Prince’s Golf Club Unveils Latest Stage of Development Plans

The 1932 Open venue just keeps getting better

Prince’s Golf Club Unveils Latest Stage of Development Plans
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The 1932 Open venue just keeps getting better

Prince’s Golf Club Unveils Latest Stage of Development Plans

Prince’s Golf Club, host of the 1932 Open Championship, has announced the completion of a further stage of developments across the 27-hole facility, once again completed under the stewardship of renowned golf course architects Mackenzie & Ebert.

Concentrating primarily on further improvements to key holes on the Himalayas and Shore nines, the works started in November 2020 and are now finalised as golf courses re-open across the country.

Central elements of the program include the establishment of a surrounding dune to the right of the 9th Himalayas, which encircles a green that is set to be significantly enlarged due to the fact it will be blended into the recently upgraded largescale putting green to the clubhouse’s rear.

13 of the holes on the property will be enhanced at some level, with other particularly notable alterations including the creation of significant sand scrapes to border the 1st Shore and 7th Himalayas.

Furthermore, the 2nd Shore is altered dramatically with the removal of scrub vegetation to the left of the hole, the extension of the fairway’s width, the reinstatement of a large approach bunker and finally the creation of new open sand scrapes to the right of the approach, split by a grass path towards the 3rd tee.

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“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.

“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 and we’re delighted to have them completed in time for golfers to return in just a matter of days!”

Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

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