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“Great golf course and good lunch” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Venetian Golf and River Club

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Venetian Golf and River Club
Ranked #13 of 25 Outdoor Activities in Venice
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Venice, Florida
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great golf course and good lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Golfed there about 5 times and would go back again. Lunch upstairs in the dining are is great with a large selection and the service in number 1.

Visited November 2013
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Sarasota, FL
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37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great Course!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

Played here January 29, 2014. It is a private course during the winter and they are very disciplined in keeping the tee times at comfortable distances. The greens are super fast this time of year due to dry weather. Plenty of undulation on all greens makes putting a major challenge. In many greens, just touching the ball (really) would move it 40 feet. The fairways are wide and forgiving with good roll. Very nicely manicured, as you would expect at a private club. With five sets of tees, it is a good course for all skill levels.
the grille room downstairs is cozy. The food and snack prices are what you would expect at a private club, but the draught beer is surprisingly inexpensive. Actually, a pint of domestic beer was the same as a cup of coffee (2.50). There is a nicer bar for members only upstairs. I just got to look in. The starter is a wealth of information and eager to share it with you.....or he had too much coffee, not sure which. I would not hesitate to go back and challenge those greens.

Visited January 2014
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Venice, Florida
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Seasoned, professional service and good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

Comfortable and attractive dining salon. Perfectly cooked and presented food (I had salmon to die for). Attentive service even though we were part of a large group (about 80 people) for a Christmas Dinner. One of few places where a prepaid service tip does not detract from excellent service.

Visited December 2013
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2 Thank joel g
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Venice, Florida, USA
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Average Course”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

The course was in nice shape very nice practice facilities and club house. The pace of play was very slow which was very surprising because it was August, can only imagine what it's like during the winter.

Visited August 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Golf Day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

From the outset our trip to the Venetian Golf and River Club was a delight. The security guys on the gate were very warm and welcoming even sharing a joke with us.
The reception from the Golf staff was efficient and very friendly and we were soon on the excellent practice ground firing countless balls at targets situated out in the huge lake that serves as both the range and the irrigation source.
Our starter named Bob soon got us underway and what a delight was in store.
Each hole on this amazing golf course is laid out in a thoughtful manner. Many of the holes create the illusion that there a small target area but in fact the fairways are very generous.
All the par three holes are interesting and offer the golfer a variety of shot making opportunities.The pick of the bunch is the 11th hole featuring an undulating green that will test the skill of even the best putters.
The course is beautifully maintained and the greens are in fabulous condition.
This is a must visit course.
The sand which at the halfway Grille was of the highest quality and freshly made.
I want to go back again today.

Visited May 2013
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