We all grew up playing a lot of junior and amateur golf at both Peninsula and Kingswood. Peninsula with its two courses (North and South) and Kingswood had been through a number of design changes over many years including our own work on both Peninsula courses a decade ago.
In 2014 the two clubs merged and agreed to move to the Peninsula site, something allowing for the complete rebuilding of both courses. The land, especially on the north side is perfect for golf with a sand base, ideal undulations and perfect vegetation.
On both courses the holes play along the same original 1960s corridors but with completely new greens and the distinctive sandbelt bunkers made so famous by MacKenzie and Morcom’s work at Royal Melbourne and Kingston Heath the courses. The course renovation undertaken that spans 2016 to 2018 included the reconstruction of every green, bunker and tee, along with numerous design enhancements. Major changes included a series of new creeks, extensive drainage, a new irrigation system, vegetation work, new playing surfaces and practice facilities. Once all 36 holes reopen, we believe Peninsula Kingswood will be among the top handful of clubs in the country.
Scheduled for completion in 2018