Prince's opens lodge in ex-clubhouse
20 June 2012
Prince’s Golf Club in Kent, England, has officially opened its doors to its new Lodge, built on the site of the old clubhouse at the entrance to the property, and right across from the fourteenth tee at neighbour Royal St George’s.
The opening took place on the 80th anniversary of the start of the 1932 Open Championship, which was hosted by the club and won by Gene Sarazen. The new Lodge is part of an ongoing improvement programme at Prince’s, which started with owners the McGuirk family employing management company Troon to run the club. Architect Gary Johnston of European Golf Design has been in charge of extensive course changes over the last two years.
“This is a momentous occasion for everyone involved,” said general manager John George. “We look forward to welcoming both visiting golfers, members and locals to the Lodge.” The new accommodation has 38 en suite bedrooms, lounge, bar, snooker room and restaurant.
“From the moment we were first appointed by Prince’s, the potential for it to be transformed into a must-visit golf destination was clear to see,” said Troon VP Bruce Glasco. “To see this dream realised is extremely satisfying and is undoubtedly a testament to the owners’ passion to turn Prince’s into a magnificent golf facility.”