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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Style Links
Par 70
Length 7204 yards
Slope 138
Rating 75.2

Only three courses - the Old Course at St. Andrews, Prestwick and Muirfield - have held more Opens than Royal St. George’s, the links laid upon Pegwell Bay in 1887 that will host its 15th Open in 2021. Notable winners at Royal St. George's include Harry Vardon (1899, 1911), Walter Hagen (1922, 1928), Greg Norman (1993) and Darren Clarke (2011). The course winds in all directions through challenging linksland in southeast England. The largest of the dunes surround holes 4-6. The back nine is generally considered the tougher loop where many contenders have fallen by the wayside. Overseas visitors are welcome Mondays through Fridays, but there are certain restrictions. Contact the club for details.

Course Details

Year Built 1887
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes, except American Express & Diners Card
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

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A championship walk

This review is a recollection of my day playing Royal St. George's in 2014. RSG is the kind of links you jump through hoops to play, and that's exactly what I did. I abandoned my wife and two kids in London by hopping a two-hour train ride to Kent to play 36 holes on Royal St. George's and Deal.
The forecast was a drenching rain all day. Somehow, I escaped both rounds without needing waterproofs. I played with the club secretary, who pointed out all the places where historic shots had been played through the years.
My lasting impression is Royal St. George's demanding shot-making. Although there's really only one section of big dunes, holes 4-6, every hole had uneven, wavy fairways; deep revetted bunkers and tricky angles to navigate. It keeps your game off balance and on the defensive. It's not a glamorous links with grand views or an inspiring landscape. Shot for shot, though, there's few better.
I didn't get to spend any time in the clubhouse or enjoy its jacket-and-tie lunch that's well-known throughout the UK. That experience remains on my bucket list.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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