Waterlefe Golf & River Club

Along the banks of the tranquil Manatee River, just upstream from Bradenton, Florida, you will find Waterlefe Golf & River Club. Embraced by the breathtaking natural beauty of wetland preserves and nature trails, this residential community was expressly developed for those who have a passion for fine living, golf and the water.

The over 600 residences at Waterlefe include estate homes, townhouses and condominiums, all enhanced by a fifty-nine slip marina on the Manatee River, an award-winning golf course and scenic views. Some homes are waterfront with boat docks in their own backyard.


The luxury Waterlefe Golf & River Club golf course is comprised of a collection of 18 unique holes designed by architect Ted McAnlis. True to its Waterlefe name, water is in play on 18 of the 18 holes — and many holes have water in play on more than one occasion. Designer McAlis comments, “…Waterlefe will present a memorable – even unforgettable – golfing experience.” The competitive layout, winding its way through protected conservation areas, presents a challenge for golfers of all skill levels. There are five sets of tees ranging in length from 4,700 to 6,908 yards. Five holes border the scenic Manatee River, where you may spot a family of manatees swimming close to shore and poking their noses up for a breath of air.

Known as a “Must Play” course, Waterlefe is a Golf Digest-rated 4 ½ star course and has been the host site for five US Open Qualifying Tournaments. PGA Professionals at The Golf Academy at Waterlefe are ready to improve your game, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned player. Ensuring a full-service atmosphere, you’ll find included an aqua range, practice putting green, pro shop, grille room, and beverage cart service.

Waterlefe pool

The River Club at Waterlefe is the center of social and dining events. The impressive clubhouse offers an exquisite dining room overlooking the Manatee River and the spacious terrace, which is the perfect spot to watch the splendor of a Florida sunset. Upscale amenities abound with a 2,400 square foot saline swimming pool, tiki bar on the patio, and a modern fitness center, where programs such as personal training, yoga, Zumba, and water aerobics are offered.

Waterlefe Golf and River Club is located just east of I-75, conveniently close to the renowned culture, art, shopping and cuisine of the Bradenton-Sarasota area. When it comes to location and prestigious recreational living, this tropical residential resort has it all.

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