Royal St. George's Golf Club, Sandwich

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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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  • Played 36 holes late in September as part of a golf holiday which took in both Princes and neighbouring Royal Cinque Ports. This was the undisputed highlight of the trip. Stunning course and as others...  more »
  • The visitor is cold: parking in a meadow and dress code old-fashioned. The green fee is very high and is expected to top: we found the very (too) technical course, a lot of blind shots and unnecessary traps, average quality of maintenance, no toilet nor refreshment on the course. On top of that, the 19th hole of visitors happens in a small shabby room, club house being reserved for members. Good advice, there are other golf courses in the vicinity...
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  • This is a true bucket list golf course. It has staged numerous Open championships for a good reason - it offers up a combination of historic golf, charm and difficulty that continues to attract good p...  more »

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