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Prestwick Golf Club - South Ayrshire

Prestwick Golf Club, South Ayrshire, Scotland

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.


Prestwick Golf Club, South Ayrshire, Scotland

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.


Prestwick Golf Club, South Ayrshire, Scotland

A little lower to show more background.

Five or six deep bunkers per hole is par for the course hereabouts. No pun intended.


Prestwick Golf Club, South Ayrshire, Scotland

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.




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