ROYAL CINQUE PORTS GOLF CLUB, DEAL, KENT, ENGLAND
The history of Kent, the oldest county in the British Isles, is fascinating and there for all to see and wonder at. It is bound up with the history of a great Golf Club, scene of the Open Championship only 50 years after the first ever; patronised and regularly played by royalty; trodden by the greats - Vardon, Taylor, Ray and Braid before the first war; Duncan, Mitchell and Hagen between the wars; and by Locke, Nicklaus and Garcia in more recent times.Royal Cinque Ports has been the scene of many Championships since that first Open and, since 1925, has been home every year to the Halford Hewitt Public Schools Championship. It is a place where all who visit leave with a feeling of having experienced something special and a desire to return.
It's little wonder that the great Bernard Darwin wrote of ‘a truly great course, most testing and severe of all championship courses' of ‘skylarks' and ‘white cliffs above Pegwell Bay and shipping viewed through the long plate glass windows'. Many would also agree with Sir Peter Allen when he wrote: ‘if I had one last round to play on earth, it would surely be on the links at Deal'. Why not come and discover for yourself?
Browse the website, add to your fascination, it's a journey of a lifetime. Julius Caesar first led his conquering armies across the English Channel over 2000 years ago; St Augustine came to bring Christianity to Britain 1500 years ago; the ancient Cinque Ports date back 1000 years; and Henry VIII's castles at Deal and Walmer a mere 400 years or so. All of this, virtually on the ground where Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club stands today.
Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, Golf Road, Deal, Kent. CT14 6RF Tel: 01304 374007 Fax: 01304 379530