Photo of Kingston Heath Golf Club

Kingston Heath Golf Club

Kingston Rd,

Cheltenham, Victoria 3192

  • Office

    +61 (0)3 8558 2700
  • Pro shop

    +61 (0)3 8558 2700
  • Fax

    +61 (0)3 8558 2728
  • Golf pro

    Justin Burrage (Director of Golf)

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).
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6352
5499
Par
72
74
SSS or slope
73.9
75

Location

Latitude:

-37.955443

Longitude:

145.085479

How to get 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.

Kingston Heath Golf Club

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.

Est. 1909

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!

To tour Kingston Heath click on the video below.
List of courses: Around Melbourne
  • Photo of Kingston Heath Golf Club
  • Photo of Kingston Heath Golf Club
  • Photo of Kingston Heath Golf Club
  • Photo of Kingston Heath Golf Club
  • Photo of Kingston Heath Golf Club
  • Photo of Kingston Heath Golf Club
  • Photo of Kingston Heath Golf Club
  • Photo of Kingston Heath Golf Club
  • Photo of Kingston Heath Golf Club
  • Photo of Kingston Heath Golf Club
  • Photo of Kingston Heath Golf Club
  • Photo of Kingston Heath Golf Club
  • Photo of Kingston Heath Golf Club
  • Photo of Kingston Heath Golf Club

Visitors

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.

Green fees

Overseas visitor fee, 18-holes: A$400.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times.

Practice facilities

Good

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).

Published ranking

2020 Australian Golf Digest rating: 3rd best course in Australia.

Where2Stay

  • The Buckingham International4-star

    1130 Nepean Highway, Highett, Melbourne, Victoria 3190

    +61 (0)3 9555 0011

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Royal Melbourne (East & West courses); Victoria; Woodlands; Kingston Heath; Spring Valley; Yarra Yarra; Commonwealth; Metropolitan; Huntingdale.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Peninsula (North & South courses); Long Island.

  • Twelve on Victor (B&B)

    12 Victor Street, Beaumaris, Victoria 3193

    +61 (0)3 9589 0198

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Royal Melbourne (East & West courses); Victoria; Woodlands; Kingston Heath; Spring Valley; Yarra Yarra; Commonwealth.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Metropolitan; Huntingdale; Peninsula (North & South courses); Long Island.

Find a course

Or

Where2Golf Spotlight

Tournaments:
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
Hoag Classic: Ernie Els defends his title in this prestigious PGA Tour Champions event, played since 1991 at the Newport Beach Country Club, CA (Mar 5-7).

Who's Who:
Brooks Koepka: won his second Phoenix Open title, with a chip-in eagle at TPC Scottsdale’s short par-4 17th included in his final round.
Annika Sörenstam: the legendary Swede makes a return to the LPGA Tour in the Gainbridge LPGA, to be played at Lake Nona, her home club (Feb 25-28).

Latest Golf Course Updates

Nicklaus Design to create new course for Qiddiya development in Saudi Arabia
Layout is first of two planned for country club within residential community.

Chart Hills Golf Club: On Christmas Eve 2019, the course became part of the Ramac Group also the proprietors of the famous Prince’s Golf Club, in Sandwich on the Kent coast. Read more ...

Oú sont les femmes? Why there are so few women in golf course architecture.

Dundonald Links Scotland: Construction work is in progress on new practice facilities and course changes at Dundonald Links in Irvine, Scotland, as part of a £25 million investment by new owners Darwin Escapes that also includes the construction of a new clubhouse with rooms, plus eighteen lodges. Read more ...

R&A submits planning application for new golf facility in Glasgow.
Look up the Top Golf Courses in Scotland.

Travel

Discover the world's finest heathland courses located in Surrey / Berkshire

Popular videos

You can subscribe to the Where2Golf channel on YT if you like to see more video content. You'll find a "Subscribe" button on any of our YouTube videos. Or if you want a quick and direct access subscribe here. Once done, any new published videos will show up in your Subscriptions feed.

Top Golf Courses in the Americas

Top Golf Courses in Australia

Top Golf Courses in Ireland