Nearly a dozen fine golf courses are in or near Venice Florida. With so many sunny days, you can embrace your passion for the game as often as you like.
Public & Semi-Private Clubs
These golf clubs allow daily games or short-term memberships for those who don’t want to commit to the longer-term fees of private clubs.
Venice’s oldest and most convenient golf club is on Harbor Drive South just beyond Brohard Paw Park on the way to Caspersen Beach (map). The 27 holes are open to the public with no tee-time reservations, at moderate rates. The scenery is beautiful, and unlike many other courses, Lake Venice Golf Club is not part of a resort housing development.
Venice East, at 107 Venice East Boulevard just north of Tamiami Trail (map), is another good, small golf club with an 18-hole course open to the public.
The Golf in Venice association features three separate clubs in different locations, each of which offers a restaurant, pro shop, rental clubs, electric and pull golf carts, putting green and driving range.
Association memberships giving access to all three clubs are by the month, three months, six months (in summer), or year.
Book your tee times online or by phone five days in advance.
Located in Nokomis, six miles north of central Venice, Calusa Lakes Golf Club has an 18-hole course amidst lakes, pine trees, and private homes. Features include rental clubs, a putting green, full pro shop, electric and pull golf carts, and a restaurant.
Capri Isles, 3.5 miles (5.6 km) northeast of central Venice, features an 18-hole, par 72 course.
Waterford, a semi-private course of 27 holes, is 5 miles (8 km) northeast of the center of Venice in the midst of two upscale
Private Golf Clubs
These clubs, all within gated residential communities, permit golf club and resort membership without home ownership, usually of longer term.
Pelican Pointe is a prominent, private gated community five miles southeast of central Venice, with 27 holes.
Located seven miles (11 km) east of the center of Venice, this private club’s 18-hole course is framed by 587 homes in a gated community.
A professional-level 18-hole course provides “a luxury golfing experience” in this semi-private course within a housing development 11 miles (18 km) southeast of central Venice.