Golf – Tennis – Biking – Walking

Venice is a great place for all active people: There are plenty of Golf courses, Tennis courts, Bike + Walk trails. We provide 4 bikes at Villa Happy Gator.

Sport Activities in Venice (Selection)

Golf in Venice

Lake Venice Golf Club - Villa Happy Gator
Lake Venice Golf Club

Florida is golfer’s heaven! The selection of good golf courses is large, playing amidst tropical vegetation is pure relaxation.

In Venice only there are about 20 golfcourses, among those more than 10 are public. All are within a few minutes drive from Villa Happy Gator. Golf in Venice is easy to find!

Please see more on “This and That” about Golf in Venice Florida.


Tennis in Venice

Venice Tennis - Villa Happy Gator
Venice Tennis

You are a Tennis Player? Bring your racket! There are 5 public tennis courts and several private owned. Our guests love to play at Shamrock Park, only a short 5 minutes drive from Villa Happy Gator.

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Biking & Cycling in Venice

Biking in Venice - Villa Happy Gator
Biking in Venice

Venice and Sarasota County offer miles of wonderful biking trails. One of our guest’s favorite is the Legacy Trail,an 11 mile long bike path, that was built on a former railway. Away from the traffic you roll through wonderful landscape, f.i. through the Oscar Scherer Statepark. You can go to the starting point at the Historic Train Depot in Venice by bike directly from Villa Happy Gator. Just cross Shamrock Park and ride along the Venetian Waterway. It will take you only half an hour.

Bikes for our guests - Villa Happy Gator
Bikes for our guests


Walking in Venice

Venetian Waterway Park - Villa Happy Gator
Venetian Waterway Park

The opportunities for walking in Venice are numerous. You can walk miles along the shoreline of the beautiful Gulf Coast, enjoy the many miles of walking trails in city parks like Shamrock Park, Pinebrook Park or Venetian Waterway Parkor or explore the trails in the Nature Preserves around. All Parks and Nature Preserves are free to the public.

Pinebrook Park Walking Trail - Villa Happy Gator
Pinebrook Park Walking Trail

There is a lot more in Venice

Of course there are a lot of other activities like boating, swimming, scuba diving, horse back riding ……..  Just let us know if you are looking for something special!