First/Second at Lake Venice Golf Club

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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6399
Slope 127
Rating 71.1
Type Public
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6399 yards 71.1 127
White 72 6059 yards 69.5 124
White (W) 72 6059 yards 75.0 126
Red (W) 72 5447 yards 70.9 120
Scorecard for First/Second
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 71.1/127 375 403 473 232 435 475 331 211 372 3307 503 354 356 177 518 387 392 447 195 3329 6636
White M: 69.5/124 W: 70.7/126 360 377 463 185 405 467 325 195 360 3137 491 335 340 145 503 372 385 399 167 3137 6274
Red M: 67.1/120 W: 68.1/117 348 347 454 141 320 458 309 153 303 2833 479 295 318 120 474 359 308 369 144 2866 5699
Handicap 14 8 6 4 2 10 18 12 16 3 15 17 1 7 11 5 13 9
Par 4 4 5 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 5 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1957
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Tifdwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

2.5
2

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 2
Bunkers 1
This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 2
Advanced Golfers 1
Beginners 1
This Course's Location is:
Near Local Attractions 2
Convenient to the City 1
Near the Airport 1
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Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Florida Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Similar to Bartow GC, Harder Hall CC, Cougar Trail @ Spring Lake Resort.

8:00 tee time w/ wife for $25/ea direct through course. No hot deals found for this course & have played far superior courses for this price but wanted to try it out. Told on phone that they don't take tee times, it's 1st come 1st serve. Lucky for my wife & I, the skies looked dark w/ impending rain. Who ever was out on course, left. We were able to tee it up immediately & never saw anyone ahead of us in sight & it only spritzed a little, twice. Course was wet, cart paths only on holes that had cart paths. Pretty much drove in high areas & avoided wet areas. Nice municipal course w/ no houses, not far from beach but beach not visible from course. Not pristine but in good shape. Fun layout.Tee boxes, fairways & greens in decent shape. Small elevated greens rolling slow to medium pace. Battery powered carts w/ windshield & rain cover in back.
Staff Friendliness Good
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Bring your lawnmower!

And get some Rangers in place who can take some action on the ridiculous slow play. A nice course which was marred by a few issues. No tee times which wouldn't have been a problem had the procedure been explained. What we were told was after we picked up our cart (which we had to wait for after paying in the shop and basically taking a number) was that we would THEN join our place in the queue parked up for the first tee. I even asked the (very affable) cartman (after waiting some time for the cart) what I needed to do next, and he just said to join the line. Well, I did, and we waited and waited, and a few people passed us, but us and a few other people in carts around us just thought those passing us and being called by name were with some society who had priority over us. Turns out they were regulars jumping the line as all us first-timers were sat there doing as we were told, but only when we got to the FRONT of the line were we told (and also saw the sign) that we also had to tell the starter our cart number...in the meantime, all the others jumped on ahead of us. So that wasn't the best way to start our round...a nasty taste in our mouth for the the SLOWEST ROUND EVER. The poor visiting couple ahead of us were joined up with a bunch of local jokers who were just ridiculous, moving as slow as possible, going back to hit balls when they couldn't find theirs and NEVER calling us through despite losing sight of the group in front by the 2nd or third hole. By the time we got to the 9th we asked to go over and play 19 to 27, as otherwise, we never would have got round before sundown. That proved to be a real life saver, as the 9 hole course had a different atmosphere and was in much better shape than the front nine. Greens still a disaster, but the fairways and the rest of it were nice. My partner was particular scathing of the tees which were too wooly and also the strange cutting around the greens which was ridiculously long. Could be a nice course...employees friendly enough, but would be great if they explain how it all works to visitors who are paying a fair whack to play there! On the plus side were all the airplanes (if you like airplanes...I do) and also the biggest alligator I've seen so far on a golf course. Check him out half way down the 7th...Big boy! I'd play there again...but would probably only opt for nine holes at the end of the day...then run across the road to the beach to catch the sunset!
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average

Stay & Play Offers

$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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