Royal St George's Golf Club

Royal St George's Golf Club is an Attraction. Area Sandwich


Royal St George's Golf Club
The Clubhouse
CT13 9PB

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Useful info

  • Available: Food and drink on site
  • Available: Licensed
  • Available: On-site parking (charges may apply)
  • Available: Season ticket/membership available
  • Available: Visitor toilet/s


Admission fees


Founded in 1887 and intended by its founder Dr William Laidlaw Purves to be a rival to St Andrew’s in the South of England, St George’s, situated in Sandwich, is consistently ranked amongst the leading courses in the world.

With its famously challenging 18-holes set in 450 acres of dune land, Royal St George's Golf Club is one of Britain's finest links golf courses. Players can enjoy beautiful surroundings and stunning sea views.

The club occupies a unique place in the history of golf, for it was here in 1894, that the Open Championship was first played outside Scotland. St George’s has now hosted The Open Championship 15 times (more than any other course outside Scotland), most recently The 149th Open in July 2021.

The course also proudly hosts other numerous tournaments for both amateur and professional golfers from across the world.

“Royal St George’s is beautiful, it’s a great golf course”

The Open at Royal St George's Golf Club:

  • 1894 The 34th Open won by J.H. Taylor (The first Open held outside Scotland)
  • 1899 The 39th Open won by Harry Vardon
  • 1904 The 44th Open won by Jack White
  • 1911 The 51st Open won by Harry Vardon
  • 1922 The 57th Open won by Walter Hagen
  • 1928 The 63rd Open won by Walter Hagen
  • 1934 The 69th Open won by Henry Cotton
  • 1938 The 73rd Open won by Reg Whitcombe
  • 1949 The 78th Open won by Bobby Locke
  • 1981 The 110th Open won by Bill Rogers
  • 1985 The 114th Open won by Sandy Lyle
  • 1993 The 122nd Open won by Greg Norman
  • 2003 The 132nd Open won by Ben Curtis
  • 2011 The 140th Open won by Darren Clarke
  • 2021 The 149th Open won by Collin Morikawa