Lush mature landscapes set the stage for this extraordinary Southwest Florida Lifestyle. With less than 600 homes, The Venice Golf and Country Club appeals to those who seek an intimate golf and country club experience.
The exceptionally friendly and active membership is the heart of VGCC. The Club’s amenities include superb casual gourmet dining, active social calendar, wine club, tennis, pickleball and our 18-hole Championship Golf Course designed by Ted McAnlis. One of only 11 GEO-Certified communities in the Country, our nationally recognized commitment to environmental preservation will serve to enhance your golfing experience. Members enjoy challenging play year-round with unlimited access to this treasured amenity.
Years of fiscal responsibility have sustained this prosperous gated community, committed to maintaining the members’ highest standards for quality and value. If you appreciate the amenities of a premier private golf and country club you will find what you seek at VGCC.
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.
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 Michael Fream 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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
The Venice Golf and Country Club broke ground on a $6.1 million capital expansion plan, Project 2020. The expansion will completely transform the look and feel of the Clubhouse and enhance members’ lifestyles with a new covered outdoor dining area and gathering bar as well as an expanded kitchen. The Wellness Center will triple in size, with expanded floor exercise rooms, the addition of two spa treatment rooms, and a new cardio and weight room with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment.
“See it, Live it, Love it, sums it up best,” says General Manager Jim Schell. “This expansion exemplifies our active and healthy Club lifestyle. Great amenities complimented with excellent service and staff, and a warm friendly membership is why our members love this Club so much.”
VGCC is collaborating with world-class professionals and experts on every aspect of the new design and construction. Peacock + Lewis Architects, a Clubs of Distinction architect and interior design planning firm in Naples, Florida, has worked closely with VGCC committee members to bring their design vision to life. Gates Construction is partnering on the construction process. Members voted to approve the project in March 2019.
“The expansion of our Clubhouse and Wellness Center will provide amenities that current and prospective members alike desire in their Club, notably outdoor dining in a beautiful space and a state-of-the-art exercise and Wellness facility,” says Herb Ormsbee, VGCC Board President.
“Our community is very social, and our Clubhouse has always been a favorite gathering spot,” says Chris Madigan, VGCC Board Vice President and Chair of the Long Range Planning Committee. “It will be stunning, and no one will want to leave!”
VGCC is the only private, member-owned equity Club in Venice. An award-winning GEO and Audubon Certified Sanctuary with 587 properties, the Club’s assets and amenities include superb dining, an active social calendar, Golf and Tennis, Pickleball, pools and Wellness Center.
Phone: (941) 492-9600 x 131
250 Venice Golf Club Dr, Venice, FL 34292