A Welsh Dream!
Dare To Dream – Royal Porthcawl
Due to host the Women’s British Open in 2021 – we introduce Royal Porthcawl to you – this week’s Dare To Dream.
Ranked the number one course in Wales and 30th in the World by Golf Digest, Royal Porthcawl is one of those authentic, timeless designed links challenges with seaviews to die for with every hole overlooking the Bristol Channel.
Along with the British Women’s Open next year, Royal Porthcawl has hosted the Walker Cup, Welsh Ladies Open Championship, the Curtis Cup, The Amateur Championship, and the Senior Open in 2017
Dating back to 1891 the original course was laid out by Ramsay Hunter, a Scottish greenkeeper who also had a hand in Royal St George's, which is set to host The Open Championship in 2021. Modifications to the course were completed in 1913 by Harry Colt and then again in 1933 by Tom Simpson. Coastal dunelands, and sloping greens are a real trade mark of this links dream, as are the many challenging bunkers.
It was the vision and investment by coal and shipping business men from Cardiff in the early 1890’s that resulted in the building of this great course that is worth a dream, and a visit. The club offers some classy, on site accommodation in a renovated ‘Dormy’ House, a welcoming clubhouse, and excellent practice facilities with a 5-hole par 3 course.