Wow; what a course. Played it twice in a day recently in July 15 off their 'white tees' and at just over 6700 yards it felt even longer ! Passed RSG many times over the years playing at its nearest neighbour- Princes - but the difference in the layouts and scale of the dunes is miles apart. RSG really is as good as they say, there's is acres of space out there so no holes feel ontop of each other and there isnt a weak or boring hole out there. The green complexes are fantastic but fair and there's some of the best links par 4's i've ever played. The 4th, 8th, and 17th being the stand out par 4's - and probably playing the most difficult on the day. Its location isnt as pretty as some of the Open venues in Scotland eg... Turnberry; but having played The Ailsa, this is head and shoulders above that in terms of the quality of the course and golf holes. It's expensive, but if you manage to get a whole day out there it's worth paying that little bit more because once you know where you're going it's more enjoyable. On this occasion, this really is a course thats worthy of it's ranking and hype, a must play golf course. Clubhouse and facilities great, friendly welcome and a pro shop stuffed full of memento's to buy etc.... When the sun shines in this part of the Kent coast it really is a joy to be playing at RSG.
Date: July 23, 2015