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By Christina Miller | Broker in Sarasota, FL
  • Venice Golf and Country Club

    Posted Under: General Area in Venice, Quality of Life in Venice, In My Neighborhood in Venice  |  July 8, 2011 9:34 AM  |  297 views  |  No comments

    Venice Golf and Country Club

    Situated very close to Interstate 75, the club was not only created to house a golf community, but crafted as a natural wildlife habitat awarded various distinctive certifications. A landmark in Sarasota County, the Venice Golf and Country Club real estate community is composed of 460 acres with 26 glistening lakes and 13 lush natural forest and wetland preserves.
     
    If you are a nature lover and are observant, you may catch a glimpse of the rare and elusive Florida panther as they, along with bobcats, and the iconic Florida alligator. Helping to contribute to the preservation of the community’s fragile ecological balance, they represent just a few of the important wildlife inhabitants present in the golf club’s beautiful surroundings.

    The social heartbeat of the country club is the elegant but diminutive clubhouse which underwent a complete remodel in 2003. World class cuisine, artfully created by the clubs highly skilled culinary staff, is graciously served in the expansive dining room which offers sweeping panoramic vistas of the clubs pristine surroundings.

    For the physically active members of Venice Golf and Country Club, the 2,500 square foot health and fitness center, which opened in 2004, is equipped with cutting edge workout machines. If you want to raise the level of your workouts, personal training or special classes in water aerobics, tai chi, and yoga are available all under the direct supervision of a fitness manager. Bordering the clubhouse, enjoy a junior Olympic sized pool with two full lap lanes and a jacuzzi, and sumptuous locker rooms.

    Nearby the fitness center, tennis buffs can play the 4 Har-Tru tennis courts, two of which are illuminated for evening matches. Enjoy an air conditioned tennis club room where the on staff tennis pro organizes lessons and member participation through friendly tournaments and competitions.


    Venice Golf and Country Club Golf Course

    Duffers of all skill levels, as to be expected, derive the most pleasure from the Venice country club’s world class golf layout that merges the venerable game of golf, with the breathtaking nature setting the course is nestled in. This par 72, 18-hole course was designed by famous international course architect Ted McAnlis. Officially opened in 1990, the course measures 6,790 yards from the farthest tees, features 5 sets of tee boxes, and boasts a slope rating of 136, and a 73 course rating. The recent makeover included resurfacing of the greens with fast Tif Eagle Bermuda grass, renowned as the fastest and finest for Florida climate courses.

    The installation of a state of the art irrigation system as well as boosting the wetland preserves by adding native plant species and removing anything not indigenous to the area was advantageous. As a direct result, the club had bestowed upon it Sarasota’s Resource Conservation Award, and even though it was already certified as such, in January 2007 Audubon International re-certified the course as a Cooperative Sanctuary.

    To derive the utmost pleasure from the country club lifestyle and all the outstanding amenities available at the Venice Golf and Country Club, an equity membership is required. The club functions solely for the benefit of its distinguished members and is totally independent from the community’s HOA.


    Venice Golf and Country Club Real Estate

    Venice Golf and Country Club homes for sale promises a distinctive lifestyle brimming with old south hospitality and set amid rolling golf course fairways, sparkling lakes, lush nature preserves, and protected wildlife habitats. This spectacular gated enclave consists of single family homes built in the tradition of the Southern Florida School of Architecture.

    The Venice Golf and Country Club real estate community is composed of 587 diverse residences. It’s comprised of 6 unique neighborhoods with options for maintenance free villas and single family dwellings. Even though some of the properties are approaching the 15 year old mark, most have swimming pools, expansive yards, and superb golf course vistas.

    For upscale real estate buyers, expansive, well appointed homes with floor plans reaching 3,600 sq ft and boasting views of the golf course could carry price points in the $650,000 area. Other residences in the community are modestly priced beginning around the $200,000 range for generous floor plans measuring around 1,500 sq ft.


    Christina Miller is a licensed Sarasota Florida real estate broker. Her business website features more information on Sarasota golf communities, Palmer Ranch real estate for sale, Sarasota condos for sale, as well as Siesta Key condos for sale. If you have any questions, plese feel free to call Christina at (941) 713-2340.
  • Venice Golf and Country Club

    Posted Under: General Area in Venice, In My Neighborhood in Venice  |  March 20, 2011 5:41 PM  |  280 views  |  No comments
    The Venice country club real estate market in Florida is one great source of acquisition opportunities for properties developed in complete harmony with the environment. Using this environmental criterion, Venice Golf and Country Club easily ranks as one of the standouts in the area.

    The Venice real estate property, easily accessible via Interstate 75, is a deft mix of  a residential community and a golf course both developed under a master plan which sought not only the preservation of its natural environment. The plan likewise called for the improvement of the native flora within its 460-acre enclave.

    The country club, as a result, prides itself with 13 natural preserves and 26 lakes that encompass a total of 56 acres. An Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary certification was consequently awarded to the country club for this expansive area that has created a habitat for birds and other wildlife.

    As important, the developers of this property have provided a wide array of facilities most hospitable to club members and guests. One is an impressive clubhouse which was renovated in 2003 to further upgrade its amenities. The most enthralling at this community center is its main dining room which affords scenic views of the clubhouse’s surroundings and serves a full menu of professionally prepared cuisine.

    Other privileges for members of the Venice country club are as alluring. Its large pool promises more than a dip and can extend to some serious swim workouts provided by two lap lanes. In addition to a kiddies’ pool and a jacuzzi, the clubhouse also has a fitness center, a 2,500 square foot facility fully equipped with modern exercise machines. Tennis-playing club members can avail of four Har-Tru courts, two of which have lights for evening matches.

    Golf is brought to the fore in a 6,790-yard layout designed by the eminent course architect Ted McAnlis. It was inaugurated in 1990 and underwent a renovation in 2005 with most of its original features retained. The par 72, 18-hole links had a complete makeover in its greens and non-native flora was replaced with plants native to Florida. Because of this conservation effort, the country club received the Reserve Conservation Award from the Sarasota County and a renewal of its Audubon sanctuary certification.

    The homes in Venice Golf and Country Club consist of villa-style, single family residences, many of which are bundled with the equity membership required to avail of the club’s amenities. Some realtors’ lists of Venice Golf and Country Club homes for sale have competitively priced postings at around the $200s’ range for residences having floor areas of approximately 1,500 square feet. Price points at above the $700 level can include villas with floor plans of about 4,000 square feet and most desirable for their home sites fully immersed in the natural splendor so meticulously developed in the Venice property.

    View my Sarasota Florida Real Estate website for more information on this community as well as 27 other golf communities in the area.
 
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