Welcome Letter

WELCOME TO

CLEARWATER

SAND KEY CLUB

1380 GULF BOULEVARD,

CLEARWATER,

FLORIDA

GENERAL INFORMATION

BUIDLING ENTRANCE 
There are two key Fobs one is for the garage door and one for the entrance doors. The rectangle/oval one should be hung on the internal mirror in the car and will open the gate automatically when you approach it from the outside. The black flat fob will open all the entrance doors when waved in front of the black panel at the entrance to the building doors.
 
PARKING
The Sand Key Club has covered, assigned parking. Each spot is labeled with a unit number. All extra vehicles should be parked outside along the fence.
 
GUEST CHECK-IN
As an owner you will have to provide guest form for your guests when you are not  in town. The staff at the Sand Key Club is very courteous and helpful. The front desk may ask that your guest show your Guest Authorization Form to use the condo, if you do not provide one. Guests must check in at the front desk.  If you are on property please let the front desk know you have a guest coming in and what time they are expected.
 
VENDOR CHECK-IN
As an owner you will have to provide vendor with a Vendor Registration Form when you are not in town.  This form allows the staff at CSK to allow your vendor in your unit if you are not on property.  All vendors are required to check-in at the front desk at all times. If you are on property please let the front desk know you have a vendor coming in and what time they are expected.
 
POOL ACCESS
The condo pool area is located on the first floor, top of the parking garage. One can get to the pool without going through the lobby, proceeding through the first floor elevator lobby, hit the green exit button to unlock and proceed through the EXIT door and down one-half flight of stairs. The exterior fob must be used to open the pool door when exiting the pool area.  Shuffleboard, Chess, Jacuzzi and a putting Green are available on the pool deck.
 
WATER
Florida water tends to have high sulfur content, despite recent improvements. You may wish to use bottled water for drinking, coffee and ice.
 
GROCERIES
Publix Supermarket is closest to the condo; you can get there by going south to the first traffic light (about 2 miles) and left over the bridge. It is located at the first intersection. For single items, there is a deli in the shopping strip just north of the condo, expect to pay top dollar for your grocery items there.
 
REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE
There is a binder by the bulletin board for homeowners to share references. The front desk can be helpful in obtaining information.

 

RESTAURANTS

HEILMAN’S BEACHCOMER – 727-442-4144
Excellent American cuisine
 
BERNS STEAK HOUSE, TAMPA – 813-251-2421
World renowned Steak House, Specialty wines and claims the largest wine list in the country. Tours are available of the cellars. Desert room is separate.
 
COLUMBIA – 727-596-8400
Very good Cuban food. The original restaurant is in Ebor City Tampa.
 
BACKWATERS AT SAND KEY – 727-517-8383
Easygoing surf ’n’ turf expert with a waterfront deck, a Caribbean-tinged menu & daily happy hours
 
Al and Stella Authentic Italian Restaurant And Pizzeria – 727-240-0743
 
Maggie Mae’s Sunrise Café – 727-595-1096
 
Bright, cozy diner offering breakfast & lunch fare, with an outdoor deck overlooking the water.
 
Watercolour Grill House –  727-953-1661
Romantic, waterfront choice for diverse fare from steaks to sandwiches, plus drinks & a piano bar. There is music every Friday and Saturday night from 8pm-11pm
 
O’KEEFE’S – 727-442-9034
Try this restaurant on Missouri avenue in Clearwater, Irish Pub.
 
CRABBY BILLS – 727-210-1313
North of the roundabout near the post office on Clearwater Beach.
 
OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE – 727-538-9499
Great Steaks, famous for the blooming onion. On East Bay.
 
HOOTERS – 727-797-4008
The original place, Located on Gulf to Bay past Clearwater Mall.
 
 
FRENCHY’S SALTWATER CAFÉ – 727- 461-6295
Great Seafood on Clearwater Beach
 
E & E STEAKHOUT GRILL – 727-585-6399
One of the finest restaurants in the area. Located at 100 N. Indian Rocks Road, Bellair Bluffs
 
SALT ROCK GRILL – 727-593-7625
Located at 19325 Gulf Boulevard, Seafood and Steaks
 
BONEFISH GRILL – 727-518-1230
Good Seafood, East Bay Drive, Bellair, just over the Bridge
 
GUPPY’S – 727-593-2032
Sea Food Grill, Gulf Boulevard, two miles south.
 
ISLAND WAY GRILL – 727-461-6617
Good waterfront dinning, Buffet on Sunday, reasonable.

 

VACATION ACTIVITIES

TENNIS
There are public courts across from the Ultimar, approx half mile south.
 
JOGGING & CYCLISTS
Jogging enthusiasts can find trails in the park just before the bridge to the north. The park closes at sunset. For the more adventurous there is the Pinellas trail which runs from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs designed for joggers, Cyclist and walkers.
 
