One of the oldest golf clubs in the world, Prestwick Golf Club inaugurated the first Open Championship in 1860. The winner was Willie Park from Musselburgh with a score of 174 for 36 Holes, 2 shots clear of Tom Morris the Keeper of Prestwick’s green. Prestwick was home for the first 11 Championships and then held it jointly with The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St.Andrews and with The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers. Prestwick's 24th and last Championship was in 1925 when Jim Barnes from the USA won. Only the Old Course at St Andrews has now hosted more Open Championships than Prestwick.


Prestwick is a timeless and traditional links golf course that hasn’t experienced many modernising alterations over its years of existence. This coupled with the fact that Prestwick is the origin of the Open Championship establishes that this course is a classic and bursting with invaluable history. The course has now hosted the Open an outstanding 24 times, with the first event commencing in 1860 where it was played over 36 holes. With stunning sea views and rippling greens, Prestwick is a spectacular setting for a truly momentous game of golf.

Founded: 1851
Designer(s): James Braid
Yardage: 6,544
Par: 71
Tournaments Hosted: The Open Championship, The Amateur Championship

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