An active getaway with Prince’s Golf Club
Birthdays, making up for lost time, and marking those big celebrations, when it comes to booking in a staycation with friends this summer, a golf break at Prince’s Golf Club in Sandwich has got to be top of the list. Championship links golf on courses that have seen some incredible redevelopment over the last few years, expect plenty of thrills with a round at Prince’s. Plus, with more adrenalin-fuelled fun to be found just a few miles away (think mountain biking and unmissable live sport), accommodation at the club’s Lodge is a great base so you can really make a weekend of it.
Multiple time former host of the Open, and just a stone’s throw from hosts of the 149th Open, Royal St George’s, trust us when we say you can expect exceptional golf at Prince’s. Between The Shore, The Dunes and The Himalayas, you’ll find each loop has its own characteristics, not to mention some considerable investment. Set right on the coast of Sandwich, you’ll be treated to incredible views along the way, but be warned as those views come with the added challenge of seaside breezes and rolling greens that all make for a thrilling round of golf!
The next day
What action-packed weekend would be complete without a two-wheeled adventure? Head just up the road to Betteshanger Park in Deal and you’ll be able to hire bikes and take on one of the park’s traffic-free trails. Be it the 3km tarmac track, or the 10km mountain bike track through the park, with its varying difficulty levels (red trail, anyone?), we can guarantee there’s something for the whole group at this local favourite. But if you really fancy stepping up the action, try your hands at Battlezone Archery, a team-based game combining dodgeball, archery and paintball (without the pain) for a real taste of adventure.
Live sport has got to be on the agenda for an active weekend, and the Kent County Cricket Club’s historic Spitfire Ground in nearby Canterbury is the place to swing into action. Take your pick from their packed programme of matches and enjoy the traditional English pastime brought to life, with the flair, excitement, and nail-biting tension of the modern game of cricket.
Set in the very heart of Canterbury city centre, The Foundry Brew Pub crafts over 16 ales, lagers and ciders, and distils nine spirits, all on site within the incredible 18th century building. Of course, we recommend pulling up a chair, grabbing a bite, and toasting the weekend while you’re here, but if you really want to enjoy that grain to glass experience, we’d suggest taking things one step further and booking onto one of their tours for the ultimate behind-the-scenes peek into crafting award-winning drinks.
Action-packed days deserve a relaxing place to stay, so we recommend staying at the The Lodge situated at the entrance of Prince’s. Whether you choose to spoil your friends with a stay in one of lavish suites, or settling into one of the luxury en-suite bedrooms, you can expect a great stay, with the added bonus of club storage and views across the courses. Better still, round off your day with dinner and drinks at The Brasserie on the Bay for a taste of local Kent produce and seasonal specials.