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Address: Rest Bay, Porthcawl CF36 3UW, Wales
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+44 1656 782251
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This internationally renowned golf course hosted the 1995 Walker Cup.

This internationally renowned golf course hosted the 1995 Walker Cup.

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No 1 in Wales

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

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

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 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 

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Thank SwinSwin
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Martin L
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

It was a privilege to play Royal Porthcawl this week. This is an excellent and extremely testing course for those who want to play Links Golf in a traditional environment. The setting for this ancient course is truly magnificent, with sea, estuary and countryside views all around. We travelled a long way to play, but it really was worth it.... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

Excellent friendly golf club right by the sea, lots of memorabilia to see in the clubhouse, great breakfast served! The course is a real test of links golf, fast greens and tricky in the in the wind with wonderful sea views to Swansea bay & the Bristol Channel. (not sure if so keen to play if it rains as quite... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

Liked the fact it hasn't changed in any material way to when I used to frequent it as a boy! Always has an "air" about it and the views are spectacular. Still the club to play in!

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Thank P C
Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

The condition of the course for this time of year (December 2014) was amazing. We had a still day and it was as good a course that I have played anywhere in the World. Opererating hours of the catering facilities, which are excellent, could be improved.

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