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Address: Rest Bay, Porthcawl CF36 3UW, Wales
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+44 1656 782251

This internationally renowned golf course hosted the 1995 Walker Cup.

This internationally renowned golf course hosted the 1995 Walker Cup.

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Amazing Course - Must Play!

Royal Porthcawl GC is always in the Top 100 Courses in the UK and it's easy to see why. It's a beast! Right next to the sea and clearly susceptible to wind. One half of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very good course but very hard as all links courses and has a number of blind shots - clubhouse very quaint and with the wind blowing found some of the holes very taxing - played well and scored 30 points of 9 hcap.

Thank CassWoking
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Royal Porthcawl GC is always in the Top 100 Courses in the UK and it's easy to see why. It's a beast! Right next to the sea and clearly susceptible to wind. One half of the clubhouse is a beautiful old building, the other half (facing the prevailing wind) has been rebuilt, presumably many times. There are some great holes... More 

Thank vonireland
Perth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Thought it might be in better condition, even at this time year. Lots of on going work to be done. Sand in the bunkers, trimming of bunker surrounds and general maintenance, would improve the experience. Lots of great holes. Fair test. Definitely championship golf.

Thank gastronaut_11
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

What an awesome golf course! Beautiful place and setting, course in great condition and we were lucky with the weather!!!

Thank simon w
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic golf experience! The golf course is just incredible, a really good test and presented in fantastic condition. Food and beverage is spot on too. Can't wait to come back!

Thank Scott A
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

Beautifully maintained with stepped rough and fantastic bunkers. Great clubhouse full of history but without any condescension.

Thank exeman
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

Day 16 of our marathon Links journey through Southport, Liverpool, Wales and more England to come. We really enjoyed our round at Royal Porthcawl. Quite a few solid fun tough holes, and strategically placed "noble" bunkers to swallow up unsuspecting drives. The greens had just been aerated and seeded so it was tricky to make putts (for me anyway). The... More 

Thank Rick M
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Reviewed 30 September 2015

In the top 100 and living up to it! BUT be an experienced golfer so you will enjoy it........ Know how to hit them high and low, fade and draw but foremost know how to hit them straight. Keep a close eye on where it goes if you missed a shot because as on any links course ball will not... More 

Thank SwinSwin
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Reviewed 25 July 2015

I can't think of anything not to love about Royal Porthcawl GC. The course has been on my bucket list to play for about 3 years - being a Welsh Man and Royal Porthcawl being rated the #1 course in the Principality, it would surely be illegal not to play it at some stage. Admittedly we happened to play on... More 

Thank Martin L
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Reviewed 19 June 2015

We were lucky enough to be invited to play here by a member.We travelled from Worcestershire full of anticipation.We were not disappointed.I had never played on a links course before and was terrified of the first hole.It was a really sunny but breezy day and after 2 holes my driver never emerged from the bag again.I used long irons to... More 

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