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Royal Porthcawl

Championship Links, Par 72

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Wales finest championship links course.

15th in the Golf Digest Rankings. The status of the course is sustained by the many prestigious professional and amateur events held at the club over the years.

In the early part of 1891 a group of Cardiff business men, involved in shipping and coal exporting, and all keen golfing enthusiasts decided to form a golf club at Porthcawl. The following April the members were granted the right to cut holes for a nine hole golf course on Locks Common. The rest of that year was spent clearing the common of a dense, tangled covering of gorse and bracken, and in February 1892 Charles Gibson, the Westward Ho.! professional, was invited to Porthcawl where he stayed and laid out the nine hole course. In 1895 it was decided to move to the present location and extend the course adding nine more holes on land forming part of the Manor of Sker. About three years later the original nine holes on the Common were abandoned and the present eighteen established. King Edward VII bestowed the honour of Royal status on the club in 1909 and in 1932, The Prince of Wales (afterward the Duke of Windsor) visited the club with some of his friends who were members.

One of the many interesting objets d’art in the Clubhouse is the full length picture of the Prince. 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.

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.

Michael Williams
Daily Telegraph

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Dragon Hotel Swansea Links Golf Breaks

2 Nights, 3 Rounds  

Fantastic 2 nights 3 rounds package staying at the 4* Dragon Hotel located in the heart of Swansea City.

Package includes 2 nights stay plus golf at the championship links course of Royal Porthcawl, classic links of Pyle & Kenfig and Ashburnham.

from £219

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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in South Wales for your first round of golf at Ashburnham Golf Club

Overnight at the Dragon Hotel, Swansea

Day 2

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before heading for your golf today at Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club

Overnight at the Dragon Hotel, Swansea

Day 3

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before heading for your final round of golf at the championship course of Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

Costs

Offer price from £219 per person on bed & breakfast basis.
Prices subject to availability & dates, seasonal and weekend supplements apply.

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Pyle & Kenfig Dormy Links Winter Offer

1 Night, 2 Rounds   special offer

New Winter Links package staying at Pyle & Kenfig Dormy House.

The Dormy House is ideally situated for golf at the prestigious Royal Porthcawl Golf Club as well as being on site for the links of Pyle & Kenfig.

from £150

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Itinerary

Day 1

Travel to South Wales for your first round of golf at Pyle & Kenfig Golf

Overnight at the P&K Dormy House

Day 2

Enjoy your your breakfast before your final round of golf at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

Depart after your golf

Costs

Prices subject to availability during November to March, weekend supplements apply.
Cost: from £150 per person inc B&B
Playing Pyle & Kenfig and Royal Porthcawl

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South Wales Links Golf

2 Nights, 3 Rounds  

Pick 3 from these 5 fantastic links golf courses:
Ashburnham, Machynys, Pennard, Pyle & Kenfig and Southerndown.

*Include Royal Porthcawl for only £60 Supplement*

Staying 2 nights at the 4* deluxe Dragon Hotel, situated within walking distance of Wind Street and its vibrant mix of bars and restaurants in Swansea City Centre.

Or alternatively at the 4* Stradey Hotel Llanelli, overlooking the Burry estuary. Contemporary furnishings and a genuine warm welcome, make for a great place to stay for your golf in the Swansea area.

from £245

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Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrive in South Wales and your first round of golf at Pyle & Kenfig
Overnight at your chosen hotel

Day 2

Second round of golf at Machynys Golf Club
Overnight at your chosen hotel

Day 3

Check out of the hotel for your final round of golf at Pennard Golf Club

Depart after your golf

 

Costs

Price from an Incredible £245

Based on a minimum of 2 people sharing a twin /double room including bed and breakfast.

Weekend golf supplements apply

Supplement for Royal Porthcawl – £60 Midweek Further Supplements apply at weekend.

Choice of courses include, Pyle & Kenfig, Southerdown, Pennard, Ashburnham, Machynys and Royal Porthcawl

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The Premier Wales Golf Tour

The Premier Wales Golf Tour showcases the best golf courses in Wales combined with luxurious accommodation. This highly recommended tour starts in scenic North Wales with the stunning backdrop of Snowdonia and then travels down to the Championship courses of South Wales.

We recommend starting The Premier Wales Golf Tour by flying into Manchester Airport, on arrival you will be met by Wales Golf Vacations representative and from there start your tour by travelling into North Wales and your hotel for the night the Bodysgallen Hall Hotel & Spa. Golf at Conwy Golf Club is a short distance from your hotel, and you will have the opportunity to explore the ancient walled town of Conwy following your golf.

The Premier Wales Golf Tour is a gastronomic delight, the fine dining at the hotels included on this tour is something not to be missed. Many of the restaurants along your tour have won multiple awards for their food, ranging from Salt Marsh Lamb to local bred Welsh Black Beef. Not to forget the fantastic choice of seafood available on this tour which follows the Welsh Coastline.

