Portmarnock Golf Club - Championship Course (Red/Blue)

Golf Links Road, Portmarnock, County Dublin, Ireland

  • holes:18
  • par: 72 73
  • length: 6.333 m 5.313 m
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Description

  • holes:18
  • slope: 135
  • year:1894
  • par: 72 73
  • length: 6.333 m 5.313 m
  • architect:W.C. Pickeman

Found on its own ancient peninsula, the Championship golf course at Portmarnock Golf Club is a classic links course made almost entirely by nature. The site lies to the north of the capital Dublin near to the coastal town of Portmarnock in County Fingal, Ireland. The course is a fine example of a traditional golfing links and is said to be one of the best in Ireland.

Portmarnock Golf Club was opened in 1894 and originally consisted of 9 holes, the course was extended to the full 18 holes in 1896 and also saw the construction of the original clubhouse. The original course has remained relatively similar since it was laid out by W.C Pickeman and friend George Ross way back when. However it has been extended significantly in terms of length to meet the championship requirements. The only major change came in 1927 with the creation of a new 15th hole.

Nature and the surrounding environment are to thank for the vast majority of the features of this course which is generally fair. It is laid out in two loops of 9 and the elements play a large part in each players’ success as the course is subject to the winds and Mother Nature. Players will need to be at the top of their game when playing here as the greens are very quick and true which are a real test of putting skills. A variety of hazards and further natural features further add to this wonderful course and the rounds played here.

Facilities at the club are good and are mainly housed in the clubhouse which was originally constructed in 1896 but has undergone numerous transformations over the years. The clubhouse as it is seen today was renovated in 2003. There are bar and dining facilities for both members and visitors alike and there is also a well-appointed golf shop. Practice facilities here are also extensive and include a driving range as well as a putting and chipping green which can be found just by the clubhouse. 

Tee times and availability for visitors to this course change with the seasons, although there is usually something to suit everyone. Green fees are a little steep at first glance however when you consider the quality and challenge that this course has it is perhaps better value for money.

Getting to Portmarnock is relatively easy as it is well linked to Dublin which is only a short drive away and from there the transport options are even more extensive. Accommodation options in and around the area of Portmarnock are numerous and will appeal to most tastes.

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