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4.6
282 Reviews (282)
5 Stars
189
4 Stars
73
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
95.4%
Recommend this course
267 out of 282 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.6
124 Reviews (124)
5 Stars
88
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.4%
Recommend this course
117 out of 124 reviews
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4.5
170 Reviews (170)
5 Stars
109
4 Stars
47
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.9%
Recommend this course
158 out of 170 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6931 yards
Slope 129
Rating 74.4
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Venetian Golf and River Club
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Course Details

Year Built 2003
Greens TifEagle® greens
Golf Season Year round
Architect Chip Powell

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Shirts with collars and sleeves, slacks, golf shorts or walking shorts are permitted; Tank tops, tee shirts, fishnet tops, cut-offs, jams, sweat pants, blue jeans, bathing suits or other athletic shorts are not permitted

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Florida (2020 #14) (2014 #4)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Off-course amenities in the U.S. (2015 #25)
  • Golf Advisor: Golfers' Choice (2014 #47)

Reviews

4.6
282 Reviews (282)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Patio Dining 7
19th Hole Scenic Views 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 34
Undulating Greens 34
Water Hazards 28
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 21
Entertaining Clients 19
Locals 16
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 19
Convenient to the City 18
In the 'Burbs 11

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Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course Layout

The course has a great track. Plenty of challenges with risk reward. Course was not in the greatest condition as they sprayed or put some type of crab grass killer down recently so there were several holes with a lot of brown dead crabgrass spots however this should pay dividends in a month or two. All in all, a really nice course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Layout & Condition

Course was in especially great condition even after a rainy 3-4 days. Layout was fun & challenging - I will definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Lots of weeds on tee boxes. Needs some work on the entire course. Pro was not welcoming since we are not members.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Venetian and River CC

The course condition was very poor with weeds on most tees, stones/shell in the bunkers and fungus in some of the fairway grass. The greens had been aerated making them very sandy and uneven.

I understand the course has just been bought by Heritage Group who need to invest money in the course of it is to ever deliver on its potential.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Attitude

Second time in two weeks to play here. Pro shop lady was very unfriendly both times. Expressed her dislike for GolfNow. Greens were just punched so price should have been reduced as a result.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The course conditions were disappointing

The course layout was fine. The greens were very slow. The bunkers were in poor condition. The fairways were fine. Overall I found the conditions disappointing.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 53
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Wet and Wild but perfect

The. Venice area has received many inches of rain this week yet this course was in great playing condition. Barometer wet areas but well marked and not really in play if you hit a decent shot. The greens are a little slow but roll true. The fairways are wet but balls still have lots of roll. The staff is ways friendly and helpful. I will be coming back as often as I can afford it. Keep up the good work VGRC.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

VENETIAN

Due to recent rain it was cart path only. The course is not set up well for cart path only. Paths are well away from fairways. There are a fair number of traps and they are in need of maintinance. Otherwise the course was in great shape.. All the staff was very friendly and seemed happy to have us play their course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course!!

First time playing this course. Even though it was a little damp from rain the previous day, it was it great shape. This course is very long and open! If it was completely dry it would have been even better. Def will be returning sometime soon, the staff was great!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome Experience

I have Zero complaints about this golf course. Very friendly staff from the pro shop, starter and ranger. Awesome staff and the course has a great lay out with several tee boxes for all range of players. Had a great time. Would definitely recommend to all my friends.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very welcoming staff

The staff we encountered at the bag drop, in the pro shop and on the course were all most helpful and quite friendly. I was most impressed by this welcoming attitude! The course was in very good condition. The greens were huge and had some of the largest undulations I've ever seen. I really enjoyed the course and will definitely play it again soon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Even though this golf course was under maintenance it is one of the most beautiful layouts in southwest Florida. Can’t wait to get out there again !
Hats off to the whole staff there as they are absolutely awesome !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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