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  The Venice Golf and Country Club

Venice, Florida Golf Community

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Welcome to The Venice Golf and Country Club

Enter the gates of The Venice Golf and Country Club, and be surrounded by the natural beauty of mature trees, shimmering lakes, subtropical woodlands, nature preserves and abundant wildlife. Beautiful landscaping frames the 587 single family homes in this private community with 24/7 gate attendants.

Meet the heart of The Venice Golf and Country Club – its members.  Because of its size, the Club has developed an intimate sense of community.  Neighbors welcome newcomers, and every activity provides potential new friends.

Socially active, the members are engaged in activities inside and outside the gates.  Golf games, tennis matches, fitness sessions, swimming and biking are all part of the Club lifestyle.  The members participate in book clubs, art groups, bridge games, mahjongg, dancing, wine clubs, social networking and volunteerism.

Home ownership requires a membership; either Club or Golf, but non-resident Golf Memberships are also available, and afford all the privileges of resident golf members.

The Venice Golf and Country Club is one of the few clubs in the area where residents may own their own golf cart.

Facilities at The Venice Golf and Country Club are well-maintained and target its members’ needs and expectations. The Clubhouse hosts casual and formal dining, as well as offering meeting rooms and social events. Poolside dining is available on the sun terraces surrounding the heated, Junior Olympic sized pool and outdoor jacuzzi. A premier, 18-hole golf course, golf practice facility, Har-Tru tennis courts and a fitness center with personal training and fitness classes offer physical activities for every level.

Located in historic Venice, Florida, just west of I-75, The Venice Golf and Country Club is minutes from beautiful Gulf beaches and the picturesque Venice downtown shopping district, known for its interesting shops and dining. 

The Club is a short drive from Sarasota, and convenient to Tampa to the north, and Ft. Myers and Naples to the south, but without the traffic found in those cities.


Golf at The Venice Golf and Country Club

This Ted McAnlis designed golf course is built around 26 lakes and 56 acres of nature preserves, some of the natural elements that define its beauty and difficulty. Wildlife is plentiful, and the International Audubon certified the golf course as a Audubon Sanctuary in 2005.

The golf program is managed by our PGA Head Professional, Mike Passilla, Assistant Professionals, Keith Kralis or Evan O’Buch and their staff. The Golf Shop offers private lessons, playing lessons, club fitting and repair, club demo days and a variety of clinics, from beginner to advanced for men and women.

In addition to administering all league play for men, women and couples, the PGA staff schedules rules seminars and golf course tours with new members.


Membership at The Venice Golf and Country Club

VGCC is a private member-owned equity Club with 587 homes. Since its inception in 1992, members at The Venice Golf and Country Club have enjoyed the benefits of being a requisite membership community. Membership to the Club is integrated with each property and as such every household has a voice in determining the future of the Club. Requisite membership is key to sustaining the economic viability of The Venice Golf and Country Club. Homeowners choose from either Golf or Club Membership.

The Club maintains a solid long-range plan that protects existing capital assets and provides for new capital expenditures to enhance the Club amenities. The Venice Golf and Country Club is financially sound and committed to maintaining the highest standards for excellence and value. Two member run boards, (The Club Board and The Master Association Board) provide direction and oversight for Club management and maintenance of all common grounds and property standards.

Homeowners at The Venice Golf and Country Club must choose one form of equity membership, Golf or Club. This gives every homeowner a tremendous amount of protection for their investment and ensures ongoing financial security for the club.

Home ownership in the community is not a requirement for Golf membership. Non-residents may enjoy the same Golf membership as residents. In addition, The Venice Golf and Country Club is offers a unique membership program called Transition Golf. This (3)Three-year program allows new members to enjoy lower dues, unlimited golf and 90 total green fees (30/year) per membership. You may choose to move to a full golf membership at any time during these (3) three years. After (3) three years, you are automatically converted to a Full Golf membership.


Golf memberships are available to those living outside the VGCC community.  How would you like to join a private, gated, golf community and “try it out” or to use as a “home away from home” golf course?  If so, we have two (2) offers created just for you:

SAPPHIRE ’17 – Your Gateway to Private Club Membership. Enjoy the benefits of membership at VGCC. Available to non-resident members only, VGCC extends an invitation to receive an initiation credit of up to $10,000* Available for a limited time. *Documentation is required.

PREVIEW GOLF –  This Golf membership opportunity is available to non-VGCC residents only. It provides new Golf members the opportunity to defer the Golf Entry fee for 12 months from the start of the program.  Golf dues/fees are due in full when the Preview membership begins. Once you’ve enjoyed membership at VGCC you may then join at the end of this trial. Your Golf Entry Fee will then be due at your 1 year anniversary.  In the meantime, from the time your application is accepted, you will have full Golf privileges including unlimited golf, access to all dining events, fitness center, aquatics center, and unlimited tennis.

Membership Director

Meg Stepanian

Meg Stepanian


Tennis at The Venice Golf and Country Club

Whether you’re a competitive player, or trying to resurrect your game after a long layoff, or just want to try this wonderful sport for the first time, our tennis pro will address your level of play and suggest one of several opportunities scheduled each week.  For example, he organizes round-robins for men’s, women’s and mixed doubles play, opening the door for new members to quickly integrate into The Tennis Association’s playing and social network.  He also conducts weekly tennis clinics to assist in improving your game, and is available for private lessons.

Four newly resurfaced and well-maintained Har-Tru Courts, two of which have lights for evening play, coupled with a fully-equipped tennis lounge, courtside shelters, and a spectator facility are the center of activity for The Tennis Association’s one hundred plus members.

The Club’s Tennis Pro and Tennis Association organize year round interclub competitions, Club Tournaments and a wide variety of social events.  So, for some great competitive fun and a wonderful source of exercise, come and enjoy our active tennis program at the Venice Golf & Country Club.

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