Royal St. George's Golf Club, Sandwich
Categories: Golf Courses, Outdoor Activities
The Royal St George's Golf Club located in Sandwich, Kent, England is one of the premier golf clubs in the United Kingdom, and one of the courses on The Open Championship rotation. It has hosted 13 Open championships since 1894, when it became the first club outside Scotland to host the championship. Past champions include Darren Clarke, Ben Curtis, Greg Norman, Sandy Lyle, Bill Rogers, Bobby Locke, Reg Whitcombe, Henry Cotton, Walter Hagen (on two different occasions), Harry Vardon (on two different occasions), Jack White and John Henry Taylor. It has also hosted The Amateur Championship on 13 occasions.The club was founded in 1887 in a setting of wild duneland. Many holes feature blind or partially blind shots, although the unfairness element has been reduced somewhat, after several 20th century modifications. The club's Challenge Trophy dates from 1888 and is one of the oldest trophies in golf; it has been contested annually except for war years. The course also possesses the deepest bunker in championship golf, located on its fourth hole.Make Royal St. George's Golf Club a centerpiece of your Sandwich vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Sandwich vacation trip planner.
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Although not my favourite of all of the Open courses I've played, I still enjoyed my round. Plenty of blind shots but that is links golf. The pro shop was a little disappointing in the selection on th... read more »
What an absolutely fantastic time we had on or visit to Royal St Georges. The course was amazing the staff and members very friendly and welcoming especially the Green staff who are extremely knowledg... read more »
High expectation preceded my visit to RSG, the only Open venue I had yet to play. I could not have been more disappointed. Visitors are an after thought for the club, despite the hefty fees. The cours... read more »
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