Overview of golf course named Kingston Heath Golf Club

Kingston Heath Golf Club

Cheltenham, Australia

Details

Holes

18

Par

72

Built

1909

Type

n/a

Architect

Dan Soutar,Dr Alister MacKenzie

Access

Members and their guests

According to local lore, Royal Melbourne's composite course may be the world's greatest, but there is no better course in Melbourne itself than Kingston Heath. Though not overly lengthy at 6352 meters, the course still presents one of the great tests in golf. The preliminary design constructed in 1905 received the Alister MacKenzie touch some twenty years later, when the master added some of his renowned bunkers and set the stage for the stunning vision that is the contemporary Kingston Heath. No two holes here are the same, though the longer ones are mainly doglegs; MacKenzie's bunkers and tea tree groves demand that all golfers consider their shots carefully, and they can expect to use every club. Beware especially the 3rd, one of the world's best short par 4s; accomplished golfers will find it drivable, though the grueling small green that awaits discourages most from even trying.

Community

Club member

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Followers

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4.3
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Hcp 3 Golf Club Rheinfelden
Very good
9 February
It was a great honour for us to play here...
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Hcp 11 Bearwood Lakes Golf Club
Good
26 October
Kingston Heath has been one of Australia’s top rated course for decades but we just didn’t understand why on our visit. Speaking to golf pro’s and managers later in our trip the common message was “purists love the course & the design of the bunkers”?? I always wonder if I’ve missed something when my view is at odds to the consensus but we just didn’t get it! The course is absolutely flat, the holes are nicely designed and it was enjoyable to play but it just wasn’t that good or enjoyable! In our view it certainly wasn’t worth its place as the most expensive course we played in Australia, or its high ranking.  We only got to play once and maybe our view would change if we tried it again but I’m not convinced..... On our trip blog we rated it the 10th favourite of the courses we played in Australia. Regardless of what we thought of the course though, KH is the most wonderfully friendly club and everyone made us most welcome.
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