55 PRESTWICK

Architect: T Morris
2006 position: 39
Stats: 6,544 yds; par 71; SSS 73
GF: £85-£165
T: 01292 671020
W: prestwickgc.co.uk

One of the most historic courses in the world. Prestwick hosted the first 12 Opens and offers risk and reward in spades.

The threat of OOB on seven holes or more, the blind shots, the carries and the difficult approaches can reward and punish the gambler in equal measures.

There are many very difficult greens with quite severe slopes, so you may have to factor in the odd three-putt.

No two holes are really the same and there are some that could be considered unique worldwide.

The clubhouse pays homage to the history of the game with pictures and memorabilia throughout. SP

+ History unfolds in an unrelenting, exciting journey
– Weak 18th hole; too many blind shots

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