Australia – Kingston Heath Golf Club
(Ranking - #20 World and #2 Australia)
One of the most highly sought after courses to play in Australia, year in and year out, Kingston Heath has the tremendous reputation for having outstanding course conditions year round.
The distinctive feature of Kingston Heath is the bunkers and there are many. They are strategically placed to snare both your tee shots and your approaches. The bunkers are steep and often run into greens which slope away from you. In addition, Kingston Heath has a collection of impressive par 3 holes where many of the difficult bunkers come into play. The par 3 fifteenth is a gem. The course then leads you into the final three holes which is not an easy task. Greg Norman took a 9 on the 16th to lose the Victorian Open.
The course plays to a little under 7,000 yards and has hosted many major tournaments including seven Men's Australian Opens, one Women's Australian Open and many others.
See what PGA tour players are saying on twitter about the golf course:
@JasonDufner: Aussie Masters at Kingston Heath, one of my top 5 course in the world I have played. Gotta get back one day.
@StewartCink: Want to see what a golf course ought to look like? Tune in to Golf Channel's coverage of the Talisker Aussie Masters at Kingston Heath.
@IanJamesPoulter: Kingston Heath is totally awesome. Someone please tell modern day architects we don't need 8,000 yard tracks - they're not enjoyable. Best yet
@NickOHern: Watching Aussie Masters from the US... how good does Kingston Heath look!!! One of the best in the world. Length isn't everything!