Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa (Premier course)

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

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Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa (Premier course): This relatively open and recent parkland layout is justly famous for its magnificent views over surrounding Cheshire, and also away to Staffordshire, Derbyshire and the distant hill line of Cannock Chase. On the course, very good use is made of the undulating terrain (and Roman excavations - see Did You Know ?). The driving line is often quite tight, with thick rough awaiting stray shots. The closing stretch of four holes, two par-3's and two par-5's provides a fitting end to a very pleasant course. Is this better than the more society-oriented Championship course ? You decide, we liked them both.

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

  +44 (0)1829 733 928

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

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Rural countryside.
Designer: T. Rouse
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6582 6301 5681
Par 71 71 74
SSS or Slope 71 70 74
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-73 Championship course (7037 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 50 yds 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
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Did you know?

This is a great course to play with one of the more knowledgeable members. They will point out the many examples of ancient Roman activity strewn around this course, activity that pre-dates the golf by perhaps 1500 years. There are walls (e.g. at the 7th green) and ponds (in the middle of the 10th fairway) which are remnants of the Roman stone-quarrying that supplied the basic materials from which the ancient city of Chester was first built. Masons' marks are still inscribed in some of the stones. Alongside the 8th hole (left-side) is an old Roman road.

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Latitude: (53.170981)
Longitude: (-2.663026)
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Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa 4-star
Cobblers Cross Lane, Tarporley, Cheshire CW6 0DJ
+44 (0)844 879 9082

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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Rookery Hall Hotel 4-star
Worleston, Nantwich, nr Chester, Cheshire CW5 6DQ
+44 (0)1270 610 016

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles No
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Golf within 20 miles Portal; Sandiway; Carden Park; Delamere Forest.
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