Near the Welsh capital of Cardiff, lies Royal Porthcawl. The club, created in 1891, sits right along the Bristol Channel. It has held many major competitions such as the 1964 Curtis Cup and the 1995 Walker Cup. It is scheduled to hold the Senior Open Championship in 2014.
Not only that, it is a very enjoyable golf course. It has a fantastic set of green complexes that contain contours that are a fun to putt and provide a plethora of fun short game shots.
With Cardiff Castle, originally dating back to the 1st century Romans, just minutes away, Wales is a fantastic option to take a trip.