Prestwick Golf Club Course Review - Venue for the first ever Open Championship, Prestwick is hallowed turf and the clubhouse is full of incredible memorabilia

Prestwick Golf Club Course Review

Green Fee Range £90-£170

Medal Tee – Par 71 – 6,551 Yards

Visitor Times: Most days unless there is a Club event which takes up the whole day, Monday to Friday 08:00-09:00, 10:15-12:00, 15:00-16:00 (Thursdays – no play before 10:15), Saturdays – after 3.30pm, Sundays  -11am – noon & 3- 4pm, Other times may be available by contacting the Club

Website: www.prestwickgc.co.uk

Prestwick Golf Club Course Review

Prestwick Golf Club Course Review

Founded in 1851, Prestwick Golf Club was the venue for the first Open Championship in 1860. Prestwick hosted 24 Opens in total, the last in 1925. The club was the crucible of golf’s greatest competition.

The course at Prestwick was originally 12 holes and it was over this layout that the early Opens were contested.

A stone cairn to the west of the clubhouse marks the site of the old 1st tee. As 18 holes became the accepted norm towards the end of the 19th century, Prestwick was altered accordingly, although most of the original features remained, as they do to this day.

A round at Prestwick is a special experience. It’s a historic and fascinating layout that provides a complete examination of the game.

Prestwick Golf Club Course Review

Much like the Old Course at St Andrews, one must look beyond the unusual appearance in order to understand the subtle nuances and get to grips with the challenge Prestwick poses.

It’s a track from another age that demands a patient and strategic approach, a full arsenal of shots and a creative short game.

Past gorse and over streams, with stunning views of Arran in the background, there are humps and hillocks, huge sleepered bunkers and perplexingly contoured greens to be negotiated. In 2014 Prestwick was host to the 88th Boys’ Amateur Championship.

Prestwick Golf Club Course Review – Golf Monthly Verdict

History exudes from the stones the clubhouse and turf of the golf course