43 Prestwick

Architect: T Morris
Stats: 6,544 yds, par 71, SSS 73
GF: £85-£150
Visitor information: Visitors welcome every day at specific times
W: prestwickgc.co.uk
2008 Ranking: 55 (Up 12)
Improvements since 2008 Rankings:
Course: Additional Championship tees
Clubhouse: None

Venue for the first 12 Opens and 24 in total, Prestwick is a historic and fascinating layout offering a unique and subtle challenge. It’s an incomparable course with perplexing holes like the par-3 5th, ‘Himalayas’, demanding a tee shot straight over a towering sand hill, and the 15th, ‘Narrows’, where the hole’s name tells you all you need to know.

Panellists’ comments: “Distinct feeling of walking where legends plied their trade”; “Exacting and beguiling in equal measure”

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