The Lodge at Prince’s

The Lodge at Prince’s


Prince’s | NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts

Not only does Prince’s have a great golfing heritage, but its accommodation makes it one of the best venues on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list. Located in the southeastern corner of England, and next to Royal Cinque Ports and Royal St George’s, Prince’s is a must visit for any budding golfer.  
The venue is famous for hosting the Open Championship in 1932, where Gene Sarazen lifted the Claret Jug. It was his fifth major title, and the third step on Sarazen’s route to becoming the first golfer to complete the Career Grand Slam as we know it today.  
Prince’s Golf Course is split into three loops of nine holes, making it the only Open Championship venue to hold 27 holes. The Dunes, Himalayas and Shore loops all offer the golfer something different in terms of challenge and views, with three different 18-hole varieties available. Lessons and coaching are available from the four-man team of professionals, with a driving range and fabulous short game area also there for golfers to practice their skills.  
In terms of accommodation, Prince’s does not have the largest offering. However, The Lodge and The Apartments both supply luxurious and comfortable stays for all its guests. The Lodge has 12 rooms and suites – including The Bay Suites and The Links Suite – while there are 26 two-bedroom Apartments which are suited for larger groups.  
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An Open Championship Venue

Prince’s is one of three golf courses in the southeastern corner of England to have hosted the Open Championship, along with Royal Cinque Ports and Royal St George’s. Unlike the other two, Prince's Golf Club is a 27-hole venue, with three loops of nine holes – the Dunes, Himalayas, and Shore Courses. 
Dunes Course 
The Dunes is the southernmost nine at Prince’s going out and back in a loop, all the way to the southern boundary of the property with Royal St George’s. The Par 36 route measures in at just over 3,400 yards.  
It doesn’t start easily, with the 1st green being difficult to hold, especially in the firm summer conditions. The 6th tee gives golfers incredible views over the rest of the course thanks to its elevated position. It is a long par 5 with hazards on either side of the green, with par being a good score. The final hole on the Dunes finds its way back to the clubhouse, using a former practice green as its finale. 
Himalayas Course 
The Himalayas Course has been reimagined by Mackenzie & Ebert in recent years, but it still is the shortest of the three loops at Prince’s, coming in at under 3,400 yards. The changes are most obvious early in the loop, with the 2nd and 3rd having been moulded together to create a long par 5 which plays to the old 3rd green.  
‘Bloody Point’ - the new par 3 5th hole, is the new jewel of the Himalayas loop, with the 6th then being the longest hole on the route at more than 600 yards from the back tees. The Himalayas ends with a stunning closing hole, one that offers splendid views as the tee box is the most elevated part of the course. The Sarazen bunker, named after the 1932 Open Champion, collects any shots to the left of the green. 
Shore Course 
As you might expect, the Shore Course follows the shoreline. It runs south along the coast before moving inland and working back to the clubhouse. At 3,419 yards, the Shore Course sits in the middle of its siblings in terms of distance. The par 5 2nd features the longest carry to any fairway from the back tees on the property but can offer a chance of being on in two for the biggest of hitters. 
The 3rd and 5th are the two short holes on the Shore Course. The latter is less than 160 yards from the tips, but still offers the opportunity to put a substantial number of your scorecard. The 6th hole is the post-war 18th hole, where Gene Sarazen won the Open Championship back in 1932. The Shore nine closes with a 442-yard par-4 back to the clubhouse. 

Luxury Accommodation

Prince’s does not hold the largest array of accommodation, not by a long stretch, but what it does have are luxurious rooms, suites and apartments, suited to every type of guest and party that might visit the southeast coast of England. 
The Lodge offers 12 rooms and suites for its guest to choose from. There are two accessible rooms and two interconnecting rooms for families or larger groups. Each room at The Lodge can also be changed to have twin or double beds in. The Bay and Links Suites are the most luxurious offering at The Lodge, both with stunning views. The Bay looks out over Sandwich Bay, while The Links overlooks the 5th green of the Shore Course.  
There are also The Apartments at Prince’s. These are adjacent to The Lodge, and have a modern, contemporary design. They also have bag storage, along with two en-suite bedrooms, Wi-Fi and a comfortable living area with a TV. 

Fine Dining

Those coming to Prince’s for a golfing holiday can treat themselves in the evening with a range of dining options. The Brasserie on the Bay offers up great cuisine, while the Clubhouse has a range of snacks and bar food for golfers who have just finished their rounds. The top floor of the Clubhouse also has a space for 200 guests, and is perfect for functions, parties and dinners.  

FAQs about Prince's

Where is Prince’s?  
Prince’s is the southeasternmost venue on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list and sits in the very corner of Kent. It is near the towns of Sandwich and Margate, while the nation’s capital city of London is 85 miles to the west.  

What is the nearest airport and station to Prince’s?
There are trains to and from London that run near Prince’s. Sandwich Station is less than five miles from the golf resort and has hourly trains to London St Pancras International thanks to Southeastern Trains. Sandwich is the penultimate stop on the line, with the train finishing at nearby Ramsgate.  
The nearest major international airport is London Gatwick, which is still almost two hours from Prince’s by road. Gatwick is one of the busiest airports in the country, though, and supplies a range of flights to most European countries as well as Africa, Asia, and North America. London Heathrow, the busiest airport in the nation, is a further 30 minutes on from Gatwick.  

What golf facilities does Prince’s offer?
The Open Championship venue has a stunning range of practice facilities, both indoor and outdoor. Starting outside, there is a full-length grass driving range and an amazing short game area with practice bunkers, undulating putting greens and plenty of space to practice chipping.  
The High Performance Partnership with Callaway Golf also means that there is an Odyssey Putting Studio at Prince’s. Located next to the pro shop, the team of professionals on hand can help provide analysis and custom fitting advice for you to find your next putter.  
The pro shop itself stocks a range of kit and apparel, with custom fitting on Callaway, Titleist and PING clubs available. Adida, Travis Mathews, Under Armour and J.Lindeberg clothing is all on offer at the pro shop, along with a range of Prince’s branded clothing and gear as well. 

Does Prince’s offer golf lessons?
There is a four-man team of coaching professionals on site at Prince’s to help you improve your game. Individual lessons, group coaching and even on course lessons are all available at the venue. 
There is also a Junior Academy at Prince’s which has the aim of getting kids into the game and helping them improve their skills. Individual lessons are available for beginner golfers and those looking at reaching an elite level in the sport. There are also sessions every Saturday morning for junior golfers, including those that have never swung a club before.  
What are the green fees at Prince’s?  
The price of a green fee at Prince’s changes throughout the year, depending on the season. It is also different depending on whether it is a weekday or weekend. There are also stay & play packages available at the resort.  
For more information on current green fees and offers at Prince’s, visit their website here

What accommodation is on offer at Prince’s?
The range of accommodation on offer at Prince’s is not as extensive as it is at other venues on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list. There may be a smaller number of options, but the level of quality is just as high.  
The Lodge offers a range of 12 rooms and suites for guests who are staying at the resort. Each of these offerings has golf club storage, while the Bay and Links Suites are the best of the best at The Lodge. There are also a range of apartments which are next to The Lodge, each coming with two en-suite bedrooms.  

What other resorts are nearby?
Prince’s is quite secluded when it comes to other venues on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list. Only Tudor Park and Dale Hill are within two hours from Prince’s.  
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