Who We Are

The good life—built on a solid foundation

The Oaks Club is a very special place. We’re the area’s only private, member-owned golf course community offering two championship golf courses, award-winning tennis programs, an elegant club, and three of the best restaurants in town. The Oaks Club is also a close-knit community of people who make lifelong connections and carry on time-honored traditions. It’s a good life indeed—built on a solid foundation.

That foundation is the people who live here. The Oaks Club has been member-owned and member-governed for the past decade. Management is driven by the needs and desires of the members rather than by the needs of a developer. We have a board of governors, elected by the membership, which oversees the operation and financial health of the Club and hires professional managers to run the day-to-day operations. Additionally, there are several committees composed of members who volunteer to focus on specific areas of the Club. A long-range strategic plan ensures that the Club remains vital and strong.

Residents of The Oaks Club community are required to join the Club as Equity or Social members. This form of membership is important, because it ensures the Club’s financial stability, helps to promote social interaction among the members, and reinforces the sense of community. Non-residents may participate in the Club as Associates. 

A true community is more than bricks and mortar. It’s people who come together to share cultural and recreational passions, create social gatherings, and work together to promote philanthropic projects in the area. We built our community on these truths. We created a welcoming place of shelter and security, beauty and tranquility. Families grow here, and neighbors become lasting friends. We’re a community that honors its deep roots. Our Vision is that The Oaks Club will be the private country club of choice in the Sarasota area. The club will provide an exceptional experience for golf, tennis, and other desired recreational activities, and will maintain the highest standards for a variety of dining services, social, and family program. 

Mrs. Bertha Honoré Palmer, the visionary woman who came to this area because of its beauty and potential, left a legacy that has lasted a century. We also take the long view. Your investment in our community is an investment in your family's future. As Mrs. Palmer knew, it's a legacy that will last. 


Michael Lonier
The Oaks Club Corporation