Royal St. Georges

Kent, Engalnd
Overall Rating
Course Information
  • Links Course
  • Founded in 1887
  • Designed by Dr Laidlaw Purves
  • Course Reviews
  • Read Reviews
  • Submit Review
  • Score Card
  • Course Rating
    Difficulty Rating
    Championship
  • Par 70
  • SSS 74
  • 7070 Yards
  • Medal Tees
  • Par 70
  • SSS 72
  • 6609 Yards
  • Weekday Tees
  • Par 70
  • SSS 72
  • 6237 Yards
  • Red Tees
  • Par -
  • SSS -
  • Yards -
  • Facilitiess Rating

    Dr Laidlaw Purves of the Royal Wimbledon Golf Club designed and established St Georges Club in 1887. Named St. George's, it was to become the English rival to Scotland's St. Andrew's. In 1894 the Club hosted its first British Open Championship, the first time the Open was played south of the Scottish border. Royal status was bestowed on the Club by King Edward VII in May 1902.

    Many of golf's most famous names have won tournaments here, including the great Arnold Palmer. On his way to victory in the PGA in 1975 he reached the 14th with two prodigious blows with his driver on a stormy day when no other competitor got closer than 40 yards from the green in two.

    In addition to the Open, the Club is proud to have hosted many other major tournaments, for both Amateur and Professional golfers. These include The Walker Cup, The Curtis Cup, The British and English Amateurs, The PGA Championship and the European Under-21 Championship.

    The course was not designed to a traditional out and back layout, each nine have more of a circular layout. Visitors and inexperienced golfers can get caught out by the ever changing direction of the wind.

    The setting is superb. The course occupies a huge tract of land and enjoys a great sense of spaciousness much like it Scottish counterparts. As you progress round the course, you are blissfully unaware and secluded from other games around you. The course has nothing artificial about it, blending into the surrounding dunes and natural features.

    St Georges is notorious for its heavy bunkering, and includes the tallest and deepest bunker in the United Kingdom. The other main futures include the large sand dunes, narrow fairways with unpredictable bounce many blind shots and the thatched rain shelters and St George flags make it an unforgettable experience.

    Royal St Georges is a private men's club and there are no female members. Women can play the course as a member guest, but there are no ladies tees. Visitors are welcome weekdays but the weekends are reserved for members only.

    Contact Details
  • Royal St. George's Golf Club, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9PB
  • +44 (0) 1304615236
  • www.royalstgeorges.com
  • Location Map
  • Weekday Green Fees
  • £120 per Round Peak Season
  • £65 per Round Off Peak
  • Weekend Green Fees
  • No Visitors at Weekends
  • No Visitors at Weekends
  • Day Rates
  • £150 per person for a day-ticket
  • Play the Course
  • Book Tee Times
  • Book Accomodation
  • Discount Vouchers Accepted
  • 2-Fore!-1 Vouchers
  • Open Fairways Golfer's Passport
  • Green Free Vouchers
  • Total Golf Green Fee Card
  • Visitor Information
  • Local Weather Reports
  • Advanced Booking Required
  • Visitors Welcome
  • Visitors to be Accompanied by a Member
  • Handicap Certificate Required
  • Handicap Maximum: Men 28/Women 36
  • Dress code: Normal golfing attire
  • Memberships
  • Societies-Wed & Thurs only
  • Days Open to Visitors:
         Mon   Tues   Wed   Thurs   Fri   Sat   Sun
  • Club Facilities
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Bar Snacks
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Club Bar
  • Changing Facilities
  • Locker Room
  • Hotel
  • Weddings
  • Tennis Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Conference Rooms
  • Course Facilities
  • Pro Shop
  • Online Shop
  • Trolley Hire
  • Electric Trolley Hire
  • Buggy Hire
  • Club Hire
  • Caddies
  • Tuition
  • Video Tuition
  • Driving Range
  • Floodlit Driving Range
  • Practise Putting Green
  • Short Game Area

  •            The content of this site is Copyright ©2007 Golf Course World.co.uk