In brief: Venetian golf course is going private


WCI Communities’ Venetian Golf & River Club: Venetian, currently a semi-private course with public play allowed, will become a private course with members-only play beginning Jan. 1.

“Offering private play better aligns with our caliber of course,” said Venetian Golf & Country Club General Manager Joseph Iafe. “Our dynamic golf experience rivals the best in the Sarasota-Manatee area.”

Venetian Golf & River Club also will offer two new membership categories: Social Dining and Summer Golf.

Venetian’s course features fairways that are framed by natural-looking berms, strategically located bunkers and an abundance of grass hallow hazards configured in a manner to make forced carries optional. The course presents eight sets of tee marker options ranging from 4,400 to almost 7,000 yards, accentuated by TifEagle greens.


DSDG's rendering of a house to be built in Nutter Custom Construction in Sarasota's Harbor Acres. Courtesy photo.

DSDG's rendering of a house to be built in Nutter Custom Construction in Sarasota's Harbor Acres. Courtesy photo.

Nutter Custom Construction, a Sarasota-based residential custom-building company, recently began construction on a one-of-a-kind home in Sarasota’s Harbor Acres.

The previous home on the 15,000-square-foot lot was torn down and well be replaced by a contemporary-coastal design. The new 4,800-square-foot, three-story home will have four bedrooms and four bathrooms, a four-car garage with 2,000 square feet and a detached guest house.

DSDG Architects designed the house.


Neal Communities has broken ground on a new, gated community that will provide residents vacation-style living in the north Sarasota.

Villa Amalfi, situated on 18 acres at the corner of Lockwood Ridge Road and Honore Avenue, will consist of 92 maintenance-included villas. A pool, spa and cabana are at the centerpiece of the community’s vacation lifestyle.

Residents can choose between three villa plans, each with a Tuscan architectural style. Plans range in size from 1,400 to 1,500 square feet. The Crystal Sand plan features two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The Tidewater and Tidewater B plans feature two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a den.

Harold Bubil

Recipient of the 2015 Bob Graham Architectural Awareness Award from the American Institute of Architects/Florida-Caribbean, Harold Bubil is real estate editor of the Herald-Tribune Media Group. Born in Newport, R.I., his family moved to Sarasota in 1958. Harold graduated from Sarasota High School in 1970 and the University of Florida in 1974 with a degree in journalism. For the Herald-Tribune, he writes and edits stories about residential real estate, architecture, green building and local development history. He also is a photographer and public speaker. Contact him via email, or at (941) 361-4805.
Last modified: December 19, 2015
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