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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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  • 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 »
  • Four of us travelled to Royal St Georges on a sunny Tuesday in October. We arrived early and, having been warmly greeted we had breakfast. Still early for our tee time, we spoke to the Pro shop who to...  more »
  • 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...  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