As your tour continues south, you will experience the joys of playing golf on the coast in Wales – the iconic peninsula holes at Nefyn & District are a unique golfing experience seldom seen. Continuing south the next course is set against the imposing backdrop of Harlech Castle – Royal St Davids is a fantastic links experience with some very tough holes especially on the closing holes. Continue south to Aberdovey – the classic links – one unique opportunity on the Premier Wales Golf Tour is the possibility to travel by train from Royal St Davids to Aberdovey – a great experience if you have time in your schedule, you can literally take your golf spikes and clubs on the train – get on in Harlech which is virtually in the car park of Royal St Davids then alight at Aberdovey Golf Club car park, this is a really great little rail journey with spectacular scenery as you travel along between the coast and the cambrian mountain range. Just ask and our tour planners can arrange this for you.

The tour concludes with a luxury stay at the 5* Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, home venue for the 201o Ryder Cup and a must see on your Premier Wales Golf Tour. While staying at the resort you will get the chance to play the 2010 Ryder Cup Course, as well as the other famous links in South Wales – Royal Porthcawl.

Why not enjoy the benefits of an experienced driver and luxury vehicle throughout your trip?

The Premier Wales Golf Tour can be customised to include other courses should you wish.

Don’t delay book today! – hit the enquire now link on the right to contact one of our tour planners

from £1649

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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive into Manchester or Liverpool airport, and transfer approximately 90 minutes to North Wales and your accommodation at Bodysgallen Hall Hotel

Day 2

Enjoy a traditional Welsh breakfast at the hotel before travelling to your golf at Conwy Golf Club

Overnight at Bodysgallen Hall Hotel

Day 3

Following breakfast travel for golf today at Nefyn & District Golf Club

Overnight at The Castle Cottage

Day 4

Enjoy your breakfast today before golf at Royal St David’s Golf Club, Harlech

Overnight at The Castle Cottage

Day 5

Experience golf as Bernard Darwin did, take the train from Harlech to Aberdovey. Alight at the first tee equipped with your clubs.

Golf at Aberdovey

Following your golf, continue South to The Celtic Manor Resort- Venue for the 2010 Ryder Cup Matches.

Overnight at the Celtic Manor Resort

Day 6

Following on from a full breakfast in the Olive Tree restaurant, travel West to play golf at Royal Porthcawl

Overnight at the Celtic Manor Resort

Day 7

Play your final round of golf at the Celtic Manor Resort Twenty Ten Course

Overnight at the Celtic Manor Resort

Day 8

Depart Wales

Costs

Golfer prices from: £1649 per person on self drive basis (based on 4 travelling)

From £1949 per person including driver and minicoach (based on 8 travelling)

Non Golfer Prices and Car Hire available, please enquire.

Prices subject to availability, weekend supplements may apply.

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Royal Porthcawl Links Golf Break

2 Nights, 3 Rounds  

Royal Porthcawl Links Golf Break

The Royal Porthcawl Links Golf Break is the perfect package for the links golf enthusiast, your opportunity to play 3 of the finest links courses in South Wales: Royal Porthcawl, Southerndown and Pyle & Kenfig with all courses within 20 minutes drive of each other. This is the perfect golf break for your group of golfers that want to have minimum drive times to the courses.

The 3 courses are all quite different links, Royal Porthcawl Links is right on the coast at Rest Bay in Porthcawl where the sea is visible from every hole. Royal Porthcawl has hosted several Senior Opens and in 2021 will host the Ladies British Open. Tight fairways and immaculate approaches are a feature of the course along with a unique design, the course turning on itself all the time requiring all shot types to play the course well.

Southerndown Golf Club perched on the the cliffs of Ogmore by Sea overlooks the town of Porthcawl and the Merthyr Mawr dune complex. A fantastic setting for a quality links golf course. The common land has grazing sheep throughout the course which add to its charm. The wind plays a huge part in this layout with the prevailing south westerly making for some challenging drives – not least on the 18th which leads down to the club house – often straight back into the wind.

Pyle and Kenfig Links by contrast runs along the coast virtually adjoining Royal Porthcawl on its famous back nine layout. The course runs through the dunes of kenfig nature reserve, and features spectacular views across the Bristol Channel from the front nine. Of the three links courses the greens are magnificent and the envy of many local clubs.

For your Royal Porthcawl Links Golf Break choose from two accommodation options of  either the 4* accommodation at The Vale Hotel Golf Resort & Spa or the 4* Dragon Hotel in Swansea. Other Hotels are available on request.

from £339

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Itinerary

Day 1

Travel to South Wales for your first round of links golf at the outstanding Southerndown

Overnight at your chosen hotel

Day 2

Following breakfast at the hotel travel to your next round of golf

18 holes at the championship Pyle & Kenfig

Overnight at your chosen hotel

Day 3

Enjoy your breakfast at before your final days golf at the number one course in Wales, Royal Porthcawl.

Following your morning round, enjoy lunch in the dining room overlooking the 18th green before departing for your homeward journey.

Costs

Monday to Friday – Prices from £339 per person, subject to availability.
Weekend supplements apply

Based on 2 persons sharing double/twin room including bed and breakfast.

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