The course is renowned for its natural charm and strategies created by its superbly crafted greens and bunkers.
Designed by Dan Soutar and built by one of golf’s unsung heroes – Mick Morcom – the course opened in 1925 at 6800 yards and par 82 which made it one of the longest and hardest courses in Australia.
Just after opening, Dr. Alister Mackenzie made an important visit, devising the bunkering scheme and refining a handful of holes and designing the 15th hole.
15th hole – Par 3
142m Men / 113m Women
Signature hole at Kingston Heath. It is uphill to a green that is protected in front and to the right by deep and extremely steep bunkers. The middle of the green is the only place for the ball on this hole. There is a slope from back to front so be gentle if you land above the hole.
9th hole – Par 4
330m Men / 276m Women
Vegetation in front of the tee creates a very tight entrance to this semi-blind fairway with bunkers just forward of the apex of the bend. A long iron to the middle of the fairway that leaves a wedge to the green is recommended. This is a demanding hole in a strong northerly wind. The green generally slopes to the right and features several subtle undulations.
3rd Hole – Par 4
269m Men / 209m Women
A short par 4 at only 269 metres but it is no pushover because of the small green which is angled across the line of play and deep bunkers which virtually surround the green. Play to the left side of the fairway is recommended. This provides an opening for a delicate 60 metre pitch to a very firm green. Short and left of the pin will leave you the easier putt.