Princes Golf Club

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About the Club

Prince's, Sandwich is world renowned for the quality of its 27 holes of links championship golf. It is one of only 14 courses ever to have been chosen to host the Open Championship. Three, nine hole loops (Shore, Dunes and Himalayas) each return to the centrally located clubhouse and are played in combination as three, 18 hole courses, each of which has been used for major championships.

Founded in 1906, on the same strip of links land as Royal St George's and Royal Cinque Ports, Prince's rapidly achieved popularity and hosted the 1912 English Ladies' Champioship. Despite being requisitioned during the First World War, the course was rapidly restored and staged the 1922 Ladies' Open Championship, won by the incomparable Joyce Wethered. Prince's flourished during the twenties and thirties and, with the Prince of Wales as President, hosted the 1932 Open Championship, won by Gene Sarazen. However, before the championship could return to Prince's , the course was requisitioned yet again, for the period of the Second World War, and not released by the military until 1949. The course was so badly damaged that the opportunity was taken to redesign the entire layout along modern lines, eliminating blind tee and approach shots and providing vantage points for spectators. 27 holes were created incorporating a few of the originals and most of the greens.

The Ladies' Open returned just three years later and throughout the second half of the twentieth century Prince's has continued to host numerous championships, both amateur and professional, including the Curtis Cup and the PGA Championship, one of Peter Alliss' two Prince's victories. Modern Prince's can truly boast a wealth of golfing history; three of golf's five "grand slammers" have played the course.

In 2006, its centenary year, the club staged four major championships, including, with co-hosts Royal St George's, the Amateur Championship.
In recent years the course and facilities have been improved and maintained to the high standards necessary for consideration for a future return to the Open Championship rota.

Directions

By road: M25 - A2 - M2 - A2 - A256. Once on Sandwich Road follow map.

By rail to Sandwich Station: Sandwich Station is situated on Delfside, off St Georges Road. Prince's is a short taxi ride away.

By road from Heathrow airport: Approximately 2 hours by car (M4 - M25 - A2 - M2 - A2 - A256).

By road from Gatwick airport: Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes by car (M23 - M25 - A2 - M2 - A2 - A256).
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Latest Player Rounds

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Princes GC - Himalayas, Shore Course
SCORE: 92 SP: 27
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Princes GC Dunes Himalayas Course
SCORE: 93 SP: 34

Courses & Scorecards

Princes GC Shore Dunes Course

This course was used for the 2006 Amateur Championship and 2003 Open Championship Final Qualifying. The first 2 holes of the Shore follow the coastline southwards, with the fifth green being that of the original 18th, beside the old clubhouse. The 6th tee is adjacent to neighbours, Royal St. George's, with the last four holes playing back towards the north and the new clubhouse.

The 1st of the Dunes is probably the most difficult of Prince's 27 holes with the tee shot into the prevailing southwesterly wind. The first 5 holes are again played out to the boundary with St George's and the last 4 back to the clubhouse.

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72/76
PAR
72
SSS
7204
YARDS
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
1
4
5
6
418
2
5
5
8
483
3
3
3
18
159
4
4
4
4
375
5
4
4
14
371
6
4
4
2
389
7
5
5
12
525
8
3
3
16
169
9
4
5
10
409
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
10
4
5
3
439
11
3
3
15
154
12
5
5
11
483
13
4
4
1
402
14
4
4
5
402
15
5
5
9
479
16
4
4
17
358
17
3
3
13
195
18
4
5
7
409

Princes GC Dunes Himalayas Course

This course was used for the 2006 Glenmuir PGA Club Professional Championship. The Dunes loop is played out towards Sandwich town and Royal St George's before returning to the clubhouse. The Himalayas is laid out over land to the north of the clubhouse. It has only one par five, but it is the longest on the course.

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71/74
PAR
71
SSS
6970
YARDS
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
1
4
5
4
439
2
3
3
16
154
3
5
5
14
483
4
4
4
2
402
5
4
4
6
402
6
5
5
10
479
7
4
4
18
358
8
3
3
12
195
9
4
5
8
409
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
10
4
4
7
373
11
4
4
1
362
12
3
3
15
170
13
4
4
17
309
14
4
4
11
373
15
5
5
3
536
16
3
3
5
178
17
4
5
13
400
18
4
4
9
377

Princes GC - Himalayas, Shore Course

This course was used for the most recent Europrotour event at Prince's and for all members' board competitions. The Himalayas is the members' favourite nine, offering a short return to the clubhouse after five and seven holes as well as after all nine. The fourth and eighth holes share one of the few double greens on an Open Championship course outside St Andrew's.

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70/72
PAR
71
SSS
7002
YARDS
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
1
4
4
8
373
2
4
4
2
362
3
3
3
16
170
4
4
4
18
309
5
4
4
12
373
6
5
5
4
536
7
3
3
6
178
8
4
5
14
400
9
4
4
10
377
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
10
4
4
7
373
11
4
4
1
362
12
3
3
15
170
13
4
4
17
309
14
4
4
11
373
15
5
5
3
536
16
3
3
5
178
17
4
5
13
400
18
4
4
9
377

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Club facilities

Club HouseHas a Club House
Club HireDoes not offer Club Hire
Putting GreenHas a Putting Green
Pro ShopHas a Pro Shop
Practice AreaHas a Practice Area
Club BarHas a Club Bar
Driving RangeHas a Driving Range
RestaurantHas a Restaurant
Trolley Hire offers Trolley Hire
ChangingDoes not have Changing Rooms
Buggy Hire offers Buggy Hire
Lessons can provide Lessons

Green fees

Weekday Round

Monday to Thursday - Unlimited Rounds

£80.00 (Jnr £40.00)

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Weekend Round

Friday to Sunday

£90.00 (Jnr £45.00)

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Club Professional

Robert McGuirk
Robert McGuirk
Robert has been at Prince's since the age of four, he grew up playing for the Kent county side and represented England in France before turning professional in 1996. Robert has won over fifty professional tournaments and played on and off the European Tour and European Challenge Tour. In 2006 Robert took over as head professional at Prince's from Derek Barbour.
Lesson info:
30 mins lesson
Price: 30.00

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