Prestwick

Prestwick Golf Club has a long and proud history. Established in 1851 it was the venue for the very first Open Championship in 1860, an event won by Willie Park Snr with a total of 174 shots over 36 holes – which was 3 rounds as the golf course had just 12 holes at the time.

Prestwick remained the home of the Championship until 1872 when two other Scottish courses, St Andrews and the old Musselburgh Links joined the rota. Prestwick Golf Club last hosted the event in 1925. Only the Old course at St Andrews has hosted more Open Championships than Prestwick.

The golf course dips and bends around humps, hollows and dunes. There are blind shots aplenty, pot bunkers, huge bunkers that need steps to get in and out, greens in hollows, raised greens – in short lots of interest and variety to keep golfers thinking all the way around the course.

You understand the difficulties right from the 1st tee when a wayward shot to the right will take you into the adjoining railway station. The 5th hole requires a blind shot over a large sand dune. These links have not changed much in modern times and playing at Prestwick gives you a taste of golfing history.

The clubhouse is steeped in tradition, if you can fit a jacket and tie into your luggage then plan a tee-off time that lets you enjoy lunch in the historic clubhouse Dining Room.

Address:
Prestwick Golf Club
2-4 Links Road
Prestwick
Ayrshire
KA9 1QG
Telephone:
01292 477404
Pro shop:
01292 479483
Email:
bookings@prestwickgc.co.uk
Costs (2018):
Weekday round: £185.00
Weekday day ticket: £255.00
Weekend round: £215.00
Deposit terms: £110
Trolley hire: £6.00
Club hire: £50.00
Electric trolley hire: £20.00
Buggy hire: £30.00
Caddy hire: £50.00
Restrictions:
Handicap certificate required: Yes
Handicap restriction - men: 24
Handicap restriction - women: 28
Buggy restrictions:
One buggy is available for visitors who have a medical problem. Buggy users must also have, and pay for, a caddie to drive the buggy.
Airport driving times*

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  • Dalmilling

    Parkland, 18 holes

    Region:
    West
    Town:
    Ayr
    Weekday green fee*:
    £24.00
    Holes:
    18
    Length:
    5686 yards
    Par/SSS:
    69 / 68
    Type:
    Parkland
  • Darley

    Links, 18 holes

    Region:
    West
    Town:
    Troon
    Weekday green fee*:
    £32.00
    Holes:
    18
    Length:
    6308 yards
    Par/SSS:
    71 / 72
    Type:
    Links
  • Dundonald

    Links, 18 holes

    Region:
    West
    Town:
    Gailes
    Weekday green fee*:
    £130.00
    Holes:
    18
    Length:
    7100 yards
    Par/SSS:
    72 / 74
    Type:
    Links
  • Fullarton

    Links, 18 holes

    Region:
    West
    Town:
    Troon
    Weekday green fee*:
    £24.00
    Holes:
    18
    Length:
    4867 yards
    Par/SSS:
    64 / 64
    Type:
    Links
  • Gailes Golf Leisure

    Heathland, 9 holes

    Region:
    West
    Town:
    Irvine
    Weekday green fee*:
    £18.00
    Holes:
    9
    Length:
    4445 yards
    Par/SSS:
    66 / 62
    Type:
    Heathland
  • Gailes Links

    Links, 18 holes

    Region:
    West
    Town:
    Irvine
    Weekday green fee*:
    £100.00
    Holes:
    18
    Length:
    6903 yards
    Par/SSS:
    71 / 74
    Type:
    Links
  • Lochgreen

    Links, 18 holes

    Region:
    West
    Town:
    Troon
    Weekday green fee*:
    £37.00
    Holes:
    18
    Length:
    6822 yards
    Par/SSS:
    74 / 73
    Type:
    Links
  • Prestwick St Cuthbert

    Inland, 18 holes

    Region:
    West
    Town:
    Prestwick
    Weekday green fee*:
    £38.00
    Holes:
    18
    Length:
    6356 yards
    Par/SSS:
    71 / 71
    Type:
    Inland
  • Prestwick St Nicholas

    Links, 18 holes

    Region:
    West
    Town:
    Prestwick
    Weekday green fee*:
    £75.00
    Holes:
    18
    Length:
    6044 yards
    Par/SSS:
    69 / 69
    Type:
    Links
  • Royal Troon, Old Course

    Links, 18 holes

    Region:
    West
    Town:
    Troon
    Weekday green fee*:
    £250.00
    Holes:
    18
    Length:
    6632 yards
    Par/SSS:
    71 / 73
    Type:
    Links
  • Region:
    West
    Town:
    Troon
    Weekday green fee*:
    £85.00
    Holes:
    18
    Length:
    6349 yards
    Par/SSS:
    72 / 71
    Type:
    Links
  • Western Gailes

    Links, 18 holes

    Region:
    West
    Town:
    Irvine
    Weekday green fee*:
    £175.00
    Holes:
    18
    Length:
    7014 yards
    Par/SSS:
    71 / 75
    Type:
    Links