Kingswood Golf Club and Peninsula Country Golf Club merged in September of 2013. This was the first merger of two golf clubs in Australia. This merger provides the platform to create a first class private Club that will offer the very best in Sandbelt golf with state of the art facilities and financial security.
The Club is now known as the Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club and operates 36 holes, which were comprehensively renovated by Ogilvy Clayton Cocking Mead (OCCM) and completed in 2018. The site features the very finest in strategic design, set on undulating sandbelt terrain with spectacular views of Melbourne & Port Phillip Bay.
8th Hole South – Par 5
518m Men / 454m Women
This is the most difficult long hole on the South Course. The drive must find the hogs- backed fairway to set up a long second because if the drive is missed the player is guaranteed a difficult third to a three level green that requires the player to pitch the ball the required distance.
A long second played to the left edge of the fairway leaves the player with the ideal angle for the pitch.
12th Hole South – Par 4
299m Men / 273m Women
The diagonal left to right line of the fairway and greenside bunkers force all but the longest hitters to make a choice of both line and club from the tee.
The wide green has difficult pin positions in both the left and right wings and the best line for the drive is left when the pin is right and right when the pin is left – unless, of course, you like pitching over bunkers. Some like the visual definition of a bunker lip to carry but the majority prefer the open lines that are the reward for a well thought out tee shot. Look for the pin position before you tee off!
15th Hole – Par 5
484m Men / 418m Women
The 15th and 16th holes are par fives with this one – in contrast to the 16th – being easily reachable in two shots for the scratch players.
The fairway is wide but true fairway bunkers – bunkers entirely surrounded by fairway – all but force players to decide where best to play with the long second. The green is long and quite narrow and an uphill pitch makes it difficult to get the exact distance right.