Ian Fleming & Royal St. Georges Golf Club
In the 1950's and 60's Ian Fleming had a house in nearby St. Margaret's Bay, but he was a member of Royal St. George's Golf Club at Sandwich Bay and started playing there before the 2nd World War.
There are scenes in Goldfinger that are set in this area - notably the golf match between James Bond and Goldfinger - which is set at a club based on Royal St. George's.
Mr. Fleming was about to become the Captain of St. George's when he died of a heart attack in 1964.
Unfortunately we have not been able to find an image of Ian Fleming that does not require some kind of payment from us - so apologies - you will have to make do with photos of Royal St. George's Clubhouse!
Royal St. Georges has hosted the British Open Golf Championship many times - the most recent was in 2011.
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