Courses Available:  Portmarnock               

                                   Par: 72     Yards: 6,925     

History:

 

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 Links Clubhouse, pictured above, was originally home to the Jameson's, the Scottish family who started a major whiskey business in Ireland. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a single malt on completion of your round at this picturesque links.  Portmarnock Golf Club has countless accolades that include hosting all of Ireland’s major championships, an early edition of The World Cup (won by Snead and Palmer) and the Walker Cup. It has also played host to the Irish Open on nineteen occasions. 

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. 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.

  • Golf course condition: ★★★★
  • Greens condition: ★★★★
  • Fairways condition: ★★★★
  • Bunkers: ★★★★
  • Facilities: ★★★★
  • Difficulty: ★★★★