Royal St George's Golf Club
Sandwich, Kent CT13 9PB
Tel : +44 (0)1304 613090 Fax : +44 (0)1304 611245
Named after the patron saint of England, Royal St. George's Golf Club, which opened for play in 1887, hosts its 14th Open Championship in 2011. Designed by Dr. William Laidlaw Purves of the Royal Wimbledon Golf Club, the club was intended to be England's rival to St. Andrews Golf Club of Scotland. Seven years after its opening, in 1894, it became the first course outside of Scotland to host the Open. Unlike St. Andrews, Royal St. George's isn't a true links course. Each nine at Royal St. George's is laid out in more of a circular pattern rather than in and out, loosely forming a figure "8." The course has no shortage of blind shots and deep penal bunkers, and over the years alterations, including lengthening, have been made to the course to ensure it remains an Open venue.
1 km east of Sandwich
|Course Name: Royal St Georges Holes: 18 Yardage: 6565 SSS: 72|
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