DISNEY WORLD
Disney world is about one and half hours drive, depending on traffic. Take U.S.60 to I4 and follow it to Orlando. The park is open at 8.30 or 9.00am, depending upon the season
 
BUSH GARDENS
Located in Tampa, about an hours drive. Busch Gardens is an amusement park with lots to offer including many fast rides.

 

SHOPPING

Clearwater Mall is an outside shopping center on Gulf to Bay.

Countryside Mall also has a movie theater. US19 about 5miles North of the Clearwater Mall.

Tyrone Mall has a movie theater with restaurants on Tyrone Boulevard.

The International Mall in Tampa is an exclusive shopping with Neaman Marcus, Nordstrom and Sacks.

GOLF

BLOOMINGDALE: One of the finest courses in the area, designed by Ron Gar. Rated #9 in Florida by GOLFWEEK magazine and ranked in Florida’s Top 60 by FLORIDA GOLFER. Constructed from a natural forest, swampland and natural marsh preserve, Bloomingdale claims to be “just golf and lots of it!” Tough, but fair …greens, all fast, but true. Located 25 minutes east of Tampa.
       PAR:72       YARDAGE: 6799    COURSE RATING : 72.8
             AMENITIES: B, L, SB, CL, LK,DR, CR,
Restrictions: Tee Times –Mon.-Thurs. and Friday until 11.30a.m.
                        No weekends. Strict dress code.
 
EAGLES: 3 completely different and challenging 9 hole courses… the Oaks, the Lakes and the Forrest (newest, designed by Ron Garl). Natural surroundings and numerous lakes border all 3. The Oaks and Lakes are flatter and more open in design and layout … the Forest is tighter and requires more accurate shot making. Great combinations! (20 minutes from Tampa).
PAR: 72                             YARDAGE: DEPENDS ON COMBINATIONS
                                          AMENITIES: L, SB, CL, DR
                                      RESTRICTIONS: Proper Golf Attire
 
GOLF CLUB AT CYPRESS CREEK: Designed and constructed to test every level of player. Well-manicured championship tees and greens will test the seasoned golfer with dramatic, rolling terrain, plenty of pot bunkers, and numerous water hazards, found on virtually every hole. A variety of shorter tees and alternate landing areas reward the higher handicapped. An enjoyable course for all to play! (35-40 minutes southeast of Tampa)
        PAR:72        YARDAGE: 6839 COURSE RATING:74.0
       AMENITIES: New Clubhouse, L, D, SB, CL, DR, CR, S, LK
                              RESTRICTIONS: Strict Dress code
            Weekends/Holiday before 8a.m. or after 12p.m.
 
HUNTER’S GREEN: This exciting Tom Fazio gem was designed and created from existing Pine Flatwoods and wetlands. Definitely not the layout or design of traditional golf standards, this course features more spectacular, target oriented golf. A natural, picturesque layout has been developed to impress every caliber of golfer. Its characteristics include dramatic terrain, rolling fairways, and large, undulating greens, multitudes of pot bunkers, and huge mounds and dunes. Accuracy counts here! A terrific challenge! (25 minutes northeast of Tampa)
          PAR:72     YARDAGE: 6948   COURSE RATING: 74.1
          AMENITIES: New Clubhouse B, L, CL, S, DR, CR, S
                             RESTRICTIONS: Strict dress code
                     Weekends/Holiday Tee Times …. After 12 p.m.
 
LINKS OF LAKE BERNADETTE: Now here’s a different Scottish links style course to trey out. Designed and built by Dean Refram, this layout is characterized by a variety of dunes, moguls and pot bunkers. Tree-lined fairways can be tight in many spots; open in others … tricky doglegs are common. Rolling fairways are bordered by water on 9 holes, which comes into play on only 3. #1 and #11 feature double greens. Very interesting, very challenging and well worth the 45 minute drive northeast of Tampa. Give it a try.
          PAR 71    YARDAGE: 6392   COURSE RATING: 70.0
                   AMENITIES: B, L, SB, CL, S, CR
                   RESTRICTIONS: Strict dress code.
 
NORTHDALE: Another designed by architect Ron Garl, Northdale offers its players more “breathtaking” space … fairways are wide open, with flatter terrain and larger greens. Hazards aren’t as treacherous, but don’t be fooled … they’re there! There are holes to challenge the best and holes t reward the worst. Many water hazards, found on 11 of the 18 holes, can prove to be critical and quite cumbersome. Suggest as a 1st/2nd day course to play. (15-20 minutes from downtown Tampa)
          PAR: 72    YARDAGE: 6838 COURSE RATING: 72.1
                             AMENITIES: B, L, SB, CL, S, LK, CR
          RESTRICTIONS: Tee Times after 12 noon only (Dec.-April)