Victoria Park East Golf Club
May 17, 2019
Victoria Park Golf Club opened in 1967, when Ted DeCorso built the original course on Victoria Road South, in what was then Puslinch Township. This executive-length public golf course soon became popular with area golfers of all ages.
In 1971 a parcel of land across the road came up for sale. Ted and his brothers Carmine and Angelo purchased the property with a plan to build a much larger course.
Victoria Park East officially opened in July 1974 (the original course taking the designation Victoria Park West). Brothers Ted, Carmine and Angelo were all involved in the operation.
Fast-forward to 2005. Ted DeCorso was in the planning stages of re-branding Victoria Park West into a residential golf community (unfortunately this did not happen); but David, John and Louise DeCorso realized that many Guelph area golfers would miss a course like Victoria Park West. The Valeriote family property at the corner of Maltby Rd. and Victoria Rd. was up for sale, and the potential of this land for a golf course was soon realized.
Construction of this new course began in 2010. Architect Scott Covell’s plan incorporated much of the existing landforms, trees, and even the old rock piles into the design, and the results were spectacular: 27 holes, each 9-hole course unique in character.
Victoria Park Valley Golf Club officially opened in April 2012. In the fall of 2013, ground was broken for construction of a Clubhouse, and the 2014 season began with a wonderful new building.
Victoria Park Golf Club remains a family-owned and operated business. Ted’s son David is the now the General Manager; Carmine’s son John is the Marketing Manager and his daughter Louise is the Office Manager. Their family brings two generations of experience to the operation and they are constantly looking for ways to improve Victoria Park, as they plan for the future.