Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, Kent is an 18 hole, par 72 (6960 yard), private, links golf course established in 1892.

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Golf Road, Deal, Kent, CT14 6RF United Kingdom

Tel: 01304 374007

Golf Pro: A. Reynolds

Website: http://www.royalcinqueports.com
 

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  4.62

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 38
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4.62 ... Overall Rating
4.79 ... The Course
4.75 ... Course Cond.
4.55 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.06 ... VFM
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4.00 ... Pace of play
4.50 ... Hospitality.
4.25 ... Prac. Facil.
3.75 ... Food + Drink
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38 ratings & 25 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 114 out of 1971.

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What the club says: The Deal course is traditionally laid out on a narrow stretch of land extending to Sandwich Bay, and the natural links terrain has been subtly used to provide a wide variety of challenges. On almost every hole there is an abundance of large sand dunes which establishes the undulating character of the course and makes it unique. Unlike most other courses the fairways are just as undulating and it is seldom that a completely flat stance can be obtained other than on the tees. As with all traditional seaside links, the wind is a major factor which has to be taken into account when deciding on club and shot selection.

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Reviewed Nov 8 2018 by Giless C - rated 4 out of 5
Friendly greeting from the pro and staff got things off to a good start. Nice grass range although perhaps need better quality practice balls at this end of the market, good short game area which is now being extended. Course is near enough out and back, plenty still recognisable from the two Open championships the course held a century ago, you should spend at least an hour absorbing the history posted around the clubhouse.
Condition was excellent, recovered well from the summer, bunkers neatly rivetted, greens and surrounds have some massive undulations. Not nearly as narrow off the tee as I imagined, the first and second cuts are very sensible. Only a couple of genuinely blind shots, it’s very comparable to St George’s whilst somewhat less hilly. Yardage’s clear, signposted well.
I’d love to see an extra par 5and par 3 on the back nine, and I’m sure I’m not the first to suggest it but suspect the club is proud of being known for its brutal into the wind finish, 6 out of 7 par 4’s over 400 off the yellow. The problem is that you may find those holes become a little indistinct in your memory with just one long par 3 in between them. I’d also like to see several of the yellow tees raised at least a couple of feet, would make a huge difference to the visitor trying to picture the hole from the tee. One grumble that has been mentioned and must be rectified, why are visitors parking in a muddy field? It’s at odds with the warm welcome we were otherwise given.
Overall, under rated on here. There aren’t 115 better courses in the UK, it’s almost certainly top 20,
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Reviewed Mar 12 2018 by James D - rated 5 out of 5

great course

cant wait to return in November when hopefully it wont be snowing or blowing a gale!

(Round played: Feb 2018 - Score: 95 Handicap: 15.4)
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Reviewed Jan 6 2018 by Mark C - rated 4 out of 5
Excellent layout. Some of the most interesting greens to putt on. loved it.

(Round played: Nov 2017 - Score: 94 Handicap: 25.8)
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Reviewed Dec 12 2017 by Ian W - rated 5 out of 5

FANTASTIC

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Reviewed Jul 1 2017 by John P - rated 4 out of 5

Gem of a course

Some very good holes in a lovely spot. Course runs alongside seafront for first 9 holes where lots of kids were running/walking and making a lot of noise.
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Reviewed May 18 2017 by Robert B - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed May 2 2017 by Alasdair R - rated 5 out of 5
An excellent course in great condition. Taxing out nine into the wind. Halfway hut Bovril and sherry not to be missed. Very friendly traditional clubhouse.
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(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 89 Handicap: 13.3)
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Reviewed May 1 2017 by Duncan S - rated 5 out of 5

Fantastic links course and in great condition. Weather was very challenging and we played from 12 onwards into a very strong wind. Great Clubhouse.
(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 86 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Feb 16 2017 by Derrick H - rated 4 out of 5
The course played very well. The greens were in great condition and ran true
. The fairways are very narrow with a lot of undulations. There were a few bunkers that were ground under repair to them being repaired but the others were good with plenty of sand.

(Round played: Feb 2017 - Score: 84 Handicap: 9.7)
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Reviewed Oct 25 2016 by James D - rated 5 out of 5
great course and a real challenge in the wind.
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Reviewed Sep 7 2016 by Ana F - rated 4 out of 5


(Round played: Aug 2016 - Score: 103 Handicap: 13.8)great course really challenging holes in windy conditions
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Reviewed Jul 8 2016 by John J - rated 5 out of 5
Excellent Links Course
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Reviewed Jun 26 2016 by Mobie - rated 5 out of 5
played in normal wind conditions - it is pretty much always windy. The course was in fabulous condition and once out on the course you don't see many people. Definitely not a course for a high handicapper but low to mid handicappers will enjoy it. A lot of blind shots so probably needs a second time out there to really appreciate the strength of the holes.
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Reviewed Feb 23 2016 by James D - rated 5 out of 5

great course despite the rain.
my first taste of proper links golf and I loved every minute of it

(Round played: Feb 2016 - Score: 96 Handicap: 15)
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Reviewed Sep 25 2015 by Andy M - rated 5 out of 5
Absolutely amazing course. Definitely will play again

(Round played: Sep 2015 - Score: 91 Handicap: 14.3)
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Reviewed Jul 5 2015 by Steven H - rated 5 out of 5
A true links test with the hardest back 9 I have ever played. Course was in excellent condition as open qualifying was last week. I wouldn't recommend the course for a really high handicapper as it is too tough but it was a wonderful experience to play and the greens required real imagination.

(Round played: Jul 2015 - Score: 93 Handicap: 17.4)
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Reviewed Apr 13 2015 by Ian H - rated 4 out of 5
classic links and like most classic links difficult when the wind is strong, as it was when I played. It's straight out and back, wind behind on the way out. I hit the 486 yard par 5 3rd in 2 (driver, 9 iron) but I was struggling to reach the endless succession of 400 yard par 4's on the way in despite hitting driver
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Reviewed Nov 10 2014 by Bill surrey - rated 3 out of 5
A great golf course, even having played in a down pour. The only downside was being asked to park in a muddy field , treating visitors like that is not at all welcoming. The path runs out at the end of the clubhouse and you are wading through mud and puddles to get to your car
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Reviewed Jul 23 2014 by Steven M - rated 5 out of 5
A CLASS COURSE! SIMPLE! Absolute monster, awesome condition, you really must get here once in your life. Links golf at its finest, comparable to its more famous neighbour in every way, except price!
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Reviewed Dec 15 2013 by Bill L - rated 5 out of 5
A tough tough golf course, with the wind blowing out to sea, it seemed that every hole had a cross wind. From the left going out and the right coming in. Greens were fast, the high winds made you think about every shot. The staff were excellent, the clubhouse a museum with famous names everywhere. Got to go back in the summer
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Course Information:
18 holes | Par 72 | 6960 yards | Private | Links

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