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Victoria National Golf Club

Newburgh, IN Private

4.9

Panelists

105 Reviews

Overview

Built atop Peabody Coal Company’s long-abandoned Victoria strip mine in southern Indiana, Victoria National was a simple routing for Tom Fazio. He just followed the corridors (the perfect width for fairways) that existed between mining spoil mounds (long since overgrown with trees) and some 40 acres of fingery lagoons that had formed as steam shovels carving out coal deposits hit the water table. Chosen as Best New Private Course of 1999, Victoria National stunned most panelists. One gushed it was, “the most unusual, unpolished and unpretentious Fazio design ever.” Another called it, “probably the hardest Fazio course I’ve played. More penal than Pine Valley.” Fazio concurred with that assessment. “It’s U.S. Open-quality now,” he said soon after it opened. “If the wind blew, it’d be too hard.”

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About

Holes 18
Length 7209
Slope 143
Facility Type Private
Designer Thomas Fazio, ASGCA

Awards

100 Greatest
Best Courses in Every State

100 Greatest: Ranked since 2001. Highest ranking: No. 21, 2005-'06. 2021-'22 ranking: No. 47.

Best in State: Ranked first since 2001.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.9

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.76
Character
7.66
Challenge
8.1
Layout Variety
7.79
Fun
7.21
Aesthetics
7.8
Conditioning
7.75

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