32 PACIFIC NORTHWEST GOLFER | MAY 2019 The Garden of England Set within 3.7 acres of beautiful gardens in the center of the medieval town of Sandwich, Kent, The Salutation is an independent, small luxury hotel. Built as a country retreat by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1912, The Salutation has evolved over the past century from a grand private residence into its current guise as a stylish 17-bedroom small hotel. The individually designed rooms, many featuring beautiful antiques and views over the gardens, are spaced over the main house and three adjacent cottages. The hotel also offers The Drawing Room and Bar for coffee, drinks and afternoon tea, as well as The Faint Room for drinks and relaxation. There is also the Salut Café, serving traditional English tea, as well as a nursery and shop, selling plants featured in the gardens and one-off antiques and gifts. WITH THE 2020 OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP BEING HELD AT ROYAL ST. GEORGE’S in the county of Kent in southeast England, now is a good time to start thinking about that particular trip of a lifetime. The last time the Open was held at Royal St. George’s was in 2011, when Darren Clarke lifted the Claret Jug as the Champion Golfer of the Year. Connected in the links land adjacent to the English Channel, and less than 90 minutes from Gatwick or Heathrow airports, are three past Open venues. Along with Royal St. George’s are Royal Cinque Ports and Prince’s Golf Club. Just to the north is the town of Sandwich, and to the south is the town of Deal, both of which are quintessential English locales in the area known as the “Garden of England.” Off the golf courses you can’t walk 10 feet without bumping into something historical, whether it’s the iconic White Cliffs of Dover; or the Dover Castle, under which are the secret wartime tunnels, where the planning of D-Day was conducted; or the coastal villages, which staged the epic evacuation of Dunkirk in the early days of World War II. Just up the road is the medieval town of Canterbury, site of the Canterbury Cathedral. The Channel Tunnel is just minutes away, through which you can drive your car (on a train) to France; or take the ferry out of Dover to Calais, and visit Normandy. PLAY Royal St. George’s Golf Club RoyalStGeorges.co Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club RoyalCinquePorts.com Prince’s Golf Club PrincesGolfClub.co.uk STAY The Lodge at Prince’s PrincesGolfClub.co.uk The Salutation enquiries@the-salutation.com The-Salutation.com For assistance with booking golf travel to the southeast of England, contact the PNGA’s preferred travel partner, Sullivan Golf & Travel – toll-free 1-855-709-1209, or visit SullivanGolfTravel.com. GOLF TRAVEL The par-4 fifth at Royal St. George’s Located at the entrance of Prince’s Golf Club, the Lodge at Prince’s allows you to play the only three golf courses in Southern England to have hosted The Open Championship, all within 10 minutes of each other and sharing the same strip of links land between the towns of Sandwich and Deal, along the English Channel. The Lodge is an intimate venue nestled on the Bay of Sandwich, offering stunning views across the English Channel and over to the White Cliffs of Ramsgate, just north of the White Cliffs of Dover. The par-5 third at Royal Cinque Ports