28. Royal Porthcawl – Top 100 UK and Ireland golf courses 2012

Royal Portcawl golf course in Wales has been ranked number 28 in Golf Monthly's top 100 UK and Ireland golf courses 2012

Royal Porthcawl

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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