Kingston Heath, spanning the amazing ‘sandbelt' land to the south of Melbourne, consistently challenges Royal Melbourne for the right to be recognised as Australia's best course. The recurring factor here is the influence of Dr. Alister Mackenzie on the design; it is not hard to make a case for the Yorkshireman as the most gifted golfing architect of all time.
At Kingston Heath , Mackenzie advised Dan Soutar during construction, and the result is a course which manipulates the natural terrain with remarkable effects. The bunkering at Kingston Heath is widely regarded to be the most astute anywhere in world golf, with great swathes of white sand encroaching on fairways and encircling the wicked greens.
Architecturally, as is all but guaranteed with any Mackenzie projects, Kingston Heath is majestic; from engaging par 4s to spine-tingling short holes, the Sandbelt classic is renowned worldwide, and remains at the heart of the tour of Melbourne's golfing gems.