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. Since his day the club has acquired a large practice area and further improvements have been made to the course, developments which keep Royal Porthcawl firmly among the world's top golf courses.
The status of the course is sustained by the many prestigious professional and amateur events held at the club over the years.
Michael Williams of the Daily Telegraph summed it all up with; "Royal Porthcawl epitomises all that is best about the game, as it once was, even down to a creaking clubhouse that is as unchanging as the magnificent links and unrivalled hospitality."
Exit the M4 motorway at Junction 37.
Take the A4229 south to Porthcawl. At the first roundabout go straight across and at the second roundabout by the Esso filling station, take a right. At the 3rd roundabout on the outskirts of Porthcawl, turn right. After a little more than a mile along a residential road, with the coastline in front of you, the road takes a 90 degree left turn. After about a quarter of a mile take a right. This narrow road takes you past the Lifeguard station and straight ahead of you is the Royal Porthcawl Golf Club.