Prince’s Golf Club, Sandwich Bay, Kent.
While steeped in history, Prince’s Golf Club offers all that is best in modern championship links golf in an idyllic coastal setting. A host of Local Final Qualifying for The Open Championship from 2018 to 2022, Prince’s also co-hosted The Amateur Championship in 2013 and 2017.
An Introduction to Prince’s Golf Club
Prince’s Golf Club have 27 Holes, practice facilities and a centrally located clubhouse. Helpful, attentive and informative staff are on hand to cater for your needs. Fourballs, groups, company days and society bookings are accepted 7 days a week, subject to availability. We are happy to arrange meals and snacks to suit your needs.
Prince’s golf club also offers wonderful bedroom accommodation in their Lodge with views over Sandwich Bay & Royal St. George’s and dining in our 2AA Rosette Brasserie on the Bay.
PLEASE NOTE THERE HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE SHORE COURSE!
As its name implies, the clockwise loop of nine holes initially follows the Shoreline south towards the Lodge at the entrance to the course. The opening drive is straightforward but a par 4 is still quite difficult to achieve. In contrast the drive at the par 5 second required the longest carry to the fairway of any hole at Prince’s.
With its severely undulating fairway the fourth is a daunting hole even for the best golfer. The 5th is the post war 18th playing to the same green where Gene Sarazen won the 1932 Open Championship. The 6th begins the return north to the new Clubhouse, an accurate tee shot must be followed by an even more exact second to find the elevated green which slopes steeply to the right.
Club selection can be difficult at the par 3 eighth and a par at the last is often hard to achieve. The clubhouse flagpole is an excellent aiming point for the drive which should best find the far right of the fairway to open up the approach to the green.
The Dunes forms an anticlockwise loop of nine holes five out in a southerly direction to the boundary of Royal St. Georges and four back. The dog-leg 1st hole is arguably the most difficult on the course with a narrow green , tricky to hold even with the shortest of approach shots.
The par 3 second offers only temporary respite before three very testing holes particularly the 4th and 5th both challenging par fours. The 6th tee affords fine views across both golf courses and is the start of the excellent par 5 with hazards both left and right of the green for those choosing to go for the green after a good drive.
The approach to the 7th can be difficult to judge whole the par 3 eighth calls for a long and accurate tee shot. Two good shots are required to find the final green which was reinstated in 1985 when the central Clubhouse was build, the original green now being one of the practice green.
THE REIMAGINED HIMALAYAS NINE
The members favourite nine has undergone a major upgrade. Renowned architects Mackenzie & Ebert have reimagined the Himalayas course. These changes are most visible on the 2nd hole, which has been combined with 3rd hole to produce a sweeping par 5 around wetlands to the old par 3 green.
The 3rd, previously a short par 4, sees the addition of 3 new bunkers down the left hand side and the ditch on the right hand side has been enlarged into a wetland. the jewel in the crown is the new par 3 ‘Bloody Point’ located at the far end of the course, this short hole, set against the backdrop of the sea requires an accurate tee sot to the raised green. the walk from the 5th green to the 6th tee alongside the beach, gives the golfer a little respite before taking on the mammoth par 5.
The 7th Himalayas sees a slight tweak with a sand scrape added on the left side but this par 3 which affords a swift return to the Clubhouse after seven holes as well as nine. It is the shortest nine only because it have just one par five. From the first tee the ball should be positioned just to the right of the left hand fairway bunker and the dog leg second incorporates the most steeply sloping of all 27 holes.
The 4th and 8th share of one of the dew Championship double greens outside the Old course at St. Andrews. The 6th is the courses longest hole at 580 yards, a genuine par 5 for all golfers with a new marshland water feature. The tee of the par 3, 7th affords a spectacular view across Pegwell Bay. From elevated tee to elevated un-bunkered green, into the prevailing south westerly wind the tee shot can require a drive if the wind is strong yet only a short iron with a following north easterly breeze.
The closing tee shot from the highest tee on the course is similarly affected but the wind and the green, positioned almost underneath the Clubhouse balcony is protected by the Sarazen bunker that collects any overdrawn shots.
