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Royal St. George's Golf Club, Sandwich

(3.9/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
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.
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  • Ten members of Upchurch GC travelled down to Royal St Georges to celebrate my 60th.We were greeted warmly by both the pro and caddie master. The practice facilities are next to the 1st tee for the sho...  more »
  • I visited Royal St Georges a few weeks ago to complete my trio of Open venues in Kent and found it to be a fantastic experience. After a friendly welcome in Pro Shop and Caddymaster's office, we stepp...  more »
  • We made a special trip to the south east to play St George's, Princes and Cinque Ports. The Royal St George's course is a great challenge, all are good holes but none of them is especially memorable -...  more »
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  • Surprisingly good place to see wildlife especially Lizard orchids, pyramidal orchids and southern marsh orchids. Butterflies and burnet moths abound and skylarks provide an almost constant background music.
  • Fantastic experience
  • Great place to play golf