19 reviews of Prince's Golf Club
We played here in reasonably good conditions (dry, 22 degrees but the wind was blowing) and enjoyed it. The layout is testing and is one of the better links courses that I have played as the condition was very good.
We played as a society and did not think that it was particularly cheap so would probably try a different course in the area if I returned. Having said that, it was not because I could fault it, more that I think there may be better.
Played the Shore/Dunes combo on 27/11/14, taking advantage of an excellent 18 hole + meal winter fourball deal for £140.
Despite some heavy rain over the previous week, the course was in great condition (apart from a major tee box rebuild on two holes). Greens were particularly good, being both firm and true. Some really testing long par 4's and nice selection of short holes are the feature of these two nines.
I like all the links courses along this coastline and would put this course just ahead of Littlestone, and just behind Deal. Great fun.
My golf club took a trip here as we sought after some links golf in the winter. The course was in great condition given the time of year and we really enjoyed it. The rough was tough if you strayed off line and none of us got near our handicaps but all in all it was a fantastic day.
They've got some new accommodation here as well which looked really nice so sure we'll get down to have a golf break here at some point.
5 stars, one of the best value championship links courses in my opinion.
I headed to Prince's as part of a golf tour down in Kent last weekend and what a treat it was. We managed to play all three loops of nine, with a thunderstorm break in between that was well timed for lunch! The Shore and Dunes are the two best established loops, and the newly remodelled bunkers look outstanding. Railway sleepers around the bunkers and lining the paths between greens and tees give the course a great seaside feel.
The greens were in good shape and pace of play was nice and brisk. We took refuge in the comfortable clubhouse with fellow golfers before tackling the Himalayas, the final nine holes with are slightly more inland, with more of a parkland accent for the first couple of holes. Some tough par-3s out there and not much to shelter you from the wind. A superb challenge, highly recommended.
Until the end of March you can play as much golf as you want any weekday for £40 (including free breakfast)direct from the club with payment on arrival. TeeOffTimes offer 1 round for £40 with payment in advance. I played yesterday from the white tees.
The 3 loops of 9 have barely a weak hole. A brisk wind from the opposite direction to the prevailing one meant several 400 yd plus par 4's which would normally be played downwind needed 2 good hits. The 205yd 8th on Dunes needed a well hit driver.
There was a lot less run than in the summer and the rough though generally short by links standards still had patches of jungle.The greens were superb and difficult to read.
The Shore & Dunes loops intertwine as both head out to the boundary with Royal St Georges before returning to the clubhouse while the Himalayas heads in the other direction. Preparation for Open Qualifying meant most bunkers on Dunes & Shore are GUR. My solution to avoid disappointment at missing this part of the links experience was to only go in 1 over my 36 holes.
I booked via the website which also provided details of how to play each hole which was very useful particularly when fairways were at angleto the tee. The only drawback was £4 for a pint of bitter.
My strong advice is to take this deal while it lasts and if you can't look out for any future out of season offer.
Long and challenging course, some tight fairways, lined with deep rough. A fun day out even in the strong wind. The two bunkers I ended up in were deep with plenty of sand. With all the rain the fairways were green and forgiving.The Greens were good, the club house modern & functional. A great introduction to links golf that has wetted my appetite for more. Looking forward to returning even with a 100 mile drive.
We played Himalayas/Shore combination at Prince's last Friday on a glorious day. The course was in excellent condition throughout especially the greens which were superb. Everything about this club is top notch - we received a warm welcome, the food/drink were good value and service was first class. We are already planning our next visit.
Prince's is a good course with some very tough holes if the wind gets up. I played the shore and dunes combination of which i thought the dunes were the much better of the nines with more interesting holes. I think if you haven't played St Georges or Cinque Ports, Princes is worth a visit. If you have played the other 2 you may find prince's a little disappointed but none the less for the money it is a good round of golf.
We played all 27 holes on Friday and Saturday last week and loved every agonising minute of it! Judging by the scoring, I personally found Himalayas to be the toughest nine, others found Shore to be more challenging. The course was in good condition (especially given the time of year) and although there were a few bare patches on fairways, they seemed to be more on pathways from tees etc rather than in places that you would ordinarily be playing from. The greens were on a winter cut (slightly longer) but they were in excellent nick and good to putt on. The bunkers were just a nightmare - you have to stay out of them to score well - but great fun. With our 10% discount voucher from the Fleur de Lis hotel in town (also recommended), we paid £123 each for 54 holes of golf and it was worth it. Our only gripe would be that the lunch menu was very restricted on both days.
Having booked well in advance to play all three nines, anticipation turned to slight disappointment in the end. A fantastic layout, spoilt by the condition. It seemed in need of care and attention - fairways dry and bare in places, greens a touch too slow (needed cutting) and bunkers unkempt. Himalayas was in the best nick. Still a challenge and catering etc good. Would love to see someone put some cash into the place to bring it up to Open rota standard again.
Played "Himalayas" and "Shore" nines on 30 Dec 2003. I perferred the more linksey Shore holes ("Dunes" nine are also similar as they are on the same stretch) and found course to be excellent and in excellent condition especially considering recent heavy rain. Superb greens also. Good practice facilities to warm up before.
Played Princes 3rd September 2003, truely a great course, luckily the wind was light and the rough not too punishing.. Only downside that we finished our round and 4.15pm only to be told they stopped serving food at 4pm..NOT very accommadating!
Our society played 36 holes at the end of June for the second year running. We were looked after very well both at the course and by the Bell. We all love the course, this year the rough did not seem so thick, however with the design of the holes coupled with coastal breezes the course is a good test of your golfing ability. Club house has been refurbihed and the facilities execelent. Make time to play all 3 courses.
Princes has that unique blend of being steeped in history but friendly and welcoming to all it's guests. Three magnificent loops of nine will provide a stern test of golf especially if the wind is blowing in off the sea. The greens are always fast and true and the bunkers and rough are very punishing.
All 27 holes are high quality and very good value for money. I played them in reasonably calm winds and I could imagine this course would be brutal during tough conditions. There are some very testing 400 yrd + par 4s along with a couple of classic par 3s. All in all, I was very surprised with the overall condition of the 3 nines and look forward to visiting this great golfing district again in the near future.
I have played hundreds of courses up and down the UK and can safely guarantee that Princes is THE best course!!
I have played Princes on many occasions. Always a friendly place to play with good club house facilities, the three nines represent a good test of links golf. I would recommend you to make a day of it and enjoy the lunch.
Fabulous links played this week in the pouring rain. Condition magnificent and 18 testing holes. Chances to score well because of the par 5's. Everyone very friendly and welcoming. Great Breakfast!
Excellent links course for the south of England, very tight fairways, can be quite tiring due to the soft turf.\r\nGood professional facilities. Well worth a visit
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