It has been said that Sandwich is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt towns in southern England, and Royal St George’s is the truest links you will find in all of England. The Royal & Ancient wisely chose Royal St George’s for major championships, knowing it would find the pedigree player at the end of the week, and the course was the first outside Scotland on which The Open was played. Close to the sea, the course overlooks Pegwell Bay and any kind of wind can make this mammoth test even tougher; only three Open winners - Bill Rogers (1981), Greg Norman (1993), and Ben Curtis (2003) - have managed to be under par after 72 holes. It will play host to The Open once again in 2020.
Caddies available: Yes (book in advance through Links Golf)
Pullcarts available: Yes
Practice facilities: Driving range, short game area and putting green.
Electric buggies available: No
Dress code: No mobile phone, denims or trainers. Jacket & tie must be worn in the smoking, drawing and dining rooms.
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