Architect: T Morris
Stats: 6,544 yds, par 71, SSS 73
Visitor information: Visitors welcome every day at specific times
2008 Ranking: 55 (Up 12)
Improvements since 2008 Rankings:
Course: Additional Championship tees
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”