Kingston Heath, located in the heart of the famous Sand belt of Melbourne, has long held a place among the top echelon of golf courses in Australia and is firmly entrenched within the top 50 in the world. Laid out on a relatively small and flat piece of land, the course makes use of clever routing and superb green sites flanked by iconic Sand Belt bunkers that dictate the strategy for each hole.
Over the passage of time, golf courses continue to evolve and the course can deviate quite significantly from the original intent of the course architect. This is particularly the case for courses laid out over sands, which are prone to movement over time. As consulting architects for the club, our work at Kingston Heath has focussed on restoring and maintaining the original design intent that made the Kingston Heath great. Our role also extended to the creation of the spare hole, referred to as the 19th, which was in play during the 2009 Australian Masters which was won by Tiger Woods.