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 1887.18 holes | Par 70 | 7204 yards | Private | Links
Tee Time Information
Midweek Guide: £170.00 per round *
Weekend Guide: members only *
* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.
- Societies Accepted to Play
- Society Deals Available
Address: Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9PB United Kingdom
Tel: 01304 613090
Golf Pro: Justen Fiddler | Tel: 01304 615236
Royal St Georges Golf Club Reviews & Information
4.66 ... Overall Rating
4.79 ... The Course
4.61 ... Course Cond.
4.47 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.93 ... VFM
4.53 ... Pace of play
4.50 ... Hospitality.
4.00 ... Prac. Facil.
4.18 ... Food + Drink
58 ratings & 42 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 272 out of 2183.
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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.
Golf Course Reviews for Royal St Georges Golf Club
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Stunning, best greens I?ve ever played
(Round played: Jul 2020 - Score: 99 Handicap: )
Wow! Simply Stunning!The best course I have played ever. Challenges any golfer yet makes you want to carry on and defeat it even more. Hope to be back again soon in the future. Amazing!
(Round played: Jun 2020 - Score: 95 Handicap: 12.2)
Plastic Mats!Unfortunately up until the Open next Year, you have to play off Mats on the Fairway & 1st cut.
Wouldn't play until after Open
SuperbPlayed RSG on a beautiful day in early September. The wind was about 15mph. I started brilliantly, only 3 over after 10. It went down hill a bit after that as I started driving badly. The course is great especially the front nine. Holes 2 to 8 are the most memorable. 4 is iconic, with the massive bunker you drive over and 5 has those mountainous sand dunes to go over for you second shot. The changing rooms are nice but I found the bar a bit underwhelming. Still we enjoyed a couple of masterbrews outside on the terrace - very nice.
(Round played: Sep 2019 - Score: 83 Handicap: 11.7)
The Open venue for 2020Just phenomenal, this course is fantastic, a real challenge, particularly when the wind blows.
The championship tees add plenty of length and a different outlook to most of the holes.
Thoroughly enjoyed this majestic course and highly recommend to play it, if you get you the chance.
(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 74 Handicap: 2)
Great Course - stuck in ancient timesThis is an amazing links course host to next years Open. Everything about the course lived up to expectations. However, how archaic to put a group of 150 golfers crammed into the tiny Snack Bar after finishing the round rather than remove the stuffy requirement of Jacket and Tie in the main Lounge (obviously empty). This is not the way forward.
Deserved No1Not much I can add to what has already been said. Simply wonderful.
Fully-deserving if its ranking as England?s No1. Every hole an experience and adventure..especially some of the routes I took!
A demanding but fair test where good shots can be rewarded, if you avoid the bunkers! A complete privilege to play.
Not what I expectedThis course is rated no.1 in the country & held several Major championships. Now don't get me wrong it's a very nice course & full of history. Just didn't live up to the hype. Played in the winter in the freezing cold 40mph wind which made it tough. Not impossible though & think on a summers day it could be got at. Needed a caddy which helped. Just not quite the picturesque scene I had hoped for. It's on the coast but can barely see the seaside. Bear in mind it's very expensive. I've played a lot better courses.
True LinksNot a flashy venue but so much history and tradition take a while to look at the clubs,trophies and memorabilia from past opens in the cabinets in the clubhouse. Great changing rooms and the staff were 1st class from the pro shop, clubhouse and green staff. Get the full English it will keep you going all day!! Yes having to wear a jacket after 11am is a bit old fashioned but that’s there tradition and adds to the grandure of the place.
The course was in great condition for the time of year and every hole is different and depending on wind direction can play very long or shorter than expected I wouldn’t say a caddy is vital but a course planer is. The fairways are undulating and make for some tricky approach shots!
This is a true links gem. And at £100 off peak fantastic value.
(Round played: Nov 2017 - Score: 101 Handicap: 25.8)
lives up to the billingabsolutely world class course, facilities and people. definitely worth getting a caddie who are all super friendly. I played crap but had a great day.
(Round played: Oct 2017 - Score: 81 Handicap: 3.7)
Golfs garden of EdenA 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
OverhypedClubhouse 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
Hugely EnjoyableOnly 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: )