Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links

Top 100 UK & Ireland

Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links

Top 100 UK & Ireland
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Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links is rated 5 out of 5 based on 6 verified reviews from YGT customers.

Bernhard Langer was blessed with a remarkable piece of land on which to build what is now a classic links golf course. While it may be part of a golf resort, the layout is a genuine links, and with its proximity to Dublin, it is a fantastic place for a golf break.

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Portmarnock Links

Despite its relative youth Portmarnock Links has forged such a strong reputation that it is now held in the same high regard as other, more established, world class links courses in the UK and Ireland. The Portmarnock Links opened to great acclaim in June 1995 and has been receiving accolades from visiting golf writers and top professionals ever since. Bernhard Langer has used all of his considerable golfing experience to create a classic links of the very highest order.

Host to many top amateur and professional events including the 2008 & 2009 Ladies Irish Open, this championship links boasts all of the features inherent to a classic links course. Elevated tees, blind approaches, sweeping undulations, devilish pot bunkers and, of course, the typical links sea breezes are all present and they combine to offer golfers of all abilities an authentic and infinitely enjoyable test of links golf. As with many of the top class links courses around the UK and Ireland, Portmarnock was built on perfect sandy links turf and as such the course drains exceptionally well, thus allowing golfers to play all year round.

Following a day on the fairways, golfers can enjoy light bite in either the Jameson Bar that is situated in the Old Jameson House, or retire to the Cocktail Lounge for breathtaking views of the sea and golf course.

STATS

Par: 71

Designed by: Bernhard Langer

Opened for play: 1995

Previously hosted: Ladies Irish Open (2008, 2009)

Rankings: 90th in Golf Digests Top 100 Courses in UK & Ireland, 23rd in Golf Digest Ireland

TEES

Blue: 6444 metres (7047 yards), SSS 74

White: 6020 metres (6584 yards), SSS 72

Green: 5667 metres (6198 yards), SSS 71

Red: 5082 metres (5558 yards), SSS 73

Accommodation

The hotel at Portmarnock, set amidst its own 200-acre estate, was once called St Marnock's House and served as the private home to the Jameson family, now so famous for the Irish whisky that they export worldwide.

The luxury hotel now in its place retains the sense of charm and history, and fully justifies its position skirting the coast. With the recent addition of the new €40 wing, the accommodation options have been further enhanced.

Whichever type of en-suite bedroom a visitor chooses, it is likely that it will feature views of either the sea or golf course, and all offer that charming mix of traditional Irish hospitality and the comforts of a top modern hotel.

In addition, superb cuisine can be enjoyed at the hotel, and the extremely luxurious Health Spa offers excellent activities for those not keen for the links.

Oceana Spa offers guests an intimate, personal retreat that serves to rejuvenate the skin, relax the body and revitalize the mind. The facilities include wellness therapy in the three purpose-built treatment rooms, sauna, nail bar, hair salon and gym.

Exquisite creations are on the menu at Osborne's Restaurant, which has been awarded an AA Rosette.

Relaxed dining and comfortable drinking are on offer in both The Cocktail Bar and The Jameson Bar.

Features

  • Putting Greens
  • Beauty Salon
  • Conference Facilities
  • Private Dining

Golfer reviews

I visited Dublin for a short golf break last month with a colleague and two clients and wanted to thank YGT for a good holiday.

We played County Louth on the Thursday and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The course was in great condition and provided a challenge to all of us despite the difference in handicaps (from 7 to 21). The course itself was very quiet and is certainly is a hidden gem. The 18th is one of the best finishing holes I have played as well. There don’t seem to be any week holes and when the wind gets up it can play a lot longer than its yardage may suggest. As expected the staff in the clubhouse were extremely friendly and the food was good too.

Our second and final round was played at Portmarnock and it too was a great links golf test. Surprisingly we thought it was a bit easier than Louth. Maybe that was down to the quality of the greens which were inspiring to say the least. It really is a joy to putt on true surfaces because if you get the line right the ball won’t deviate and we certainly holed our fair share of putts. Again the atmosphere in the clubhouse was warm and friendly and the food was good.

We stayed at the Portmarnock Hotel and found the location very convenient being only 20 minutes from the airport and a short cab ride into the city. The local town was full of other golf tours so I would recommend heading into Dublin if you want to sample a bit more of the local nightlife.

We all thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would recommend the packages on offer at Your Golf Travel to other golfers. PS - Remember to pack an umbrella!

Our recent golf break was just excellent so a big thanks to Your Golf Travel. We enjoyed every minute of our stay in Portmarnock and as this was our first golf break in Ireland we were glad to have chosen such a fantastic venue. Even if everything else had gone wrong the quality of the golf course would have been worth the journey. Luckily all other aspects of the golf holiday were equally as impressive!

A big pat on the back goes to Your Golf Travel who were very professional even when we needed to alter arrangements. Everything was very much appreciated. It was really nice to learn that you are as good as I was told you were by other golfers.

Just back from our break to Portmarnock so thought we'd let you know how we got on. We stayed at the Portmarnock Links Hotel, playing Portmarnock Links, Portmarnock Golf Club and The Island. In short it was epic. Wonderful weather and three terrific golf courses with Portmarnock narrowly beating The Island. Will look forward to using you in the future.

The golf course at Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links is a true links experience with difficult bunkers, good greens and lovely scenery.

We very much enjoyed the Hotel and found the staff most helpful at all times. We had a lovely meal which was fantastic value and two complimentary bottles of wine as we were delayed a little for our meal.

The location of the hotel is superb, close to Malahide and Howth and very easy to access. It suited us very well as Royal Dublin down the road was our extra game of golf. It was probably one of the best venues that we have been to, close to the shops in Malahide, beautiful restaurants overlooking the harbour and as they say in Ireland Great craic! Well done to Your Golf Travel we will be back again. Highly recommended.

Our Deaf group golf break to Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links was just excellent so a very very big thanks Your Golf Travel. We enjoyed every minute of our stay in Portmarnock and as this was our first golf break in Ireland we were glad to have chosen such a fantastic venue and very friendly and the food was Amazing. Golf course was in great condition. A big thanks to YGT for being such a great company to book through – I will definitely keep in touch and use Your Golf Travel again. I am going arrange it to be booked again through YGT for next year in Scotland.

We had a fantastic golf break at Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links. The hotel was superb value. A full Irish breakfast every morning set you up the day. The rooms where great, clean and very comfortable.

Malahide was a great start to the trip. The course was beautifully set up and the clubhouse was superb. The lads said it was one of the best pints of Guinness they had during the stay (mid or full strength). Royal Dublin was a pure gem. Some very long par 4's, glad it was not a windy day. Again the clubhouse was sumptuous, as was the lunch. Sea point was a blend of heathland and links. When we arrived the pro did not have us booked in. A call to YGT and it was quickly sorted out. Had a relaxing coffee until we tee'ed off. Of the 4 courses we played, we rated this 4th. Portmarnock golf links was a nice course, if a little overplayed, good practise facilities, and some tough holes. There was not much to do in Portmarnock, a 5 minute drive to Malahide was the place to go.

Recommend Gibney's as the pub to go to, very lively. Eating out was expensive in the restaurants, e.g. Main course Indian not including rice 20 euro. The only down side to a great golfing holiday was the 120 euro clamping fine for parking in a private car park (looked like a public car park with pay and display - which our ticket expired by 30 minutes).

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