12 ROYAL ST GEORGE’S

Architect: Purves
2006 position: 16
Stats: 6,609 yds; par 70; SSS 72
GF: £70-£180
T: 01304 613090
W: royalstgeorges.com

Imposing, majestic and spine-tingling – this description applies just as equally to the clubhouse as to the layout.

You may be slightly on edge as you drive up the white-fenced road to Royal St George’s, but you’re left in no doubt that you are in the presence of greatness.

The famous towering bunker on the 4th sets the tone as the course challenges you to consistently vary your shots and your shape.

At first glance the linksland appears flat, but the ingenious layout gives every hole a definite and personal presence.

With not a single “gimme” hole, this is of the very highest quality. LN

+ Great natural landscape; tests every aspect of your game unrelentingly
– Predominantly a two-ball course; not the most scenic surroundings

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