Designers: Harry Colt/Philip Mackenzie Ross
Green fee: From £75
Tel: 01656 783 093
PYLE & KENFIG is next door to the finest course in Wales, Royal Porthcawl, and co-hosted the Amateur Championship with its esteemed neighbour in 2002.
The front nine, designed by Colt, is perfectly good, honest stuff but the back nine, in truth, in on a different level.
Mackenzie Ross designed holes that plough through the dunes – the view from the 14th tee is stunning – and culminate in a trio of tough par 4s to finish.
The best hole is arguably the 13th, where a blind drive must be positioned at the angle of the dogleg for a clear view of the green.
A friendly, homely clubhouse guarantees you a warm Welsh welcome once you have finished your round.