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Soleta Golf Club plans for Nick Price Design golf course, Leadbetter performance facility and luxury residences

Resort style amenities, family focused activities complement tranquil old Florida charm

Myakka City, Florida (June 29, 2023)—Soleta Golf Club announced its entry into the Sarasota/Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch markets with a recently approved private residential club community that will be unrivaled for its exceptional and extensive amenities, including a Nick Price designed golf course, world-class David Leadbetter practice and performance facility and family-focused sporting and social activities.

The planned Soleta community places a premium on quality and Old Florida charm that will appeal not only to golf aficionados but active families who seek a tranquil lifestyle with an oasis of amenities unlike any other in the region.  Over 500 pristine acres of preserved land present an unspoiled environment featuring two scenic miles of the Myakka River, freshwater marshes, stands of mossy oaks, towering pines and native vegetation. 

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A wealth of amenities situated at the heart of the residences will include a spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, clubhouse, lagoon pool and children’s splash pad, tennis and pickleball courts, indoor and outdoor play areas for kids, plus an event open space.  Multiple fine and casual dining options also are planned.  

Three exclusive enclaves (The Sanctuary, The Ranch and Village Bungalows) will accommodate 93 custom built luxury residences.  Two celebrated builders, John Cannon Homes and Anchor Builders, will design your perfect lifestyle retreat.  One-acre plus estates will be available.  All home sites are conveniently situated within one mile of the clubhouse.  Additionally, 14 club cottages will be available for members and guests.

According to Managing Partner and developer, David Turner, “We are excited to introduce Soleta Golf Club and to start construction on this exceptional lifestyle community that places a premium on preserving an intimate environment and relaxed culture that members and residents will enjoy for generations.  We’ve made a commitment to build something very special, with an emphasis on a wide range of recreational amenities for family engagement and social camaraderie. The golf experience, with a must-play course in a pristine setting and unparalleled practice facilities, will be unmatched.” 

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Construction of the Nick Price designed golf course begins this fall and will be ready for play in late 2024.  The 7,400 yard, par-72 Soleta Golf Club course is routed separately from the residences and amenity locations.  Holes will wind through the sanctuary-like land and of great importance is the commitment to the preservation of all wetlands with absolutely no impacts to these sensitive areas.  Water conservation also is a critical issue, as is the enhancement of wildlife habitat and sound environmental stewardship. Price’s courses focus on the art of strategy and his designs embody a handcrafted approach that requires a significant investment of personal hours overseeing details from start to finish.   

“It’s an honor to have the opportunity to design the golf course at Soleta,” said Hall of Fame golfer and architect Nick Price. “We’re part of a great team assembled to create a special place for golfers to play, spend time with friends and have fun.  The property has wetlands, uplands, open grassland and some great trees.  We’ve laid out the golf course to take advantage and incorporate those natural features into the design of holes.  I am also really happy that no wetlands have been impacted or eliminated anywhere on the property.  These natural elements will be part of what gives the golf course its natural look and feel.”

Renowned golf instructor David Leadbetter, who has coached touring professionals to major championship titles and worldwide tournament victories, is designing a world-class 30-acre signature practice and performance facility that won’t be found at any private club.  In addition to the expansive outdoor practice areas, an indoor center will include a state-of-the-art biomechanics studio, clubfitting, a putting studio, simulators and other advanced training technologies.  

“I am very excited to be involved with the Soleta Golf Club project,” stated Leadbetter. “I really feel it has tremendous potential to be one of the country’s leading new private clubs.  The thing I am most pleased about is that we are designing a world-class practice facility which is something I always have wanted to do. This state-of-the-art practice facility or ‘field of dreams,’ as I like to call it, will be comprised of extensive long game, short game and on course situations with all the latest technology to improve performance.  We want Soleta to be known not only for its great golf course but also for its phenomenal practice complex.”  

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Soleta is the name used by indigenous native Americans from the area for sandhill cranes. 

A limited number of National Golf memberships, in addition to Full Golf, Sports and Social categories, are available now.  For more information, contact Membership Director Alan Pope at or (407) 284-0888.  Visit for further details about the exceptional Soleta Golf Club lifestyle community.

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