Venetian Bay Golf Club (386) 424-5775
Florida Golf Course Review
Venetian Bay golf club in New Smyrna Beach is a gorgeous Clifton/Ezell/Clifton design that has become one of the most upscale and affordable golfing experiences in the region.
The layout is quite distinctive, with the front being a traditional tree lined layout while the back is more open and features an extraordinary number of soft sand bunkers, designed to
challenge the shot placement of top notch golfers - especially off the tee.
The property features a full service clubhouse with fully stocked pro shop, locker rooms with showers, and comfortable restaurant and lounge. Members can enjoy the Beach and
Swim Club, with outdoor pool and hot tub. There is a comprehensive practice facility that includes a targeted grass range, short game area with sand bunker plus putting green.
Lessons and clinics are available.
The meticulously maintained fairways present plentiful landing room, and those with average length playing from the blue or white tees should not be bothered too much by the
numerous, strategically placed fairway traps. In total there are 132 sand bunkers, and water hazards (situated mostly on the perimeters) come into play on 12 holes.
There are 4 sets of tee boxes, with the tips measuring 7072 yards with a slope rating of 132. Avoid the fairway bunkers and low handicappers should score well here, as the mildly
sloping green complexes put true and are score-able. Alternate sets play to distances and slopes measuring 6555 yards/127 slope, 6038 yards/119 slope and 4932 yards with a
slope of 112 from the red tees. Color coded flags indicate the day's hole location, and 100,150 and 200 yard markers are posted on the fairways.
Pleasantly, this course has limited residential properties along the layout. Golfers can enjoy a great layout in relative seclusion, with abundant native wildlife calling the ponds and
lakes home. We highly recommend a round here for visitors to the area. This is one of the best properties we have experienced on Florida's east coast. You can find hole
descriptions on the courses website by clicking on www.venetianbaygolf.com/hole_descriptions/.
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