Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

5.0000000000 5.0 stars from 5 (1)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7068 yards
  • Layout


Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Dress code: Smart-casual

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7068 yards N/A N/A
Blue 72 6870 yards N/A N/A
White 72 6580 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 72 6303 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 75 5840 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 5.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
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Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"The undisputed alpha dog of golf in Wales"

BrandonTuckerGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2015
Previously played Walked

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The great appeal of Wales as a golf destination is in its quirky links like Pennard, Southerndown and Nefyn & District. But the great exception to this is Royal Porthcawl, a links with every bit of pedigree as England and Scotland's top medal links.

The opening stretch of holes along the beach are fantastic. Perhaps the single greatest attribute I remember about my two rounds at Porthcawl are the small, deep pot bunkers that command your full attention on every hole, especially the par 3s. I love the short par-4 finisher that plays straight downhill towards the water.

You wonder if the 2010 Ryder Cup been held here instead of further inland, the matches wouldn't have been such a wash, and it might have done a better service to the links golf scene here. In any case, this 19th century links isn't going anywhere, and is a must on any Wales golf itinerary.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

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