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Victorian National course designed to avoid flooding

The professional groundskeepers at Victoria National say preserving this course isn't as much of a challenge compared to others (WFIE) The professional groundskeepers at Victoria National say preserving this course isn't as much of a challenge compared to others (WFIE)
NEWBURGH, IN (WFIE) -

Rain is a constant concern at Victoria National, but the golf course was designed to handle a downpour that would turn most parts of the Tri-State into a swamp. 

The professional groundskeepers at Victoria National say preserving this course isn't as much of a challenge compared to others. 

The 18th hole is at water level, so any runoff water will flow into a drainage port and then out into that reservoir.

Once the tournament starts, grounds crews go over the course twice a day and repair any damage made by players and spectators.

Rain pushes that back and that pushes back tee-off start times. 

The waiting can be the hardest part for competitors waiting to get on the green.

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