Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

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Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club
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Clubhouse in 2008
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Location in Deal, Kent, England
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Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club (Kent)
Coordinates 51°14′22″N1°23′47″E / 51.2395°N 1.3965°E / 51.2395; 1.3965
Location Deal, England
Established1892, 131 years ago
1896 (second nine)
Total holes18
Events hosted The Open Championship
The Amateur
Designed by Henry Hunter,
James Braid (1919),
Sir Guy Campbell and
Henry Cotton
(1946 restoration)
Par 71
Length7,245 yards (6,625 m)
Course rating 75

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 131 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 [1]


The Open Championship

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, Deal has hosted The Open Championship twice. [2]

1909 Flag of England.svg J.H. Taylor 4th74737474295
1920 Flag of Scotland.svg George Duncan 80807172303

Notable members

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  1. "Scorecard". Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  2. Sullivan, Paul (13 July 2022). "Some Classic Golf Courses Have Fallen Off the Open Schedule". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 July 2022.

Coordinates: 51°14′22″N1°23′47″E / 51.2395°N 1.3965°E / 51.2395; 1.3965