Architect: Charles Gibson, Ramsay Hunter, Harry Colt, Tom Simpson and Martin Ebert
Stats: 6,580 yds, par 72, SSS 73
GF: Monday to Thursday £115, Friday £125 (both including 2 course lunch), weekend £135 (golf only)
Visitor information: Welcome all day Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, Wednesday mornings, and Monday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons
W: royalporthcawl.com
2010 Ranking: 29 (up 1)

Improvements since 2010 Rankings:

Course: New championship tees added on the 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th 11th, 13th, and 14th holes, modification of the 5th, 9th, 10th, 12th greens. Various bunkers added or moved on a number of holes

Panellists’ Comments: “For the accomplished golfer looking to play one of the bests links courses, this is a must play”; “A great location and design”; “Standing on the 1st tee is like playing Tiger Woods on the computer”; “Although your heart is not set racing by outstanding features, it is difficult to see how this course could ever be improved”; “The greatest course in Wales.”

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