|Royal St. George’s – Host to the 2011 Open Championship in which Darren Clarke Won his first major title, the thirteenth Open held at this fantastic golf course. The first Open was held in 1894 and was won by J H Taylor.
Designed by Laidlaw Purves in 1887, the Club has a distinguished golfing history and is proud to have hosted many amateur and professional tournaments.
As well as the history surrounding the club, it is regarded as one of the world’s best golf courses. The undulating fairways, deep strategically placed bunkers and fast, true greens will prove a test to all standards of golfer. People say it’s not that toughest course unless the wind blows but I beg to differ!
There is a full range of practice facilities including an open air driving range, pitching area, practice nets and practice putting green with bunkers. People say it’s not that toughest course unless the wind blows but I beg to differ!
The Course itself is a par 70 consisting of 12 par 4’s, 4 par 3’s, and 2 par 5’s and is 7,204 yards off the Championship tees.
Here’s a flyby View of the 16th hole where Thomas Bjorn famously lost the Open http://www.opengolf.com/en/TheCourse/CourseGuide.aspx?hole=16