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Narin & Portnoo Golf Club

off Rte 261,

Portnoo, Co. Donegal

  • Office

    +353 (0)74 95 45 107
  • Pro shop

    +353 (0)74 95 45 107
  • Fax

    +353 (0)74 95 45 994
  • Golf pro

    Richard Creamer

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Seaside links. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal duneland.

  • Designer:

    The layout has evolved over the years with inputs from Hughie McNeill, Leo Wallace, various members, and most recently Eddie Connaughton (2004).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6269
5767
5315
Par
73
73
73
SSS or slope

Location

Latitude:

54.839010

Longitude:

-8.442478

How to get there:

9 mk N of Ardara / 12 km NW of Glenties / 89 km W of Derry (Londonderry).

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1930

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club is situated alongside the beautiful seaside resort of Narin in County Donegal. With several oceanside holes and sweeping views of Gweebarra Bay, the layout here is considered by many to be one of the most scenic anywhere in Ireland.

Opened in 1930, the links are engagingly old-fashioned, with a meandering routing over and around the dunes. The par-73 layout offers a range of teeing areas and challenges to suit all golfers. All manner of shots are required here: draws around sharp dog-legs; crisp irons to par threes over cavernous terrain; accurate tee shots down snake-like fairways, some wide and some not so generous; low trajectory shots into the Atlantic breezes; high shots down-breeze into raised and firm greens; chip and run shots over the mounds and dips.

Throughout the years, golfers coming to Narin & Portnoo have been captivated by the scenery and the wonderful challenges laid down by this duneland, seaside gem.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): €120 (all days).

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Local art teacher Mathew Mannering, designed the club's crest in 1982. The crest is unusual in not featuring any golf imagery, focusing instead on the historic roots of the area. Either side of a cross, which signifies the area’s religious heritage, the crest also features several local historic monuments and artefacts. These include the 4,000-year old dolmen at Kilclooney, the circular island fort (known as O’Boyle’s Fort or ‘The Bawan’) on Loughadoon, and an early bronze age gold lunula found in Drumboghill. Above the centrally located lunula is the holy island of Inishkeel (associated with Saints Conall Caol and Dallán Forgaill). The neighbouring town of Narin is a small but popular holiday destination.

Published ranking

Ireland: 42nd best course in Ireland (Golf World, 2019).

Where2Stay

  • Lake House Hotel & Restaurant3-star

    Portnoo, County Donegal.

    +353 (0)74 95 45123

    Visit website

    The Lake House Hotel & Restaurant offer superb hospitality and old-world charm in the peace and tranquillity of a rural setting, yet minutes away from Portnoo and Narin. The hotel offers flexible bed and breakfast, half-board and full-board accommodation. It can also offer self-catering accommodation in cottages situated in the extensive gardens of the hotel.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Narin & Portnoo

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

  • The Nesbitt Arms Hotel3-star

    The Diamond, Ardara, Co. Donegal.

    +353 (0)74 95 41103

    Visit website

    Built in 1838 the Nesbitt Arms Hotel takes its name from the last whaling family in Ireland, and is located at the heart of the heritage town of Ardara. Refurbished in 2004, the hotel has an excellent reputation for the quality of its food, accommodation and service. The hotel offers 50 ensuite bedrooms, all of which are decorated and furnished to a high standard. Rooms suited to families and people with special needs are also available.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Narin & Portnoo (10 km)

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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