The Chamberlain course at "GolfStream" Kiev Golf Club – named after its designer, Peter Chamberlain – lies to the west of the capital on the flood plain of the River Zdvizh and it’s an integral component of an ambitious Kiev residential development named the GolfStream Project.
There are thirty-six holes available at this complex: two short 9-hole layouts for Academy play and practice, plus the main 18-hole course which can be stretched to an eye-watering 7,536 yards.
Bordering the Klavdiyev forest, the Chamberlain’s a tough track that’s routed around a number of wetlands and other water hazards. One of its most memorable holes is the 187-yard par three 7th that plays to a small peninsular green on one of the lakes.
Peter Chamberlain, course architect, commented as follows:
The whole project has been completely master-planned by my company Tema. The concept is to have a timeless "growing facility" that comprises a 9-hole par 24 course that is shaped but with no rough and a second nine that’s an average challenge level par 36 course.
The 18-hole Chamberlain course is of high international challenge with a par of 72. There are lakes or streams on ten of the holes which are set predominately in the lower part of the property with slight up and downhill holes connecting to the clubhouse area.
The course’s most challenging golf hole - I try to avoid using the word "difficult" as it is not part of our design philosophy! - is possibly the par five 5th hole which has a split fairway, giving the player a choice of a shorter, straighter playing line with a wider fairway but with a longer approach shot over water OR a longer play line around the water with narrower target areas.