South West and Ayrshire: Prestwick Golf Club (Old Links)

Prestwick Golf Club -
Prestwick Golf Club

Prestwick Golf Club (Old Links)

In 1851, a group of 57 enthusiastic members at the Red Lion Inn decided to create their own golf club.

They purchased two cottages opposite the tavern that would become a clubhouse, and another the home for Old Tom Morris who was in charge of caring for greens and making balls.

Old Tom had uprooted his wife Agnes and young son Tommy from St Andrews to lay out the 12-hole course over the links.

His unique design proved popular, and within 10 years of its formation they hosted The 1st Open Championship for what would be one of their many championships in Prestwick’s history.

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