Fly the friendly fairways of Venetian Bay Golf Club in New Smyrna Beach
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- The fairways are wide fairways and the conditioning is excellent at Venetian Bay Golf Club, a fun George Clifton design that really does play to every level of player.
Tackle it from the tips, and with large bodies of water on more than half the holes, you'll have to be on your game to score. But the fairways are fairly easy to find, meaning it's unlikely you'll be looking for many golf balls.
From the back tees this par 72 plays 7,078 yards, but from the forward tees, it's less than 5,000 yards.
Venetian Bay also has excellent practice facilities, including a large grass driving range as well as putting greens and short-game areas. The club's bar and grill is also an excellent place to hang out at after rounds, especially on weekends during sporting events.
Venetian Bay Golf Club - 18th hole
Venetian Bay Golf Club is very playable, but the 18th hole is certainly a challenging finish.
Venetian Bay Golf Club - hole 2
The par-4 second hole at Venetian Bay Golf Club is no slouch either, especially from the tips at 447 yards.
Venetian Bay Golf Club - hole 5
The fifth hole at Venetian Bay Golf Club is reachable in two, but it plays around a lake.
Venetian Bay Golf Club - 9th hole
The ninth at Venetian Bay Golf Club is a short par 4 that plays around a sharp dogleg left. Driver isn't recommended.
Venetian Bay Golf Club - 12th hole
The par-3 12th hole at Venetian Bay Golf Club is practically all carry.
Venetian Bay Golf Club - 13th hole
The long par 13th is the no. 2 handicap hole at Venetian Bay G.C. in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
Venetian Bay G.C. - 15th hole
This little dogleg right par 4 at Venetian Bay G.C. has water down the left side of the fairway.
Venetian Bay Golf Club - 16th hole
Playing almost 200 yards from the tips, the par-3 16th at Venetian Bay Golf Club can be intimidating.
Venetian Bay Golf Club - clubhouse
Inside Venetian Bay's clubhouse is a terrific bar and grill, equipped with NFL ticket and other sports packages on its many flatscreen monitors.
The Club at Venetian Bay is part of a unique residential community with a Mediterranean theme. Colorful buildings, mosaics, and Mediterranean vegetation surround the championship golf course. The biggest challenge for the designers was transforming what was formerly a cow pasture into a lush, challenging course.