Royal Porthcawl Golf Club
The Royal Porthcawl Course has a magnificent setting sloping down to the seashore. The absence of sand hills usually found on links courses enables the golfer to see the sea from every hole and to enjoy memorable views south to Somerset and Exmoor, and northwest across Swansea Bay to the Gower Peninsula. With holes facing into every point of the compass, the player is always tested by the wind and will probably need every club in the bag. The status of the course is sustained by the many amateur and professional events which it hosts including six amateur championships, the Walker Cup, the Curtis Cup, the Championship of Europe, the Home Internationals, and the Ladies British Open Amateur Championship. The R&A Jacque Leglise tournament and the British Boys Championship are also in the calendar. 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 Club House is the full length picture of the Prince. The club has 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.
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Machynys Peninsula Golf Club
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