Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club


3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club Est. 1851

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Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club is home to another of Ayrshire's classic out-and-back seaside links courses, and a course well worth trying to include in your golfing itinerary, along with the more renowned Prestwick Golf Club.

The holes here at "St Nick's" are laid out both parallel and perpendicular to the coast, so scoring well in the ever-present sea breeze (or full force wind) may require the deployment of just about every shot in your repertoire. The fairways will sometimes feel fairly tight, while from the tee, and as you approach the greens, excellent bunkering will need to be skilfully avoided. With a couple of blind drives in the mix as well, accuracy rather than length will serve you (and your scorecard) best.

The first three and last three holes are played over tightly rolling, gorse-laden dunes, with the course occupying somewhat flatter terrain in between the opening and closing stretches. Although flatter, the middle two-thirds of the course is no less interesting nor less scenic than the rest. Wonderful views onto the Firth of Clyde, with the Isle of Arran in the distance, combine with a chance to study some of Ayr's commercial sea front activities at the turn. Like so many courses on the Ayrshire coast, the seashore provides one boundary for the layout, a small railway line the other.

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Making Contact

Prestwick St Nicholas Golf Club
Grangemuir Rd,
Prestwick, Ayrshire KA9 1SN
Scotland
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Office   +44 (0)1292 477 608
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1292 473 904
Fax

  +44 (0)1292 473 900

Email   secretary@prestwickstnicholas.com
Website   www.prestwickstnicholas.com
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Golf Pro
 
Richard Gordon (Head PGA Golf Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Coastal duneland.
 
Designer: Charles Hunter & John Allen
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Yards 6044 5415
Par 69 72
SSS or Slope 69 72
 
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How2Get There?

3 miles N of Ayr
From Glasgow follow M77, direction Kilmarnock, and then A77 direction Prestwick Airport. Leave A77 just north-east of Prestwick and take A79 direction Prestwick Airport. Follow A79 past airport and through centre of Prestwick. At southern end of Prestwick shopping area turn right at traffic lights into Grangemuir Road, direction Prestwick Sailing Club. After 200 yards pass through narrow railway bridge. Golf is a further 200 yards on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2012 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): weekdays £60; weekends £65. Reduced day ticket rates. [Above rates based on best info available at the time. Contact club for current actual rates, seasonal and other discounts]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times.

Practice facilities
Limited
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Did you know?

Prestwick St Nicholas takes its name from Prestwick's patron saint. The club was formed in 1851 and, after sharing the Old Course with Prestwick Golf Club for some years, moved to the current site in 1892. Prestwick St Nicholas has hosted final qualifying for the Open Championship on several occasions when The Open has been staged at either Royal Troon or Turnberry. The club motto "Nulli Secundus" means "Second to none".

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Location

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Latitude: (55.493282)
Longitude: (-4.620400)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Parkstone Hotel 3-star
Central Esplanade, Ardayre Road, Prestwick, Ayrshire KA9 1QN
+44 (0)1292 477 286
www.parkstonehotel.co.uk

Located right next to the beach in a quiet area of Prestwick, with views directly onto the Firth of Clyde and the Isle of Arran - a good-value hotel much favoured by visiting golfers.

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Golf within 5 miles Prestwick; Prestwick St Nicholas; Royal Troon
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Golf within 20 miles Kilmarnock (Barassie); Dundonald; Western Gailes; Glasgow Gailes; Irvine (Bogside); Turnberry (Ailsa and Kintyre courses).
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Golf View Hotel 4-star
17 Links Road, Prestwick, Ayrshire KA9 1QG
+44 (0)1292 671 234
www.golfviewhotel.com

Overlooking Prestwick Golf Club.

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Golf within 5 miles Prestwick St Nicholas; Royal Troon (Old and Portland courses)
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Golf within 20 miles Kilmarnock (Barassie); Dundonald; Western Gailes; Glasgow Gailes; Irvine (Bogside); Belleisle; Turnberry (Ailsa and Kintyre courses).
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