Royal Cinque Ports

Royal Cinque Ports

Royal Cinque Ports is one of the country's premier members' clubs, with an 18 hole Championship Links which is regarded as one of the finest in the world.

The golf course is a fine example of a traditional 'out and back' links. Located in Deal, in the southeast corner of England, it offers superb golf all year round. Its fast-rolling fairways and magnificent green complexes provide a stern challenge and huge enjoyment to lovers of links golf. In a prevailing wind, the last seven holes at Deal are reputed to be amongst the toughest in golf.

The Club has excellent practice facilities, including a 300 yard driving range, a first-class short game area (built in 2019), and a newly redesigned putting green (opened in 2022); all of which are located within a short walk of the Professional's Shop.

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club is delighted to welcome visitors. It can accommodate the requirements of individual tee times, society groups and corporate events. Is is a two-ball Club, with three and four-ball play permitted on Mondays and Thursdays.

Founded in 1892 by a group of golfers that saw the land which could replicate the classic Scottish links courses. Originally a 9 hole course, designed by Henry Hunter and laid out with the help of James Braid, it was soon extended to its existing 18 holes and, from the very beginning, it has been rated as one of the world's best links courses. The undulating, fast fairways, enormous greens and windy weather combine to challenge all standards of players.

The Club has been the scene of many championships, including The Open in 1909 (won by J.H. Taylor) and 1920 (won by George Duncan), as well as some of golf's most prestigious amateur events. Since 1925, the Club has been home every year to the Public School Golf Society's Halford Hewitt Cup. With 64 teams of 10 players, it is the largest amateur foursomes tournament in the world.

I consider the last four holes at Deal to be without doubt, the finest four consecutive holes on any course in the world.

Gary Player, Open Champion 1959, 1968, 1974