VENICE, Fla. (December 1, 2015) – More than 250 Sarasota National residents joined WCI Communities executives to celebrate the completion of the new three-building, 32,000-square-foot clubhouse at the 2,400-acre master-planned community in Venice.

“WCI is well known for creating quality community amenities, and Sarasota National homeowners are impressed with the level of planning and detail throughout the facility,” said WCI’s Vice President of Community Development Rick Barber.

Conceived by WCI and designed by Fawley Bryant Architects of Sarasota, the Mediterranean Revival-inspired Sarasota National clubhouse features indoor and alfresco dining along with amenities to suit a variety of resident interests.

In the 13,167-square-foot main clubhouse, The Palm Club offers a full-service dining room with adjacent bar and lounge. A library, coffee room, meeting room and multipurpose room also are available for resident use.

The new fitness center features strength training and cardio equipment, two group fitness studios, spa treatment rooms and locker rooms within 7,356 square feet.

Outdoor amenities include an expansive, resort-inspired pool with a beach entry, lap lanes, spa, and tropical-themed poolside tiki bar. Resident activities will be held on the 8,000-square-foot event lawn, located near the community’s tennis courts, bocce and pickleball courts, and separate dog park.

Sarasota National Golf Club was named to Golf Advisor’s list of the Top 25 Courses in Florida based on more than 30,000 golfers’ ratings and reviews in 2014. The Club’s 18-hole Gordon Lewis-designed championship golf course is certified as an Audubon International Signature Sanctuary. Sarasota National Golf Club facilities include a pro shop, driving range, and chipping and putting greens.

Sarasota National offers 22 home designs starting from the $190,000s, including Coach and Carriage Homes, single-family Villas, Grand Villas and Golf Estates with two and three bedrooms and up to 3,184 square feet of living space. Homebuyers can visit 10 furnished model homes, and several Dream Ready homes are available for immediate or near-immediate move-in.

Photo: Sarasota National Clubhouse swimming pool

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