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
4.68 ... Overall Rating
4.77 ... The Course
4.45 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.00 ... VFM
44 ratings from Golfshake members - Ranked 50 out of 1932.
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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.
Most Helpful Review
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.
- Dec 15 2015
Golf Course Reviews for Royal St Georges Golf Club
This 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.
Not 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)
absolutely 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)
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