Prestwick Golf Club: 17th greenPrestwick Golf Club

Prestwick Golf Club
Links Road
Ayrshire KA9 1QG

Phone(s): +44 (0) 1292 477404
Fax: +44 (0) 1292 447255

Prestwick is one of the oldest golf clubs in the world and stakes claim as the original host to the British Open in 1860. The course was only 12 holes back then, but was later stretched to 18 by Old Tom Morris. Today, the Open has moved next door to Royal Troon when its in this neck of Ayrshire, but Prestwick still demands utmost respect from first-time guests, as it features narrow fairways and rugged dunes creating many blind shots. Players are most advised to take caddies along. Prestwick's clubhouse also features a wonderful collection of golf memorabilia.

Prestwick Golf Club
4 stars out of 5 (based on 2 reviews)
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The 17th green at Prestwick Golf Club can't be seen from the fairway due to a large dune.  ( Photo by Brandon Tucker )With rolling dunes and a scent of heather in the air, Prestwick is a classic Scottish links course.Prestwick hosted the first 12 British Opens, starting in 1860 ( Photo by Tim McDonald )

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Donald Steel, Martin Ebert, Old Tom Morris, Tom MacKenzie
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Year opened: 1851
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Handicap requirement: Limits are 24 for men and 28 for ladies
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Electric carts are not permitted due to the terrain of the course. One single seater is available for visitors with a medical condition. They must also take a caddie.

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: £90 - £170
  • Weekends: £90 - £195

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed:
  • Dress code: All visitors are expected to arrive in suitable golfing attire. Jeans, trainers, shorts (unless tailored) and round neck T-shirts are not acceptable.
  • Credit cards accepted: All credit cards with the exception of American Express and Diners.

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Length Slope Rating
Medal 71 6551 yd. 133 73.2
Championship 71 6908 yd. 139 74.4
Senior 71 5973 yd. 122 70.6
Senior (W) 71 5973 yd. 141 76
Ladies 71 5571 yd. 132 74.3

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Prestwick Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by Biff
    on April 13th, 2016 15:26
    The home of the Open Championship, and home of some of the best holes in Links Golf. This is a golf experience not to be missed. The staff are friendly and helpful. The caddies are professionals, and great fun. Stay after for a pint and soak in the history.
  • Prestwick Golf Club
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by willie clewlow
    on June 09th, 2013 03:42
    Inaccurate it is The Open Championship more commonly known as The Open not the British Open
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