The 121st Amateur Championship will be staged at Royal Porthcawl and Pyle & Kenfig from 13-18 June 2016.
Consistently ranked as one of the top courses in the world, Royal Porthcawl will host the Amateur Championship for the seventh time in 2016. The course has a magnificent setting with views of the sea from every hole. With holes facing into every point of the compass, players can expect to be tested by the wind on the scenic Welsh links.
Royal Porthcawl has played host to many prestigious championships including the Senior Open in 2014, the Walker Cup, the Curtis Cup, the European Team Championship, the Home Internationals, the Vagliano Trophy, and the Ladies British Open Amateur Championship.
With its lofty sand dunes hugging the coast of South Wales, Pyle and Kenfig is situated in a wonderful stretch of golfing country and is rated as one of the best golf courses in Wales. It has co-hosted The Amateur along with Royal Porthcawl on two previous occasions, as well as the Home Internationals and the Senior Ladies British Open Amateur.
France’s Romain Langasque won the 120th Amateur Championship at Carnoustie after a closely fought final with Scotland’s Grant Forrest.
The 20-year-old sealed the win on the par three 34th hole to earn a 4&2 victory in the 36-hole final to become the third Frenchman to win the Amateur Championship after Philippe Ploujoux in 1981 and Julien Guerrier in 2006.
The first stage of the Championship involves 288 players each of whom plays two rounds of 18 holes, one to be played on each of the two courses.
The 64 lowest scores over the 36 holes and ties for 64th place will compete in the match play stage of the Championship. Each match will consist of one round of 18 holes except the Final which will be over 36 holes.