Review for Venezia

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Iconic golf course in the Lido island of Venice. I was played at middle of September 2021 and was really satisfied. My opinion it is one of the most iconic course in Italy with story and atmosphere of ages. This par 72 course, 6039 metres from white tee, not so easy as looks after first two holes.

First of all I touched at arrival that everywhere was not careful maintenanced, but staff are polite and attentive. Restaurant was full but not the golf course. I guess lot of members like more to have a good meal and conversation than unpredictable golf round. Concerning architecture and picturesque this golf course is attractive and not boring with many of hazards, high trees, fauna on the course. Many fairways are outlined by a variety of trees, such as maritime pines, willow trees, poplars and mulberries underlining the importance of accuracy from tee. In general condition of fields and surroundings were good, greens was soft, fast and unpredictable. Golf course is challenging (from white tees), with some long par 5 and par 4 holes. Accuracy and distance from tee is the key to success.

Front nines I find easier than back. For long hitters the 6th hole (par 5) green is reachable by two. Actually one of the best hole, the legendary hole 9 with a blind shot crossing through the fort, was the cherry on cake. The second 9 holes are longer and include 2 excellent par 5, namely hole 11 and 13 – leading to the final stretch, 5 consecutive par 4 meander among the trees and require greater tee or fairway accuracy to hit the small and elevated greens which are always well protected. Value for price I found good here.

No doubt every golf course rating is always a subject with a lot of subjectivity, depending on various criteria. I always rating by the following criteria: course complexity or challenging, fields condition (especially greens & fairways), service (only what you can get: buggie, clubs rent, condition of clubs, the amount of choice and etc. except staff and other subjective things that depends on your or staff mood), surrounding views or pleasure to the eyes and definitely value for the price. All criteries will be rating from 1 to 5 stars. Concerning Circolo Golf Venezia my personal opinion is follow:

1. Challenging – 4*+

2. Condition – 4*

3. Service - 5*

4. Surroundings - 5*

5. Value for the price - 4*+

I look forward to coming back here for the next round.

Date: November 17, 2021

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