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Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

Rest Bay, Porthcawl CF36 3UW, Wales
+44 1656 782251
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Incredible links course

Played with the wife and two business associates. This is my first links course although I play... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Argyle, Texas
via mobile
The Gales of 11 September beat us!

This was the first course we played during a five day five course trip to South Wales. Despite the... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Andrew N
Hinton, United Kingdom
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This internationally renowned golf course hosted the 1995 Walker Cup.
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good10%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“links course” (7 reviews)
“great holes” (2 reviews)
Rest Bay, Porthcawl CF36 3UW, Wales
+44 1656 782251
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Played with the wife and two business associates. This is my first links course although I play golf frequently. I am not sure how the links experience could have been better. Had wind and a little rain, pot bunkers, extremely undulating greens, and tall rough....More

Thank Ibeeverywhere44
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This was the first course we played during a five day five course trip to South Wales. Despite the weather this golf course must be rated one of the best but challenging. The delightful Staff were surprised that we would venture out as only three...More

Thank Andrew N
Reviewed 27 September 2017

It's one of those iconic courses that should be on everyone's list. Your enjoyment may depend on the weather but that's not surprising given you're next to the sea! The bunkers are in great shape which is just as well as you'll see a lot...More

Thank Robert996911
Reviewed 17 June 2017

First off, the staff are incredibly helpful and friendly - in the pro shop, administration, as well as in the pub and restaurant. The golf course is stunning, with views of the water from nearly every hole (and the typical beachside winds along with it!)...More

Thank ikim22
Reviewed 25 May 2017

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
Reviewed 3 May 2017

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...More

Thank vonireland
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
Reviewed 29 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
Reviewed 17 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
Reviewed 28 July 2016

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

Thank exeman
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