Prince’s Golf Club, situated on the unspoilt Kent coast near the historic towns of Deal and Sandwich, has officially opened the doors to its ground-breaking new Lodge at Prince’s accommodation facility.
The official opening took place on the 80th anniversary of the first shot being struck in the 1932 Open Championship, hosted by Prince’s and won by the legendary Gene Sarazen.
Two days of launch celebrations saw key figures from within the golf industry and members of the press convene at the south east’s finest links golf destination to experience the stunning new facility.
The on-site Lodge at Prince’s will set a benchmark for golf accommodation in the region and beyond and underline’s the club’s relentless dedication to transforming itself into one of golf’s most complete links golf destinations. It showcases the continued investment and quality on offer at one of theUK’s premier links golf destinations.
The new accommodation will provide the perfect complement to Prince’s 27-hole championship layout, which is currently receiving rave reviews having recently undergone extensive renovations and improvements, under the stewardship of internationally-renowned management and agronomy specialists, Troon and European Golf Design, the golf course design company of The European Tour and IMG.
John George, General Manager of Prince’s Golf Club & The Lodge at Prince’s, commented: ”This is a momentous occasion for everyone involved in what has been an exciting two years, witnessing the transformation of the courses and the construction of our spectacular new accommodation offering. We look forward to welcoming both visiting golfers, members and locals to The Lodge at Prince’s and servicing them with warm hospitality, a first-class dining experience and the ability to unwind and relax after golf in our sumptuous bedrooms and apartments.”
Featuring 38 bedrooms with en-suite facilities, lounge, bar, terrace and snooker room, The Lodge at Prince’s is also blessed with a modern, contemporary dining experience in The Brasserie on the Bay, where emphasis is placed on serving traditional Kentish produce with attention to service and quality. “The food is quite simply superb,” writes GBN.com’s editor, Geoff Russell.
Guests are also provided with fantastic views of Prince’s Golf Club, Royal St Georges Golf Club and over Pegwell Bay to the white cliffs at Ramsgate.
“From the moment we were first appointed by Prince’s the potential for it to be turned into a must-visit golf destination was clear to see,” commented Bruce Glasco, Troon’s Senior Vice President & Managing Director, International Operations. “To see this dream realised is extremely satisfying and what we have before us today is undoubtedly a testament to the owner’s passion to turn Prince’s into a magnificent golfing facility capable of hosting a professional tournament at a moment’s notice.”
Along with its neighbours – Royal St Georges and Royal Cinque Ports – Prince’s shares the famous strip of links land between the towns of Sandwich and Deal, making it a haven for golfing enthusiasts in southernEnglandand further afield.
Host of the 1932 Open Championship which was won by Gene Sarazen 80 years ago this week, Prince’s Golf Club is one of only 14 courses to have hosted the most famous event in golf.
Further highlighting its championship pedigree, the course has also welcomed The European Tour, The Curtis Cup, The Ladies British Open and The Amateur Championship which it will again be co-hosting in 2013.
To book a links golf break at The Lodge at Prince’s visit www.princesgolfclub.co.uk or call +44 (0) 1304 611118.
Troon Golf: www.troongolf.com