I was asked this week about real estate options in The Venice Golf and Country Club and realised that I have yet to feature it in my blogs. As a member of The Oaks in Osprey, I have reciprocal rights in the summer months ( May to October ) and have played there many times. I really enjoy it. It’s an old school Ted McAnlis design with ton’s of water…on 10 holes in fact. It’s a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary… so in addition to the natural beauty, it offers a great habitat for local and migratory birds.

The course is member owned and one aspect sets it apart from other private courses. They actually guarantee you back a minimum return of 100% of your equity investment…at present $36,000 for a family. Very unusual.

As for the community, there are 587 single family homes with 46 presently for sale. They range as follows…16 homes priced under $299,000,…25 between  $300,000 and $500,000…and the balance of 5 homes are under $799,000.

This gated community sits 7 miles from The Gulf of Mexico and 22 miles south of Sarasota. Just a very comfortable community in the Southern Florida School of Architecture style. Well worth a look.