News & Events

Road Project Update

At a Special Meeting on Monday, May 11, the Master Association Board of Directors approved entering into a contract with Superior Asphalt for the resurfacing of all streets within the Venice Golf and Country Club.

By way of background, the paving of VGCC roads was done 25 to 30 years ago. Crack-sealing and surface treatment helped to extend the life of the pavement beyond the typical 15 to 20 years. The pavement of some of the roads is close to breaking up and the plan is to remove a layer of the pavement and add new asphalt. Our engineering consultant expects this approach will result in a useful life close to 20 years.

Starting the project now, with the current low price of oil and asphalt liquid along with a competitive business climate, will result in cost savings. The Master Association has budgeted for this project for many years thereby avoiding the need for a special assessment.

The plan is to do the project in two phases:

  • Phase One will be done this summer during the month of July. This will include all side roads plus the portion of Fieldstone Drive between Venice Golf Club Drive and Wayforest Drive.

  • Phase Two will be scheduled for next summer and will include Venice Golf Club Drive and the remaining portion of Fieldstone Drive.


Prior to beginning any work, you will be informed about the process, impacts, schedules and travel restrictions. We will also keep you apprised as the project progresses and of any changes that may impact you. 


We understand there will be some inconvenience and hope you will bear with us and look forward to the improvement that will result.

President's Annual

Member Update

Dear VGCC Members,

First, on behalf of the Master Association Board of Directors, we hope you all are doing well during this pandemic. We are so blessed to live in such a caring community and have the good fortune of a country club and its staff keeping us well fed and safe.


Second, due to the declared state of emergency, we canceled the member annual meeting scheduled for April 22. We hope to hold a general membership meeting later in the year, the date yet to be determined. But in lieu of the annual meeting, we are providing you with (please click on the links below):

Also at our April 20 Board meeting, we accepted the resignation of three Directors who finished their term of service: Mark Jadin, Bob Merlino and Chris Zimpher. We recognize and appreciate their contributions over the past three years.


In addition, we welcomed to the Board the three previously announced candidates: David Beldotti, Linda Reimer and John Yahres. We look forward to working together on behalf of all VGCC homeowners.


Finally, please know that your Master Association and Lighthouse Property Management are working behind the scenes to continue day-to-day operations and maintain the beauty and safety of our VGCC community.



Ellen Wilcox

VGCC Master Association President



(click on photo for bio)

David Beldotti

Linda Reimer

John Yahres

six-foot no mow zone

The VGCC Master Association has formally adopted the "Six-Foot No Mow Zone Rule" at the April 20, 2020 Board meeting. Please click here for the notice to members and details of the rule.

The purpose of the Six-Foot No Mow Zone is to help minimize the pond bank erosion along with minimizing the flow of nutrients, toxins and organic material into the ponds. Effective April 20th, all homeowners, Neighborhood Associations and vendors will be required to follow this rule. 

If you have interest in learning more about neighborhood stormwater systems,  please click here for information from Southwest Florida Management District.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the rule being proposed, please contact Christine Goerz, the onsite Community Association Manager, at (941) 496-8482 or by email at


Lighthouse Property Management

Our onsite office personnel remain your first point of contact for conducting Master Association business. Even during this state of emergency, they continue handling day-to-day operation while working from home. You may contact them from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the following:

Main telephone number: (941) 496-8482

Main email address:

            Christine Goerz                                                                                       Liz Verrochio

            Onsite Community Association Manager                    Onsite Administrative Assistant


Other members of the Lighthouse Team assigned to service Venice Golf & Country Club Master Association are listed below. Their main office telephone number is (941) 460-5560. Hours of operation are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Their direct contacts are:

Kristie Gundzik, Association Manager

(941) 460-5560 ext. 202


Kerry Keegan, Assistant to the Manager

(941) 460-5560 ext. 303


Janet Clark, Accounting

(941) 460-5560 ext. 208


Pauline Hayduk, AP/AR

(941) 460-5560 ext. 109


Lighthouse has an answering service for emergencies after business hours, weekends and holidays that can be reached by calling either the Lighthouse office number (941) 460-5560 or the Master Association number (941) 496-8482. When you call, the operator will ask for your contact information and the details of the emergency so that your call will be returned. Make sure to give the answering service the name of our community, Venice Golf and Country Club.

Community views

Community Views is the monthly newsletter of the Master Association. To read the current edition, click here: 

Neighborhood Forum

To view the presentation by the President at the 2019 Neighborhood Forum, click here:

Sarasota County Information

The Venice Golf and Country Club is located within the geographical boundaries of Sarasota County. Although we have a Venice, FL mailing address, our community is not within the city limits of Venice; therefore, our local governing body is the Board of County Commissioners. 

To stay abreast with countywide news, services, events, public meetings and other issues that may impact our area, please click on the button below to visit the county's website.

Helping helpers

Our VGCC employees contribute so much to the quality of our lives, please help us contribute to the quality of theirs. If you have gently used household items that you are discarding, please consider donating them through our Helping Helpers program. 

The Venice Golf & Country Club Master Association, Inc.

140 Rich Street, Venice FL 34292

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