Visit to Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

Following in the footsteps of Ian Woosnam, Colin Montgomerie and Bernhard Langer to name but a few, Bridgend AM Carwyn Jones had the opportunity to visit the prestigious Royal Porthcawl Golf Club. He was there to meet with senior club officials including the Captain of the Club Mr David Thomas and Graeme Pryde, Secretary. It was a chance to have a look around the course and to have a meeting about the future plans for the club.

In the past, the Golf Course has played host to the Walker Cup, Ladies Open Championship, Curtis Cup, The Amateur Championship and The Senior Open Championship to name but a few.

Royal Porthcawl Golf Club is also the first in Wales to obtain the GEO-Certification sustainability award after receiving support from Bridgend County Borough Council’s ‘Dune 2 Dunes’ project.

The ‘Dunes 2 Dunes’ project, funded by the Sustainable Management Scheme, which is supported by the Welsh Government Rural Development Programme and European Union, is a collaboration of organisations, landowners, farmers and golf courses working together to sustainably manage the Bridgend County Borough coastline.

Mr Jones said “Royal Porthcawl Golf Club is a fantastic course and has many assets so it was very interesting to hear about future plans. I see no reason why some of the bigger tournaments could not be hosted at this course.

“It of course has a proven track record and some of the big names in golf have teed off here and have very much enjoyed playing here. Many have labelled the course as one of the most enjoyable. We know that staging the bigger events could bring great economic benefits and would certainly kick start regeneration plans for the town.”