With so much tournament golf on TV the last few months featuring this magnificent club, I knew it was time to return and finish my last course on the Melbourne Sandbelt.
Kingston Heath is one of eight official courses on the infamous Melbourne Sandbelt. It was first established in 1925 and had its origins from the Elsternwick Golf Club which was looking to relocate.
Royal Melbourne Golf Club was established in 1891 and is the oldest golf club in Australia without interruption. In 1926 leading golf architect Dr Alistair Mackenzie was chosen to design the new layout, now known as the West Course.
The Victoria Golf Club was first established in 1903 by a group of businessmen on leased land in Port Melbourne. It was not until 1927 that the course was opened at its current site in Cheltenham after being designed initially by Oscar Damman & William Meader. In 1926 Dr Alister MacKenzie was engaged by the club to put forward his ideas, which were incorporated into the design during the opening years of the course.