The Venice Golf Club, the only golf course in Venice, is the oldest club in the region and one of the first ever built in Italy. Its foundation and opening date back to almost a century ago in 1928 and 1930 respectively. Built on a spectacular strip of land between the Adriatic Sea and the Lagoon of Venice, it was expanded to 18 holes in 1951. The beauty of the course lies in its unique links and the bora and sirocco wind that make the course challenging and intriguing, one that requires great game control to hit the greens, which are well-protected by bunkers. With its 18 holes and par 72, the course is 6,039 meters for normal standards and 6,199 for championships - nothing shy of international standards.