Prestwick Golf Club is a historic golf club located in the town of Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland. It was founded in 1851 and is one of the oldest golf clubs in the world, having hosted the first 12 British Open Championships from 1860 to 1872.
The golf course at Prestwick was designed by Old Tom Morris, a legendary figure in the history of golf, and has undergone several changes over the years. It is known for its unique features, including the famous “Alps” hole, which requires players to hit over a large sand dune, and the “Cardinal” hole, which is surrounded by bunkers.
Prestwick Golf Club has a rich history and has been home to some of the most famous golfers in the world, including Old Tom Morris himself, as well as Willie Park Sr., James Braid, and Harry Vardon. The clubhouse at Prestwick also has a collection of historic golf memorabilia and artefacts, including the original Champion’s Belt, which was awarded to the winner of the British Open until 1870.
Today, Prestwick Golf Club continues to host major golf events, including the Scottish Amateur Championship and the Junior Open Championship and remains a popular destination for golfers from around the world.