Prestwick is a town in South Ayrshire on the south-west coast of Scotland. It is adjoined to a larger town called Ayr, which is about 30 miles from Glasgow. The town is known for being home to the Open Golf Championship, which was played at Prestwick Old Course in 1860 to 1872. The town also hosts two other golf tournaments St. Nicholas and St. Cuthberts.
The town has its own airport, Glasgow Prestwick Airport which provides flights to many European destinations as well as some other international countries.
The remains of an old parish church, St Nicholas, are located near the Prestwick train station. It was originally built in the 12th century and is now in ruin, being surrounded by ancient graveyard. Andrew Strath, the 'Keeper of the Green' at Prestwick Golf Club is buried here.