Orlando-Area Facility One of Only 10 Courses Selected
(DeLand, Florida) – Victoria Hills Golf Club – the award-winning Ron Garl design at the heart of Victoria Park, a St. Joe community in historic DeLand – has been named one of Florida’s "Hidden Gems" by Travel + Leisure Golf magazine.
Victoria Hills was one of only 10 courses in the state selected to the list, which appears in the magazine’s November/December issue. One of America’s most-respected golf publications, Travel + Leisure Golf has an estimated readership of more than 1.5 million. Other courses to make the list included the Abacoa Golf Club in Jupiter, Crandon Park Golf Course in Key Biscayne, Dunes Golfers Club in Brooksville and The Club at Hidden Creek in Navarre.
The magazine praised Victoria Hills, stating:
"Ron Garl routed the holes here through strands of towering oaks and Augusta pines, with waste and pot bunkers thrown in for good measure. A half hour north of Orlando, the course serves as the home to the Stetson University golf teams."
"We are honored to be recognized by one of America’s leading golf and lifestyle publications," says David Buth, General Manager at Victoria Hills. "With the abundance of excellent courses in Florida, it’s exciting to be one of only ten courses selected."
Conveniently located between Orlando and Daytona, the stunning layout boasts more than 50 feet of elevation change, taking advantage of the area’s natural rolling hills, foliage and wetlands. Tall pines and majestic oaks frame the course while sandy waste areas and pristine lakes make for inspiring sight lines.
Other accolades for Victoria Hills include:
"Top 10 You Can Play" – GOLF Magazine
"4-1/2 Stars" – Golf Digest
"No. 7 Public Course in Florida" – Golfweek
"America’s Top 40 Best New Courses" — Golfweek
"No. 2 Florida Public Course of the New Millennium" – T+L Golf
"Florida’s Best New Golf Course" – Florida Golf News
"One of the region’s Top 10 courses" – Orlando Sentinel
For more information about Victoria Hills or to book tee times, visit www.stjoegolf.com or call 386-738-6000.
About Victoria Park
Within the Victoria Park community, there are three distinct neighborhoods with homes priced from the mid $200,000’s to over $1 million. Victoria Commons, the social center of Victoria Park, features a 22-acre park surrounding Lake Victoria. At the Lake Victoria Fitness Club residents enjoy the pool’s casual atmosphere, an exercise room, gazebo and lighted tennis courts. Victoria Commons also is the site of a proposed Village Center within the community.
Victoria Hills, home of Victoria Hills Golf Club, offers distinctive custom and semi-custom homes nestled along a nature preserve. This summer Victoria Hills hosted the 2005 Southern Living Idea House at Victoria Park and the new Victoria Hills Golf Club House opened for business.
Victoria Gardens is a gated community for active adults, with a clubhouse at its core. The Club features a cafÃ©, ballroom, billiards room, card room, demonstration kitchen, arts and crafts room, fitness center, business center, computer lab, resort-style pool and spa, as well as tennis courts and community gardens. Proximity to popular destination cities like Orlando and Daytona Beach and a number of cultural centers make Victoria Park an attractive option for those who are interested in city life conveniences and the personal familiarity of a smaller community. Several educational opportunities are available to residents including Stetson University, Florida’s first private university, and a number of excellent public schools. For more information, visit www.victoriaparkflorida.com .
About St. Joe
The St. Joe Company, a publicly held company based in Jacksonville, is one of Florida’s largest real estate operating companies. It is engaged in town, resort, commercial and industrial development and land sales. JOE also has significant interests in timber.
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