Princes Golf Club Review: One of Kent's GREAT GOLF COURSES

Princes Golf Club sits on the south-east Kent coast alongside Royal St. George's and Royal Cinque Ports.

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Wed, 21 Jul 2021

Princes Golf Club Review: One of Kent's GREAT GOLF COURSES

Princes Golf Club, situated right next to Royal St. Georges, truly is one of a kind. The drive into the grounds, especially on Open Week, instantly gets you excited for the round ahead.

The county of Kent is absolutely blessed with world-class golf courses and Princes is tucked into a corner alongside this year's Open Championship venue in Sandwich.

Royal Cinque Ports is also another sublime golf course that is situated next to Royal St. George's in the town of Deal. This stretch of land strongly contributes to Kent's epicentre of golf.

At Princes, there are three nine-hole courses that you can choose to play and all are a tough test from whatever tee you decide.

Alex from GolfMagic played the Shore and Dunes on a hot but surprisingly calm day on the south-east Kent coast during Open week, and he could not speak any higher of his experience. 

The improvements that have been made to Princes Golf Club were clear for all to see on the first tee and continued throughout the full 18 holes. The tee boxes were spotless and the waste/bunker areas made any shot that veered offline a tough up and down.

With links golf, it's always a frustrating round on an off day but it has to be fair. Princes is just that, if you play well, you can shoot a low score. If you don't, you'll be wandering to the clubhouse after 18 holes with your tail between your legs. 

BEST HOLES AT PRINCES

The 5th hole on the Shore course, a short par-3 with waste bunker areas everywhere was the signature hole of the front nine.

It is a newly redesigned hole with deep bunkers everywhere which make this tee shot very intimidating. This hole truly encapsulates the success that Princes have had with their new renovation.

After completing nine holes on the Shore course, Alex came into touching distance with Royal St. George's where the best players in the world battled it out for the Claret Jug just on the other side of the fence.

The 10th (1st hole) on the Dunes course is the hardest hole of our 18 holes and a true test from tee to green. A relatively blind landing area awaits on the tee shot for this par-4, with an extremely large waste bunker area awaiting the eager players.

If you manage to find the fairway you'll have a mid-iron into the green which is long, but extremely narrow. 

There were a lot of chances to score throughout the remainder of the Dunes course, especially if you happened to be on your game.

The wind here is the most important factor for every hole, with the route of the course twisting and turning. Each hole can lead to a change in wind direction every five minutes - making this the ultimate links golf challenge. 

Princes also hosted the new 'Champion Golfer of the Year' Collin Morikawa last week. Check out these very cool snaps below:

 

 

VERDICT

We cannot recommend Princes enough, especially on a beautiful summers day. 

It will test every facet of your golf game but will keep you coming back for more.

Kent has many stunning courses that guests can play, and this ranks right up there as one of the best. 

GMS, the global golf marketing agency, work with Princes and many other big brands in the game to create content, influence markets and they have been at the forefront of golf marketing for 20 years. 

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