One of the founding clubs of modern golf,
laid out by
Old Tom Morris in 1851,
and site of Britain's first Open Championship.
Length & Par:
Course Open & Playable Year Round
Tees: 6,908 yards, Par
Visitors' Medal White Tees: 6,551 yards, Par 71.
Seniors' Blue Tees: 5,973 yards, Par 71.
Forward Green Tees: 5,571 yards, Par 74.
Weekdays (MoFr): £130 per round of 18 holes.
Weekdays (MoFr): £185 per day.
Weekends (SaSu): £155 per round 18 holes.
Daily: £85 per round 18 holes.
Daily: £110 per
Club Rental: Right- and Left-handed Clubs
(Taylor Made) available at £45.
Available for golfers with certified medical conditions: £30.
Requires taking a caddie along at £45.
Pull Cart (Trolley) Rental:
Caddies: £45/round plus tip.
Caddies are recommended for this course. Book in advance via the Caddie
Master: Tel. +44 (0)1292 473814.
Cost of lunch is not included
in Green Fee.
Summer: Full lunch
available in Dining Room (gentlemen only). TuFr 12:30-2:30PM. Jacket and tie mandatory.
Snack lunch available in Cardinal Room (ladies and
gentlemen). SuFr from 10AM-3:45PM. Golf attire may be worn.
Winter: Dining Room is closed. Cardinal Room open
TuFr & Su 10AM2:30PM.
with these restrictions:
tee times only available for visitors.
Minimum Handicap Required:
Tel: +44 (0)1292
OR reserve a round through
AT FIRST as part of your
Deposits & Payments: £70 per player to confirm
reservation which is non-refundable except in cases of ill health. The balance to be paid
on the day of play. Credit cards (except AMEX & Diners Club) accepted.
ADDRESS, LOCATION, &
Prestwick Golf Club, Two Links Road, Prestwick, Ayrshire,
Scotland KA9 1QG.
1 mile south of Glasgow's Prestwick Airport, adjacent to Prestwick train station.
Tel: +44 (0)1292 477404.
Directions: Take A77 from Glasgow. Follow Prestwick Airport signs.
Airport (straight through at small roundabout.
Take third exit at main roundabout.
right at traffic lights 800 yards after roundabout.
The Club is 400 yards down road on right
Home at First
2.5 hours north
Edinburgh- 2 hours
Borders- 2 hours east
More information about
HOME AT FIRST's
PRESTWICK GOLF CLUB
11TH HOLE 213 YARDS,
PAR-3, 16TH HANDICAP
Prestwick is one of several well-known courses along the Ayrshire Coast of southwestern
Scotland, not far southwest of Glasgow. Its close neighbors include two famed courses from
the current British Open rotation:
Royal Troon and Turnberry
(Ailsa). Designed by Old Tom Morris in 1851, Prestwick is known for its undulating
fairways and greens, challenging tee shots, and difficult natural rough. Technically an
inland course, rather than a links, Prestwick is laid out along the course of a meandering
creek, Pox Burn, with fourteen holes wedged between the creek and the parallel seashore.
13TH HOLE 458 YARDS,
PAR-4, 2ND HANDICAP
Its greens fees, at about £130 per
round weekdays, are high compared to some of its lesser-known neighbors
GLASGOW GAILES, but lower than Troon or
Turnberry. And, being open to the public makes Prestwick much more accessible than Troon,
where visitors play only as invited guests of members, or Turnberry, where course access
is restricted to those staying at the expensive Turnberry resort hotel. Like many Scottish
courses, blind shots, narrow fairways, and tricky coastal weather conditions make the
hiring of a course caddy a wise investment.
15TH HOLE 353 YARDS,
PAR-4, 10TH HANDICAP
Prestwick, like all the great shrines of
Scottish golf, becomes very busy each year the British Open is held in Scotland. The first
British Open was played at Prestwick in 1860. It was on the British Open rotation until
1925, and hosted the Open fully 24 times. Once the Open began to draw large crowds,
Prestwick was deemed too confining a course and was withdrawn from participation in the
Open. However, Prestwick still maintains its long and honorable association with the
British Amateur championship, and hosted its 11th Amateur (in the last 113 years) in 2001.
9TH HOLE 461
YARDS, PAR-4, 7TH HANDICAP
marker pole used to locate the green on the blind approach shot.
Please note, visitor
tee times are available at most times Mondays
through Fridays, and available at restricted times on weekends and holidays. Prestwick does offer lunch in its
dining room Tuesdays through Fridays between 12:30-2:30PM. This service is restricted to
gentlemen wearing jacket and tie and ladies in dressier attire than on the golf
course. Alternatively, a
daily snack lunch is available to men and women in the course's Cardinal Room each weekday
from 10AM-3:30PM. Course attire is acceptable in the Cardinal Room.
PRESTWICK GOLF CLUB
10TH HOLE 453
YARDS, PAR-4, 4TH HANDICAP
snowcaps across the Firth of Clyde on Arran Island.
COURSE HISTORY: Prestwick's history is wild and wooly and
has contributed much to the legendary lore of 19th century golf in Scotland, when three
Prestwick were the great venues of the golfing world. Old Tom Morris was lured across
Scotland from St. Andrews in 1851 to become its designer, greens keeper, and equipment
maker. Before he returned to St. Andrews in 1864, Old Tom collected 3 Open victories at
Prestwick. His son, Tom Morris, Jr., won several Opens here as well, and set the all-time
low score on the original 12-hole course.
Many Prestwick landmarks have taken on
names keeping alive old legends: bunkers named after famous, and tragic losses (the
Cardinal's Nob; Willie Campbell's Grave), the Elysian Fields fairways, the Zareba Hollow,
and the Hartz Mountains all recall famous rounds at Prestwick from the mists of
OLD TOM MORRIS, 3-TIME BRITISH
OPEN CHAMPION AND COURSE
DESIGNER AT PRESTWICK
at least a century ago.
Golfers looking to get a feel for the rich
history of golf in Scotland often overlook Prestwick. The course remains challenging, and
its history and legend virtually unrivaled. Golfers should be very pleased that Prestwick
remains so accessible, and so little changed for over 100 years.
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