Played the renovated north course twice last week as part of a group trip to Peninsula Kingswood for 4 days - well worth staying on site. The renovation is amazing, but perhaps a little overdone in that the amount of maintenance required now must be very high, particularly in the many new sandy wastelands. Agree with other's comments re the quality of bunkering - it's up there with the best of the sandbelt now. The north is only let down by the 8th, which has a green site out of keeping with the sort of shot that you're expected to play to it. For mine the work done on the South course (which doesnt have as much truly great land to work with) is perhaps even more impressive and it's probably the one i'd choose to play every week as a member. Both now legitimate top 10-15 in Australia courses and a terrific club to visit and stay at.
Newly renovated, I can't wait to come back in 12 months when the work has settled in. This course will soar up the rankings once it is "re-discovered". The green complexes as spectacular and whilst you can spend all day going for the middle of the green, you will end up in straight jacket trying to two putt. As for the bunkering, right up there with Victoria and Kingston Heath, although, if you are competent player of bunkers you will find them a joy to hit out of. The sandbelt does buckers better than anyone. Fairways wide enough, but angles have to be considered for best chance of getting near pins.
Watch this course, potentially a top ten in Australia.
This place is about to skyrocket in the Top 100. An amazing journey through superb topography with maybe 2-3 lease holes. Maximum. But most great ones. Shot making unbelievable and will rival any Sandbelt course for years to come. Truly spectacular.
The newly renovated Peninsula Kingswood Golf Club oozes with class and course details that immediately separates the course from its former self. The bunker edges of Metropolitan, the green to tee flow of Kingston Heath and the grand scale of Royal Melbourne, PK represents the contemporary Sandbelt Course.