Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, Mid Glamorgan is an 18 hole, par 72 (7065 yard), private, links golf course.

Contact Information

Rest Bay, Porthcawl, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, CF36 3UW United Kingdom

Tel: 01656 782251

Golf Pro: Peter Evans | Tel: 01656 773702

Website: http://www.royalporthcawl.com
 

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: £120.00 per round Mon - Thurs; £130.00 per round Friday *
  • Weekend Guide: £135.00 per round *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Course Information:
18 holes | Par 72 | 7065 yards | Private | Links

Driving rangeGolf club hireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood AccommodationHandicap required

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Visitors: There is a Dormy house capable of sleeping up to 12 people per night.

2014 rates - All Weekday & Friday rates include a complimentary full cooked breakfast or 2 course lunch, which must be taken between 8am and 3pm. Weekend rates are for golf only.

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap 20


Royal Porthcawl Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.97

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 24
Average Ratings
4.60 ... Overall Rating
4.79 ... The Course
4.88 ... Course Cond.
4.54 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.79 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.57 ... Pace of play
5.00 ... Hospitality.
4.13 ... Prac. Facil.
4.43 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

24 ratings & 18 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 8 out of 2122.

HIGHLY RATED - 100% would play again or recommend

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What the club says: Royal Porthcawl was described as being one of the twelve finest courses in the world by the late Tom Scott, a leading writer on golf and former editor of Golf Illustrated. The status of the course is sustained by the many prestigious professional and amateur events held at the club over the years.


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Reviewed Oct 19 2019 by Ryan W - rated 5 out of 5
Amazing venue, history everywhere and a true chance to play on the same turf as some of your heroes. Course in great condition despite heavy rain for days before. Throughly recommend a trip, keep your fingers crossed the wind doesn't get up!
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Reviewed Sep 2 2019 by Richard M - rated 5 out of 5

Now my favourite course!

Incredible course, amazing views, friendliest people but not cheap.
I did a £200 GolfBreak for a dormy breakfast and one summer round, But I think I'll be back for the winter £170 for 2 rounds, dormy and breakfast which seems a good deal.

Walked the course the day before in the sunshine but very high winds (30 mph) and it looked tough. Played next day in rain for first 2 holes and then brightened up but low wind all day. I'd take the low wind conditions any day!

Really beautiful setting especially with the holes running along the shore line 1-3 and those where you face the sea (the elevated tee on 10 is just beautiful - probably my fav hole of all time!).

It is not a long course off the yellows but long enough. I scored poorly with poor driving so even though I found my ball every time in the rough ( few inches deep) but you are wedging out every time to get to the fairway. Just avoid the bunkers. I found 4 all day and 2 I just could not escape. So seriously avoid them they are some of the deepest bunkers ever!!! One chap I spoke to in the bar took 9 to get out of one!

The golf course is immaculate and the fairways just perfect. But probably the highlight is the people. Really friendly bar staff (even booking me restaurants for the evening), the Pros (Sam and James). The administrator who will help me organise my return (Jonathan) and even the cleaning ladies (Joan) recommending the best rooms for my next trip. All fabulous, friendly people.

The club house is ancient. Lots of wood and leather seats, loads of photos of past captains. Many older golfers in blazers. So very traditional feel to it. Loved it all. Just great shame the food stops at 3 (but i found a fish and chip shop in Porthcawl) but there are many other hotels/restaurants to drive to.

The dormies are really comfortable. I had a singe room which was small but the modern bathroom and comfortable bed made up for it! And opening the window in the morning I could see the first tee!

Very good practice facilities - worth driving to - only 1 minute to drive.

Can't wait to go back. Might pack a picnic for the evening.
But gotta take my A game next time!

