Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

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Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club
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Clubhouse in 2008
Club information
Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club is located in England
Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club
Location in Deal, Kent, England
Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club is located in Kent
Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club
Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club (Kent)
Coordinates51°14′22″N 1°23′47″E / 51.2395°N 1.3965°E / 51.2395; 1.3965
LocationDeal, England
Established1892, 126 years ago
1896 (second nine)
TypePrivate
Total holes18
Tournaments hostedThe Open Championship
The Amateur
Websiteroyalcinqueports.com
Designed byHenry Hunter,
James Braid (1919),
Sir Guy Campbell and
Henry Cotton
(1946 restoration)
Par71
Length7,245 yards (6,625 m)
Course rating75

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 126 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.

The Open Championship[edit]

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

Year Winner Score
R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1909 England J.H. Taylor 4th 74 73 74 74 295
1920 Scotland George Duncan 80 80 71 72 303
  • Note: For multiple winners of The Open Championship, superscript ordinal identifies which in their respective careers.

Notable members[edit]

  • David Gordon Hines was responsible for the development of co-operatives in Tanganyika and Uganda, improving the living standards of farmers in their transition from subsistence farming to cash crops. In Uganda in the 1950s, his organisation encouraged some 500,000 farmers to join these co-operatives.

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Coordinates: 51°14′22″N 1°23′47″E / 51.2395°N 1.3965°E / 51.2395; 1.3965