The history of Prestwick Golf Club in Scotland and the well-known golfer, Tom Morris, are deeply intertwined. In 1851, Tom Morris was recruited to design the course and worked as a greenkeeper, clubmaker, ballmaker, and golf instructor until 1865. Still, Tom Morris is most renowned as a tournament golfer, having won the British Open Championship four times between 1862 and 1867. All of Tom’s titles were won at Prestwick Golf Club, which hosted the Championship its first 11 years. It’s because of this illustrious history that owners Dave and Jeanne Mooty brought Prestwick Golf Club to Woodbury and now bring Tom’s legacy to T. Morris Pub & Grill.
As a young boy growing up in Scotland, Tom Morris ran the streets of his neighborhood chipping old wine corks down the lane with his homemade golf club playing rounds of sillybodkins with his friends. As Tom grew, so did his love of golf and he became an apprentice to the world’s first professional golfer, Allan Robertson. Somewhat of a rebel, Tom was fired years later for using the new “guttie” golf ball, a direct competitor to those created by his mentor.
T. Morris was an extraordinary golfer who was inducted into the Golf Hall of Fame in 1976 and still holds the record as the oldest winner of The Open Championship at age 46. T. Morris also held the record for the largest margin of victory in a major championship with 14 strokes at the 1862 Open Championship which stood until Tiger Woods won the 2000 US Open by 15 strokes.
At T. Morris Pub & Grill we honor the past with playful wit and delicious food and cocktails that our guests love. A place we imagine T. Morris himself would have gathered with friends and family to share a meal or partake in a pint or two. The menu features an array of pub favorites like fish and chips and a delicious selection of burgers such as the T. Morris Burger and Wick Melt. The house specialties include Shepard’s Pie and Braised Beef Short Ribs along with classics like the Clubhouse Ribeye or Berkshire Pork Chop for a perfect evening out. The daily specials such as Fried Chicken Tuesdays and BBQ Rib Wednesdays are fan favorites.
Located at the Prestwick Golf Club, T. Morris Pub & Grill is open to the public — so stop in, grab a bite and raise a glass to T. Morris!