Prestwick Golf Club has the prestigious honour of being the birthplace of the Open Championship. The first Major was played here in 1860, and continued to be played here exclusively for the first eleven years, and has played host on twenty four occasions in total. This has earned Prestwick its place in golfing folklore, and old golf club is steeped in the tradition of the game.
Set in the sumptuous Ayrshire hills, Prestwick Golf Club is home to a most wonderful championship links course. It retains a strong influence from the classic links setup, yet still provides a stern test for the modern player. Prestwick is far more than a piece of history and, although the last Open Championship was here in 1925, it has remained very popular to this day.
The duneland is a perfect natural setting for a links course. These rolling mounds sit ensconced between fairways and the border of greens. If you can land your tee shot on them, you may well get a favourable roll forward for a few bonus yards. The Pow Burn runs through the heart of the course, and the holes at the turn are made even more magnificent by the first sighting of the Firth of Clyde, the deep coastal waters that envelop the land.
The outstanding woodland and beautiful foliage found in Prestwick are second to none. They can still be hazardous to your score if you bring them into play, but the sights will revitalise a player after they come into contact with this natural splendour. It is a huge part of what makes Prestwick such a thoroughly enjoyable golfing experience.