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 classic revetted (sod-faced) bunkers. 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.

When bunkering is not making its presence felt, 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
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Office   +44 (0)1304 613 090
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1304 615 236

  +44 (0)1304 611 245

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:
Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): £225. Credit cards accepted (not Amex). Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
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
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
2018 Golf World rating: 10th best course in Britain & Ireland.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses


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

The Lodge at Prince's 4-star
Prince's Golf Club, Prince's Drive, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9QB
+44 (0)1304 611 118

Featuring 38 bedrooms with en-suite facilities, lounge, bar, terrace and snooker room, The Lodge at Prince’s also offers modern, contemporary dining in The Brasserie on the Bay. Guests are provided with fantastic views of Prince’s Golf Club, Royal St Georges Golf Club and across Pegwell Bay to the White Cliffs at Ramsgate.

Golf at this hotel Prince's
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Golf within 5 miles Royal St George's; Royal Cinque Ports.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Golf within 20 miles North Foreland; Walmer & Kingsdown.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses
Bell Hotel 4-star
The Quay, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9EF
+44 (0)1304 617 362

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
Only golf courses featured in are mentioned above.
The Golf Guide to the Top Courses 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


Not signed up yet?

Register now

Share us on

   Follow us on FB     follow us on Twitter


Where2Golf spotlights

For an indefinite period all the world’s professional golf tours have been suspended as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Who's Who: 
Ernie Elsthe “Big Easy” chalks up his first PGA Tour Champions win in just his third start on the Tour.

Annika Sorenstam and Gary Player: join Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Charlie Sifford and Tiger Woods as the only golfers to be awarded the USA’s highest civilian honour, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Latest golf course reviews
Sutton Coldfield Golf Club: located to the north of Birmingham, occupies a small corner of the wonderfully expansive and natural environs of Sutton Park. Perhaps not as lauded as nearby Little Aston, and Copt Heath, this heathland gem also lays down a really enjoyable test of golf in a wonderfully natural setting. Read more... 
Walton Heath Golf Club (Old course): Top golfers and golf writers have long acknowledged Walton Heath as one of the finest heathland courses in the British Isles. In fact there are two courses here, the Old and New. Read more...
Most popular golf course videos