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The Victoria Golf Course and Driving Range is Canada’s oldest city-run golf course and continues to be one of the busiest municipal golf courses in the world. Rehabilitation work on the golf course is needed to extend the course lifecycle and improve the overall guest experience.

Where We Are

Work on Phase II is underway and is anticipated to be completed by the end of fall 2020. The course will remain open for play throughout construction. Phase I rehabilitation work was completed at the end of 2018.

Project Timeline

Build Phase

Future: Phase III elevator work (dependent on funding)

2020: Phase II construction and completion

2019: Phase II construction

2018: Phase I restoration work
Phase II detailed design
Phase III clubhouse elevator schematic design

2017: Design and build for removal/remediation for Phase I completed
Phase II concept and preliminary design

2016: Strategy, concept and planning for Phase I and II


Phase II Work Locations

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Project Overview

Phase I - Tee Box Rehabilitation (Complete)

In Phase I, rehabilitation work at Victoria Golf Course will focus on removal of timbers on and around the tee boxes at holes 3, 7, 8, 13, 16 and 18.

  • The project began in 2017 with removal of timbers and contaminated soil bordering the tee boxes
  • This project will improve function of the tee boxes by removing deteriorating creosote timbers, which is a potential safety hazard.  Restoration of the areas will include:
    • Re-grading of areas where soil was removed and installation of new turf
    • New shrubs adjacent to select tee boxes
    • Installation of a new retaining wall alongside the hole 18 tee box
    • New stairs installed at holes 16 and 18
  • Construction of Phase I was completed at the end of 2018 (began in summer 2018)

Phase II - Course Rehabilitation and Landscaping

In Phase II, rehabilitation work will focus on improving golf course traffic circulation by upgrading the cart paths. Multiple high-traffic paths will be converted to asphalt and designed for better access and circulation. This phase will involve some changes to course design to improve drainage and durability, including removal of the sand trap at hole 18 and redesign of the tee boxes at holes 3, 12, 14, 16, and 18.

  • Rehabilitation work will improve circulation at the course and includes:
    • Removal of shale cart paths throughout the golf course
    • Re-grading of removal areas
    • Replacement with asphalt cart paths
    • Restoration to turf in areas where cart paths are no longer needed
    • Redesign of tee boxes which includes sub drainage and irrigation

Phase III - Victoria Clubhouse Elevator

In Phase III, minor clubhouse renovations will improve public access to the second floor with the addition of an elevator to the main lobby. This phase is currently under design.

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In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

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