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Prestwick Golf Club

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Address: 2-4 Links Road, Prestwick KA9 1QH, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1292 477404
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Prestwick Golf Club, the Birthplace of the Open Championship, welcomes all...

Prestwick Golf Club, the Birthplace of the Open Championship, welcomes all golfers from around the world to come and enjoy our testing historic Links.

Situated on a stretch of golfing terrain unrivalled in the world, Prestwick is less than a couple of hours travel from all the other Open Championship courses in Scotland and is a must play for any discerning lover of the game.

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Great golf course

A friend and I played here in early August, site of the very first Open. Club oozes of history. The golf course has some quirky holes with blind shots and is a ton of fun to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
hrh13
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Greensboro NC
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Greensboro NC
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57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I played here in early August, site of the very first Open. Club oozes of history. The golf course has some quirky holes with blind shots and is a ton of fun to play. Having a caddie was definitely a big help if you haven't played before. Many great holes that make you think strategy. No immediate... More 

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Prestwick_Secretary, General Manager at Prestwick Golf Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous comments - seems like you had fun at Prestwick & we look forward to welcoming you back to our club on your next trip to Ayrshire. More 

Morristown, Tennessee
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54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This course is full of character ...interesting holes ...you will need a caddie/tour guide ...otherwise you'll be playing to the wrong green several times ..loads of fun and a friendly staff ... oh yeah it just happens to be the first site of Open Championship ... book it on your next Scottish gold trip.

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Thank NotARounder
Prestwick_Secretary, General Manager at Prestwick Golf Club, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post your review on tripadvisor - it's much appreciated. Delighted you had fun at Prestwick Golf Club and we hope you too will book to play again on your next trip to Scotland! More 

Pickering, Ontario
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55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very historic course with some really unique holes: The Alps & the Himalayas require blind shots over massive dunes. Very interesting holes on the rest of the course.

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Prestwick_Secretary, General Manager at Prestwick Golf Club, responded to this review

Thank you AndyGloria - we wholeheartedly agree we have some very unique holes! Hope you will re-visit us soon. More 

Hyannis Port, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Where the Open started! Lovely course, quite forgiving for wayward drives. Fantastic dinner. The original first hole is long! The current first hole is daunting- aim left !

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1 Thank Alistair D
Prestwick_Secretary, General Manager at Prestwick Golf Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - seems like you had fun! Hopefully you did aim left at 1st and avoided the railway. We hope to welcome you back soon More 

Ohio
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343 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

While I've enjoyed other Scottish links courses more - it is fun to play the course that was the original site of the British Open (simply called The Open by locals). Like many of what I call the "factory" Scottish golf courses - factory being a reference to the assembly-line like way some courses pump through the volume of guest... More 

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1 Thank Karl F
Prestwick_Secretary, General Manager at Prestwick Golf Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am glad to hear that you had fun playing Prestwick. I have investigated your comment about your caddie appearing intoxicated and checking his phone. He was not checking sports scores but for messages from home where there was an illness. Having said that he should have told you that at the start of... More 

Kaysville, Utah
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189 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

A ver historic place to play. Designed by Old Tom Morris who was also the pro here for over a decade. The first 11 Open Championships were held here. Absolutely enjoyable staff and a very fun course to play. Certainly should be on your list.

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Prestwick_Secretary, Manager at Prestwick Golf Club, responded to this review

Kind words indeed Ryan and delighted you had fun! We are immensely proud of our historic links and love when our visitors enjoy their time at Prestwick Golf Club More 

Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

I have just returned from a days golf at Prestwick and felt compelled to write a review for two reasons, firstly to advise anyone who loves golf to go and visit this club and not only play the course but also enjoy the superb clubhouse and facilities on offer and secondly to say thank you for the welcome I received... More 

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Prestwick_Secretary, General Manager at Prestwick Golf Club, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind and generous review - your experience is exactly what we strive to give all visitors to our historic Club. The only thing we cannot influence is the weather and I hope it was kind on the day you played! We sincerely hope you will visit Prestwick Golf Club again in the not too... More 

Prestwick, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

This course is a must play for any golfer with any sense of history of the game and any player who wants to experience true links golf. A course which is largely unchanged for over 100 years, the challenge provides blind shots, steeply sloping greens, cavernous bunkers and a playing surface in excellent condition which, all in all, provides the... More 

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Prestwick_Secretary, General Manager at Prestwick Golf Club, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent review - we really appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to do this - I will share with our team. We look forward to seeing you back at Prestwick Golf Club in the foreseeable future. More 

Prestwick, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Great course, nice walk, decent challenge in the wind always in good order. Decent views classic links course. Played a fair few times. I have very low handicap and it really is an entertaining course. Keep it on the fairway and make sure you have your putting in order before you tee off

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Thank Gordon K
Prestwick_Secretary, General Manager at Prestwick Golf Club, responded to this review

Thanks Gordon K for your review - course is in great condition and with no temp greens makes for an enjoyable experience. The 12th Hole - Wall - is a very tricky Par 5 at this time of year with the wind blowing but can be very rewarding too. We look forward to welcoming you back to Prestwick Golf Club! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

I waited on the first tee for the sun to rise. What the sun brought was possibly one my best golfing experiences. The course even at this time was in superb condition. I wish I could of played slightly warmer day but you can't have everything. The staff at the course very friendly extremely helpful. Made you feel very welcome.... More 

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Prestwick_Secretary, Manager at Prestwick Golf Club, responded to this review

Delighted you enjoyed your day and the weather was kind too! The 17th - Alps - is the original 2nd hole from 1851 and the oldest existing hole in championship golf. Not an easy one and I hope you did not find yourself in the Sahara bunker. We look forward to welcoming you back to Prestwick Golf Club. More 

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