Ayrshire Golf Scotland

Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club

Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club is a classic seaside course on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland, and it’s a real treat for any golfer. Established in 1851, it’s one of the oldest golf clubs in the world, so you’re playing on a piece of history here.

The location like so many of the links courses in Ayrshire is absolutely gorgeous. The course hugs the coastline, giving you stunning views of the Firth of Clyde and the Isle of Arran in the distance. The sea breeze adds an extra layer of challenge and charm to your game, making each round a unique experience. You can’t help but feel inspired by the beautiful, rugged landscape around you. 

The course is a traditional links setup, which means you’ll be dealing with natural, rolling fairways, deep bunkers, and fast, tricky greens. It’s not overly long, but don’t let that fool you – the wind and the layout make it a solid test of your skills. The par-3 15th hole, known as "The Sea Hole," is particularly memorable. It’s right by the beach, so you get amazing views, but the wind can make it a real challenge to hit the green. 

The clubhouse at Prestwick St Nicholas is brimming with character. It has a cosy, welcoming vibe that makes you feel right at home. There’s a lovely bar and dining area where you can relax and enjoy some good food and drinks after your round. The members and staff are friendly and love sharing stories about the club’s rich history. 

Speaking of history, this club has it in spades. Prestwick St Nicholas has seen its fair share of golfing legends and memorable moments. The walls are adorned with memorabilia that takes you back in time and gives you a sense of the club’s storied past. Playing here, you really feel like you’re part of something special. 

Access to Prestwick St Nicholas is easy. It’s a few minutes from Prestwick Airport just a short drive from Glasgow, about 30 miles away and less than two hours from Edinburgh. The town of Prestwick itself is charming old seaside resort with a vibrant night life and a good choice of dining. Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club is a great course as part of either an Ayrshire golf break or a day trip with your golf partners. It offers a fantastic course with stunning coastal views, a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and a rich sense of history.


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