• Recreation

Put every day into play.

Outdoor sports and recreation.

At home at Mark Sarasota gives you a sporting chance to enjoy the outdoors every day.

Catch a Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburg Pirates spring training game. Play tennis or enjoy a round of golf at more than 69 area courses. Hone skills or watch top athletes from around the globe develop theirs at the IMG Academy.

Avid golfers can apply for membership at the prestigious Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, designed by Tom Fazio and a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary; The Concession, a Jack Nicklaus-designed, Tony Jacklin-associated golf club and host of the 2015 NCAA Men's and Women's Championship; or the legendary Donald Ross-designed Sara Bay Country Club.

Steps from Mark Sarasota, Bayfront Park and Marina Jack line the scenic downtown waterfront. Downtown's Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a tropical urban oasis featuring unparalleled horticulture displays and a Sarasota bay-front setting. Nature lovers will also enjoy the miles of trails, recreational facilities and preserves at Myakka River and Oscar Sherer State Parks, each just a short drive from home.