Royal Golf

The relationship between golf and the British monarchy started in 1833 when King William IV bestowed the apellation upon Scotland’s Royal Perth Golfing Society. The King was also a patron of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, which he crowned one year later. Since then 68 clubs in 18 countries have been honoured, although two clus (Royal Hong Kong and Royal Singapore) no longer use the title, leaving 66 active Royal Clubs.
Below is a list of all the clubs given Royal Assent by the British monarchy in the order in which Royal status was achieved.

royal-perth-scotland

Royal Perth Golfing Society Golf Club

Founded: 1824
Royal Status Given On: 1833
Patron: King William IV
Country: ScotlandRoyal Adelaide Golf Club
http://www.rpgsociety.co.uk/
Royal-and-Ancient-St-Andrews

Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews

Founded: 1754
Royal Status Given On: 1834
Patron: King William IV
Country: Scotland
http://www.randa.org
Royal-Montrose-Golf-Club

Royal Montrose Golf Club

Founded: 1810
Royal Status Given On: 1845
Patron: Prince Albert
Country: Scotland
http://www.royalmontrosegolf.com//
Royal-Blackheath-Golf-Club

Royal Blackheath Golf Club

Founded: 1608
Royal Status Given On: 1849
Patron: –
Country: England
http://www.royalblackheath.com///
Royal-North-Devon-Golf-Club

Royal North Devon Golf Club

Founded: 1864
Royal Status Given On: 1867
Patron: Prince of Wales (Later Edward VII)
Country: England
http://www.royalnorthdevongolfclub.co.uk/
Royal-Liverpool-Golf-Club

Royal Liverpool Golf Club

Founded: 1869
Royal Status Given On: 1871
Patron: Duke of Connaught
Country: England
http://www.royal-liverpool-golf.com/
 Royal-Musselburgh-Golf-Club

Royal Musselburgh Golf Club

Founded: 1774
Royal Status Given On: 1876
Patron: Duke of Connaught
Country: Scotland
http://www.royalmusselburgh.co.uk/
 Royal-Jersey-Golf-Club

Royal Jersey Golf Club

Founded: 1878
Royal Status Given On: 1879
Patron: Queen Victoria
Country: Jersey
http://www.royaljersey.com/
Royal-Wimbledon-Golf-Club

Royal Wimbledon Golf Club

Founded: 1865
Royal Status Given On: 1882
Patron: Prince of Wales (Later Edward VII)
Country: England
http://www.rwgc.co.uk//
 Royal-Montreal-Golf-Club

Royal Montreal Golf Club

Founded: 1873
Royal Status Given On: 1884
Patron: Queen Victoria
Country: Canada
http://www.rmgc.org/
 Royal-Belfast-Golf-Club

Royal Belfast Golf Club

Founded: 1881
Royal Status Given On: 1885
Patron: Prince of Wales (Later Edward VII)
Country: Northern Ireland
http://royalbelfast.com/
 Royal-Ascot-Golf-Club

Royal Ascot Golf Club

Founded: 1887
Royal Status Given On: 1887
Patron: Queen Victoria
Country: England
http://www.royalascotgolfclub.co.uk/
 Royal-Eastbourne-Golf-Club

Royal Eastbourne Golf Club

Founded: 1887
Royal Status Given On: 1887
Patron: Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence
Country: England
http://www.regc.co.uk/
Royal-Malta-Golf-Club

Royal Malta Golf Club

Founded: 1888
Royal Status Given On: 1888
Patron: Prince Alfred Ernest Albert
Country: Malta
http://www.royalmaltagolfclub.com/
 Royal-Cromer-Golf-Club

Royal Cromer Golf Club

Founded: 1888
Royal Status Given On: 1888
Patron: Prince of Wales (Later Edward VII)
Country: England
http://www.royalcromergolfclub.com/
 Royal-Epping-Forest-Golf-Club

Royal Epping Forest Golf Club

Founded: 1888
Royal Status Given On: 1888
Patron: Queen Victoria
Country: England
http://www.refgc.co.uk/
 The-Hong-Kong-Golf-Club

The Hong Kong Golf Club (Dropped the Royal in 1996)

Founded: 1889
Royal Status Given On: 1889
Patron: –
Country: Hong Kong
http://www.hkgolfclub.org/
 Royal-Guernsey-Golf-Club

Royal Guernsey Golf Club

Founded: 1890
Royal Status Given On: 1891
Patron: Queen Victoria
Country: Guernsey
http://www.royalguernseygolfclub.com/
 Royal-Dublin-Golf-Club

