Located just minutes from Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club is another one of southern Wales' championship links. Though overshadowed by its neighbor, which is separated by just a fence on the back nine, Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club has its own stern test that pros will argue can be even tougher to score well. Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club has hosted the British Amateur and the Men's Home Internationals, which features such participants as Rory McIlroy. The golf club was established in 1922 and has been designed by such architects as H.S. Colt and Mackenzie Ross, who rebuilt much of the golf course after World War II.
The front nine plays on the opposite side of a road compared to the back nine, and the front is set farther away from links terrain but is still firm and rolling. Pot bunkers are small but plentiful, while fairways tend to be mostly wide. The back nine, starting from about the 11th hole, plays through pure links land and is the more dramatic of the two nines. The 18th hole is a long par 4 that has hazard running down the right and the road on the left, making for one of the narrower tee shots during the round.