Victoria Golf Club offers an extensive range of practice facilities, providing for the range of shots typically experienced out on the course.
The Driving Range nestles in a valley below the 18th hole and is accessed by walking around the rear of the 18th green. The Driving Range offers options to practise, from either natural turf teeing areas or artificial turf mats. Three undercover driving bays are available in the Teaching Centre. The Driving Range’s fairway area includes feature bunkering to provide a look consistent with holes out on the course proper.
Reduced compression balls are used on the Driving Range and are available from the ball dispenser located in the Teaching Centre. Balls can be obtained using a token purchased from the Pro Shop, or with an e-range key that offers bulk purchase discounts. Range balls must not be removed from the Driving Range.
Short Game Practice Area
The Short Game Practice Area provides the opportunity to practise a range of chips, pitches and bunker shots to target pins on an undulating practice green. At the eastern end, a broad area is available with a variety of lies to chip and pitch to a generally down-sloping green. The western end of the practice area offers a more up-sloping perspective to play to. Two bunkers are available for practice – a large, deeper bunker on the north of the green and a shallow, smaller bunker on the south side.
The Club requires users of the Short Game Area to supply their own balls and asks that a limited number of shots are hit from any single location in order to spread wear on this heavily used area.
Directly in front of the clubhouse, is an enormous practice green for players to hone their skill with the blade. For those seeking some technique practice towards the flagpole is a perfectly flat section.
Three practice nets are located adjacent to the 10th hole in the south east corner of the Short Game Practice Area.