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The U.S. Kids Venice Open is an International tournament organized by U.S. Kids Golf, the largest children’s golf foundation in the world, in collaboration with PlayGolf54 – the only golf establishment in the Veneto region featuring 72 holes altogether.

With the patronage of the Veneto Region, the Tourism Department of Padua Province, the italian Golf Federation , the Veneto Golf Committee , the PGAI  and the cities of Padua, Galzignano, Rovolon  and Selvazzano, this prestigious tournament will take place at Golf Galzignano , Golf della Montecchia and Frassanelle courses from August 17/18/19/  2023 and will be anticipated by an exceptional event, the PARENT & CHILD tournament, in partnership with JAGUAR LAND ROVER  on August 15th at Montecchia Golf Course

The U.S. Kids Golf mission is to introduce even small children to high quality golf in a competitive, healthy playing experience and the Venice Open is the perfect opportunity for children to enjoy the game of golf in an international setting.

This tournament is infact the second largest U.S. Kids Golf International championship held in Europe (after Scotland) and is an annual summer appointment of the U.S. Kids Golf world events calendar (Scotland, Malaysia, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey, Uganda, Kenya , United Arab Emirates, Canada, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico).

 The competition is open to boys and girls aged 5-18, who have qualified to partecipate through the many Local Tour events held all over the world. The youngest categories will play 9 holes course in Galzignano Golf , while older participants will tee off on our 18-hole courses at Montecchia and Frassanelle.

According to the categories of play and thanks to the Patronage of the Italian Golf Federation, the results will be valid for the  National Ranking System and the Italian National Order of Merit and recognized by the Junior Golf Scoreboard , and the World Amateur Ranking.

The Top 5 players of every age category will receive awards, and the tournament will assign the Priority Status according to the players’ finishing position and automatically qualify to participate in all InternationL Events including  European Championship in Scotland and the World Championship in Pinehurst

The Venice Open will also award, like every year, the TROFEO TEODORO SOLDATI in memory of a young player who prematurely left us. The Trophy will be awarded to the best Italian player category 13-18


Starting from the 2017 edition the Venice Open is organized under the banner of environmental sustainability. This allowed the event to obtain from the 2018 edition and for all subsequent editions, the environmental certification “GEO Tournament”.

The sustainability partners of the event are GEO Foundation, OneOcean, Green Division and Atelier del Miele.

The tournament will receive important contributions from special sponsors such as: Jaguar Land Rover, Chervò, Octopus, Ellen Beauty Factory, FB Sport USA Camp, Antenore Energia and Cavallino Bianco

There is support from technical sponsors such as Hotel Piroga, Galzignano Resort, L’insolito Posto, Albarella, Lola, Haribo, Panpiuma, Casa Penelope, Birrificio Angelo Poretti, MyVenice, prosciuttificio Attilio Fontana and Husqvarna.

The media partner is GOLF&TURISMO and NOTIZIE GOLF.

Venice Open will also have a significant charity partner, “L’Isola che c’e “

The prestigious Golf della Montecchia will be hosting the Open Ceremony and the Parade of Nations: Families and friends will find an atmosphere of joy and happiness.

The surroundings offer a wide range of activities that the entire family can enjoy and it is at short distance from beautiful and lively cities such as Venice, Padua, Verona, Vicenza.

Whether you relax at the world known region of Veneto, enjoy traditional Italian cuisine and wine tasting, or travel to a nearby city, the Venice Open is the perfect opportunity for a family summer vacation to Italy!