Founded in 1851, “Old” Prestwick was the original home of the Open Championship (the first 12 Open Championships were played here, and 24 in their history). Championship golf here dates back to when American Generals Lee and Jackson were preparing for the imminent Civil War in 1860. Every challenge you could wish to meet is here at Prestwick, along with the first hole band, its railroad tracks, the Cardinal Bunker on the 3rd, and the blind shot on the "Himalayas". The layout is characteristically a true links with hallowed links turf. Some say that Prestwick is proof that Pete Dye was alive in the 1800's! Prestwick is always a pleasure to play, as it was for Tom Morris in the mid 1800's in one of his Open championship victories (he once made a 3 on the 578 yard par 5... with a hickory shaft and a "feathery").