(Round played: Sep 2019 - Score: 96 Handicap: 13.6)
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Reviewed May 31 2019 by Peter B - rated 5 out of 5
Absolutely brilliant golf course where you get a warm welcome. The greens and surrounding aprons are fast and challenging but very true. Some of the fairways are still recovering from last summer but it didn’t affect play too much. Course was a reasonable challenge off yellows with no wind :-)
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Reviewed Mar 29 2019 by Dave C - rated 5 out of 5

Tough but beautiful

Really tough, every error gets magnified, but precise golf can get results (at least off the yellow tees)

(Round played: Mar 2019 - Score: 107 Handicap: 18.3)
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Reviewed Sep 7 2018 by Nick C - rated 5 out of 5
Having played a lot of the open courses this course is easily up there with the best and a must play if you are in the area.The opening and finishing holes by the beach are fabulous, everyone was friendly and welcoming in the clubhouse, which is amazing in its self.A top top golf course go and play it.
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Reviewed Jun 30 2018 by John P - rated 5 out of 5

Wow

This is an exceptional course. Each hole offers something unique from the last. It?s scoreable from the fairway but long rough puts a premium on driving accuracy. We played it following a long dry spell. The fairways were yellow but playable and the greens were well maintained. One of my favourite golf courses with a nice warm welcome and amazing views
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Reviewed May 24 2018 by Tom N - rated 5 out of 5

Firm & Fast

Proper golf course. True test of ability. Super warm welcome from all staff and members.

(Round played: May 2018 - Score: 78 Handicap: 6.3)
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Reviewed May 16 2018 by Paul W - rated 5 out of 5

Stunning, even in the mist

Is a review necessary? It's an iconic course with some amazing holes. Go play it and stay out of the bunkers.

(Round played: May 2018 - Score: 96 Handicap: 16.2)
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Reviewed Apr 28 2018 by Paul T - rated 5 out of 5

True links course

Love the course. Greens in excellent condition and bunkers well maintained. Course much better now they?ve cut back the gorse. Never miss a chance to play here.
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Reviewed May 31 2017 by Audrey R - rated 5 out of 5

Great course, avoid bunkers!

Played in a league match here. Windy day but dry. Course was running beautifully, greens were fast despite rain the previous day. Pins were in challenging positions (residue from previous day's Men's Medal!)

(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 84 Handicap: 6
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Reviewed May 20 2017 by Alvan B - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Dec 8 2016 by Peter H - rated 1 out of 5
Royal Porthcawl is a true links experience and is easily worth its various Top-100 ratings and always provides an enjoyabe round. The clubhouse staff are welcoming and provide great service, However unlike my previous visits, this time the greens had been hollotined, sanded and the bunkers were a disgrace, either being repaired or unplayable. All golfers understand that this work needs to be done, but the level of works
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Reviewed Jun 6 2015 by Tom B - rated 5 out of 5
Unbelievable course! 5*

(Round played: Jun 2015 - Score: 88 Handicap: 12.5)
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Reviewed Jun 1 2015 by Shane D - rated 4 out of 5

What an afternoon of golf. Classic links weather with wind dictating the day. The course is extremely enjoyable with large greens and great bunkering. Plot your way round and you'll score well. A very well designed layout with holes facing various directions and views of the sea from every hole. Staff in the pro shop and clubhouse were very welcoming and the changing facilities were superb.

(Round played: May 2015 - Score: 83 Handicap: 5.3)
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Reviewed May 18 2015 by Gary M - rated 5 out of 5


(Round played: May 2015 - Score: 80 Handicap: 8.2)
stunning course one of best i've played. layout superb and greens fantastic. very friendly welcome which is always nice.
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Reviewed Apr 17 2015 by Barry H - rated 4 out of 5
Fantastic test of golf, lightning fast greens that will catch any off target shot and send it offside. Bunkers are not in great shape, not much top sand and in most cases require a sideways or reverse shot to escape

(Round played: Apr 2015 - Score: 104 Handicap: 18.3)
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Reviewed May 20 2014 by Paul T - rated 4 out of 5
A great links course that you have to plot your way around. Excellent greens.
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Reviewed Aug 5 2013 by Jonny F - rated 5 out of 5
Beautiful course. Deep, challenging bunkers, so cleverly positioned.

(Round played: Aug 2013 - Score: 106 Handicap: 25.1)
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Reviewed Nov 11 2008 by Luke T - rated 4 out of 5
This course holds a lot of amateur championships and you can see why!! Massive pot bunkers can catch you out, and the greens are like lightening!
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