Kingston Heath Golf Club


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   Kingston Heath Golf Club Est. 1909

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Kingston Heath Golf Club: The long opening par-4, up and over a slight incline, doesn't immediately suggest that you are stepping out onto the second best golf course in Australia ( ... as Kingston Heath is often rated). But get further into this "heathland" layout and you will be struck by the superb layout, great variety of holes, fabulous conditioning and naturalness of the environment.

An unforgettable feature of Kingston Heath is its bunkering. A profusion of stylish bunkers, sometimes sharp-edged, sometimes rustically-cut and bearded, continually peek up at you from the fairways and from around the greens. There is a scattering of tall mature eucalyptus trees, complementing smaller trees and bushes that also give excellent definition to the holes. The fairway-lining rough is well worth staying out of, if at all possible. Although relatively compact and not an overly expansive or roaming course, there is certainly enough space between the holes to enjoy your round in an environment of blissful heathland openness.

The closing quartet of holes comprises the sublimely bunkered par-3 15th, followed by three gently doglegging good length par-4s. This final stretch is about as tough as they come, presenting a seriously challenging and unforgettable way to return you to the stylish single-storey clubhouse. Here, with a glass of cool chardonnay in hand, you can muse on what was, or what might have been out on the heath!

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Making Contact

Kingston Heath Golf Club
Kingston Rd,
Cheltenham, Victoria 3192
Australia
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Office   +61 (0)3 8558 2700
Pro Shop   +61 (0)3 8558 2700
Fax

  +61 (0)3 8558 2728

Email   golf@kingstonheath.melbourne
Website   www.kingstonheath.melbourne
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Golf Pro
 
Justin Burrage (Director of Golf)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open sandbelt course.
Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and residential.
 
Designer: Original design by Dan Soutar (1923). Bunkering improvements by Dr Alister MacKenzie (1926).
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Metres 6352 5499
Par 72 74
SSS or Slope 73.9 75
 
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How2Get There?

20 km SE of Melbourne CBD
From the centre of Melbourne travel south-east on the M1 (Monash Freeway). After approx 12 km take the Warrigal Road exit (Hwy 15) and head south. After 6.7 km turn left into Kingston Road. After o.9 km golf entrance is on your right.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Overseas visitor fee, 18-holes: A$400; reduced fee for interstate golfers affiliated to Golf Australia. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details. [Last updated: 2018].
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Who can play and When?
Private club, with restricted outside visitor play. Overseas & interstate visitors should contact the Golf Shop regarding playing possibilities; generally available on a limited basis on Mon, Thurs and Fri.  Handicap required.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Kingston Heath started life as the Elsterwick Golf Club in 1909, and moved to its current location in 1925. The club has hosted many of Australia's biggest tournaments including the Australian Open on several occasions (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Kingston Heath).

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Published Ranking
2018 Australian Golf Digest rating: 2nd best course of the 1,500 courses in Australia.
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Location

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Latitude: (-37.955443)
Longitude: (145.085479)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

The Buckingham International 4-star
1130 Nepean Highway, Highett, Melbourne, Victoria 3190
+61 (0)3 9555 0011
www.buckingham.bestwestern.com.au



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Golf within 10 km Royal Melbourne (East & West courses); Victoria; Woodlands; Kingston Heath; Spring Valley; Yarra Yarra; Commonwealth; Metropolitan; Huntingdale.
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Golf within 30 km Peninsula (North & South courses); Long Island.
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Twelve on Victor (B&B) 
12 Victor Street, Beaumaris, Victoria 3193
+61 (0)3 9589 0198
www.twelveonvictor.com.au



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Golf within 10 km Royal Melbourne (East & West courses); Victoria; Woodlands; Kingston Heath; Spring Valley; Yarra Yarra; Commonwealth.
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Golf within 30 km Metropolitan; Huntingdale; Peninsula (North & South courses); Long Island.
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