The Boca Grande Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will hold their annual fall golf tournament to raise money for scholarships at an off-island venue.The tournament will be held at Wellen Park Golf and Country Club, a new 18-hole course in the new planned town of Wellen Park, off of River Road in Venice.
“It’s a hidden gem,” said Chamber of Commerce Director Gary Cross, who visited the course this week to set the date as Nov. 6.
The Gasparilla Inn & Club has traditionally been the host, but this year the Chamber was told that The Inn would not be hosting … which meant the Chamber would be required to seek another course. It wasn’t easy to do, but this brand-new venue will give players a chance to experience something different.
Each year the tournament has raised from $25,000 to $30,000 for the Educate Boca Scholarship Fund, a 501(c)3. It typically attracts about 100 golfers and ends with an award reception. It was canceled last year, due to Hurricane Ian.
To find out more, call (941) 964-0568 or visit bocagrandechamber.com.