Victoria was a once in a lifetime experience, designed during Donald Steel & company days. In a setting as breathtaking as any in the world, the challenge was to produce a course worthy of the glory of its surroundings. Golf gives access to some of the most beautiful places and, in the last twenty or thirty years, just about every landscape has been converted to accommodate new places to play. Swamps have been drained, mountains moved and deserts irrigated. This involves massive feats of engineering and open-ended budgets but Victoria was joyously different. It was an exercise in the old-fashioned way, using the land and working with nature at a tiny fraction of the cost.