Prince’s Golf Club, host of the 1932 Open Championship, this spring unveiled the completion of a further stage of developments across the 27-hole facility. Once once again it was completed under the stewardship of renowned golf course architects McKenzie & Ebert.
Concentrating primarily on further improvements to key holes on the Himalayas and Shore nines, the works started in November 2020 and was finalized by the time the club reopened in March 2021.
Central elements of the program include the establishment of a surrounding dune to the right of the 9th Himalayas. This encircled a green that was significantly enlarged by being blended into the recently upgraded largescale putting green to the clubhouse’s rear.
13 of the 27 holes on the property was enhanced at some level. Particularly notable alterations include the creation of significant sand scrapes border the 1st Shore and 7th Himalayas.
Altered 2nd on Shore course
The 2nd Shore was altered dramatically with the removal of scrub vegetation to the left of the hole. Also the fairway’s width is extended and a large approach bunker is reinstated.. Finally new open sand scrapes to the right of the approach was created, split by a grass path towards the 3rd tee.
“We’re on a path of continuous improvement and we’re keen not to rest on our laurels, despite the fact that we’ve completely changed the face of the entire golf course over the past three years” said Rob McGuirk, General Manager at Prince’s.
McGuirk continues: “With the support of Martin Ebert, we are always keen to wipe the slate clean and take a critical look at the entire course, just to see how we can make it even better each year. The changes will undoubtedly elevate the experience of playing at Prince’s even further”
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