Our Story

Victoria National earned its title as “America’s Private Retreat” from a history as unique as the land it’s built on.


The dream of building an incredible golf course became a reality in 1998 for founder Terry Friedman. Since its founding, Victoria National has become a haven for a select group of discerning golf purists. Victoria National is rich in history and has a strong heritage of beautiful land and unparalleled golf.


The course at Victoria National was designer Tom Fazio's sixth private course, and his 10th "Best New" win from Golf Digest, the most any architect has won in a single category.

Nationally Ranked

The golf course has taken its place among the most elite in the country

Now ranks #43 in Golf Digest's, "America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses" and #11 in the Golf Digest Index “Top 50 Modern Clubs”.

“America’s Best New Private Course 1999”
- Golf Digest
#11 “America’s 50 Best Modern Golf Clubs” 2007
- Golf Digest Index
#25 “50 Greatest Golf Retreats” 2007
- Golf Digest Index
#45 “America’s Greatest 100 Golf Courses” 2015
- Golf Digest
#1 “Best in State” Indiana, 2015
- Golf Digest
Tri-State Environmental Leaders in Golf Award 2013
-Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Mid-West Regional Environmental Leaders in Golf Award 2013
“AGM Platinum Award Winner”, 2013, 2014, and 2015
- Association of Golf Merchandisers

The next era

In addition to on-site accommodations for up to 32 guests, a top-100 golf shop, and best-in-class dining, Victoria National is one of multiple clubs comprising Dormie Network, a national network of private destination golf clubs.

Dormie Network clubs offer an exclusive, pure golf experience complemented by premium accommodations and genuine hospitality. Network concierge services, on-site lodging, and premium hospitality make travel and camaraderie staples of membership in a network where every club feels like your home club.

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