A Moment, Many Memories

The seed of what would become The Concession Golf Club was planted in 1969, with Jack Nicklaus’ famous gesture of conceding the final putt in the Ryder Cup to Tony Jacklin, clinching the first tie in the competition’s history. Decades later, the two golf legends paired up to design and create The Concession Golf Club in the Lakewood Ranch section of Manatee County. From the beginning in 2006, The Concession was designed to be different — a championship, privately-owned golf facility with no houses lining the course. The goal was to create a course where tournament conditions were the norm and the natural setting is the star. More than a decade later, the course has evolved, but the setting remains unchanged in its natural splendor, which has been the setting for prestigious events such as the 2021 PGA Workday World Golf Championships at The Concession, the 2015 Men’s and Women’s NCAA Division I championships and the biennial Concession Cup. Rolex has granted the club a rare honor, putting not one but two of its beautiful 10-foot clocks at the course.


  • No. 1 in Tampa Bay Business Journal Toughest Courses in the Tampa Bay area every year since 2013

  • No. 10 in Florida in Golfweek.com list of top 100 U.S. Residential Courses and No. 30 in nation

  • No. 6 in Golf Digest’s Best Courses in Florida (2021)

  • One of Golf Digest’s Top 200 golf courses in America (2022)

  • No. 11 in Golf Magazine’s best golf courses in Florida (2022-23)

  • No. 32 in Golf magazine’s 50 best courses in the Southeast (2022-23)

  • Travel & Leisure’s Top 100 Golf Communities (2014)

  • Best New Private Course in America (Golf Digest, 2006)