I have been to Princes a number of times, normally in the middle of a wet winter when my local courses are unplayable and the links land offers a welcome change. Until now I’ve played Shores and Dunes each time. The people at Princes are always welcoming and friendly and the course is fantastic.
This time I came back in the summer and played the Dunes & Himalayas. What a 9 holes! It has everything from sea views to moments of history with the Spitfire crash landing and the viking naval battle.
Many of the tee shots are tight and will make you think. You definitely don’t want to follow Laddie Lucas & his Spitfire by missing the fairways. The two par 3s are excellent, the long 7th playing straight into the wind on the day and the 5th being well protected and no less difficult to hit despite being only 135 yards. The risk reward 8th is a lot tighter off the tee than it looks (be warned!) and the 9th played really tough back into the wind to finish. A great par 4.
The rave reviews are here for a reason. This is a fantastic 9 holes.
Date: June 30, 2020