I have been lucky enough to play two courses that have held the Open Championship, Royal Cinque Ports which hosted the Championship in 1909 & 1920 and Princes Golf Club where Gene Sarazon won in 1932.
Prince’s is the third Open Championship course along this section of the Kent coast, it may have the similar ‘Links’ layout of the other two but the clubhouse is a little more modern and they are also building accommodation for people who fancy a golf break in the area.
I arrived at the course with Ken, my father, who tends to tag along when I am off somewhere that could be quite interesting, a couple of hours before we were due to tee off. We had coffee in the superb clubhouse while looking over the course and the sea beyond. Royal Cinque Ports has everything a true links should, mounds, hummocks, bumps and plenty of bunkers, the terrain just looks and feels so natural.