Prestwick, host of the first 12 British Opens (1860-72), produced champions the like of Willie Park, Tom Morris, Sr. & Jr., Andrew Strath.
[Custom quote]Nowhere is to befound a more beautiful stretch of what is called natural golfing country. There is nothing subtle or recondite about, it has a beauty which explains itself. There are the great sandhills bristling with bents and the little nesting valleys beyond them, a rushing burn and a stone wall, and it is perfectly clear that man was meant to hit the ball over them.
The Golf Courses of the British Isles