Consistently ranked among the top golf courses in America, Victoria National delivers incredible golf with the character, charm, and hospitality of Southern Indiana. Victoria National earned its title as America's private retreat from a history as unique as the land it's built on.
Founding & Design
Built atop Peabody Coal Company's long-abandoned Victoria Strip Mine in Southern Indiana, Victoria National was a simple routing for Tom Fazio. “I see 100 great golf holes," said Fazio. "The challenge will be to pick 18." He followed the corridors (the perfect width for fairways) that existed between mining spoil mounds (long since overgrown with trees) and some 40 acres of finger lagoons that had formed as steam shovels carved out coal deposits that hit the water table. The result encompasses 418 acres of bentgrass tees, fairways, and greens. The course at Victoria National was Fazio's sixth private course, and his 10th "Best New" win from Golf Digest, the most any architect has won in a single category. Since its founding in 1998, Victoria National has become a haven for a select group of discerning golf purists. Victoria National is rich in history and has a strong heritage of beautiful land and unparalleled golf.
In 1999, Victoria National was designated a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. With recertification every two years, Victoria National has made a commitment to protecting and preserving the natural heritage of this unique location and this incredible game. This award-winning education and certification program helps golf courses enhance natural habitats and features, improve efficiency, and minimize the potentially harmful impact of course operations. As part of the program, Victoria National meets standards on environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, chemical use reduction and safety, water conservation, water quality management, and outreach and education. Victoria National is one of seven courses in Indiana, and 901 courses in the world, to receive this honor.
In addition to on-site accommodations for up to 32 guests, a top-100 golf shop, and best-in-class dining, Victoria National is one of multiple clubs comprising Dormie Network, a national network of private destination golf clubs.
#43 America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses (Golf Digest)
#11 Top 50 Modern Clubs (Golf Digest)
#1 in Golf Digest's America’s Best New Private Course in 1999 (Golf Digest)
#11 America’s 50 Best Modern Golf Clubs in 2007 (Golf Digest)
#25 among the 50 Greatest Golf Retreats in 2007 (Golf Digest)
#45 America’s Greatest 100 Golf Courses in 2015 (Golf Digest)
#1 Best in the State of Indiana in 2015 (Golf Digest)
2013 Tri-State Environmental Leaders in Golf Award Winner (Golf Course Superintendents Association of America)
2013 Mid-West Regional Environmental Leaders in Golf Award