Prestwick Golf Club

Ayrshire, Scotland

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Prestwick Golf Club overview

The history of Prestwick Golf Club stretches back over 160 years, to the early years of golf. In 1851, 57 members of the Red Lion Inn decided to form a golf club purchasing two cottages opposite the tavern. Prestwick Golf Club holds the huge accolade of hosting the first Open Championship, a stone to the west of the clubhouse marks the spot where the first Open Championship tee shot was struck in 1860.

Golf Course at Prestwick Golf Club

The 6,668 yard, par 71 golf course at Prestwick Golf Club boasts a rich heritage and offers a testing but enjoyable round of golf on a traditional links layout. Its location on the famous golfing Ayrshire coast offers prime terrain on a stretch of land unequaled anywhere in the world. Playing host to the first Open Championship, this club is perhaps one of the most historic in the world. Despite no longer hosting the major championship, this excellent course is ranked among the best in Scotland and is a must-play.

Accommodation near Prestwick Golf Club

South Beach Hotel

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South Beach Hotel has 32 en-suite, superbly furnished bedrooms, all enjoying outstanding sea views of the Isle of Arran and the Ailsa Craig on the horizon. With a warm and welcoming atmosphere, there are a number of repeat customers every year.

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Prestwick Golf Club 2, Links Road, Prestwick Ayrshire KA9 1QG
Our experts say...

"One of the classic links courses of Scotland and a former Open venue. From the railway that lines the entirety of the 1st hole, to blind shots at various points during the round, Prestwick is a throwback to how the game was originally played"

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