Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

Porthcawl, Wales Private


Considered a seaside venue but not a true links, Royal Porthcawl, situated on the south coast of Wales, doesn't have returning nines, but it's not an out-and-back routing either. Instead, the front nine moves in a clockwise crescent-shaped manner, with the back nine running counterclockwise inside the crescent. Only the first three holes play adjacent to Bristol Channel, but there are ocean views and ocean winds on all the inland holes too, which are on higher ground. The 2017 Senior Open was contested at Royal Porthcawl, with Bernhard Langer winning a record 10th senior major, and Alex Cejka won the 2023 Senior Open here.


Holes 18
Length 7152
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1898
Designer Ramsay Hunter (1898), H.S. Colt (1919), Martin Ebert (2011)


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