Nothing remains the same at the Prince’s Golf Club

By: May 14, 2019

Early this year, it turned out that the redevelopment of the Himalayas golf course of the Prince’s Golf Club paid off.

Thus Prince’s Golf Club has risen 10 places into the top 50 of the Golf World magazine’s latest Top 100 England rankings.

The management has just decided to upgrade and renovate the Shore and Dunes nines at the 27-hole championship links facility.

The renowned golf course architects, Mackenzie & Ebert, who worked on the renovation of the Himalayas golf course scooped this assignment.

We should not forget that Prince’s Golf Club is a GEO Certified® and participating in the OnCourse® program.

It is worth paying attention also to the findings of the Nielsen report (2018):

  • 81% of respondents of a global survey felt strongly that companies should help to improve the environment.
  • The millennials (85%) coming out ahead as the generation that said it was “extremely” or “very” important that companies (e.g. golf clubs) work to improve the environment.

These consumers projected to be spending $150bn on sustainable goods by 2021.

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Rob McGuirk, General Manager of Prince’s Golf Club, commented:

I believe the steps we’re taking to elevate the visual and playing aspects of the courses are overwhelmingly positive and it shows how determined we are to provide a world-class experience to our members, guests, and visitors.

There are at least two good news:

  • Both nines will be finalized for Spring 2020.
  • The course remains fully open for uninterrupted play throughout 2019.

Martin Ebert said:

Our research has shown that the greens used to be much larger so many of the surfaces have been restored in size simply by mowing them out. In terms of new features, the 5th hole on the Shore Nine stands out. The carryover bare sand areas and the view towards the sea make for a stunning hole and it also provides a welcome change in angle for the course.

I also found interesting as a result of the increased length of some holes will bring back the fairway bunkers into play for elite golfers.

On the notable par-three second hole of the Dunes, an attractive wooden sleeper path now weaves its way up the middle of the hole through a new bare sand area up to the green enhancing the visual from the tee dramatically.

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A new short par-3 is under construction on the Shore, with a variety of tee positions allowing it to play between 110-155 yards.

Similar to Bloody Point, the signature new par-3 hole on the Himalayas, the new hole sits with the backdrop of the sea, albeit at a slightly different angle, and will open for play in Spring 2020.