Prestwick is Scottish golf royalty. It was founded in 1851 and lies adjacent to Royal Troon along a stretch of Ayrshire coastline as famous as any in the world for prime golfing terrain. It was here in 1860 where the first Open Championship was played and won by Willie Park from Musselburgh with a score of 174 for 36 holes, 2 shots clear of Tom Morris. Prestwick would go on to host 24 Open Championships plus 11 Amateur Championships, the most recent in 2001.
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Video #6 / Machrihanish Golf Club, Scotland
Machrihanish was established as a “full” golf course in 1879 when Old Tom Morris expanded it to eighteen holes including the famous first where you have to carry a healthy corner of the Atlantic. If there’s a breeze be happy with five on this very unusual hole. Otherwise, Machrihanish is one of the most natural links there is.