One of the oldest golf clubs in the world, Prestwick Golf Club held the first ever Open Championship in 1860. The winner was Willie Park. Prestwick was home for the first 11 Championships and then held it jointly with The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St.Andrews and with The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers at Muirfield.

Prestwick’s 24th and last Championship was in 1925. Only the Old Course at St Andrews has now hosted more Open Championships than Prestwick. If you have never played Prestwick, it’s a must for any serious golfer to see where the Open Championship began.

Facts & Figures

Year founded1851
DesignerOld Tom Morris
Championship length6544 yards


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