Waterlefe Golf & River Club

Meandering waterways and the stunning backdrop of the Manatee River make this luxury golf community a boater’s paradise.

Welcome to Waterlefe Golf & River Club


Nestled along the scenic riverfront of the Manatee River, Waterlefe Golf & River Club is a dynamic, active community that boasts a resort lifestyle and comes flush with luxurious homes. A gorgeous palette of rich blue waterways and immaculate green fairways creates a visual tapestry that’s almost as irresistible as the amenities themselves. 
Waterlefe Golf & River Club is set in the idyllic city of Bradenton, Florida, which is known for its rich history, vibrant scene, and friendly residents. The community lies across Tampa Bay from St. Petersburg and puts residents within an hour of Tampa’s bustling metropolitan atmosphere. Waterlefe was built in 2000 and comes outfitted with all of the modern accouterments that could be desired in a resort. 
It should come as no surprise that the homes available within Waterlefe reflect the luxury mindset of the community. More than 90% of the properties are equipped with pools and other enviable amenities, designed in a Mediterranean architectural style that’s synonymous with Old Florida’s timeless beauty. Whether it’s a spacious villa, a getaway condo, or a massive executive home complete with a gated entrance, potential buyers will have no shortage of top-notch options.

What to Love


Gated community with a heightened sense of security
Access to a premier 18-hole golf course and a 59-slip marina
Riverfront views and lush natural splendor


Local Lifestyle


Thanks to its endless array of amenities — a Junior Olympic pool, private docks and nature boardwalks, high-end fitness facilities, and world-class golfing, just to name a few — Waterlefe Golf & River Club facilitates an environment that puts healthful, joyful living at the forefront for its residents. Members can often be found engaging in the steady rotation of social activities or spending their time out in nature. 


Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping


A gathering place for homeowners and an inviting spot for culinary excellence, The River Club at Waterlefe has a menu that runs the gamut from ultra-casual fare to fine dining. To slake one’s hunger or thirst while enjoying a dip in the sprawling Junior Olympic Pool, The River Club offers up a poolside tiki bar with drinks and meals available to grab on the go.
Waterlefe’s Grille Room enables members to experience exceptional breakfast and lunch dining without ever having to leave the community, and even brags an impressive cocktail hour. The Grille Room is a facet of Waterlefe’s Golf Club, whose 18-hole championship course is often considered the crowning jewel of the community. Designed by famed architect Ted McAnlis, the golf course is a show-stopping delight that leans into the diverse landscape along the Manatee River.
Apart from its distinction in the world of golf, Waterlefe is also known for its spectacular Marina Club. As the only residential marina located on the Manatee River, this club gives members unique access to its waters, which trail out directly into the Gulf of Mexico. With 59-boat slips in a variety of sizes, the marina caters to a wide range of vessels, and the sunny Florida weather means that nearly every day is a chance to get out on the water to experience top-tier fishing, boating, and dining at plenty of waterfront restaurants.


Things to Do


More than just its assortment of amenities, the Waterlefe Golf & River Club also contains a trove of activities for social engagement and plenty of special events. Among them, the Waterlefe Artist Guild Show stands out for its collection of work by upwards of 25 artists across mediums ranging from pencil drawings and acrylics to handmade jewelry and photographs.
Additionally, a spectacular raffle — the proceeds of which benefit visual arts programs at Freedom Elementary School and Haile Middle School — entices attendees with the chance to win one-of-a-kind art for themselves. Along the same vein, The Waterlefe Literary Society also hosts frequent events and fundraisers for the Literacy Program at Freedom Elementary, some of which feature guest authors and local writers.
Another area club that benefits the local youth is the Manatee County Youth Rowing, which promotes teamwork and personal growth through the exploration of the sport. Prefer to get outdoors as an individual? Lake Manatee State Park has a few miles of beautiful beach and recreation area for endless entertainment. 




Waterlefe Golf & Country Club is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:


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