By Carling Nolan

It's the perfect time of year to shed all those layers and escape into paradise. At the Resort at Longboat Key Club, you can have access to some of the most beautiful beaches and luxurious golf courses off the Gulf of Mexico.

The resort features 45 holes of golf that have earned Golf Digest's "Best Places to Play." the Harbourside Course offers three 9 hole courses. The Blue Side Course had a $2 million renovation in 2005, rebuilding the greens, chipping areas, and bunkers. This new challenging side is nicknamed The Blue Heron and is a must-play during your stay.

The Islandside Course, known as "The Watery Challenge,, borders the Gulf of Mexico, and water comes into play on all 18 holes. The sights are amazing, but you better be straight off the tee! More than 5,000 palm trees and pink and white blooming oleander line the fairways and canals making Islandside one of Florida’s most beautiful courses.

Longboat Key Club also features twenty tennis courts, golf and tennis lessons, pools, and the finest sandy beaches around. Many packages are available including romantic, golf, and family specials to meet any of your needs.

Now get out of that snowy town and head down to The Longboat key club where paradise awaits!

If you go:
The Resort at Longboat Key Club
220 Sands Point Rd, Longboat Key, FL 34228
(941) 383-8821 

Hit 'em straight!

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