Victoria National Golf Club — Hole No. 16

May 24, 2020 08:41 AM

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Victoria National Golf Club | Hole No. 16
Location: Newburgh, Ind.
Opened: 1998
Course Architect: Tom Fazio
Par: 72
Yardage | Rating | Slope: 7,242 | 77.7 | 152 | Scorecard
Phone: 812.858.8230
About The Signature: Victoria National Golf Club was created atop an abandoned strip mine, located about 15 miles east of Evansville, Ind., in Newburgh. When course architect Tom Fazio pondered the course’s routing, he had plenty of choices, saying at the time, “I see 100 great holes. The challenge will be to pick 18.” The par-3 16th clearly made the cut as it features a dicey tee shot to a green that is flanked by trouble on all sides. … The course, which opened in 1998, has received numerous top-50 national honors by Golf Digest. Hard to imagine is the fact the acreage for nearly 20 years until 1977 was the Peabody Coal Co.’s Victoria Strip Mine, complete with mining spoil mounds and finger lagoons that, according to the course’s website, were “formed as steam shovels carved out coal deposits that hit the water table.” Today, the course is certified in Audubon International’s Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses. … Victoria National hosted a Korn Ferry Tour event from 2012 to 2018 and now hosts the season-ending Korn Ferry Tour Championship.
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