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history without equal

the history of prestwick Golf club is etched into the stone cairn

that marks the first tee of the original 12-hole course. from

here the first open championship was contested in 1860 by the

giants of the game.

of the 57 members who founded the club in 1851, few would

have expected to find six of the original greens still in play

today, still testing the best. they would also be able to hang

their tweed jackets in oak lockers built in 1882 and later retire

to the grand surroundings of the marvellously atmospheric

Smoke room.

prestwick is a place of living history where old tom Morris and

his son became legends. it is a place of folklore and tradition

where the game of golf was shaped and theopenchampionship

was born.

reproduced by kind permission of the royal and ancient Golf club of St andrews.