Keysborough Golf Club

Keysborough Golf Club

Course Overview

Par: 73
ACR: 73
Length (m): 6280
Architect: Sam Berriman
Design Year: 1951
Top 100: Not ranked
Keysborough Golf Club is a private golf course. Guests must be accompanied by a member. Limited opportunities exist for interstate and overseas golfers to play Keysborough Golf Club through GOLFSelect. Contact GOLFSelect for more information.

Keysborough is a demanding and challenging layout that tests professional and club golfers alike.

Constructed on 220 acres of natural bushland, the course is a brilliant piece of engineering design, deserving of its high recognition.

A tranquil sanctuary for flora and fauna exists within Keysborough's picturesque grounds. The Lake Gyngell and Tom's Bath water courses are host to a wonderful profusion of wildlife, creating a synergy of beauty and tranquillity.

The peacefulness is broken only by the overhead chatter of rosellas or the majestic flight of native water birds. Yet, there is an air of expectation.

Course architect Sam Berriman's vision for the course provides subtle variations of direction and aspect in the fairways. The contours of the course emphasise an atmosphere of history, excitement, and challenge.

Keysborough is perfectly positioned within Melbourne's famous sandbelt courses. The club is only 30 minutes from the Melbourne CBD, and just 15 minutes from the famous Mornington Peninsula.

Address and Contact Details

Keysborough Golf Club
Hutton Road
Keysborough, Victoria, 3173
Tel: 03-9798-1333
Pro: 03-9798-2436
Fax: 03-9706-3209

Location Map

Course Location Map  Driving Directions

Course Playing Tips

Hole 1, Par 5 (509 m)
A strong par 5 to commence the round. Long hitters need to keep their ball down the left to enable them to reach the green in two. Average length players can play a long iron or fairway wood to the left of the right hand fairway bunker, to leave themselves a short iron into a generous picturesque green.

Hole 2, Par 5 (498 m)
After negotiating the first par 5 another challenging par 5 beckons. A drive that starts at the fairway bunker on the left and fades to the right is a prefect shot. The longer hitter will have an opportunity to go for this green in two. The shorter hitter will lay up with a fairway wood and hit a short iron onto a undulating green that slopes like most holes at KGC back to front. This green is longer than it appears due to a hidden section at the back of the green.

Hole 3, Par 3 (148 m)
Recently renovated, the 3rd hole has become one of our best par 3's. A short to mid iron in most conditions, the right selection of club is required to combat the strategically placed bunkers front and back of the green.

Hole 4, Par 4 (366 m)
The first par 4 is also our second hardest hole on the course. This is not due to the length of the hole but to an accurate tee shot with the water and fairway bunker staring the golfer in the face. Long hitters may dare to hit over the fairway bunker. A good tee shot opens up this hole for a short shot to a generous green sloping back to front.

Hole 5, Par 4 (291 m)
A beautiful short par 4 with reward to the aggressive golfer, but danger is evident on the left with thick bushland.

Hole 6, Par 4 (347 m)
Great for the average player who fades the ball right. The long hitter may take on the corner to leave themselves a short iron to the green. The shorter hitter will have a mid iron into a well protected green on the right hand side.

Hole 7, Par 5 (457 m)
Keep to the right side of the fairway on this par 5 - all the way to the green. Finish up the left, near the green, and you are in a 'no go' zone. Long hitters will be close in two but the approach is to a very testing green with slopes and undulations. An over-hit will finish in a swale , back right be aware that water is in play over the very back. (NB take a peek at the pin position on 10th hole, on your right as you pass.)

Hole 8, Par 3 (136 m)
A par 3 that only requires a short iron but beware of two big bunkers left and right that help protect the many pin positions on this undulating green.

Hole 9, Par 4 (401 m)
A strong par 4 to finish the outward 9 with a drive that requires a right to left shape to negotiate the two fairway bunkers. This will leave a long iron or fairway wood for most golfers to a well protected and fairly flat green. A strong westerly makes this one of our most difficult holes even for the professionals.

Hole 10, Par 4 (306 m)
A fairly soft start to a challenging back 9. A long iron or fairway wood off the tee is ideally placed on the right hand side of the fairway. This will leave a short iron to a large green that is well protected.

Hole 11, Par 4 (385 m)
A well hit drive will reward the golfer as the fairway gently slopes towards the hole adding 20 metres to a straight tee shot. Most golfers will be left with a mid to long iron off a down slope to a slightly undulating green.

Hole 12, Par 3 (177 m)
This is a highly regarded par 3. A long iron or fairway wood is required to land softly on a well protected green. Players who fail to find this green from the tee can struggle to make par.

Hole 13, Par 4 (386 m)
The long hitter needs to carry 200m from the back tee over the lake between the fairway bunker and large gum tree on the corner, to set themselves up for a short iron into this picturesque green. The short hitters will aim left of the gum tree for a long second shot to the green.

Hole 14, Par 4 (371 m)
A strong par 4 requires a left to right tee shot to give the shortest shot possible into one of the smallest and well protected greens at KGC. Due to the length and shape of this hole, shorter hitters may require a good up and down for par on KGC's number one rated hole.

Hole 15, Par 3 (195 m)
A long iron or fairway wood is required to hit KGC's longest par 3. Although long, this hole gives the straight hitter a chance to make par or birdie with their tee shot. The place to miss this green is short which leaves an easy up and down for par.

Hole 16, Par 5 (448 m)
Although our shortest par 5, don't be mistaken by taking this hole lightly. A straight hit off the tee will give the long hitter a fairly easy birdie opportunity. A little inaccurate left or right will create problems for those in the deep pines on the right and thick tee tree and water on the left. Your second shot needs to be placed down the left or a long bunker shot awaits you. Again be careful with your approach shot to the green as left, long or right bogey awaits.

Hole 17, Par 5 (480 m)
An open tee shot with the opportunity for the brave to take on the fairway bunkers to enable a shot for the green which is well protected by water and bunkers. With a generous lay up area, this hole is one of the least challenging holes at KGC.

Hole 18, Par 4 (413 m)
A strong hole that requires players having a good round to hold their nerve right to the end. Out of bounds to the right and thick trees to the left makes this 413m par 4 a monster. After placing your drive on the fairway, a mid to long iron is needs to hit this well protected last hole. The right club to this green is needed as being on the wrong level of this undulating green can be perilous.

Course Dress Regulations

  • Generally accepted golf clothing on course;
  • Golf attire is acceptable in the clubhouse;
  • No denim, sneakers, or shirts without collars;
  • Mobile phones in locker room or car park only;
  • Non-metal spikes are mandatory.
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