Royal Dublin Golf Club

Founded: 1885
Royal Status Given On: 1891
Patron: Queen Victoria
Country: Ireland
http://www.theroyaldublingolfclub.com/
 Royal-West-Norfolk-Golf-Club

Royal West Norfolk Golf Club

Founded: 1892
Royal Status Given On: 1892
Patron: Prince of Wales (Later Edward VII)
Country: England
http://www.rwngc.org/
 Royal-Portrush-Golf-Club

Royal Portrush Golf Club

Founded: 1888
Royal Status Given On: 1892
Patron: Duke of York (Later George V)
Country: Northern Ireland
http://www.royalportrushgolfclub.com/
 Royal-Norwich-Golf-Club

Royal Norwich Golf Club

Founded: 1893
Royal Status Given On: 1893
Patron: Duke of York (Later George V)
Country: England
http://www.royalnorwichgolf.co.uk/
 Royal-Ashdown-Forest-Golf-Club

Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club

Founded: 1888
Royal Status Given On: 1893
Patron: Queen Victoria
Country: England
http://www.royalashdown.co.uk/
 Royal-Melbourne-Golf-Club

Royal Melbourne Golf Club

Founded: 1891
Royal Status Given On: 1895
Patron: Queen Victoria
Country: Australia
http://www.royalmelbourne.com.au/
 

Royal Worlington & Newmarket Golf Club

Founded: 1893
Royal Status Given On: 1895
Patron: Queen Victoria
Country: England
http://www.royalworlington.co.uk/
 

Royal Sydney Golf Club

Founded: 1893
Royal Status Given On: 1897
Patron: Queen Victoria
Country: Australia
http://http://www.rsgc.com.au/
 

The Royal Household Golf Club

Founded: 1901
Royal Status Given On: 1901
Patron: King Edward VII
Country: England
 

Royal St George’s Golf Club

Founded: 1887
Royal Status Given On: 1902
Patron: King Edward VII
Country: England
http://www.royalstgeorges.com/
 

Royal Aberdeen Golf Club

Founded: 1780
Royal Status Given On: 1903
Patron: King Edward VII
Country: Scotland
http://www.royalaberdeengolf.com/
 

Royal Dornoch Golf Club

Founded: 1877
Royal Status Given On: 1906
Patron: King Edward VII
Country: Scotland
http://www.royaldornoch.com/
 

Royal County Down Golf Club

Founded: 1890
Royal Status Given On: 1908
Patron: King Edward VII
Country: Northern Ireland
http://www.royalcountydown.org/
 

Royal St Davids Golf Club

Founded: 1894
Royal Status Given On: 1908
Patron: King Edward VII
Country: Wales
http://royalstdavids.co.uk/
 

Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

Founded: 1891
Royal Status Given On: 1909
Patron: King Edward VII
Country: Wales
http://www.royalporthcawl.com/
 

Royal Curragh Golf Club (Dropped the Royal title in 1922, restored in 2013)

Founded: 1883
Royal Status Given On: 1910
Patron: King George V
Country: Ireland
http://curraghgolf.com/
 

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

Founded: 1892
Royal Status Given On: 1910
Patron: King George V
Country: England
http://www.royalcinqueports.com/
 

Royal Cape Golf Club

Founded: 1885
Royal Status Given On: 1910
Patron: King George V
Country: South Africa
http://www.royalcapegolf.co.za/
 

Royal Calcutta Golf Club

Founded: 1829
Royal Status Given On: 1911
Patron: King George V
Country: India
http://www.royalcalcuttagolfclub.com/
 

Royal Ottawa Golf Club

Founded: 1891
Royal Status Given On: 1912
Patron: King George V
Country: Canada
http://www.rogc.com/
 

Royal Winchester Golf Club

Founded: 1888
Royal Status Given On: 1913
Patron: King George V
Country: England
http://www.royalwinchesterbgolfclub.com/
 

Royal Queensland Golf club

Founded: 1920
Royal Status Given On: 1921
Patron: King George V
Country: Australia
http://www.rqgolf.com.au/
 

Royal Adelaide Golf Club

Founded: 1892
Royal Status Given On: 1923
Patron: George V
Country: Australia
http://www.royaladelaidegolf.com.au/
 

Royal Port Alfred Golf Club

Founded: 1907
Royal Status Given On: 1924
Patron: King George V
Country: South Africa
http://www.rpagc.co.za/
 

