|Established||1892, 130 years ago|
1896 (second nine)
|Tournaments hosted|| The Open Championship |
|Designed by||Henry Hunter,|
James Braid (1919),
Sir Guy Campbell and
|Length||7,245 yards (6,625 m)|
Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club is an 18-hole links golf course in southeastern England, in the town of Deal in the County of Kent (the course is often known simply as "Deal").
Founded 130 years ago in 1892, its name derives from Deal's membership of an ancient group of trading towns granted special privileges by the medieval English monarchs, known as the Cinque Ports. The course runs along the coast of Sandwich Bay, on the same stretch of coastline as Royal St George's Golf Club and Prince's Golf Club, adjacent to the north.
Royal Cinque Ports hosted The Open Championship in 1909 and 1920. Two more were scheduled for 1938 and 1949, but both were relocated when abnormally high tides inundated the course; both were held at nearby Royal St George's. Consequently, the club was removed from the Open Championship rota, but remains a final qualifying course (most recently in 2017). It has also continued to host various other tournaments including The Amateur Championship (1923, 1982, 2013) and, since 1925, it has hosted the Public Schools Championship every year.
Karen Stupples, winner of the 2004 Weetabix Women's British Open, is a member of Royal Cinque Ports.
Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club Scorecard, Black Tees
Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, Deal has hosted The Open Championship twice.
|1909||J.H. Taylor 4th||74||73||74||74||295|
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The 1909 Open Championship was the 49th Open Championship, held 10–11 June at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club in Deal, Kent, England. J.H. Taylor won the Championship for the fourth time, six strokes ahead of runners-up Tom Ball and James Braid. Royal Cinque Ports had been added as the sixth course on the Open rota at a meeting in November 1907 at which meeting it was decided it would host in 1909. The meeting also agreed that the Championship was to be played in England and Scotland alternately.
The 1920 Open Championship was the 55th Open Championship, held 30 June to 1 July at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club in Deal, England. George Duncan erased a 13-stroke deficit after 36 holes to win his only major title, two strokes ahead of runner-up Sandy Herd, the 1902 champion.
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The 1949 Open Championship was the 78th Open Championship, held 6–9 July at Royal St George's Golf Club in Sandwich, Kent, England. Bobby Locke of South Africa won the first of his four Open titles in a 36-hole playoff, twelve strokes ahead of runner-up Harry Bradshaw of Ireland. It was the first playoff at the Open since 1933.
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The 1965 European Amateur Team Championship took place 23–27 June at Royal St George's Golf Club in Sandwich, Kent, England and at nearby Royal Cinque Ports in Deal. It was the fourth men's golf European Amateur Team Championship.
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