Royal St Georges Golf Club
Royal St Georges Golf Club, Kent is an 18 hole, par 70 (7204 yard), private, links golf course designed by William Laidlaw Purves in 1887.
Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9PB United KingdomTel: 01304 613090 | Fax: 01304 611245
Golf Pro: Justen Fiddler | Tel: 01304 615236
Tee Time InformationPrice Guide: £££££
- Midweek Guide: £170.00 per round *
- Weekend Guide: members only *
* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.
Facilities & Visitor Information
Course Information: 18 holes | Par 70 | 7204 yards | Private | Links
Facilities: Driving range, Golf clubs for hire, Golf buggies for hire, Golf pro shop, Changing rooms, Golf clubhouse, Bar, Food available, Available for functions, golf course.
- Societies Accepted to Play
- Society Deals Available
Designed by: William Laidlaw Purves
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Royal St Georges Golf Club Reviews & Information
4.74 ... Overall Rating
4.79 ... The Course
4.45 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.02 ... VFM
37 ratings from Golfshake members - Ranked 47 out of 1839.
HIGHLY RATED - 95% would play again or recommend
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What the club says: Royal St George’s is one of the world’s great courses. Having hosted Opens, PGA and Amateur Championships and Walker and Curtis Cups, it has been witness to more golfing history than any other in England. It was also the setting, in the guise of Royal St Mark’s, of golf’s most famous fictional match, the contest between James Bond and Goldfinger.
Designed by William Laidlaw Purves in 1887, it has constantly evolved to pose a tough test for championship and more modest players alike. In common with many links, it is characterised by humps and swales, dunes and wild rough, fast-running fairways and deep bunkers.
A true test of golf,beautiful layout to forget the real world and walk in the footsteps of the greats of this wonderful game.
My favourite course by a country mile the blind shots punishing bunkers and sloping greens it's heaven.
Wonderful wonderful venue
Shame on anyone who can find fault at St Georges
Clubhouse and facilities much smaller and less inspiring than anticipated. Jacket and tie requirement after 11am is a little pretentious for such a venue. Course was immaculate and greens very good but overall it lacks great golf holes. Bucket list course but there are much better courses and venues. Not a patch on Turnberry for example
Only managed to get 9 holes played the previous week due to horrendous weather. Good to experience a true links course at its worst (weather). The club were kind enough to allow us to re-book and the conditions couldn't have been more different. Bright sunshine/no wind and a true pleasure to play the course. On both occasions found the staff to be most welcoming and friendly. Superb.
(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 98 Handicap: )
Tough course and you have to plot your way round. Greens were very good. Not a very welcoming Club.
(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 85 Handicap: )
(Round played: Mar 2017 - Score: 97 Handicap: 22.3)
Pro shop and caddymaster very friendly and helpful. Everything in the clubhouse is very traditional - In this respect RSG doesn't do modern so probably best not to expect it to avoid disappointment. There are plenty of good places in Sandwich for food and drink if you forget your collar and tie anyway.
Excellent day out and worth paying to do at least once in a lifetime! Or twice...
(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 88 Handicap: 15.9)
Great food after as well
(Round played: Feb 2017 - Score: 88 Handicap: 14.7)
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(Round played: Dec 2015 - Score: 102 Handicap: 25.9)
The biggest most cragged dunes of any Course on the Open rota, leading to many blind tee shots, and if it's a little wet underfoot you will get severe sloppy lies even from good tee shots. Many of the pros dislike it as they see it as unfair and unrewarding of their perfect strikes. But for everyone else who is less good than scratch, I argue that the large verging on enormous greens and bunkers mostly set a few yards back from the putting surface make St Georges the most fun to play of any British Links. The pros would take Birkdale all day long, but most amateurs will tire of the bunkers left and right off every tee shot and small greens always running off into the pots. By contrast, St Georges is far more forgiving, and in many places very flattering. Yes the clubhouse rules are stuck in the past, Lytham and Liverpool for example are virtually fully open to the visitor who can spend ages soaking up the history on display, St Georges is a little more.... Self important. But you know, that's ok. The George even seems to have a machine to keep the rough penal but sufficiently thinned out to make losing balls a rarity the times I've played it. If I had to play just one course the rest of my life - maybe this one. Magnificent.
And yet none of this matters at all. This is not the course for the bar room bore who can only talk about his backswing, or the yellow neophyte with little historical interest in the game. This is the course which must have had as many memorable Open moments over it’s 14 incarnations, as any other. This is the course for those that know of Bradshaws’ bottle and Duncans’ hollow. Langers OB or the Sands of Bjorn. Couples’ footle into the burn, Normans or Cottons imperious rampages to the title of Champion golfer. We don’t complain of the nouveaux baroque columns at Buckingham Palace, or the pompadoured rococo stylistic exercise that is Tower Bridge. If you complain about Royal St Georges shortcomings, you are simply seeing the game as would a soulless, detached automaton.
(Round played: Sep 2015 - Score: 82 Handicap: 5)
(Round played: Sep 2015 - Score: 104 Handicap: 24)
(Round played: Mar 2015 - Score: 83 Handicap: 8.4)
(Round played: Mar 2015 - Score: 87 Handicap: 10.5)
Wonderful golf course with amazing history. Went in a group of 12 and from the moment we arrived we was well looked after.
(Round played: Feb 2015 - Score: 88 Handicap: 11.4)
(Round played: May 2014 - Score: 87 Handicap: 17.7)
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