Kingston Heath Golf Club
Shortly after World War One, prominent Melbourne solicitor Stanley Dutton Green led a committee of members from the Elsternwick Golf Club in a search to acquire sufficient land within the Melbourne Sandbelt to construct their own championship golf course. The search for the ideal site brought them south to Cheltenham, to a small gently undulating parcel of land with perfect sandy soil and a number of excellent natural features.
Designed by Dan Soutar with bunkering from Dr Alister MacKenzie, and constructed by Royal Melbourne greenkeeper Mick Morcom, the course was ready for play in 1925. It was officially the longest course ever seen in Australia. Measuring a little over 6200 metres, its par of 82 included 12 par 5s and just two par 3s.
Nowadays as a par 72 course, many golfers are grateful they were not around to tackle the Heath in its infancy armed with a hickory shafted Brassie and Niblick.
Since the 1948 Australian Open, Kingston Heath has regularly hosted national and international tournaments, including seven Australian Opens and one Women’s Open. Having first played at Elsternwick in 1909, the Club marked its centenary in 2009 with a new clubhouse and by staging the Australian Masters, won by Tiger Woods.
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Poolside Entertainer with Golf Course Views
Status: For Sale
Course: Kingston Heath Golf Club
If you are on the hunt for an alfresco entertainer’s paradise in a tranquil leafy setting, then this is the home for you! Set in the quietest part of The Heath, with Norfolk Pine Park out the front and the fairways of Kingston Heath Golf Course to the rear, this immaculate home excels with sunlit space to enjoy inside and a glorious pool for the summer.
Families will love the two spacious living areas that include a formal lounge and dining zone with gas fireplace as well as a casual family/meals area which extends from the well-equipped stone kitchen. A remote weather-sensitive awning provides shelter to a broad alfresco patio – some will love to relax here, while others won’t resist a splash in the solar heated self-cleaning pool or solar/gas heated spa – and when it’s time for a drink, the double auto garage currently utilised as a fabulous games room with built-in bar certainly fits the bill.
Perfect for recharging the batteries, each of the four bedrooms is peaceful and spacious and benefit from generous mirrored wardrobes – the master also boasting a sparkling ensuite with twin stone vanity. A full family bathroom services the rest of the bedrooms, whilst a convenient ground floor powder room and laundry are also included. Ducted heating and refrigerated cooling boosted by a split system ensure year-round comfort – solar panels seal an irresistible deal.
Within moments of bus stops and shopping options, this sought-after family neighbourhood is also zoned for Cheltenham Secondary College.