Royal St Georges Golf Club

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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.

Contact Information

Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9PB United Kingdom

Tel: 01304 613090 | Fax: 01304 611245

Website: http://www.royalstgeorges.com/

Golf Pro: Justen Fiddler | Tel: 01304 615236

Tee Time Information

Price 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

Location: http://www.royalstgeorges.com/directions

Designed by: William Laidlaw Purves

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Course Tee Par SSS Yds
Royal St GeorgesChampionsh70747204
Royal St GeorgesMedal70726630
Royal St GeorgesWeekday70716340

Royal St Georges Golf Club Reviews & Information

Golfshake Rating

  4.7

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 37
Breakdown Averages

4.74 ... Overall Rating
4.79 ... The Course
4.45 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.02 ... VFM
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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.


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Graham (Kent) rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 26 2017

Golfs garden of Eden
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
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Ashley R rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 30 2017

Amazing course. Lived up to expectations.
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John P rated 3 out of 5 - Jul 1 2017

Overhyped
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
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Dean C rated 5 out of 5 - Jun 14 2017

Hugely Enjoyable
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.

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Duncan S rated 4 out of 5 - May 7 2017


Tough course and you have to plot your way round. Greens were very good. Not a very welcoming Club.
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Simon H rated 4 out of 5 - Apr 2 2017

Lucky with the weather, warm welcome by the staff and decent scoring. What better way to start the week.

(Round played: Mar 2017 - Score: 97 Handicap: 22.3)
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Justin S rated 4 out of 5 - Mar 17 2017

Always a great experience here! Great fun to walk in the footsteps of so many golfing legends.

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...
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Matthew P rated 5 out of 5 - Mar 1 2017

WOW, what a course. We was lucky to get on thanks to a friend and we enjoyed every second of this amazing track. Caddies we're pretty good as well.

(Round played: Sep 2016 - Score: 88 Handicap: 15.9)
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James D rated 5 out of 5 - Feb 28 2017

Stunning course and highly recommended.
Great food after as well

(Round played: Feb 2017 - Score: 88 Handicap: 14.7)
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Santo Domingo rated 5 out of 5 - Nov 13 2016

I am not sure why Royal St Georges permits green fee players .It has many socities playing and a solid membership. .St Georges is an experience of understated quality from the very moment you enter the lane to the club , to playing on the huge layout and to lunching afterwards. There are those who are not accustomed to changing for lunch , nor to restrained welcomes and write critical reports .Every time I play there , I have had a wonderfully relaxing day . The greens and fairways need maintenance and rotten luck if you play at these times , but really , you can still enjoy the challenge .
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Pete B rated 5 out of 5 - May 24 2016

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Steve E rated 5 out of 5 - Dec 29 2015

A course that can be difficult to navigate for the first time. I was quite nervous as the course has a a daunting reputation, but it was really good to test myself on a more challenging course. Stay straight off the tee or lose a lot of golf balls!

(Round played: Dec 2015 - Score: 102 Handicap: 25.9)
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Large Chris rated 5 out of 5 - Dec 21 2015

As Seve said on his first visit ¿dónde está el campo de golf. Where is the golf course.
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.
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Giless C rated 5 out of 5 - Dec 15 2015

A faded 30’s seaside bungalow of a clubhouse, with predictably prissy dress code.. A miniscule car park. A 300 squelchy yard romp to a practise range, an imaginative flat saucer putting green. A featureless coastline to border the grey moonscape that can only be St Georges. Even the list of recent winners of the claret jug read not so much a who’s who, as a who’s not of world golf, with just two other majors to the names of the last 5 winners. Perhaps the large run offs and wide fairways mean luck plays a bigger factor than it strictly should. Don’t expect distance markers on flags, much less marker posts to assist the numerous blind shots
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.
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Todd L rated 5 out of 5 - Oct 14 2015

A great experience. One of the best courses and clubhouses in the UK.

(Round played: Sep 2015 - Score: 82 Handicap: 5)
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Iwan B rated 5 out of 5 - Sep 29 2015

A wonderful but daunting course for someone playing it first time. A great experience nevertheless.

(Round played: Sep 2015 - Score: 104 Handicap: 24)
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Robert W rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 1 2015

Classic links course that takes some working out. Almost every hole plays in a different direction so it can be somewhat beguiling. The fairways don't always reward a good drive either but the greens were in good nick for the time of year and rough not as penal as in high summer. Great value if you can find good weather before 1st April.

(Round played: Mar 2015 - Score: 83 Handicap: 8.4)
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John E rated 5 out of 5 - Mar 21 2015



(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.
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John R rated 4 out of 5 - Mar 1 2015



(Round played: Feb 2015 - Score: 88 Handicap: 11.4)
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Richard C rated 5 out of 5 - Oct 15 2014



(Round played: May 2014 - Score: 87 Handicap: 17.7)
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