseball fans happy in and around West Villages. Many nearby parks offer baseball fields and batting cages but perhaps the biggest perk for baseball fans is CoolToday Stadium, the new Spring Training Facility of the Atlanta Braves. Opened in the spring of 2019, this stadium brings proximity to the game and players, along with comfort. During the regular and offseason, the stadium is used for concerts and other community events. And the best part? The stadium is just walking distance or a golf cart ride away from homes in West Villages.

Boating, Kayaking and Other Water Sport

For those who love to spend the day out on the water, boating and kayaking launches are located throughout Sarasota County. Throughout the county there are 13 motorized boat launches and 29 non-motorized (kayak/canoe/paddleboard) launches. Some locations even offer kayak, canoe and paddleboard rentals.