Prince’s Golf Club, Sandwich England
Prince’s Golf Club, Sandwich England Highlights
Prince’s Golf Club in Sandwich England, next door neighbor to Royal St. George’s, is another jewel in the Kent Coast crown of great English courses. Prince’s Golf Club is also the one-and-only golf course in Britain (i.e. England/Scotland/Wales) that has hosted the Open Championship just a single, solitary time. But what a championship it was that year in 1932 at Prince’s Golf Club, won by the great and beloved Gene Sarazen, one of the most popular Open victories of the early 20th century, and one that sealed Prince’s Golf Club in the hearts of fans of the late, great Squire. The old original layout at Prince’s Golf Club was destroyed in World War II, bombed to submission having been an ideal landscape and location for wartime exercises, but the old Prince’s Golf Club clubhouse structure located out by Royal St. George’s 14th tee survived intact. The buildings remained standing unused for decades but the main clubhouse was moved to a more central location on the property because following the war, Prince’s Golf Club was resurrected as a 27-hole layout, with three distinctive nines, the Dunes, Shore, and Himalayas. The new Prince’s Golf Club clubhouse is located conveniently at the center of the three nines. But whatever became of the original Prince’s Golf Club clubhouse buildings? If you played golf at Prince’s, and remarked that someone should make those buildings into a golfers’ Lodge, you were not the only one to have that thought. Well, that’s exactly what Prince’s Golf Club eventually did with those buildings! And they sure did it right as well, what a place for golfers to stay on their golf tours to the Kent Coast of England. We recommend staying at the Prince’s Golf Club Lodge for sure, and playing all three nines at Prince’s Golf Club while you are there!
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