Prestwick Golf Club (Old Prestwick)

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At A Glance

Home to the world-famous Cardinal Bunker, Himalayas, Sea Hedrig and the Alps.

The Birthplace of the Open Championship. It has hosted the event 24 times!

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

Sean Arble's tour of the course 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.

Erik Anders Lang visited the course and the video can be seen by clicking here.

Full Course Review

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


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