Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

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Royal Porthcawl Golf Club
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Royal Porthcawl in 2005
Club information
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club is located in the United Kingdom
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club is located in Wales
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club
Coordinates 51°29′31″N 3°43′34″W / 51.492°N 3.726°W / 51.492; -3.726Coordinates: 51°29′31″N 3°43′34″W / 51.492°N 3.726°W / 51.492; -3.726
Location Porthcawl, Wales, U.K.
Established 1895 (1891)
Type Private
Total holes 18
Tournaments hosted Senior Open (2014, 2017)
The Amateur (6)
Walker Cup (1995)
Curtis Cup (1964)
British Masters (1961)
Welsh Golf Classic
University Golf Match
Par 72
Length 7,065 yards (6,460 m)
Course rating 76

Royal Porthcawl Golf Club is a golf club in Wales in the United Kingdom, located north of Porthcawl and bordering the Bristol Channel.

The club has hosted many prestigious tournaments including The Amateur Championship on six occasions, the Walker Cup in 1995, the Curtis Cup in 1964, the British Masters in 1961, and European Tour event, the Welsh Golf Classic in the early 1980s. In March 2010, it hosted the University Golf Match between Oxford and Cambridge universities, with Oxford winning 9–6.

The Senior Open Championship was played at Royal Porthcawl in 2014 and Bernhard Langer won by thirteen strokes over runner-up Colin Montgomerie;[1][2] it is scheduled to return in 2017, in late July.[3][4]


The club was founded in 1891 by a group of businessmen from Cardiff, with the first nine-hole golf course being laid out on Lock's Common by Charles Gibson the following year. In 1895, the club moved to its present location with the addition of a further nine-hole course. Shortly after that, the new course was extended to eighteen holes, with the original course later being abandoned. Royal status was conferred on the club by King Edward VII in 1909.[5]

Golf course maintenance
at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club


  1. ^ "Bernhard Langer wins by 13 shots". ESPN. Associated Press. 27 July 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "The Senior Open Championship pres. by Rolex". ESPN. 27 July 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "2014 Senior Open Championship set for Royal Porthcawl". The R&A. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Senior Open Championship to return to Royal Porthcawl in 2017". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Club History". Royal Porthcawl Golf Club. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 

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