Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures - Only three courses have hosted The Open more than St George's, all in Scotland, and it first hosted the world's oldest major back in 1894

Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures
Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures
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Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures - Only three courses have hosted The Open more than St George's, all in Scotland, and it first hosted the world's oldest major back in 1894

Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

Royal St George's was the earliest English Open Championship host course when the tournament ventured south some 120 years ago.

Royal St George's Golf Club Course Review

It fell off the rota in 1949 but returned following a series of renovations by Frank Pennick in the 1970s.

It has hosted 14 Open Championships in total. Darren Clarke won his Claret Jug in 2011 when it was last staged here.

Golf Monthly's 2017/18 UK&I Top 100 Courses

Imagination and creativity are likely to be called on even more than good ball striking and brute force - this is a very fine links indeed.

Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

The links terrain at Royal St George's is uniquely rumpled for an Open course
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Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

The links terrain at Royal St George's is uniquely rumpled for an Open course

Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

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Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

The par-5 14th where Dustin Johnson's Open hopes faded in 2011 after hitting his second shot O.O.B
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Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

The par-5 14th where Dustin Johnson's Open hopes faded in 2011 after hitting his second shot O.O.B

Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures
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Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures
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Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures
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Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures
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Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures
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Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures
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Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

Royal St George's, 15th hole
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Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

The 15th green

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Royal St George's, 12th hole
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Royal St George's Golf Club Pictures

The par-4 12th hole

Nick Bonfield
Nick Bonfield

Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, commissioning and feature writing. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel with The Masters and USPGA respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email nick.bonfield@futurenet.com with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x