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 a light bite in either the Jameson Bar, that is situated in the Jameson House or retire to the Seaview for breathtaking views of the sea and golf course.
|Designed by||Bernhard Langer|
|Opened for play||1995|
|Previously hosted||Ladies Irish Open (2008, 2009)|
|Blue||6,514 yards||SSS 75|
|White||6,090 yards||SSS 73|
|Green||5,737 yards||SSS 71|
|Red||5,152 yards||SSS 73|
Tucked away in a quiet corner of ‘The Velvet Strand’, one of Ireland’s most stunning stretches of uninterrupted coastline - the historic Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links, once the family home of the Jameson Dynasty, has been entirely reimagined to complement a breathtaking seaside location and to accommodate the busy, modern guest, just 15 minutes from Dublin International Airport.
With an award-winning Links Golf Course, an award-winning Spa, and two award-winning restaurants, Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links appeals as much to the business traveller, as to the golf enthusiasts or the quiet-seekers in search of some coastal respite. From the more active to fitness fans, the doorstep-beach spans a five-mile, pristine sandy stretch for before-breakfast joggers or for long romantic sunrise or sunset strolls.
The neighbouring picturesque fishing villages of Malahide and Howth offer celebrated specialist seafood fare and with Dublin City Centre and Grand Canal Dock less than a 25-minute drive away, there is quite literally, something for everyone.