Par 70, yardage 6,417. Originally designed by Willie Fernie in 1905 with later modifications by Herbert Fowler and Willie Park - and most recently by Donald Steel - Southerndown takes full advantage of its natural features. Undulating fairways and tight lies give the course a downland/links character. Bracken and gorse punish wayward shots and on windy days golfers need to negotiate the hazards with care. There are many longer courses, but few with a finer set of par-threes. Equally memorable are the closing holes, usually played into the wind. The 18th in particular with its intimidating gorse and renowned split-level fairway will live long in the memory. Overlooking the Ogmore Estuary and Porthcawl, Southerndown is a golf course of great natural feel, with crisp turf, rippling fairways, gorse and bracken everywhere and even sheep for companionship throughout your round!