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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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  • 5 stars even with a few negatives. The course is that great. This club is there for members and the guests feel that as soon as they find a guest car park in the back. Dress code is tight. But all the...  more »
  • The course is worthy of being on the Open rota and every hole presents you with a different challenge. As with most Open courses, you must find the fairways and stay out of the bunkers and plot your w...  more »
  • We stayed and played at Princes Lodges on our trip to Littlestone GC, Princes GC, Royal St Georges & Cinque Ports. The course is scheduled to hold The Open in 2020 and it was great to play ahead of th...  more »
  • incredible course, amazing clubhouse. Best course in England (preferred to Royal Birkdale)
  • Great course and breakfast. Rest a little worn.
  • Just love this place !!! And Prince's too
  • A real treat to play here. Seriously difficult if the wind blows. The best traditional buffet lunch I have EVER eaten.
  • 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.