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The golf course and associated club at the massive Victoria Park development may be getting a buyer.

An anonymous buyer has submitted a letter of intent to purchase the much-awarded Victoria Hills Golf Club for $1.95 million, according to listing agent Steven Ekovich, senior managing director at Leisure Investment Properties Group, a division of commercial real estate agency Marcus & Millichap.

“It is under contract, but the identity of the buyer is confidential until closing,” Ekovich told The Beacon in mid-December. “There are lots of variables.”

The unidentified buyer is doing due diligence on the deal, Ekovich said, and it may take several weeks or more for the deal to close with the seller, Kolter Land Partners. The property was put up for sale in November.

The 18-hole, par-72, 7,149-yard golf course, built in 2001 on roughly 204 acres soon after the nearby Victoria Commons quadrant got its first tenants, is unlike most courses in the state, Ekovich said.

“It’s a unique property; it has elevation changes and isn’t flat like most courses in Florida,” he said. “It has won a number of awards and is well-known, and is in a community with more than a thousand homes still to be built.”

According to the Victoria Park website, the 18-hole course was designed by Ron Garl to take advantage of the area’s natural rolling hills and foliage. The course is challenging for the best golfers, yet is comfortable for family play, the site says.

Golfweek named Victoria Hills among America’s Best Residential Golf Courses and, at another time, ranked it among America’s Best Top 40 courses.

Golf Digest said Victoria Hills is among the Top 50 public golf courses in the country, Ekovich said, and Golf Digest listed it among the Best Places to Play in the U.S.

The new owner doesn’t intend to change much when and if the deal is consummated, Ekovich added.

“He will make some changes, but things will be the same as they are now until closing,” he said. “It will continue to be a public course [after closing], and people will still be able to buy memberships.”

The Victoria Park website notes the semiprivate club offers daily-fee play and is home for Stetson University’s men’s and women’s golf teams. The popular Sparrow’s Grille features an elegant dining room, along with an outside seating area with a beautiful view of the golf facility.

Find more information at Victoriahillsgolf.com, or call 386-738-6000.


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