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Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

Course Information

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

18 holes | Par 72 | 6960 yards | Private | Links

Driving rangeGolf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire AccommodationHandicap required


Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: Pls call *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.


Visitor Information

Golf Guide to Kent


  • Societies Accepted to Play

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap 20


Contact Information

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

Tel: 01304 374007

Golf Pro: A. Reynolds

Website: http://www.royalcinqueports.com

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Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.76

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 55
Average Ratings
4.71 ... Overall Rating
4.84 ... The Course
4.86 ... Course Cond.
4.58 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.10 ... VFM
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4.50 ... Pace of play
4.57 ... Hospitality.
4.38 ... Prac. Facil.
4.10 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

55 ratings & 34 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 95 out of 2183.

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Reviewed Nov 25 2010 by Richard W - rated 5 out of 5
Superb links golf, the fairways are full of humps, bumps, hillocks, valleys and the greens are pretty much the same. When we played the wind was against us on the front nine and with us on the back, giving us two very different experiences of the course. The staff and members we met could not be more accommodating and the clubhouse facilities are superb, recommend a round here to any avid golfer.
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Reviewed Jul 19 2019 by Stuart B - rated 5 out of 5

Great course

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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 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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Reviewed Apr 29 2013 by Dean S - rated 5 out of 5
Just wow. Finishing holes sensational, glad the wind didn't blow too badly
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Reviewed Nov 13 2011 by David S - rated 3 out of 5
Slightly disappointed in the condition of the course, greens needed a trim but rest of the course played well as a traditional Links. Some challenging holes and very well contoured greens. Clubhouse very traditional and full of history - staff were very accomodating with the only downside being a very grumpy man at the halfway house / cargo container. Would recommend it but if you were paying that sort of money I would consider Princes Golf club first as the Dunes and Shore have what Royal Cinque Ports is lacking in length, technicality and condition. Great course nontheless


(Round played: Nov 2011 - Score: 82 Handicap: 10.7)
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Reviewed Aug 18 2021 by Harry S - rated 5 out of 5
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(Round played: Oct 2020 - Score: 90 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jul 5 2021 by Michael H - rated 5 out of 5
a great experience to play a classic links course. Staff in the clubhouse were great, halfway house a little rude. Course was great, want to come back. Great day.

(Round played: Jul 2021 - Score: 83 Handicap: 11.1)
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Reviewed Jun 10 2021 by Ian A - rated 5 out of 5

A real Gem!

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Reviewed Sep 17 2020 by Guy L - rated 5 out of 5

Wonderful

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Reviewed Aug 26 2020 by Jim K - rated 5 out of 5

Comfortably belongs in UKs finest

Never disappoints, often immaculate, always aesthetically beautiful whilst presenting a demanding, technical challenge. Just a pleasure from start to finish.
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Reviewed Jul 14 2020 by Al R - rated 5 out of 5

Wonderful experience

This course is a links classic and in my view at least the equal of its prestigious Open-hosting next door neighbour. In excellent condition despite recent irrigation work it is a wonderful challenge and the last six holes into the wind one of UK golf's great experiences. The mandatory half way house stop for liquid and solid sustenance is to be looked forward too. Thankfully proud of its traditions, the atmosphere on the course and in the clubhouse is relaxed without dropping standards. To those who love links and tradition, play here.
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Reviewed Jan 20 2020 by Jim K - rated 5 out of 5

overdue entry to world's best 100

Reflecting on the ongoing significant investment, attention to detail and striving to improve a genuinely world class course the links at Deal goes from strength to strength. It has improved measurably every year in the 10 that I have been playing it, which is a very significant achievement when you start with one of the best courses in the country. New practice facilities are also on a par with the course.
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Reviewed Dec 30 2019 by Thomas Howard-llewelyn, Edinburgh - rated 5 out of 5

Proper stuff

Quintessential links golf. Proper clubhouse fare. A wonderful half-way house with splendid food. For the golf it’s a proper course with a tough
finishing stretch from the moment that one turns for home at the 12th. Nicely expensive for visitors to keep everything in good order. The only blot would be the practice facility with it a touch on the short side at a shade over 350 yards in length - makes it a tad cramped for some chaps.
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Reviewed Nov 15 2019 by Ian W - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Jul 1 2019 by James B - rated 5 out of 5

Amazing best course I?ve played

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Reviewed Jun 28 2019 by Pepi B - rated 5 out of 5

Absolute Coastal Gem

A sunny June day with strong winds, deemed normal by the locals! This is a beautifully presented classic links course that lives up to the hype. It starts with a straight par 4 but the remainder of the course can leave you feel battered and bruised. The greens run smooth and quick; the fairways are undulating with many blind shots; and the off centre hits can be penalised in very long rough (that's if you find it within 3 minutes). Good bar and service.

(Round played: Jun 2019 - Score: 93 Handicap: 13.4)
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Reviewed Jun 3 2019 by Henri P - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Apr 4 2019 by Sean K - rated 5 out of 5

Brilliant links course .. Must play

Played Royal St Georges the day before and yet this course is every bit as good. The wind is behind you the first 11 odd holes , but the last 6 are into the wind and play 2-3 extra clubs. The Open has been played here twice and you can see why. The course could still take The Open but maybe the infrastructure wouldn't cope which is a real shame. Get yourself down to Deal.
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