Prestwick Golf Club - South Ayrshire
The first ever Open Championship was held here in 1860.
This angle is looking towards the clubhouse with the station on the left and the town
at the back right.
The first Open Championship was won by Willie Park of Musselburgh with a score
of 174 over 36 holes. 3 rounds of 12 holes in those days.
From over nearer Links Road.
The cairn to the bottom right marks the original first tee, a par 6 of 578
yards (530 metres), the green of which is still in use as the present day 16th.
The building with the curved white roof in the top right distance is Atlantic House,
the CAA's control centre for the north Atlantic region.
A little lower to show more background.
Five or six deep bunkers per hole is par for the course hereabouts.
No pun intended.
All photos were taken looking due east.
A panorama of the area with the clubhouse tucked into the right corner.
Prestwick airport with the main runway can be seen in the left distance.