Prestwick Golf Club
The host of the very first Open Championship in 1860, as well as another 23 times after, Prestwick Golf Club is one of greatest golfing excursions for golf purists. Originally 3 rounds played over the 12 hole course and playing for the championship belt, it is a different scene from todays grand stands and the famous Claret Jug.
As pure a test of links golf on the planet as you will find, Prestwick Golf Club weaves its way along the beach and over the famous Pow Burn on several occasions. The course’s most famous hole is the par four 17th, a blind second shot to a large green which is defended by a huge bunker (named Sahara) at the front, is a must avoid!
Be sure to schedule time into your visit to walk the charming clubhouse, who’s hallways are steeped in history and memorabilia from over the years. One piece of golfing history to try and emulate from Prestwick Golf Club is the first ever hole in one was recorded here, made by Young Tom Morris, during the 1968 Open Championship.
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