Local Course Named Top New Course in U.S.


(Courtesy Victory Ranch)

Victory Ranch Club is pleased to announce its inclusion in the 2010 Golfweek’s Best New list. Of the 40 courses that were ranked, the Victory Ranch golf course, designed by Rees Jones, placed within the top 10. The Best New list is based on all new courses that opened up in the United States during 2009 and 2010. Golfweek is the industry’s leading consumer magazine for golf reviews, travel and professional-circuit news. The 2010 Best New issue of Golfweek will debut on October 29th.

Rankings for the Golfweek’s Best New list were based on a series of rigorous qualifications, which were applied to all national courses that opened up during 2009 and 2010. “It is a huge honor to receive such a prestigious acknowledgment from Golfweek,” said John Beesley, Head Golf Professional at Victory Ranch. “The Victory Ranch golf course was designed with an emphasis on the terrain’s natural beauty, and Rees Jones did phenomenal work blending the aesthetics with unique features and layouts. We set out to create a diverse, award winning golf course, and it’s a great privilege to have our efforts noticed.”

Rankings for Golfweek's Best New list were based on a series of rigorous qualifications, which were applied to all national courses opened during the past two years. "This layout is singular in that it's routed over, through and around some of the most spectacular high-desert terrain in America," said Justin Jeffery, the course's superintendent. "What's more, it's a 'core' designed course, which means you won't find homes lining the fairways. That's not something you encounter at private golf communities these days."

The championship track features 200 acres of lush, bentgrass fairways routed along a plateau above one of Utah’s most dramatic glacier-carved valleys. The course rises to the high plateaus of Flat Top Peak at 7000 feet, where players can tee off facing 20-mile views of the Uinta Mountains. The distinctive 18-hole layout incorporates an average of seven tee boxes per hole, contoured white sand bunkers, strategic water features and natural bulwarks of ancient stone. Ravine crossings, aesthetic vistas and dramatic elevation changes complete the Victory Ranch golfing experience.