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Venice Golf and Country Club Logo The Venice Golf and Country Club – one of Southwest Florida’s most prestigious private golf communities – announces the Community Showcase Golf Event to celebrate the grand re-opening of its newly renovated, award-winning golf course on Sunday, October 25, 2015. More than 100 guests are expected to attend the invite-only event at 250 Venice Golf Club Drive in Venice, including city officials, local business leaders, area Chamber members and special guests.

“We are thrilled to unveil the spectacular cosmetic and functional golf course improvements we’ve made to keep our course among the very best in the nation,” said General Manager James Schell. “The result of all our work is a stunning yet challenging course that our members are proud to call their own. This project also sets the tone for our 25th year anniversary as a Club in 2016.” 

The Community Showcase Golf event will begin with an 11:00 a.m. shotgun start to the fun golf scramble. Players will face a very challenging golf course with longest drive and closest-to-the-pin skill events to win prizes. Club tours will be available throughout the day for non-golfers. The event will culminate with a relaxing poolside cocktail party. A wonderful selection of hors d’ oeuvres, beer and wine will be served to the tunes of a live steel drum band.

This summer concluded an extensive, $2.5 million golf course and community improvement project involving a number of significant enhancements. These include a state-of-the-art irrigation system to reduce water consumption by approximately 30 to 40 percent annually; new grass on all fairways, tees and greens, with highly touted Celebration Bermuda grass on the fairways and tees and the highly successful Bermuda Tif Eagle grass on greens; and new practice areas with two putting greens, an expanded driving range and a new short-game practice area.

All golf course bunkers were redesigned and rebuilt in 2013.

In addition to the sweeping course and community improvements, The Venice Golf and Country Club considerably reduced the golf club entry fee, extended the membership offering to non-residents of the community, and added exciting sign-on incentives for both resident and non-resident members. For more information, visit VeniceGolfAndCC.com or call 941.492.9600.

About The Venice Golf and Country Club

Located in Venice, Florida, with easy access to I-75 and close to Venice Island shopping and the beautiful beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, The Venice Golf and Country Club consists of six enclaves of 587 single-family homes on 460 tropical acres. Residents enjoy a variety of today’s most desirable amenities, including an 18-hole championship golf course with clubhouse, junior Olympic-sized swimming pool, Har-Tru tennis courts, exercise facilities and more. The Venice Golf and Country Club is extremely proud to have earned the status of being GEO Certified™ and has been recognized by Audubon International as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary since 2004, which signifies the fulfillment of comprehensive and advanced sustainability requirements. The Venice Golf and Country Club offers three types of equity membership for members to enjoy: Golf, Recreational and Social. For more information, visit VeniceGolfAndCC.com or call 941.492.9600.

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