Kingston Heath

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Kingston Heath

  • Course Type

  • GOLF Top 100 World Rank (2023-24)

  • Year

  • Architects

    Des Soutar, 1925 /Alister Mackenzie, 1928
  • Par

  • Yardage


Course Overview

Dan Soutar, Mick Morcom and Alister MacKenzie each played a key role in creating a visual feast and a strategic masterpiece, helped in large measure by the site’s critical virtue of being located on sandy soil. Any modern architect should spend time here, studying how its creators teased so much from land that is neither rambunctious nor expansive. It’s no wonder this course is a darling among design aficionados. A stellar collection of two-shot holes poses the full range of questions. Other standouts include the par-5 7th with its exasperating swale in front, the tiny par-3 10th played over scrub and the uphill one-shot 15th played across a series of bunkers that are a masterclass of presentation. (Photo: Airswing Media)

3 things to know

  • Hole everyone talks about

    No. 15, par-3, 154 yards: Arguably Australia’s greatest par-3, the 15th features sandy waste areas between the tee and green, with the small, sloping putting surface guarded by deep bunkers.
  • Best non-golf amenity

    Kingston Heath’s clubhouse is chock full of memorabilia, including a large mural depicting notable figures from the club’s history.
  • Insider tip

    You have to call ahead to reserve a caddie, and that’s crucial given the difficult greens and strategically-placed bunkers at the famous course.