Home buyers pining for a lifestyle reminiscent of the Florida "old South" and adopts the pleasures of modern-day living will find their delight in properties at Tara Golf & Country Club. Prominent in the Bradenton real estate market due to the stability that it has shown for more than twenty years, the Tara development recently has undergone a $7.5 million renovation in spite of difficulties felt in the entire US housing market.
Significantly, redevelopment in Tara centered on its clubhouse which was restored to its original southern plantation and gone with the wind motif. Excellent dining facilities are among the amenities offered in the clubhouse's Scarlett Restaurant and The Grille Room. Social functions at these venues can extend to an outdoor covered patio and several multipurpose rooms. Added member privileges are provided in two tennis courts, a pool and a spa, and a fitness center.
Renovation also focused on Tara's championship golf course, an 18-hole par 72 layout. Ron Garl, a prominent course architect, ably updated the original Ted McAnlis design in the complete resurfacing of the layout's greens. Even stricter water conservation measures were adopted via the installation of a state-of-the-art irrigation facility and additional nature preserves.
This scenic golf course is regarded as among the best courses in the area for its fast greens and the challenging play it presents. From its farthest tee placements, the layout tours at 6,845 yards with a 72.8 course rating and a 136 slope rating. It plays as a regular host to several league tournaments and competitions open to golfers with varying skill levels. Practice facilities for putting and driving, in addition to a pro shop, are the supplementary golf facilities in the Tara golf complex.
Real estate for sale in the Tara community varies in lifestyle choices. Acquisition opportunities within the golf community can include those in neighborhoods with either veranda-type or multi-story condos, in addition to those with single family homes. Condo units at the low-end of the price points of Tara sales listings have floor spaces of approximately 1,000 square feet and price tags in the ballpark of the $75,000 level.
Higher-end residences featured in the market are usually custom-built houses of Tuscan inspiration with floor spaces of over 3,000 square feet and asking prices in the $450s. Either a class A or B club membership is bundled with these properties, providing the club privileges that have benefited from sustained improvement over the years.