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Sarasota Makes History with the First Golf Course in America

By June 29, 2013 No Comments

Sarasota GolfWell, actually the history goes way back to 1886 but yes, it’s been said that Sarasota had the first golf course in America!

Thank you once again to our very special hometown historian, Jeff LaHurd! Jeff hits a ‘hole in one’ everytime he so graciously shares these stories with us. This past weekend he published in the Herald Tribune ‘evidence’ of John Gillespie’s bringing the sport of golf to our lovely Sarasota! Thank you Jeff!

Over the years it’s been rumored true, but I was never quite sure. How very sweet the story. Of course many of you are attracted to our area for the not only the abundance of golf, but the opportunity to play year round! Who wouldn’t be drawn to our area? I’m lucky to have the opportunity to show properties in many of these golf communities! Visit Sarasota and visit all that we have to offer!

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“Never has there been a better place to live” says Debra and she knows what she’s talking about! I guess knowing the community is the important part of selling real estate, isn’t it? With so much to offer from world class arts and theatre, to spring training and nature parks, she is happy to show you first hand! She knows Sarasota and Manatee communities inside and out!

Author Alex Krumm

As a longtime broker-associate with Re/Max Alliance Group in Sarasota, Alex has directly participated in the sale of hundreds of homes over the course of his career. He's a fanatic technophile dedicated to customer service and believes that incredible and targeted internet marketing is critical to real estate sales. Alex is a Director for the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee and the founding chair of the Suncoast Regional Young Professional's Network. He personally oversees a team of buyer agents working hard to make real estate dreams a reality.

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