A Dreamy Links Experience in England!
Dream Princes – venue of the 1932 Open Championship won by Gene Sarazen.
Steeped in history, Princes Golf Club offers all that is best in a modern championship links golf design in an idyllic coastal setting. This 27-hole course has been the host of many local final qualifying events for The Open Championship from 2018 to 2022. In addition Princes co-hosted The Amateur Championship in 2013 and 2017, the 1954 Dunlop Cup, 1956 Curtis Cup and will host The 149th Open’s final qualifying series, June 2021.
The club dates back to 1904 when Charles Hitchings the 1902 Amateur Champion was engaged as the original architect. Opened in 1906, just five years later Princes hosted the English Ladies Open, won by Miss M Gardner.
WWI curtailed golf and the surrounding foreshore became a coastal defence area incorporating the Princes course, Royal St George's, due to host The 149th Open and down to Royal Cinque Ports Links. Modern course enhancements were completed in 1950 by Sir Guy Campbell and John Morrison. Located within sight of the White Cliffs of Dover – this is an amazing golf peninsula with some of England’s best links challenges.
The video displays it all – click here – 3 nine’s that interweave, backdropped by the Kent coastline and the English Channel, magnificent par 3’s and renowned par 5’s coupled with excellent greens and strategic bunkering, make this a course to be reckoned with.
If you have not experienced a United Kingdom ‘Links Challenge’ you could not go wrong with a round or two at Princes, in Sandwich, now only an hour journey on the fast train from London. Attractive and comfortable Lodge rooms are available as is a welcoming and well stocked bar and restaurant. Currently managed by Troon Golf, Prince's features regularly in the Best Courses of England and Ireland, and best ‘Stay & Play’ options.
So, go ahead, Dream Links!