The origins of Kingswood Golf Club date back to 1904 when only a handful of courses existed in the country. Originally known as the Dandenong Golf Club, a Committee was formed in the 1920s to investigate a new site after their current location became pressurised due to the expansion of Melbourne’s outer suburbs. In 1937, the Club took up residence on 120 acres of undulating market garden land in Dingley Village, which was subsequently named “Kingswood” in a nostalgic nod to one of the properties the Club leased prior to the move to Dingley.
The original architects were the well-known father and son combination of Mick and Vernon Morcom. Mick, the Superintendent at Royal Melbourne at the time, was famous for constructing all Dr Alister Mackenzie’s design work around the sandbelt, following his trip to Australia in 1926. Vern, who assisted him, went on to become the superintendent at Kingston Heath, a position he held for 46 years. Both would venture into the world of course design while retaining their ‘day jobs’ as curators. Their skill in constructing greens and bunkers became legendary.