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Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links

Strand Road,

Portmarnock, Co. Dublin

  • Office

    +353 (0)1 846 0611
  • Pro shop

    +353 (0)1 846 2634
  • Fax

    +353 (0)1 846 2442
  • Golf pro

    Conor Russell (Director of Golf).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Seaside links. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal duneland.

  • Designer:

    Bernhard Langer

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6422
5667
5082
Par
71
71
71
SSS or slope
74
71
73

Location

Latitude:

53.429011

Longitude:

-6.126165

How to get there:

21 km NE of Dublin

From M1 motorway north of Dublin, take the Skerries / Donabate exit (R132) and follow direction Swords R132 / N1. After 2.7 km at 3rd roundabout (Malahide Road roundabout) turn left onto the R106 direction Malahide / Portmarnock. After 1.6 km at traffic lights in centre of Malahide go straight across. After 1.6 km Portmarnock Golf Links Hotel is on your left.

Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links

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

Est. 1995

Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links: Built on classical seaside duneland terrain, the Portmarnock lays down a wonderful test of seaside golf, excellently crafted by leading golfer and course designer, Bernhard Langer. Not to be overshadowed by its renowned neighbour - Portmarnock Golf Club - the more recently established Portmarnock Links provides the Dublin area with an excellent Stay & Play venue, offering a top-quality links golf challenge.

From its beginnings in the mid 1990s, the course has matured well and stands good comparison with the more seasoned offerings around Dublin. The first seven holes of this out-and-back design are farthest from the sea. They will hone your game as you prepare to take on the stiffer challenges of the back-nine, not least when you get into the taller sand dunes bordering the sea. The 8th and 15th are two wonderful short par-4s that dog-leg towards the sea, their respective greens only opening-up after well-positioned tee shots.

Langer's skilful design contains many excellent holes, not least the closing par 4-3-4 trio, which return you to the onsite Portmarnock Hotel, formerly the residence of the Jameson family (of whiskey fame).

The Irish Sea largely remains hidden behind the sand dunes during the round, although you'll enjoy occasional sea views from some of the more elevated tee-boxes, especially on the inward nine. Air traffic on its way into Dublin International airport may occasionally pass overhead, but should certainly not disturb your enjoyment of this highly rated championship links course.

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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): €200 (all days). Hotel guests: Mon-Thur €120; weekends €140.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Portmarnock Links has hosted many top level competitions, including the Ladies Irish Open on two occasions. For more details see Top Golf Tournaments at Portmarnock Links.

To the north east of Dublin lie the Howth and Portmarnock peninsulas. The latter, with the Irish Sea on one side and a river estuary on the other, is almost entirely occupied by two excellent links courses. The southern section of the 2-mile long peninsula is home to the 27-holes of the Portmarnock Golf Club. Above it sits the 100 years younger Portmarnock Links. Both courses occupy sandy links terrain, which was originally part of the Jameson Estate ... that's Jameson of Irish whiskey fame.

Published ranking

2019 Golf World rating: 25th best course in Ireland; 26th best Stay&Play golf resort in Britain & Ireland.

Where2Stay

  • Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links4-star

    Strand Rd, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin

    +353 (0)1 846 0611

    Visit website

    This luxury 4-star hotel combines modern elegance with the grandeur of a 19th century home once owned by members of the Jameson Whiskey dynasty. The hotel’s design ensures all guest rooms have a view over the Irish Sea, the hotel gardens or onto the 18-hole Portmarnock Links golf course.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Portmarnock Links

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Portmarnock; Royal Dublin.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      The Island; St Margaret's; Luttrellstown Castle; Grange.

  • Marine Hotel4-star

    Sutton Cross, Dublin 13

    +353 (0)1 839 0000

    Visit website

    The Hotel was built in 1897 in what was a sleepy outlying area of Dublin City. It was originally known as the ‘Golfers Hotel’ later becoming the ‘Strand Hotel’ and finally in 1913 the Marine Hotel.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Royal Dublin; St Anne's; Portmarnock; Portmarnock Links.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      The Island; Roganstown; St Margaret's; Castleknock; Luttrellstown Castle; South County; Grange; Powerscourt; Woodbrook.

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