Royal St George's Golf Club


5-star : simply the best - golf courses don’t get much better than this.
   Royal St George's Golf Club Est. 1887

Photos Royal St George's Golf Club

The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Where2Golf says: 

Royal St George's Golf Club: "Sandwich" as it is usually called, is one of the royal standard bearers for seaside links golf in England. This Open Championship venue is a course to relish on your first and subsequent visits. Always presented in excellent condition, and providing a true test of links golf, the layout weaves its way across wonderfully natural and open links terrain.

At times resembling a turbulent sea, the fairways pitch and roll across the grassy undulations, with occasional towering dunes also present. The constantly shifting direction of the holes ensures a continually changing wind direction for your tee shots. The challenge from the tee and around the greens is further reinforced with a threatening array of fabulous bunkering. Many of the deepest greenside bunkers have steps leading down into them; this is also the case at an extravagant pair of railway-sleepered bunkers buried into a large dune at the tough par-4 4th hole.

Where bunkering is not the issue, deep rough generally lies in wait beyond the good-width fairways. On one or two holes, and most notably at the testing par-5 14th, OB also has to be reckoned with.

Frequent views onto Pegwell Bay and the North Sea enhance the natural beauty of the layout. For anyone setting out to play the great links courses of Great Britain and Ireland, Sandwich should certainly be high on your list.

List of courses in England - South East

Map of courses in England - South East
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

Making Contact

The Royal St George's Golf Club
off Guilford Rd,
Sandwich, Kent CT13 9PB
England
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Office   +44 (0)1304 613 090
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1304 615 236
Fax

  +44 (0)1304 611 245

Email   general@royalstgeorges.com
Website   www.royalstgeorges.com
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Golf Pro
 
Justen Fiddler (Head Professional).
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Coastal duneland.
 
Designer: Dr Laidlaw Purves
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7204 6327 5800
Par 70 70
SSS or Slope 74 71 n/a
 
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

How2Get There?

15 miles N of Dover
From the centre of Sandwich (Bell Hotel) follow The Quay for 100 yds before turning sharp right, and after another 150 yds sharp left. Follow Guilford Road south out of Sandwich for 1 mile. Royal St George's golf is on your left (before the toll gate).

Essential information

Green Fees:
2018 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): £210. [Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted (not Amex).
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays; no outside visitors on weekends. Two-ball (singles or foursomes) is the normal format on all days except Tues.  Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: 18 (men & women). Proof of handicap required.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Other Information
Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available only for certified medical reasons.
Caddies available if booked in advance.
Practice facilities
Good
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

Did you know?

Royal St George's has hosted many top-level competitions during its illustrious history. Several Open Championships, Amateur Championships, Walker and Curtis Cups have been decided on the links of 'Sandwich' (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Royal St George's).

Three renowned golf courses that sit cheek by jowl along this stretch of Kent coast have hosted The Open Championship: Royal St George's, Royal Cinque Ports and Prince's. Only Royal St George's is on the current Open Championship rosta.

Edward VII conferred the Royal prefix on St George's GC in 1902. By royal prerogative, 19 English golf clubs use the "Royal" title, namely: Ascot, Ashdown Forest, Birkdale, Blackheath, Cinque Ports, Cromer, Eastbourne, Epping Forest, Household (Windsor Castle), Liverpool (Hoylake), Lytham & St Annes, Mid-Surrey, North Devon (Westward Ho!), Norwich, St George's, West Norfolk (Brancaster), Wimbledon, Winchester, Worlington & Newmarket.

The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Published Ranking
2016 Golf World rating: 9th best course in Britain & Ireland.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

Location

The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

Click to enlarge Google map

Latitude: (51.273891)
Longitude: (1.366446)
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses

Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Bell Hotel 4-star
Sandwich, Kent
+44 (0)1304 613 388
www.bellhotelsandwich.co.uk

The Bell Hotel has been welcoming guests to stay and dine in Sandwich since Tudor times. A Bell Inn has existed on The Quay, adjacent to the Barbican Gate and Toll, overlooking what would have been the harbour, now the River Stour, since about 1300. The present listed building is mainly 19th century. The hotel offers 37 ensuite bedrooms, a Georgian Regency room catering for up to 100 guests, the Old Dining Room restaurant and two bars.

Golf at this hotel No
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Golf within 5 miles Royal St Georges; Prince's
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Golf within 20 miles Royal Cinque Ports; North Foreland.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
The Blazing Donkey Country Hotel 4-star
Hay Hill, Ham, Sandwich, Kent CT14 0ED
+44 (0)1304 617 362
www.blazingdonkey.co.uk

Based on a farm dwelling built in 1763, this inland country hotel is popular with golfers visiting the excellent courses around Sandwich and Deal.

Golf at this hotel No
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Golf within 5 miles Royal Cinque Ports; Royal St George's; Princes
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Golf within 20 miles North Foreland
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Only golf courses featured in Where2Golf.com are mentioned above.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Where2Golf.com 5
 

Find a course

Tip: to find a course quickly, type the first few characters of the course name
Golf course location on a golf map
 
Search this site
 

Newsletter

Not signed up yet?

Register now
 

Share us on


   Follow us on FB     follow us on Twitter
 

 
-
 
-
 
Where2Golf spotlights


Tournaments:
HSBC Women’s World ChampionshipMichelle Wie returns as defending champion after recording her fifth LPGA Tour win on Sentosa’s Tanjong course last year (Feb 28-Mar 3)
WGC – Mexico Championshipthe first WGC event of 2019 at GC Chapultepec sees recent AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am winner Phil Mickelson defend (Feb 21-24)

Who's Who: 
Bryson DeChambeau: “The Scientist” wins the Dubai Desert Classic and with it his first European Tour victory.
Dustin Johnsona week after DeChambeau’s win, “DJ” recorded his first European Tour win at the inaugural Saudi International.

Latest golf course reviews
Koksijde Golf ter Hille Golf Club: on what was previously open farmland, an enjoyable and challenging links-style layout has been crafted. Perhaps the inspiration for Koksijde's new course came from a renowned Harry Colt layout that existed in the 1920s just a couple of kilometres to the west. Read more...
The Duke Golf Club: represents the latest in a trio of private courses to arrive on the Dutch golfing scene. All prefixed by the definite article, The Dutch (2010, designer Colin Montgomerie) and The International (2012, Ian Woosnam) have now been joined by The Duke, which firmly targets a business clientele and the corporate golf market. Read more...
Drentse Golfclub De Gelpenberg: as the oldest golf course in the Dutch province of Drenthe, De Gelpenberg offers a partly-wooded and partly-open heathland layout, guaranteed to test all facets of your game. It is arguably the best of the country's more northerly layouts, together with Lauswolt (50 km away to the north-west).
Read more...
Golfbaan Stippelberg: located 25 kilometres north-east of Eindhoven, this relatively new addition to championship golf in the Netherlands has fast become one of the country's "must play" courses.
 
Most popular golf course videos