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Flowing effortlessly through the imposing dunes of Sandwich Bay, the golf course at Royal St George’s is nothing short of a masterpiece. Looking out over the sand dunes at Royal St George’s, bathed in golden sunlight, with the cresting waves of Pegwell Bay breaking upon the shore, is one of the most majestic sights in all of golf.  This beautiful layout has long reigned as the best course in England, something that is sure to continue for years to come. 

The immense prestige and illustrious history of the club, granted royal status by King Edward VII, has made it a bucket list golf course for golfers the world over. On Kent’s stunning east coast, Royal St George’s has hosted The Open Championship no less than 14 times, witnessing the games greatest players do battle upon its fairways for over a century. Now golfers look to St George’s once again, as the 2020 Open Championship will add another chapter to this golf courses epic story.

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Royal St. George's Golf Club

Course Information

Par 70
Designed by Dr. Laidlaw Purves
Opened for play 1887
Previously hosted 14 Open Championships

Tees

Championship 7,204 yards Par 70
Medal 6,630 yards Par 70
Weekday 6,340 yards Par 70

Signature hole: par 4, 4th hole
At 495 yards, the fourth is an intimidating prospect, especially when confronted with the towering bunker inset in the hill in front of the tee. Once on the fairway, the mid-iron approach will have to contend with a deep depression in the front-left quarter of the green.

Kent's finest is rightly heralded as one of the jewels in the crown of British golf, and any player fortunate enough to visit will surely understand why St. George's receives such mighty plaudits. The driveway and the clubhouse offer an insight into the austerity and tradition that are inherent to the club, but it is not until you follow the opening fairway into the myriad of towering sand dunes that St. George's reveals its true character.

The magical holes are carved through the mounds and hills, offering a fantastically diverse challenge; the bunkers are deep and steeply revetted, the rough is extremely punitive, and the magnificent undulating greens are immaculate.The outward nine is the more picturesque, while the closing stretch is one of the most demanding in world golf, presenting a truly unique challenge. The golf course is combined with rich history and tradition at St. George's, which is one of life's most memorable golfing experiences.

Previous Winner's of The Open Championship at Royal St George's

  • Darren Clarke - Year won: 2011 - Winning score: 275
  • Ben Curtis - Year won: 2003 - Winning score: 283 
  • Greg Norman - Year won: 1993 - Winning score: 267
  • Sandy Lyle - Year won: 1985 - Winning score: 282 
  • Bill Rogers - Year won: 1981 - Winning score: 276 
  • Bobby Locke - Year won: 1949 - Winning score: 283
  • Reg Whitcombe - Year won: 1938 - Winning score: 295 
  • Henry Cotton - Year won: 1934 - Winning score: 283
  • Walter Hagen - Year won: 1928 - Winning score: 292
  • Walter Hagen - Year won: 1922 - Winning score: 300
  • Harry Vardon - Year won: 1911 - Winning score: 303
  • Jack White - Year won: 1904 - Winning score: 296
  • Harry Vardon - Year won: 1899 - Winning score: 310
  • J.H. Taylor - Year won: 1894 - Winning score: 326

Royal St. George's is ranked as one of the best courses in England

Features

  • Pro Shop
  • Putting Greens
  • Club House
  • Championship Standard Course
Royal St. George’s Golf Club
Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9PB
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From the moment you drive up to the clubhouse you know you are in a special place. You are welcomed by the caddie master with warmth and not a touch of stodginess. Same with the pro shop staff and starter and the caddies made everyone's round extra special. The bunkers--just such a thrill to get up and down out of them on occasion. Hard to avoid so best to sharpen your sand game.

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Royal St George's is an amazing experience to play. I'm glad I've done it, with The Open playing there next year. They recommend hiring a caddy and I would say it is definitely needed to help you plot your way around. Our caddy was Bob and he was so helpful, giving us the lines on the green and where to place your shots going into the green. The condition of the course was perfect!

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Had a great caddie. Need to have a tie, coat and dress slacks for entry to main club facility. After round drink in facilities was outside. Great round. If you never played a links course before,here you need a caddie. Lots of fun. They were making changes to the course, but still lots of fun. Would love to play it again.

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Royal St. George’s Golf Club Frequently Asked Questions

Q - Is there a range on site?

A - Yes

Q - Are there buggies available to hire?

A - Yes

Q - How much is the fee for the caddies?

A - £50 on weekdays, £60 on weekends plus discretionary

Q - Are there any weekend golfing restrictions?

A - No visitors at weekends

Q - How many bars are there?

A - There are 2 bars on site

Q - Is there BT or Sky Sports in the communal area?

A - Sky Sports

Q - Is there a charge for car parking on site?

A - There is complimentary parking