Prince’s Golf Club is found in the Sandwich area of England, one of the most south-easterly points of the country. It has a rich golfing history, having hosted many prestigious tournaments, including the Open Championship in 1932. It was the only Open Championship that golfing legend Gene Sarazen ever won, allowing him to go on and claim a career grand slam.
Prince’s offers an authentic golfing experience that can’t be found elsewhere. The course lays out into three nine hole links courses, each with its own unique set of characteristics. The combination of the three offers a complete golfing challenge. At the same time, those pressed for time can opt to play just one of the sections. Prince’s caters to all comers with equal success.
The front nine are known as the Himalayas and, although the terrain is not as severe as the famed mountain range, it is a sumptuous golfing challenge. With the wind really getting up and the holes playing pretty long, you will need your wits about you for these holes. The sixth hole is a par five 613 yard monster, with a tee shot made tricky by a host of obstacles, and you may well find yourself with just one putt for par.
The middle nine, “The Shore”, is more bump-and-run dune terrain. Your tee shots will carry further along the fairways if they catch a favourable landing, but the rough is thicker and the penalties are steep. Beware the bunkers that Prince’s threaten you with.
Anyone still feeling brave through eighteen can then take on “The Dunes”. Doglegs and elevated greens will be found here, and plenty of distance will be needed to take the course on. Prince’s golf club is a daunting challenge, but a round here would have you up to speed for a game on Royal St. George’s, which is mere minutes away.