Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa (Championship course)


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa (Championship course) Est. 1990

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Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa (Championship course): Like the Premier course here at Portal, the Championship course can also boast fabulous views over surrounding Cheshire; Beeston Castle, Jodrell Bank as well as a host of other counties are all in view. The views though are where the likeness between Portal's two offerings stop. The Championship course is longer than the Premier, and really invites big-hitters to keep the big-timber in use. Forget the deadly rough of the sister course, here the rough is far less onerous, helping the many society golfers enjoy their day out. Two refreshment cabins and a circling buggy should also help keep you "fat and happy" as your round progresses. Many people take buggies here, but apart from the length of the course and one or two green-to-tee walks, its really not too onerous. There are some lovely water features, excellent greens, beautiful early summer rhododendrons, and many great holes. The strokesaver / course guide is well worth getting; it contains many fascinating historical notes about earlier activities here - before the golf took over, that is.

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Making Contact

Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa
Arderne Hall, Cobblers Cross Lane,
Tarporley, Cheshire CW6 0DJ
England
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Office   +44 (0)1829 733 933
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1829 734 160
Fax

  +44 (0)1829 733 928

Email  
Website   www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/theportal
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Golf Pro
 
Judy Statham / Adrian Hill
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Academy
 
Portal Golf Academy.
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Rural countryside.
 
Designer: Donald Steel
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7037 6504 5958
Par 73 73 73
SSS or Slope 74 72 74
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-71 Premier course (6582 yds from back tees); 9-hole par-30 Arderne course (1724 yards).
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How2Get There?

9 miles E of Chester
Leave M6 at exit 18 direction Northwich / Chester. Follow A54 direction Winsford then Chester. After 10.5 miles turn left onto A49 direction Whitchurch / Nantwich. After 2.5 miles turn left at Portal Golf sign. Entrance is o.5 miles on the left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Contact Hotel or Pro Shop for information on golf rates and Stay&Play packages. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities
Good
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Location

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Latitude: (53.162391)
Longitude: (-2.654421)
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Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa 4-star
Cobblers Cross Lane, Tarporley, Cheshire CW6 0DJ
+44 (0)844 879 9082
www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/theportal

Set in the heart of the rolling Cheshire countryside, the 18-hole Portal and Premier golf courses and 9-hole Arderne course have established the Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa as a top-class championship golf venue. A choice of 3 excellent courses, an indoor golf academy and excellently stocked Pro Shop make Portal an ideal choice for a golf event, while luxury accommodation, fine food and drink and a premier spa turn a golf break into a holiday.

Golf at this hotel Portal (Championship and Premier courses)
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Golf within 5 miles Sandiway; Delamere Forest.
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Golf within 20 miles Carden Park
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Nunsmere Hall 4-star
Tarporley Road, Sandiway, Cheshire CW8 2ES
+44 (0)1606 889 100
www.nunsmere.co.uk

Built around 1900 for Sir Aubrey Brocklebank and his wife Grace, Nunsmere Hall epitomises the splendour of gracious living.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Sandiway; Delamere Forest; Portal (Championship and Premier courses)
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Golf within 20 miles Carden Park
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