Victoria, the home club of Peter Thomson, Doug Bachli and Geoff Ogilvy, is one of the very best of the sandbelt courses. The original Alister MacKenzie influenced course was changed over many years by encroaching vegetation, rough and a reduction in both the size and character of the originally dramatic MacKenzie inspired bunkers. Like so many of the sandbelt courses the greens determine the strategy from the tees because they are best approached from parts other than the middle of the fairways.
We have consulted to the club for two decades and in that time the bunkers have been restored, the influence of the trees reduced and the rough has been replaced by short grass or by uncovering the native sandy ground. Our most recent work at the club was completed in early 2019, which involved the complete rebuilding of 18 greens as well as minor amendments to the design of several greens and bunkers. This is an elegant old club and course, one continuing to evolve and it easily holds its own with the best courses in the country.
Predominantly restoration with some redesign