Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club
Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club is the third Kent Royal in this trio and RCP is certainly one not here to make up the numbers. With the two nines going in different directions, the weather and wind can be hugely important to trying to score well here and taking on the challenge of a golf course that dates back to 1892.
Deal has been extended to over 7,300 yards from the black tees and 7,010 yards from the white tees against it’s par of 72 and is every bit as formidable for golfers heading here today as it was for it’s two Open Championships, the last being in 1920 which was won that year by George Duncan.
Royal Cinque Ports is often paired with Royal St Georges in an amateur tournament previously The Prince of Wales Challenge Cup at Deal and The St George’s Champion Grand Challenge Cup, past winners include Jack Nicklaus, and is now The South East of England Links Championship where the world’s best amateurs head to the county of Kent to do battle over these two fine layouts.
Open Champions at Royal Cinque Ports