The Lodge has 12 bedrooms across two floors, each with club storage and tea making facilities as well as The Links and Bay suites which provide a more lavish experience with each being decorated in a contemporary style.
The Links suite offers fantastic views across the courses with additional private dining and lounge facilities. The Bay, which is also used as the Bridal suite, offers his and hers bathroom fittings and uninterrupted views of the Bay of Sandwich, ideal for those celebrating a special occasion.
The Lodge Houses, offering a further 12 two bedroomed Apartments, are perfectly suited to groups and families for up to 4 people sharing. The en-suite apartments are ideal for those who wish to explore the surrounding area or experience the joys of links golf, with a spacious lounge and an area for club storage and battery charging facilities.
Free parking is available directly outside.
From central London – about 75 miles. Either M20 or M2 – to avoid Dover use M2 at the end continue to the Kent Coast by A299 dual carriageway through to the Sandwich bypass on the out skirts of the town. The direction signs are for Ramsgate and then Sandwich.
There is a National Express Coach to Canterbury from Victoria Coach Station, London (You usually have to book a seat) Phone: 08705 808080. The ‘buses from Canterbury to Sandwich run regularly (you do not have to book).Timetable information is available from Stagecoach East Kent Buses (08702 433711).
There is a train from Charing Cross station in Central London that goes to Sandwich every hour. The journey can take a little over 2 hours as there are quite a few stations on the way. Alternatively there is a faster train from St Pancras (1 hour 45 mins). Take a taxi from the station to Prince’s Golf Club.
Gatwick Airport (79 miles)
Follow the exit signs and join the M23. Leave the M23 at Junction 8 for the M25. On the M25, exit on Junction 5 with M26. From the M26 take the M20. Leave at Junction 7 and take the A249 for about 6 miles. Join the M2 at the end continue to the Kent Coast by A299 dual carriageway through to the Sandwich bypass on the out skirts of the town. The direction signs are for Ramsgate and then Sandwich. Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes by car.
Heathrow Airport (105 miles)
Follow the exit signs to the M4. Exit at Junction 4b for the M25. On the M25, exit on Junction 5 with M26. From the M26 take the M20. Leave at Junction 7 and take the A249 for about 6 miles. Join the M2 at the end continue to the Kent Coast by A299 dual carriageway through to the Sandwich bypass on the out skirts of the town. The direction signs are for Ramsgate and then Sandwich. Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes by car.
- 27 Holes
- Pro Shop
- Practice Facilities
- Tuition from PGA Professionals
- Brasserie on the Bay, Princes Suite & Spike Bar
- 12 Bedrooms of accommodation Spread across The Lodge, The Links, The Bay and Apartments
- 1 in 16 go Free
- 2,3 and 4 night stays and up to 72 holes of golf are available
Corporate & Society Golf Days
Our friendly and experience team can organise and run your corporate day or golf event for you and take all the stress out of your visit. The team will provide services from meet and greet to a prize presentation. We are able to assist displaying company banners and sponsors markers around the surrounding areas.
For Charity Golf Days our team can guide you through the process of arranging the day beforehand and managing the event on the day.
Any corporate or charity event can be designed and tailored to make your day the most memorable whether 9, 18 or 27 holes and meals to suit your requirements.
Please contact us by telephone or email to discuss your requirements and how we can help.
1 night Dinner, Bed & Breakfast and 2 rounds of golf, incl. A la Carte breakfast and 2 Course Dinner.
Princes Golf Club
From £119/pp*- 1st November to 29th February, (Sunday to Thursday)
From £145/pp – 1st November to 29th February, (Friday to Sunday)
1 night Dinner, Bed & Breakfast and 2 rounds of golf, incl. A la Carte breakfast and 1 Course Dinner.
Princes Golf Club
From £220/pp*- 1st May to 30th October, (Midweek)
From £255/pp – 1st November to 29th February, (Weekend)
Single Occupancy rooms charged at £35 Extra per night.
*based on twin occupancy.
Rates are subject to availability and maybe subject to change at any time.