Global course operator Troon Golf is taking over the management of Princes Golf Club in Kent, England. The historic links was the venue for the Open Championship in 1932 and continues to host leading events.
The 27-hole complex’s championship course, which has recently been lengthened to 7,275 yards, will host final qualifying in 2011 when the Open returns to neighbour Royal St Georges.
Following the devastation of the course during World War II, Sir Guy Campbell and John Morrison were commissioned to restore Princes. Seventeen of the original greens were saved and a new 27 hole facility was created, with three loops of nine, named Shore, Dunes and Himalayas.
“Princes is one of the most traditional and esteemed golf clubs in England whose impressive history is hard to surpass. We are thrilled to be working with such an established name in golf,” said Troon’s Bruce Glasco.