Prestwick Golf Club extends a warm welcome to all golfers from around the world wishing to come and enjoy our testing traditional Links.
One of the oldest golf clubs in the world, Prestwick Golf Club inaugurated the first Open Championship in 1860. The winner was Willie Park from Musselburgh with a score of 174 for 36 Holes, 2 shots clear of Tom Morris the Keeper of Prestwick’s green.
Prestwick hosted the first 11 Championships and then jointly hosted it with The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St.Andrews and with The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers. Prestwick hosted its 24th and last Championship in 1925 when Jim Barnes from the USA won. Only the Old Course at St Andrews has now hosted more Open Championships than Prestwick.
Prestwick Golf Club is a relaxed and friendly club that enjoys hosting golfers from all around the world. Visitors are encouraged to use their temporary membership to its full capacity, and enjoy the full lunch in the lavish Dining Room or just a snack in the relaxed Cardinal Room.
Situated just half an hour's drive south west of Glasgow on Ayrshire's famous golfing coast, a stretch of land as famous as any in the world for prime golfing terrain, Prestwick shares its boundaries with Royal Troon and is just 40 minutes from Turnberry. Open final qualifying courses such as Kilmarnock Barassie, Glasgow Gailes, Western Gailes and Irvine Bogside are all within a 20 minute drive.
Tee times can be requested online by following the link at the top of the page or by contacting the Office directly. The Office is available for enquiries between Monday and Friday, 9am to 5pm.
[photo copyright Robert Mitchell 2011]
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*Times and Distances taken from AA Website, based on facilities postcode.