Royal Hobart Golf Club

Founded: 1896
Royal Status Given On: 1925
Patron: King George V
Country: Australia
http://www.rhgc.com.au/
 

The Duff House Royal Golf Club

Founded: 1871
Royal Status Given On: 1925
Patron: Princess Louise Margaret, Duchess of Connaught
Country: Scotland
http://www.theduffhouseroyalgolfclub.co.uk/
 

Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club

Founded: 1886
Royal Status Given On: 1926
Patron: King George V
Country: England
http://www.royallytham.org/
 

Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club

Founded: 1892
Royal Status Given On: 1926
Patron: Prince of Wales (Later Edward VIII)
Country: England
http://www.rmsgc.co.uk/
 

Royal Tarlair Golf Club

Founded: 1926
Royal Status Given On: 1926
Patron: Princess Mary of York
Country: Scotland
http://www.royaltarlair.co.uk/
 

Royal Colombo Golf Club

Founded: 1879
Royal Status Given On: 1928
Patron: King George V
Country: Sri Lanka
http://www.rcgcsl.com/
 

Royal Harare Golf Club

Founded: 1898
Royal Status Given On: 1929
Patron: King George VI
Country: Zimbabwe
 

Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh

Founded: 1735
Royal Status Given On: 1929
Patron: King George V
Country: Scotland
http://www.royalburgess.co.uk/
 

Royal Fremantle Golf Club

Founded: 1905
Royal Status Given On: 1930
Patron: King George V
Country: Australia
http://www.royalfremantlegc.com.au/
 

Royal Colwood Golf Club

Founded: 1913
Royal Status Given On: 1931
Patron: King George V
Country: Canada
http://www.royalcolwood.org/
 

Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club

Founded: 1890
Royal Status Given On: 1931
Patron: King George V
Country: South Africa
http://www.royaljk.za.com/
 

Royal Durban Golf Club

Founded: 1892
Royal Status Given On: 1932
Patron: Prince Edward, Prince of Wales
Country: South Africa
http://www.royaldurban.co.za/
 

Royal Canberra Golf Club

Founded: 1926
Royal Status Given On: 1933
Patron: King George V
Country: Australia
http://www.royalcanberra.com.au/
 

Royal Quebec Golf Club

Founded: 1874
Royal Status Given On: 1934
Patron: King George V
Country: Canada
http://www.royalquebec.com/
 

Royal Nairobi Golf Club

Founded: 1906
Royal Status Given On: 1935
Patron: King George V
Country: Kenya
http://www.royalnairobigc.co.ke/
 

Royal Perth Golf Club

Founded: 1895
Royal Status Given On: 1937
Patron: King George VI
Country: Australia
http://www.rpgc.com.au/
 

Royal Birkdale Golf Club

Founded: 1889
Royal Status Given On: 1951
Patron: King George VI
Country: England
http://www.royalbirkdale.com/
 

Singapore Island Country Club (Dropped Royal 1962)

Founded: 1932
Royal Status Given On: 1952
Patron: Duchess of Kent
Country: Singapore
http://www.sicc.org.sg/

Royal Selangor Golf Club

Founded: 1893
Royal Status Given On: 1953
Patron: Queen Elizabeth II
Country: Malaysia
https://www.rsgc.com.my/
 

Royal Troon Golf Club

Founded: 1878
Royal Status Given On: 1978
Patron: Queen Elizabeth II
Country: Scotland
http://www.royaltroon.co.uk/
 

Royal Regina Golf Club

Founded: 1899
Royal Status Given On: 1999
Patron: Queen Elizabeth II
Country: Canada
http://www.royalreginagolfclub.com/
 

Royal Golf Club of Marianske Lazne

Founded: 1905
Royal Status Given On: 2003
Patron: Queen Elizabeth II
Country: Czech Republic
http://www.golfml.cz/
 

Royal Wellington Golf Club

Founded: 1895
Royal Status Given On: 2004
Patron: Queen Elizabeth II
Country: New Zealand
http://www.rwgc.co.nz/
 

Royal Mayfair Golf Club

Founded: 1922
Royal Status Given On: 2007
Patron: Queen Elizabeth II
Country: Canada
http://www.mayfair.ca/

Royal Auckland Golf Club

Founded: 1894
Royal Status Given On: 2010
Patron: Queen Elizabeth II
Country: New Zealand
http://www.royalaucklandgolfclub.co.nz/

Royal Homburger Golf Club

Founded: 1899
Royal Status Given On: 2013
Patron: Queen Elizabeth II
Country: Germany
http://www.homburger-gc.de/