This challenging, 18-hole course is a 1985 Karl Litten original design and a 2007 Jeff Myers redesign with a 2013 bunker renovation by Kipp Schulties. The Victory is a par 71, measuring 6,066 yards from the tips. With 47 strategically placed bunkers and narrow doglegs, a straight ball hitter has a definite advantage on this “tight” course. Native landscaping throughout gives the golfer an aesthetically pleasing experience throughout their round. The Victory Course is a perfect complement to the golf lifestyle at Gleneagles.
The starting hole of the Victory Course is a dogleg right par 5. A well-placed tee shot should favor the left side to avoid the fairway bunker on the right. The approach into the green is well guarded by a bunker in both the front and back.
The 2nd hole is the first of the back-to-back par 3’s. The player must carry the water hazard on their tee shot and avoid the two small bunkers on the right side.
The 3rd hole on the Victory Course is an uphill par 3. A well-placed approach shot is required in order to avoid the severe slope off the left of the green and the deep greenside bunker guarding the right.
The slight dogleg left 4th hole is a short par 4 that demands a good tee shot. Bunkers align down the right side as well as a deep fairway bunker in the middle. The player has the option to either carry the bunker, or lay-up short. The green has two bunkers, one back left and one on the right.
The 5th hole of the Victory Course is a par 5 with a severe dogleg right. The player will be in a good position if they avoid the bunkers off the tee. The green is slightly elevated from the fairway and has a deep greenside bunker on the front right and a small bunker on the left.
A straight, narrow fairway is the visual a golfer will get standing on the tee of this short par 4. Bunkers along the right side must be avoided to set up an easy approach shot. A small green and a deep greenside bunker on the front left requires a good approach shot.
The most difficult hole of the par 5’s is the 7th hole. A tee shot hit too far right will end up in the water hazard. The second shot, depending on tee position, may have to carry the water once again. The approach to this green is uphill with bunkers front left and back right.
The 8th is the last par 3 of the front side. Water surrounds the green short and right. Avoid going too far over as there are two bunkers guarding the back of the green.
The 9th hole is a straight away par 4. Putting the tee shot in play is the easiest part of this hole. With bunkers guarding both the back and right side of the green, the approach shot must be precise.