My first visit. No doubt, this course is a classic IMO and I've played a few of the famed links in the UK and Ireland; this is right up there. well worth a visit. The layout is traditional and the course is generally in good condition although the greens weren't quite as silky as I'd thought they would be (not cut as short) - compared with similar courses I've played. Really enjoyed just being out there, admiring the visuals on each hole. We played on a very busy, very warm day (the club restricts visitor days). Only grumble was the very old fashioned (and somewhat peculiar) insistance on long socks with shorts. Therefore wore trousers and accepted a degree of discomfort. Shame, because that's going to be one of the memories I take away from what was otherwise a splendid experience.
Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club in Kent is a regular feature within the UK and Ireland's Top 100 Golf Courses. This past host of The Open Championship has welcomed the world's very best golfers throughout its rich history.
Extending out towards the Sandwich Bay, Deal is a traditional seaside course that takes advantage of the same magnificent turf as Royal St George's, and together these two Royal courses formulate a marvellous tour for lovers of seaside golf.
With a front nine that is typically played into the wind and the back nine enjoying a following breeze, Cinque Ports is truly a game of two halves. Anyone playing to their handicap at this fantastically designed Kent golf course is one that'll be sure to take the spoils on the par-72 that can have a SSS of 76 from the Championship tees.
With 18-time Major Champion Jack Nicklaus amongst past winners at Royal Cinque Ports, check out the honours board as you walk into the clubhouse, you'll be in for a links golfing treat that few golf courses anywhere in the world can compete with.