Prestwick – Should be on everyone’s MUST play list
On Monday this week we took part in the wonderful Prestwick Fun Day. Our Morton Golf Holidays team consisted of Donald McLeod our Associate Director, Sam Craigon my son who is assistant pro at Balbirnie Park GC in Fife and myself and we were hosted on the day by our Team Captain Allan Cook a member of Prestwick for over 20 years. I have been lucky enough to play regularly at Prestwick since the late 70’s and I played in the Scottish Amateur there in 1979. I was delighted to see Keith McIntosh who was the champion from that year also taking part in the Fun Day on Monday as he is a long standing member of Prestwick.
Everything about the place just oozes “class“ – from the history of the golf course and the clubhouse to the wonderful welcome you will receive when you play there it really is one of the best places in the world to play golf. The golf course itself is a classic old style links course which has hosted 24 Open Championships and the variety of its wonderful holes means you will remember every one of them long after you have played there.
I should also mention the Dining Room – lunch at Prestwick is one of the great experiences in golf anywhere – nothing better than a round on the great links followed by a proper lunch and a couple of kummels to really get you going for the day. I believe the members sometimes refer to kummel as “putting juice “ as once you have had a couple the hands seem so much steadier on the putter for your afternoon round.
I would love to arrange for your group to play at Prestwick the next time you come to Scotland – I’d be delighted to add it to your itinerary on your next trip.
Peter Craigon, MD
Morton Golf Holidays : 6/4/16