Meredith Dropkin

The Venice Golf and Country Club – one of Southwest Florida’s most prestigious private golf communities – was recently named as One of America’s Healthiest Clubs by Prevo Health Solutions, an honor recognizing the community’s commitment to its members’ overall health and wellness. “Everything we do at The Venice Golf and Country Club is accomplished with a focus on the quality of life we provide our members and residents,” said General Manager Jim Schell. “From our award-winning, environmentally sound golf course to our extensive menu of fitness, dining and entertainment amenities, we take pride in offering a world-class destination for people to live and play.”

Each year Prevo Health Solutions evaluates the health of the nation’s most elite private clubs following a comprehensive on-site visit. The company’s five-category rating system examines and analyzes club fitness facilities and program offerings as well as the training and health of club staff and the menu options available in all club dining operations. Each category is comprised of multiple questions with certain responses valued as more important. “We would like to thank everyone for their contribution to make this health report possible,” said Rick Ladendorf, president and founder of Prevo. “We also would like to recognize Mr. Schell and the board for their blessings and approval to proceed with the qualifying process and to include The Venice Golf and Country Club as One of America’s Healthiest Clubs.”

Prevo’s 70+ page health report praised The Venice Golf and Country Club for earning exceptionally high marks in the fitness and golf departments of its survey. According to the report, “The Venice Golf and Country Club offers members every imaginable activity and has the facilities to accommodate nearly every individual’s needs, including a number of wellness services, physical therapy, and golf and tennis specific programs. Members have access to the latest equipment and certified staff in the fitness center, and the metrics indicate the trend will continue.”

“It is remarkable to witness the health and vitality of our young and older members alike,” said Schell. “This healthy lifestyle continues to be the focal point of the active and engaged community of The Venice Golf and Country Club.” 

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