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Welcome to Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club

The 26th Oldest Golf Club in the World


Co-Founded by Old Tom Morris in 1851


"A round at Prestwick St Nicholas is pure enjoyment." - Jim Robertson


"A true links that played very firm & fast, wonderful." - Jim Hartsell


"Very enjoyable, a great variety of holes, a challenge but a fair challenge." - The Average Golfer


Experience what old Tom began


We may not be as well-known as our legendary near neighbours – Prestwick, Royal Troon and Turnberry. But if you are coming to South Ayrshire and you are a golfer who relishes a challenge on the course and a welcome in the clubhouse then Prestwick St Nicholas is the perfect venue.

Prestwick St Nicholas is the world’s 26th oldest club. It was founded in 1851, the same year as Prestwick – home of the Open Championship – and for 26 years the two clubs shared the same 12-hole links. One of the people instrumental in the formation of Prestwick St Nicholas was Old Tom Morris, who won three of his four Open Championships as a member of this club.

The club moved to its present location, just a few miles down the coast, in 1892. This is a true links course, which – while not as long as Royal Troon – offers a similar challenge. The narrow, gorse-lined fairways and well-protected greens will appeal to golfers who like to think their way round the course … especially when the wind is blowing!

Take time to enjoy the views out over the Firth of Clyde towards Ailsa Craig and Arran – every bit as spectacular as those at Turnberry, a few miles further south.

When you have finished your round drop into our Clubhouse for a refreshing drink or a meal cooked by our award-winning chef. Savour the atmosphere and history of this 172-year-old club in luxurious, 21st Century surroundings.

As golfing experiences go, you cannot get much better. The question is not: “Why would I play Prestwick St Nicholas?” The question is “Why would you not?”

We look forward to welcoming you!


Playing Prestwick St. Nicholas by Murray Bothwell
(First published under Scotland, where golf began)

Blind shots and bells

The 26th oldest golf club in the world