Designer: Charles Gibson / Harry S. Colt / Tom Simpson / C.K. Cotton
Length: 6,870 yards
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club was founded in 1891, and despite being the highest ranked course in Wales, it remains relatively unknown.
The first four holes and the last six holes represent classic links golf, but the holes in the middle rise up onto higher ground, offering fantastic views across the Bristol Channel.
The Bristol Channel acts as a funnel for Atlantic gales and the course is fully exposed to the wind. With an absence of trees and dunes, the wind plays a powerful role.