Links Golf Vacations - Royal Sportsman Hotel, Porthmadog, North West Wales

The Royal Sportsman is Porthmadog's premier Hotel, the only full service quality 3* Hotel in Porthmadog with star ratings awarded by both the Welsh Tourist Board and the AA.

Since early 1999, under its present owners, the Hotel has been extensively refurbished after a decade of neglect. The new house style was completed in 2005 with support from the Wales Tourist Board and Gwynedd Council. It is once again a quality hotel.

Commanding a central position, the hotel is located in the centre of Porthmadog, and only a few minutes walk from the town’s major attractions though they do boast to have the cheapest beer in the town!!

The first 9 holes were designed by Tom Morris of Hoylake in 1900 and ran along the sand dunes. The course was extended to 18 holes in 1909 when the course architect was 5 times British Open Champion James Braid. Pwllheli has often been described as a unique golf course with 9 holes being gentle parkland and 9 holes being a true test of links golf.

From the course and clubhouse, there are superb views of Snowdonia and over Cardigan Bay to the Cambrian Mountain range, and the Clubhouse is closer to the sea than any other Golf Clubhouse in the U.K.

Located about a mile from where they filmed the TV series ‘The Prisoner’. Designed by James Braid the Course is made up of two distinct halves. The front nine are away from the coast and although the soil is and the terrain is more accurately described as heathland – though water makes an appearance on 5 of these holes.

The back nine head for the sea, and some beautiful scenery, and the course is transformed into pure links that have been likened to a miniature Troon.

Please use our enquiry form or call us to extend your stay, play more golf or simply to book your golfing break:

UK Callers: 0800 083 2983

International Callers: +44 (0)2920 610010

All of our golfing breaks in Wales are great value, so you know straight away the courses you can play, the accommodation on offer and how it all fits in with your budget.

Links packages.

Royal Sportsman Hotel.

  • £170 per person
  • 2 nights stay
  • 36 holes of golf
  • Full Welsh Breakfast
  • 3* Star Hotel
  • 28 ensuite Bedrooms
  • Home cooked food
  • 18 Holes on Pwllheli Golf Course
  • 18 holes on Porthmadog Golf Course
  • Porthmadog, North West Wales