Prestwick Golf Course

Prestwick Golf Course

Prestwick Golf Course is one of the most famous golf courses in Scotland having inaugurated the first Open Championship in 1860 and one of the oldest golf clubs in the world.

The winner of that first Open Championship over Prestwick golf course was Willie Park from Musselburgh with a score of 174 for 36 holes, 2 shots clear of Tom Morris the green keeper at Prestwick.

Prestwick Golf Club was home for the first 12 Open Championships and then held it jointly with The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers at Muirfield.

Prestwick Golf course hosted the Open Championship for the 24th and last time in 1925 when Jim Barnes from the USA won the Claret Jug.

Only the Old Course St Andrews has hosted more Open Championships than Prestwick.

Prestwick Golf Club is a relaxed and friendly golf club that warmly welcomes golfers from around the world.

Visitors are encouraged to use their temporary membership to its full capacity, and enjoy the full lunch in the historic Dining Room or a snack in the relaxed Cardinal Room. 

It is one of several championship courses in this part of Ayrshire.

The others are Turnberry Ailsa, Royal Troon, Dundonald, Glasgow Gailes and Western Gailes.

All of these venues have either held the Open Championship or been final qualifying courses.

Having such a rich history and being such a fine links course, Prestwick Golf Course should be part of any Scotland Golf Trip.