Prince's Golf Club
Sandwich Bay,
Sandwich, Kent CT13 9QB
Tel : +44 (0)1304 611 118 Fax : +44 (0)1304 612 000

Prince's Golf Club offer all that is the best in modern golf, but is steeped in a wealth of golfing history. The layout of Prince's today is more modern than most of our links, because it has twice risen Phoenix-like from the desolation of war.
After the First World War, Prince's hosted the Open in 1932 and was the scene of Gene Sarazen's most famous victory and was once the majors that led to the American's feat of becoming golf first 'grand slammer'. Although now not on the R&A's rota for the Open, Prince's is still a final qualifying course when The Open is played on the neighbouring royal St George's. Other Championships played at Prince's include the Curtis Cup in 1956, British Ladies in 1922 and 1995 an 4 Satellite and Challenge Tour events for 1989 to 1997. Peter Alliss won both the Schweppes PGA Championship and the Piccadilly Medal at Prince's.
The Prince's Links are about to enter a new phase in their development under the guidance of Ronan Rafferty and his partner, golf architect Martin Gillett, during which time the Shore and Dunes courses will be modified, on order that the Prince's continues to provide a tough challenge to the modern tournament player whilst at the same time presenting amateur players with a fair test of golf.
So Prince's will continue to welcome all golfers - and is renowned for its hospitality making it most popular venue for society and corporate golf days. With its 27 holes set in 400 acres of natural dunes, golfers do get the feeling of getting away from it all and they can get away from it all 7 days a week!
The Club house, located at the centre of the three Championship nines offers panoramic views for up to 200 diners and this unique layout enables almost any golf day format to be accommodated.

M2, A2, A256 or M20, A20, A256, follow the signs to Sandwich. Turn left, after Level Crossing (before Elf garage) into St George's Road. Right into Sandown Rd, thru tollgate, turn left into Kings avenue, left at Seafront and along into club

Further Information
Practice facilities, Driving range, Chipping Greens, Putting Greens, Restaurant offering breakfast, snacks and a la carte menu. For more information on Prince's Golf Club see

Course Details

Course Name: Shores Holes: 9 Yardage: SSS:
There are generous fairways which meander through the Sand Dunes. Many greens are set slightly above the fairway level, so 'good' iron play is needed to find these demanding greens. You will need a deft touch with a putter on the greens that house subtle burrows. You will need to pay careful heed to the ditches which come into play on several holes presenting formidable hazards.
But if your game is in good shape, bring it to Prince's and present it for examination. This famous links will surely provide you with a fair opinion of its worth.

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Course Name: Dunes Holes: 9 Yardage: SSS:
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Course Name: Himalayas Holes: 9 Yardage: SSS:

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  • Europe Golf courses reviews Tom Leatherbarrow 11/99

    Tom Leatherbarrow wrote on: Oct 31, 1999

    While no longer capable of being ranked alongside the Open Championship rota courses, Princes is still one of the great tests of golf to be found in the British Isles and capable of giving the club player a real flavour of how good you have to be in order to play links golf to any standard.
    The three loops of nine holes are all excellent but for me the outstanding loop is named the Dunes, which makes its way in a roughly westerly direction from the new clubhouse towards Royal St Georges, which is clearly in view during the round. The major defences of the course are all on view here, narrow fairways, deep bunkers and some punishing rough if the golfer is a little too wild. However, the main defence for Princes remains the fast, fiercely sloping greens, often shaped like upturned saucers, that repel rather than gather the ball.
    Most are best approached with a low trajectory, landing the ball twenty yards short and letting it release forward using the natural contours. Nevertheless, even the best players are unlikely to hold all of the saucers and, in order to score well, the short game must be very sharp.
    The outstanding holes are the fourth and fifth on Dunes, the second and fourth on Shore and the long par 5 sixth on Himalayas which I think is probably the easiest of the nines. There are birdie opportunities, particularly when the course is playing fast and the par fives come into range in two shots.
    Why will Princes never again host another Open ? Well, besides the fact that it is probably too close to Royal St Georges, as the New Course at St Andrews is too close to the Old, many of the holes at Princes are just too close together and have a little bit of a 'crammed-in feeling. However one possibility would be to use the best holes from each nine and form a composite course. What a test that would be!!!!


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Jamie Kruger 11/98

    Jamie Kruger wrote on: Oct 31, 1998

    I played the course on Sun 2 August - the Himalayas the Dunes loops. The course is a great test of golf. The rough though is totally unfair - a ball two foot off the fairway has only got a 25 chance of being found - the actual rough is so thick, that if you stood on your ball, you would still not be able to see it (let alone hit it). The course setting though is great (save for the power station)and for a great test of links golf, this has to be the toughest I have played.