Named "Best New Private Course of 2006" by Golf Digest, the course was designed in honor of the 1969 Ryder Cup where Jack Nicklaus conceded a putt to Tony Jacklin. That gesture, known as "the concession," rendered the two teams in a tie - the first in Ryder Cup history - and became known as one of the greatest acts of sportsmanship ever.
In 2004 Nicklaus and Jacklin set out to find the perfect piece of land for a championship golf course. What they found was a setting full of wildlife set away from home sites and only minutes from downtown Sarasota. Today, The Concession Golf Club boasts an award-winning 520 acre Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course designed in association with British great and fellow World Golf Hall of Fame member, Tony Jacklin.
The Concession is a nature-rich design full of thought-provoking strategic challenges winding around wetlands, 150-foot pines and 200-year-old oaks with barely a home in view. And with the course's expansive layout, golfers often feel as if they have the place to themselves. It holds the highest Slope Ratings by the USGA at 155. There are no parallel fairways. Each hole runs in a different direction to promote varying wind conditions throughout your round, a characteristic unique to only the world's most elite courses.
The Concession is proud of our exemplary golf conditions and camaraderie of the game. In 2011, Rolex bestowed two of their iconic clocks to the club - thus joining an elite group of approximately 40 courses worldwide selected for this honor.
Named "Top 100 Courses in the U.S. 2009" by Golf Magazine, The Concession Golf Course was designed by Jack Nicklaus in association with Tony Jacklin. This 18-hole par 72 course is set on the border of Sarasota and Bradenton in Lakewood Ranch, Florida on 520 acres of ruggedly pristine land dotted with massive oaks and majestic pines. Meticulous attention to detail is evident throughout.
With only a few rooflines visible from the course, its core design offers a natural and uninterrupted golf experience. Coupled with scenic water features, breathtaking vistas await every turn.