There seems to be a tendency among golf course reviewers to approach their evaluation from an almost scientific standpoint - ranking different aspects of the experience individually, as if the whole was only the sum of its parts. For anyone with a passion for links golf and an eye for details however, Prestwick is the course that has the power to expose such ratings atte…
The birthplace of the open. Make sure to also visit the historic Red Lion pub and Old Tom Morris' house next door (a pharmacy now) when you visit Prestwick. You will need to wear a jacket&tie in the clubhouse usually. Not at the moment though due to Covid. Make sure to check out the historic dining room and smoke room. It's a special place with lots of history on displa…
Just played it again after 1.5 years. I still got a great impression of the course and will never get tired of it. Hole 17th used to be the 3rd hole at the Open Championship, and it is the Oldest hole on a Championship course. It has never been modified- therefore, you play it just like Tom Watson did. Be aware of the wind and be smart on this course. There is a big dif…
A traditional links course largely untouched since the 1800s. Deep bunkers with revetted or sleeper lined faces add to the challenge. A number of the orginal greens from the course laid out in 1851 by Old Tom Morris are still in use. Prestwick is a course where you will certainly have fun.