Venice Golf Club opened its first nine holes in 1930. Designed by the Scottish architect Cruickshank, its birth is associated with a legend. It is said that the great Henry Ford, the man of the first mass produced motor car, the Model T, and a frequent visitor to Venice, asked Count Giuseppe Volpi di Misurata, President of the Italian Company of Grand Hotels, where he could play golf. The answer was obviously that there were no golf courses in Venice and it was then that Count Volpi decided to construct a golf club ready for the following year.
An area of sand dunes was identified at Forte degli Alberoni and the course was created as a genuine Scottish links.
In 1951, it was extended to 18 holes and, while respecting the original design, it has always been brought up to date over the years.