Prestwick Golf Club

Forever remembered as the birthplace of the Open Championship, Prestwick has hosted 24 Opens in all, the last one being 1925, after which the crowds were deemed too large. The original 12-hole layout played host to the first Open Championship in 1860 (won by Willie Park) for which the prize was a red Morocco leather belt with silver clasps costing the sum of £25. Over the next 12 years at Prestwick, the belt had been won four times by Old Tom Morris and three times by Young Tom Morris, who subsequently became owner of the prized belt.