3* Fairways Porthcawl is 3* Fairways Porthcawl is just 3 minutes from the town centre with one of the best views in Porthcawl. All guest rooms are en suite, decorated to a high standard and come with modern services. Over the years the Fairways Hotel has gained a reputation for good service, good food, good beers and great atmosphere. All rooms have king size beds which can be adapted to suit families or twin rooms and has Tea / Coffee Making Facilities, Satellite TV, access to high-speed Broadband Internet. The dining room offers comfortable surroundings; a fine menu and extensive wine & liqueur list guarantee an enjoyable evening in. The Bar Lounge offers a wide selection of bar and restaurant meals, including traditional welsh dishes, beers and whiskeys. There is a Large screen TV for major sporting events.
Royal Porthcawl is the #1 course in Wales and has a magnificent
setting sloping down to the seashore. The absence of sand hills usually found
on links, allows views of the sea from every hole, but some of the sand bunkers
could conceal a tank. 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 numerous amateur and professional events
held at the Club. The first three holes skirt coast and the wind whips across
the beach. The last four holes return to the sea and a wind that can blow a dead-on
drive off at right angles to the fairway. 6,691-yard par 72 - Links.
Machynys Peninsula Golf & .C.C. is designed to challenge
the best players in championship conditions and yet still be enjoyable for the
higher handicapper, by utilising up to five tees per hole. Gary Nicklaus supervised
the design on behalf of his father, the legendary Jack Nicklaus. He identified
his favourite and most challenging holes as the 4th, 5th, 16th, and 18th. Naming
the fourth, "the most unique, a short par 4 but a very challenging and a
difficult one nonetheless." and "the 16th, a par 4 played across the
lake from behind the clubhouse is probably one of the most beautiful holes on
the course -. 7100 yards, Par 72 - Links
Southerndown is part links and part heathland, on a massive
limestone outcrop, which rises over 70 metres from the sea and gives superb views.
This accounts for the course's free drainage and the overlying soil supports heather,
bracken and gorse. The westerly winds have deposited centuries of sand to give
the front eight holes a springy, links-style character with the wind adding to
the challenge. Many championship events have been staged here over the years.
The views from the 10th tee are spectacular over the North Devon coast, Swansea
Bay and the Gower peninsula, down towards Porthcawl and all the surrounding hills.
6449 yards Par 72 - Downland / Links.
Pyle & Kenfig has high dunes hugging the coast and deep
disconcerting valleys in a layout that offers plenty of diversity. There are two
loops of nine holes returning to the clubhouse and the second half is regarded
as the tougher of the two with the final three holes viewed as the hardest of
the lot. P & K has twice co-hosted the Amateur Championships with their neighbours
Royal Porthcawl and has also hosted the Home Internationals. Glorious panoramic
views over the Bristol Channel, Gower Peninsula and the magnificent Welsh Mountains
can all be seen from various points on the course. 6728 yards, Par 71 - Links.