There’s a parallel between Royal Melbourne and Wentworth. Both clubs have two courses named West and East (all four courses were laid out around the same time) and both clubs claim their best course is their West course. I personally agree both Wests are best but the best of the lot is the West course in Melbourne by some distance. The East course at Melbourne, like the East course at Wentworth, is shorter but that doesn’t mean to say it’s easier than the West. Getting to the greens may be easy enough but getting off them again with a couple of putts is a different matter. I’ve been lucky enough to play most of the courses on the fabulous Melbourne sandbelt and the East is one of the best but Kingston Heath is in a class all of its own, just like Sunningdale.
Date: September 24, 2009