Royal St George's
This wild and windy championship links, founded in 1887, is one of England’s most picturesque, offering stunning views over Pegwell Bay and Kent’s white cliffs. It is deceptively challenging thanks to its severely undulating fairways, tricky greens and a splattering of blind tee shots and pot bunkers. Its thatched roof shelters, the red cross of St George on its pin flags and the existence of the UK’s tallest and deepest bunker that faces you at the 4th tee make St George’s both unique and mesmerizing.
The club was immortalized forever by one of its most famous members, Ian Fleming, when he used it as the setting for that classic match between James Bond and his rival Auric Goldfinger in the novel of the same name. Royal St George’s has a distinguished golfing history and has hosted many amateur and professional tournaments since the 1880s, including The Open Championship on 14 occasions, most recently in 2011.