Prestwick Golf Club (Old Prestwick)

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  • Holes of Merit:
    1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 13, 15, 16, 17
  • NCG Rank:
    35/100 in GB&I
  • Rank:
    75/100 in the World

At A Glance

The current 17th hole at Prestwick Golf Club was the 2nd hole on Old Tom Morris' original 12 hole course. It remains unchanged since the very first Open Championship in 1860. This therefore makes it the oldest existing hole in major championship golf!

This links is the birthplace of the Open Championship, hosting the event 24 times! The golf club is also home to the world-famous Cardinal Bunker, Himalayas, Sea Hedrig and the Alps.

Tom Doak recommends golf architecture students pay special attention to the green contouring, bunkering and routing. Thus making Prestwick Golf Club one of only a handful of courses in the world with such an accolade.

Further Reading

Sean Arble's tour of Prestwick Golf Club can be found by clicking here.

Golf Club Atlas' review of the course can be found by clicking here.

Jaeger Kovich contributed an analysis of the 1st hole on The Fried Egg.

Further Watching

Erik Anders Lang visited Prestwick Golf Club and the video can be seen by clicking here.


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