Prince's Golf Course
at The Lodge at Prince's Golf Club
Prince's Golf Club overview
The Club at Prince's is a great base for your golf trip to Kent. It offers various practice facilities including a driving range, pitch and putt area, and tuition. Dine in The Prince's Suite on the first floor of the Clubhouse, and enjoy fantastic views of the golf course and out over the Bay to the cliffs at Ramsgate.
Prince's Golf Course overview
Prince’s Golf Club is part of a trio of magnificent links courses in the southeast of England that have all held the Open Championship, with Royal Cinque Ports and Royal St George’s being the other two.
Gene Sarazen won his only Claret Jug here in 1932, and since then Prince’s hosted the 1956 Curtis Cup and has been a regular Open Qualifying course. Here is a summary of each of the three nines which all boast raised greens, rippled fairways, deep bunkers and links rough.
The Shore: A par-36 measuring 3,419 yards. As its name would indicate, this loop of nine holes initially follows the shoreline south. The 5th hole is the post-war 18th playing to the same green where Gene Sarazen won the 1932 Open Championship.
The Dunes: A par-36 measuring 3,436 yards. This nine forms an anticlockwise loop with five out in a southerly direction to the boundary of Royal St George’s and four back. The Dunes and The Shore tend to make up the ‘championship’ course.
The Himalayas: A par-36 measuring 3,376 yards. This is the members' favourite nine and the course received a major upgrade by renowned architects Mackenzie & Ebert in 2017. The new holes opened in May 2018 and have received rave reviews. Look out for the longest par-5 on the property, the 6th, measuring 580 yards, and also the double green which the 4th and 8th share.
Did You Know?
Gene Sarazen captured 37 tour victories including seven majors and was the first ‘Grand Slam’ winner. He competed in the Masters from 1935 to 1973 and returned as an honorary starter in 1981. He fulfilled that role until 1999 and died of pneumonia aged 97 just after that Masters.
Accommodation near Prince's Golf Course
The Bell Hotel
Offering a chic and modern look, this quaint hotel houses 37 en-suite rooms featuring all the facilities and amenities guests require. With its close proximity to great courses like Royal St. Georges, it is perfect when playing golf in Kent.
The Pegwell Bay Hotel
Located on top of the clifftop at Pegwell Bay, guests can enjoy the stunning views of the English Channel. The hotel is great to use a base for playing golf in the local area.
The Royal Hotel is perfect if golfers want to be close to some classic courses such as Royal St. Georges and Royal Cinque Ports.