The Old Course at Prestwick was the original host of the tournament that became the Open Championship, the most sought after prize in world golf. It was used for the first 12 Opens and has hosted the tournament on 24 occasions in total.
It is not long enough by today's standards to be on the current Rota of Open courses but remains a fine example of traditional Scottish links golf. In places, it is a tight and testing layout, where position rather than power is prized. In fact, on some holes, length can get you into more trouble than more conservative play.
At first glance, Prestwick appears conservative and at peace with its place in the history of golf, however in fact it is a relaxed and friendly club that enjoys hosting golfers from all around the world. Visitors are encouraged to use their temporary membership to its full capacity, and enjoy the full lunch in the lavish Dining room or just a snack in the relaxed Cardinal room.
|Address:||Links Road, Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland.|
|Course Architect:||Old Tom Morris|
|Catering:||Yes, but Jacket and Tie are required|
|Major Events:||Has hosted the Open Championship on 24 occasions as well as the Amateur Championship on 10 occasions.|
|Practice Facilities:||Putting Green|
|Guest Locker Rooms:||Yes|