Royal Cinque Ports
Designer: Henry Hunter / James Braid / Sir Guy Campbell / Sir Henry Cotton
Length: 6,960 yards
Royal Cinque Ports, or Deal as it is more commonly known, was founded in February 1892.
Deal is a brute of a links course with its back nine invariably playing directly into the teeth of the prevailing wind. You can expect tight and hanging lies from the fairways, making stances awkward.
1920 was the last Open to be held at Deal, despite the fact that it was planned to return in 1949, but sadly the sea breached its defenses and flooded the course forcing the 1949 Open to be played at Royal St George's.