6 reasons to play Royal Porthcawl

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#1 The R&A’s preferred architect Martin Ebert has worked on the links recently and it is one of the governing body’s favoured hosts for its championships.

6 reasons to play Royal Porthcawl

#2 It's where GB&I beat an American side containing the ‘phenom’, Tiger Woods 14-10 in the 1995 Walker Cup.

6 reasons to play Royal Porthcawl

#3 Due to the absence of dune corridors found on many elite links, it famously permits a view of the sea from every hole, as well as south to Somerset and Exmoor.

6 reasons to play Royal Porthcawl

#4 You'll have fun on the greens! They are slick and uncommonly contoured, with putting into bunkers not unheard of.

6 reasons to play Royal Porthcawl

#5 The regular changes in direction, with holes pointed in every direction on the compass, is another strong theme here and ensures it is always testing and interesting.

6 reasons to play Royal Porthcawl

#6 It's just stunning.