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Royal St Georges Golf Club

4.9   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 61 reviews | Post Review | Website
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Course Information

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


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Address: Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9PB United Kingdom

Tel: 01304 613090

Golf Pro: Justen Fiddler | Tel: 01304 615236

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


Golf Club Facilities

Driving range  Range
Golf club hire  Club Hire
Buggy Hire  Buggy Hire
Golf shop  Golf Shop
Changing rooms  Changing
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
Function Room Hire  Function Room

Midweek Guide: £170.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: members only *

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available

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

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.


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

4.88

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 4.6
(based on 61 reviews)

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RECOMMENDATIONS

92%

would play again or recommend

Golfshake Review


4.8

The Course

4.5

Course Conditions

3.9

Value For Money

4.4

Pace of Play

4.5

Facilities & Service

4.4

Hospitality

3.9

Practice Facilities

4.1

Food & Drink

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Giless C rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed 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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Richard T rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 4 2019

Superb

Played 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)

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Dean S rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 10 2018

Deserved No1

Not 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.

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Tom V rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Feb 13 2022

You pay for the name.

It's expensive, lets start there, you pay a premium for the name and the open rota status. If you look past the price, the course is fun to play and in generally good condition. The greens had recently been aerated and we didn't get told until we got there, which was disappointing. It's a classic stuffy UK club that gives you that slight imposter syndrome, jackets in club house, long socks etc. I personally came away wanting more from the experience. I've since played at Prince's next door and had a much more satisfying day and at less than half the price. It's hard to not recommend playing an open rota course but don't expect too much more.

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Col rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jan 29 2018

True Links

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.

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Ian H rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 27 2017

lives up to the billing

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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Santo Domingo rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed 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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Large Chris rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed 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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Robert W rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed 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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Alex B rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed May 30 2014

From the very start you knew it was going to be a good day. Light winds, superb facilities. The pro was ever so helpful. Played two rounds in the day and was left wanting more. Will be visiting again for sure!

(Round played: May 2014 - Score: 78 Handicap: 6.6)

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Chris R rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 1 2011

Just completed a truly memorable experience at Royal St Georges. Stayed overnight at the club in the Dormy House which gives me a view of the course from my window and really made me feel part of the club for a day. Met Geoff the Steward who could not have been more helpful. The had a great cooked breakfast before heading out into 30mph winds to play this years Open venue. My day ticket included a wonderful carvery meal in the dining room (jacket and tie required and the followed this up with another 18 holes of Championship golf course this time in sunshine but still a strong wind. This is not the best course in Britain by a long shot but is still clearly a very fine links course and a stern test of your shot making ability. Very well conditioned despite the many GUR bunkers for the Open. However as an overall experience it was truly unforgettable and a relative bargain for £215 for 1 nights B&B, 36 holes and an excellent lunch. Service throughout was excellent and very welcoming. Although beware the long walk to the 10th if you are teeing off from there!

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Roger M rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 25 2011

Currently ranked 2nd best course in England and the venue for this years Open Championship. I travelled to Kent to take advantage of the £90 Winter rate. The link attached gives you as much detail and opinion as you could want - http://www.top100golfcourses.co.uk/htmls
ite/productdetails.asp?id=19. I appear to be in the minority in considering the ranking to be too high. Yes, there is plenty of history, the course is a majestic links in places and is in great condition throughout, however, there are some ordinary holes, the scenery is ugly in places and the clubhouse is unwelcoming. For my own part, give me Sunningdale, Woodhall Spa, Walton Heath and others above RSG but this won't stop me seeking out the likes of Birkdale, L&SA, Liverpool etc for more links experiences.

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Samuel L rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 29 2010

this course never stops changing, the scenery is brilliant, weather is often its own from the rest of the county.

but when its bad it can really be a nightmare. though iv seen this very few times, in summer its always worth the 2 hour drive

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A Golfer rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jan 7 2022

Greens the best I have putted on

Classic English links course. The layout is wonderful and the greens were the best I have putted on.


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A Golfer rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jan 7 2022

Brilliant

I played it 4 weeks before The Open so pretty much as the professionals would. Brilliant to be able to watch The Open tv coverage knowing the course and comparing to how I played it.

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