VENETIAN GOLF & RIVER CLUB (941-441-2294)
Florida Golf Course Review
The Venetian is one of a group of dynamic, upscale golf properties in Southwest Florida that are owned and operated by WCI Communities. The others are Hammock Bay and
Tiburon (2 courses) in the Naples area, Pelican Preserve in Fort Myers, plus Raptor Bay and Colony in Bonita Springs area. Members and guests enjoy playing privileges on some
of the best layouts in SW Florida -with each featuring manicured conditioning and top notch amenities.
Located in Venice, The Venetian features a beautiful Mediterranean style clubhouse with amenities that include a fully equipped pro shop, state of the art locker rooms with
showers, plus full service restaurant and lounge for members and guests. Members also enjoy privileges at the lap and resort pool, six lighted tennis courts and more.
The practice facilities include an aqua driving range, short game area with sand bunker and putting green. On the course sprinkler heads are measured to the center of the green,
as are 100, 150 and 200 yard markers plus 150 yard stakes on the fairways of all par fours and fives. Color coded flags on the beautiful Tiff Eagle putting surfaces indicate the
day's front, middle or back hole locations.
Players of all abilities will be able to enjoy a round here as there are 7 sets of tee boxes with distances and slopes measuring 6931 yards/129 slope, 6553 yards/124 slope, 6277
yards/121 slope, 6028 yards/118 slope -and for the ladies 5447 yards/120 slope, 5259/118 slope and 5023 yards with a slope of 115 for women hitting from the red tees. There
are 61 sand bunkers situated greenside or near the landing zones along the well manicured fairways, and water comes into play on 14 holes.
Several holes require carries over natural areas on this links inspired course. Native high grasses and pot bunkers line many fairways, which often lead to raised, undulating
green complexes. The putting surfaces are surrounded by mounds and swales which create some challenging recovery opportunities from collection areas. Venetian is an
Audubon International Sustainable Project Gold Signature Member.
For more information, visit our listing page for this course, with map, directions and all the technical info on the course and property, by clicking here. Also - See our prompt at the
top right corner of this review for a direct link to this course's website.