Although basic, it was perfect and the staff were really nice and helpful.
Reasons to Visit Royal Porthcawl Golf Club
Measures over 7100 yards from the back tees - a true championship length course
Ranked the best in Wales and 23rd in the UK and Ireland by Top 100 Courses
The original course opened in 1891 with the full championship course taking over a few years later in 1895
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club is located in Rest Bay between Swansea and Cardiff, on a stretch of coastline that borders the Bristol Channel. Founded as a 9-hole course in 1891 by Royal North Devon's professional Charles Gibson the club relocated 4 years later to its current location with King Edward VII granting Royal patronage in 1909.
Throughout its history, Royal Porthcawl has hosted many prestigious tournaments including the Senior Open Championship in 2014, the Walker Cup in 1995, the Curtis Cup in 1964, the British Open in 1961 plus a total of 6 Amateur Championships.
Wales is somewhat overlooked in terms of links golf thanks to the celebrated Open Championship venues in Scotland and England, to the detriment of some truly awesome seaside courses. Royal Porthcawl heads this list, as it is, without doubt, the finest links layout to adorn the windswept Welsh coast.