A premier community with home sites fronting the Manatee River, Waterlefe Golf & River Club offers residents the best of two worlds—challenging golf and the finest in boating and fishing opportunities. The community, whose beautifully landscaped neighborhoods are surrounded by magnificent nature preserves, is exquisitely peaceful, private and meticulously cared for. ... more. Homes at Waterlefe Golf & River Club range from magnificent waterfront estates on the Manatee River to single family homes and stately condos with golf course and preserve views. From homes in Waterlefe, you are minutes away from upscale retail and dining opportunities of Lakewood Ranch and University Parkway and a short drive from Sarasota, St. Petersburg and Tampa via I-75.