Photos from Victoria National

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Photos: Golfdom Staff

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Victoria National Golf Club superintendent Kyle Callahan with his dog, 11-month old Border Collie “Tori” on the No. 9 green.

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Tori poses for a photo.

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Standing near No. 3 green. When the course was built in 1999, the original green fell off the cliff into the water shortly before opening. Talk about a nightmare scenario! But the course obviously responded to the challenge well.

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A view from the No. 9 tee. Victoria National, located in Newburgh, Ind., is a Tom Fazio design.

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Left to right, Gerald Smith (2nd assistant), Nick Klinkhammer (2nd assistant) and Nate Herman (senior assistant superintendent) discuss the plan on getting as much work done as possible before an early sundown. Smith is the newest member of the crew, having joined the crew just two weeks ago.

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My favorite view on the course was right here, from the #4 teebox on No. 17.

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Blowing out irrigation on a chilly day.

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A closer look at No. 14, a 471-yard par 4.

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No. 14 is one of the best holes out there, and features a daunting second shot.

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A look at No. 18 green. Note that the flagstick is in a winter position, in the fairway, not on the green. My timing wasn’t great to visit the course, but it could have been worse… the course had 5-inches of snow on it shortly before I arrived.

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Seth Jones, a 25-year veteran of the golf industry media, is Editor-in-Chief of Golfdom magazine and Athletic Turf. A graduate of the University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Jones began working for Golf Course Management in 1999 as an intern. In his professional career he has won numerous awards, including a Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) first place general feature writing award for his profile of World Golf Hall of Famer Greg Norman and a TOCA first place photography award for his work covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In his career, Jones has accumulated an impressive list of interviews, including such names as George H.W. Bush, Samuel L. Jackson, Lance Armstrong and Charles Barkley. Jones has also done in-depth interviews with such golfing luminaries as Norman, Gary Player, Nick Price and Lorena Ochoa, to name only a few. Jones is a member of both the Golf Writers Association of America and the Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association. Jones can be reached at

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