This is a fine and pretty long links course. It was in very good condition when I played, especially the greens, which are often well protected and undulating. I chose to play from the yellow tees (6600 yards) and so some of the carries and blind fairway shots were a test. The cost is high but I am glad I played it and hope that I can remember some of the challenges next …
Royal Cinque Ports est. 1892 is also a course with a lot of traditions, just like it's next door neighbour Royal St. Georges. Like the yearly Halford Hewitt tournament, the largest public schools championship in the world (648 players this year) where they even need to 'borrow' Royal St. Georges course to get the tournament done in time. The clubhouse is very stately bu…
Royal Cinque Ports is a Championship Links course of the highest standard with a classic out and back layout. Located in the south east corner of England it offers superb golf all year round. Its fast rolling fairways and superb greens have stood the test of time and provide a stiff challenge to lovers of links golf. The front nine mainly runs along the coastline, so close you can almost 'feel' the sea. The winds are often blowing from behind on the opening stretch, so this is where you need to score. In a prevailing wind, the last 7 holes at Deal are reputed to be amongst the toughest in golf.