Porthcawl to host top amateurs
Royal Porthcawl has been announced as the host of the Amateur Championship in 2016.
It will mark the seventh time the Welsh venue has hosted the Championship, and the first time since 2002. Pyle & Kenfig will host the preliminary stroke play rounds.
R&A chief executive Peter Dawson said: "Royal Porthcawl and Pyle & Kenfig will be wonderful venues for the Amateur Championship and we expect the Welsh galleries will relish the opportunity to see leading players in action."
The news is particularly timely for Royal Porthcawl, which is already hosting next year's Seniors Open and which will be visited by R&A officials next month to determine its suitability to host an Open Championship.