The Concession Golf Club

Bradenton, FL Private

Overview

The Concession was originally established by Sarasota resident Tony Jacklin, who convinced Jack Nicklaus to handle the design while Jacklin would offer design suggestions. The club name honors the famous final-putt concession from Jack to Tony in the 1969 Ryder Cup, which resulted in a tie between the teams and a moral victory for the underdog Europeans. The Concession is a terrific design, a rare Nicklaus one that’s not a residential development. The course flows across a variety of landscapes—meadows, wetlands, oak hammocks and pine forests—with spectacular bunkering and exciting green contours. Jack had been working on this course at the same time he and Tom Doak were doing No. 43 Sebonack, and Jack later admitted the small, heavily-contoured greens at The Concession were inspired by those at Sebonack. In 2021, The Concession hosted the World Golf Championships - Workday Championship, won by Colin Morikawa.

About

Holes 18
Length 7470
Slope 153
Facility Type Private
Designer Jack Nicklaus, ASGCA/Tony Jacklin

Awards

100 Greatest the Second 100
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

Second 100 Greatest: Ranked since 2013.
2023-'24 ranking: 133rd.
Previous ranking: 141st.
Highest ranking: No. 105, 2013-'14.

Best in State: Ranked fourth, 2011-'14. Ranked sixth, 2019-'24. Ranked seventh, 2015-'18.
Current ranking: 6th.

Golf Digest Logo Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.5

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.4249
Character
7.4777
Challenge
7.7989
Layout Variety
7.3923
Fun
7.0881
Aesthetics
7.3451
Conditioning
7.6065

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