Stay close together on this stretch of Kent (Eng) coast with three golf courses that host The Open – Royal St George, Royal Cinque Ports and Prince’s. Only Royal St Georges competes in the current Open Championship tournament, but the other two courses are still great examples of English golf.
Royal St George Golf Club, one of the top rated links courses in England
And certainly one to enjoy on your first and subsequent visits. A frequent host of Open Championships, the golf course is always in immaculate condition and provides the perfect test of golf connections. The danger itself comes in the form of subtle arrangements, with numerous pot bunkers and some very memorable sand traps, not least the deepest bunker in the Gulf of Britain, looming high from the tee at the fourth par-hole -4 long. Deep rough lurking beyond the fairways of good width and OB on a few holes, especially the spectacular par-5 14th, should also be considered. This is a must see for anyone looking to play great connection courses in the UK and Ireland.
Royal St George has been the venue for 12 Open
Championships and hosts many other major tournaments including the Walker Cup and Curtis Cup. In 2004, Golf Monthly (in partnership with HSBC) ranked the course 17th best in the UK and Ireland, while Golf World ranked it 12th best.
The Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, or Deal as it is known, is one of England’s most authentic and natural connections. The flat terrain is filled with bumps, dunes and holes (not least on the fairways), creating interest in every hole, as well as some blind and semi-blind tees and approach shots. It’s hard enough to get out of a crash, while avoiding and surviving the numerous steep bunkers will thoroughly test your course and golf management skills. With beautiful greenery and sea views from the front, this is a fantastic golf course for all communication enthusiasts, although perhaps a difficult course for disabled visitors.
The Royal Cinque Ports was a former venue for the twice open championship (1909 and 1920).
In 2004 Golf Monthly (in partnership with HSBC) ranked the course 117th best in the UK, while Golf World ranked it 44th. Where2Golf.com called the golf course the best.
The Prince 27 offered by Prince are very nice golf links. Just over the fence and with a similar storyline is the illustrious Royal St George Course, but Prince’s is far from shady. The soft dunes, fine layout of the 3-nines and generally excellent greens will give all golfers a smile of satisfaction, although the general maintenance of the tee 꽁머니 and fairways is not on par with the Imperial neighbors . Nines Shore and Dunes seem to be the best match, although many officials support the Shore-Himalaya combination. Our opinion is that the Danube is perhaps the most interesting aspect, with an excellent and challenging first hole followed by very fine connecting holes. Probably best to fit all 27 on your trip! Views of the English Channel and Powell Bay are “complemented” in the other direction by nearby (but inactive) power stations and Pfizer’s research headquarters in the UK.