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Release:  07/24/2013
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Victoria Hills Golf Club

Located in historic DeLand, Victoria Hills Golf Club serves as the primary home course for Stetson University's men's and women's golf teams. This arrangement is one of the first major steps in a strong relationship that the Victoria Park community is building with Stetson University, Florida's first private university. Currently Victoria Hills is ranked as the #10 course in the state of Florida, and ranked #41 by Golf World in public courses in the country.

The practice facilities at Victoria Hills are outstanding. The driving range is double-ended and the back range features an 11 hole practice scoring V system. The front range is two tiered, with a manicured , huge hitting area. Directly behind the range is the putting green and also a chipping green and bunker. One of the great practice areas is located between 18 and 1 green. This area features two practice bunkers and greens and wedge shots can be hit up to 60 yards.

Stetson Head Women's Golf Coach Floyd Kerr says, "The great practice areas we have, plus being able to access the course and practice areas seven days a week make for an ideal situation. Also we have a wonderful working relationship with the management and staff at Victoria Hills. Our players always feel welcome and are treated with the utmost service."

Towering oaks and native Floridian pines welcome golfers to this resplendent championship course that features unique, natural challenges carved out of the contours of the land. "Our team plays many outstanding courses around the country and Victoria Hills rates among the best courses we play," says Stetson Head Men's Golf Coach Bob Weickel.

Rolling hills, spans of flowing greens and pristine lakes are the visuals a golfer will experience at Victoria Hills Golf Club. An array of pot bunkers, waste bunkers and native wetlands challenge golfers of all abilities. Regardless of the time of year, golfers will find outstanding putting surfaces at Victoria Hills. The greens are designed with tif-eagle grass, which stands up to more harsh conditions and allows the greens to roll true and perform well every month of the year.

Victoria Hills Golf Club is one of the focal points of Victoria Park. Here the neighborhoods blend seamlessly with the native Florida landscape, Victoria Park features homes priced from the mid $200,000s to over $1 million. Single-family homes by St. Joe and custom homes by independent builders give residents many lifestyle choices. Close proximity to regional 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, a prestigious community college, and a number of excellent public schools.

Sandhill Golf Course

Originally designed for walkers by Dave Wallace and opened to the public in 1968, Sandhill Golf Course offers a professional yet relaxed atmosphere that promotes a challenging game of golf for all ages. The course construction keeps the holes close together without the feeling of being too tight for the average golfer. 

Surrounded by Majestic Live Oak trees, you are apt to encounter our comical Sandhill Cranes and other local birds while you experience many interesting changes in elevation not normally associated with golf in Central Florida.

Whether you are out for a weekend round or if you have booked a tournament with us,
it is our goal to ensure a pleasurable visit to our course.

LPGA International

LPGA International sets a standard of excellence for our Club – offering challenging courses, quality service and immaculate conditions. 

Since 1994, the LPGA International has been the home course of the LPGA Tour. Conveniently located near I-95 in Daytona Beach, FL, it gained its notoriety as the host of numerous LPGA Tour Championships and is now the host of the final state of the LPGA Tour Qualifying School.

Here are some of our accolades:

  • Golf Digest – Four-Star Rating
  • Golf for Women – Top 10 You Can Play Public Access Golf Courses
  • – No. 1 Choice in “America’s Most Women-Friendly Courses”
  • Golf Shop Operations – Top 100 Golf Shops” 1996-2007
  • Golf for Women – Top 100 Courses of year 2000
  • Golf For Women – Top 50 Courses of the Year 2007
  • News-Journal – Reader’s Choice Award “Best Pro Shop” 2006
  • Golf Shop Operations – Top 100 Golf Shops 1996-2007
  • Golf For Women – Top 100 Golf Shop

Venetian Bay Golf Club

As you play Venetian Bay, you'll notice this isn't the normal development course. There are no holes with housing on both sides and several with no housing at all. Wide Fairways and smooth rolling greens that work their way through the Florida landscape giving the golfers a respite from the fast pace of daily life.  You’ll want to“Play the Bay”, again and again!

Venetian's a great place to work on your game. We've “amenitized” the club with a generous practice putting green, a chipping green including a practice bunker and a beautiful driving range boasting multiple target greens. As you play the course you may notice the two nines have a different natural character. The front nine plays through more of the wooded portion of the property and the back nine with fewer trees and more parallel fairways, gives it more of a links look.

We'd be remiss if we didn't mention one of the main features of the course is the plethora of strategically placed bunkers. Just remember there is ample landing area and these are positioned more for low handicappers and drama and do not come into play for the average golfer.

The two finishing holes are great matchmakers or match breakers. The ninth is a short hole that plays back to the rear of the clubhouse. The tee shot offers all kinds of risk/reward scenarios with club selection being critical. Play it safe out to the right with a shorter wood/long iron or take it over or around the large cypress trees, which block your line to the green. This potentially is reachable for the long drivers, but they need to watch the hazards. The eighteenth is a bit intimidating, demanding a well-placed drive with water all along the left through the green and bunkers virtually framing the landing zone. And don't forget, the 19th hole where you are invited to enjoy a cold beverage or a selection from a delicious menu created by Chef Ron!

The Deltona Club

The Deltona Club re-opened in January of 2008 having undergone a complete renovation under the direction of noted golf architect Bobby Weed. He re-grassed tees, fairways and all 18 greens, and lengthened the course, which is now over 7,000 yards from the "permission only" back tees. Weed planted more than 250 trees, installed a new irrigation system and drew up plans to move and expand the driving range. Formerly known as the Deltona Golf and Country Club, this golf course has been around for more than four decades.

Stetson Athletic Department