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The JOHN HAMILTON Gillespie Course

Named after John Hamilton Gillespie, Sarasota’s 1st Mayor. He arguably introduced golf to the United States in the late 1800s.
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Welcome to the Bobby Jones John Hamilton Gillespie Course, Sarasota’s premier destination for unparalleled golfing experiences, where golfing excellence meets inclusivity in the heart of Sarasota, Florida. Designed by acclaimed architect Richard Mandell, our brand new 9-hole par 3 course offers a dynamic and diverse golfing experience tailored to every type of player, making it the ideal destination for beginners embarking on the journey of a lifetime.

Nestled amidst Sarasota's breathtaking landscapes, the John Hamilton Gillespie Course at Bobby Jones Golf Club boasts two different routing options, each expertly crafted to challenge and inspire golfers of all levels. From seasoned pros looking to hone their skills with a quick round to beginners seeking a welcoming and accessible introduction to the game of golf. Whether you're picking up a club for the first time or seeking to improve your skills, our course offers a supportive and encouraging environment where players of all abilities can thrive.

Conveniently located in Sarasota, the Bobby Jones Golf Complex is more than just a golf destination—it's a welcoming community where players of all backgrounds and abilities can come together to share in the joy of golf. Our commitment to excellence, exceptional customer service, and dedication to providing a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere ensure that every visit is nothing short of extraordinary. We are a sanctuary for golf enthusiasts, families, and nature lovers alike.

With its strategic layout and varied design elements, the John Hamilton Gillespie Course provides the perfect balance of challenge and enjoyment for newcomers to the game. From our pristine greens to scenic water features, every hole offers an opportunity to learn and grow, ensuring that every round is an opportunity to develop your skills and deepen your love for the game.

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Join us at the Bobby Jones John Hamilton Gillespie Course and discover the perfect place to learn the game of a lifetime, where everyone is invited to experience the beauty and excitement of golf in a welcoming and inclusive setting.

  • Stand alone stocked clubhouse
  • Grab & Go Snacks & Beverages - Candy, Chips, Ice Cream, Water, Soda, Canned & Draft Beer
  • On-site restroom facilities
  • Hydration Station 
  • Dedicated Practice Putting Green
  • Exciting golf for ages & skill levels
  • Easily Walkable for all ages 

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK & PAY HERE

Because we have everything you need for your round, you'll park and pay here. The entrance is on Circus Blvd., 100 yards South of the Bobby Jones Complex Entrance.

GETTING AROUND

We encourage everyone to walk, however golf carts are available for $5 per person. We do have Pull Carts and Sunday Bags available to use FREE of charge.

PRACTICE AREA

On the Gillespie Complex, we have a beautiful putting green to utilize prior to your round. However, if you want to hit range balls, you will need to go to the Bobby Jones Complex first.

FLAG COLORS

Our flags have 3 different colors signifying its location on the green.

Yellow = Front
Orange = Middle
Maroon = Back

This innovative track allows for two layouts with each hole measuring from 75 yards up to 188 yards.

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Bobby_Jones_FL_GILLESPIE_WEST_4.25.pdf
West 9 Scorecard
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Bobby_Jones_FL_GILLESPIE_SOUTH_5.6.pdf
South 9 Scorecard
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Experience our historic 18-hole Championship Course or choose our 9-Hole Adjustable Short Course.