Were different! There is not a house in sight. Designed by a no name architect with special attention given to existing natural amenities. The course is strategic in design which means you have to think about the placement of every shot if you want to make par. Constructed on land formerly mined for phosphate many of the fairways have a clay base. The clays hold moisture and require very little irrigation. The downside is the land swells & shrinks which is the reason for our lack of cart paths. We make up for this by our unsurpassed natural beauty.
During the design phase the owner elevated the tees and greens. All of the pond areas were connected by pipe and directed to 2 central pump stations ( approx. 3000 GPM each). Surplus water is pumped away from the golf course, filtered through a wetland, and ends up in Banana lake.
The starter has complete control of golfer play. From the starter station, the starter can see the practice green by the No. 1 tee, the No. 1 tee, golfers returning from the No. 9 green, the No. 10 tee, the No. 18 green, the No. 19 tee and golfers returning from the No. 27 green. In addition, the starter can see golfers arriving from the parking lot, and golfers on our driving range.
No fancy clubhouse – just a fun golf course! Sanlan can be challenging when played from the back tees, but when played from the forward tees, it appeals to ladies, seniors, and the average golfer.
Welcome to Sanlan Golf Course, an affordable public course that was built in a pristine setting in 1990, surrounded by ridges, moss draped oak trees and lakes. There are no homes or buildings on the course. Located on the outskirts of the city of Lakeland, the course is surrounded by large natural areas including the Sanlan Bird Sanctuary to the east and Banana Lake to the south. The natural features along the fairways and greens are an invitation not just for the golfer but for the wildlife that calls Sanlan home. Immerse yourself in nature as you play an exciting round of golf at the most nature friendly golf courses in the Central Florida.
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