June 9, 2014
ROSEMONT, Ill. -- The Big Ten Conference announced today (June 9) that Victoria National in Newburgh, Ind., will be the location of the 2015 and 2016 Big Ten Men's Golf Championships. The 2015 championships will be played April 24-26, while the schedule for the 2016 championships will be announced at a later date.
Victoria National is the sixth private course designed by acclaimed architect Tom Fazio, and it won him his 10th "Best New" award from Golf Digest, the most by any designer. The course has been ranked No. 1 in Golf Digest's "Best in State," No. 11 in the Golf Digest Index "Top 50 Modern Clubs" and No. 47 in "America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses."
Named "America's Best New Private Course of 1999," Victoria National has been the host site for several high-profile events, including the 2012-14 Web.com United Leasing Championship, the 2006 USGA Senior Amateur Championship, and more. The course is built to a par-72 design that spans 418 acres, stretching 7,209 yards in total length.
For the past three years, the Big Ten Men's Golf Championships have been played at the Pete Dye Course at the French Lick Resort in French Lick, Ind. At the close of the 2016 event, the conference championships will have been played in the state of Indiana for six straight seasons.
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