Prince's Golf Club


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Prince's Golf Club Est. 1906

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Prince's Golf Club: Here at Prince’s Golf Club you'll find 27 excellent holes of links golf. Just over the fence and sharing similar terrain is Royal St George’s; but Prince’s is far from overshadowed by its venerable neighbour. The three nine-hole loops at Prince's, laid out over gently undulating terrain, are sure to bring a smile of satisfaction to all lovers of links golf.

The interwoven Shore and Dunes nines seem to fit together the best, although some would advocate Shore-Himalayas as the toughest test. Whichever combination you play, you'll be able to enjoy Prince's wonderful collection of par-3 holes, as well as many formidable par-4s and 5s. The general maintenance of tee-boxes and fairways may not quite match-up to its Royal neighbour, but make no mistake, all the essential ingredients of great seaside golf are here in abundance. The usually excellent greens are as good as you'll find on any top-quality links course, and the recently renovated bunkering is both impressive and stylish.

Among many excellent holes, the doglegging par-4 1st on the Dunes course is a testing opener, while another excellent right-to-left doglegging hole awaits at the close of the Himalaya-nine. With many other challenging and memorable holes to play, try to fit in all 27-holes on your visit, if you have time.

Views onto the English Channel and across to Pegwell Bay are complemented by the predominantly natural inland scenery of flat grazing land. In the distance, the cooling towers of a now disused power station and a pharmaceutical research centre provide the only 'blips' on this otherwise very natural landscape.

Stay & Play at Prince's: excellent onsite Lodge accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

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Making Contact

Prince's Golf Club
Princes Drive,
Sandwich, Kent CT13 9QB
England
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Office   +44 (0)1304 611 118
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1304 613 797
Fax

  +44 (0)1304 612 000

Email   office@princesgolfclub.co.uk
Website   www.princesgolfclub.co.uk
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Golf Pro
 
Anthony "Ant" Tarchetti (Director of Golf) / Charlie Wilson (Head Professional).
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Academy
 
The Links Academy
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About the course

The course: 27 holes. Seaside links.
Relatively flat terrain.
 
Surroundings: Coastal duneland.
 
Designer: Original course designed by Charles Hutchings & Percy Montagu Lucas (1906). Current 27-hole layout resulted from a significant post-war redesign by Sir Guy Campbell & John Morrison (1950).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7204 6619 5850
Par 72 72 76
SSS or Slope 74 72 75
 
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Shore-Dunes combination. At 3,201 yds from the back tees, the par-36 Himalayas-nine is slightly shorter than the other two nines.
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How2Get There?

17 miles N of Dover
From the centre of Sandwich (Bell Hotel) follow The Quay for 100 yds before turning sharp right, and after another 150 yds sharp left. Follow Guilford Road south out of Sandwich for 1.8 mi (going through toll gate). After toll turn left into Kings Ave, and then left again at sea front. Follow road a further 1 mile to Prince's golf.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Oct): Mon-Thur £80; Fri-Sun £105. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, day ticket rates, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire (if booked in advance).

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Prince's was the venue for the 1932 Open Championship (won by Gene Sarazen) and the 1956 Curtis Cup, in which the women amateurs of GB&I defeated the USA by 5 points to 4.

Sitting cheek by jowl along this stretch of Kent coast are two other seaside links courses that have hosted The Open Championship, namely Royal St George's (several times since 1894) and Royal Cinque Ports (1909 and 1920). Only Royal St George's is on the current Open Championship roster.

Prince's golf course and golfing facilities are managed and operated by Troon Golf, the world's leading luxury-brand golf management, development and marketing company.

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Published Ranking
2018 Golf World rating (Shore-Dunes combination): among the second 100 best courses in Britain & Ireland.
2018 Golf World rating: 49th best Stay&Play golf resort in Britain & Ireland.
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Location

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Latitude: (51.295531)
Longitude: (1.370941)
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The Lodge at Prince's 4-star
Prince's Golf Club, Prince's Drive, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9QB
+44 (0)1304 611 118
www.princesgolfclub.co.uk

Featuring 38 bedrooms with en-suite facilities, lounge, bar, terrace and snooker room, The Lodge at Prince’s also offers modern, contemporary dining in The Brasserie on the Bay. Guests are provided with fantastic views of Prince’s Golf Club, Royal St Georges Golf Club and across Pegwell Bay to the White Cliffs at Ramsgate.

Golf at this hotel Prince's
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Golf within 5 miles Royal St George's; Royal Cinque Ports.
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Golf within 20 miles North Foreland; Walmer & Kingsdown.
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Bell Hotel 4-star
Sandwich, Kent
+44 (0)1304 613 388
www.bellhotelsandwich.co.uk

The Bell Hotel has been welcoming guests to stay and dine in Sandwich since Tudor times. A Bell Inn has existed on The Quay, adjacent to the Barbican Gate and Toll, overlooking what would have been the harbour, now the River Stour, since about 1300. The present listed building is mainly 19th century. The hotel offers 37 ensuite bedrooms, a Georgian Regency room catering for up to 100 guests, the Old Dining Room restaurant and two bars.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Royal St Georges; Prince's.
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Golf within 20 miles Royal Cinque Ports; North Foreland.
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