Championship tees are 6255 Metres on a Par 71.
Not to be confused with the popular Old Portmarnock Golf Club, Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links provides a technical challenge from the first few holes despite the natural layout of the course
The course at Portmarnock was designed by Bernhard Langer and Stan Ebyand comes alive from the 8th hole onwards as the choice of club becomes decidedly tougher. With neither water nor trees the magnificently designed course has only a wealth of bushes, and the strategically located bunkers and greens make for an exciting play. The use of natural features, combined elevated tees and green, blind approaches and acute doglegs will keep you thinking through every round.
The back nine provide some outstanding holes that will remain in your memory for many a day. The dogleg 11th is worthy of the stroke index 1. Golf Holidays Abroad Director, Andy Butcher, has rated this as one of the toughest holes he has ever played. Along with the 16th and 18th hole the 11th is included in his list of ‘Best Holes ever played’.
As Darren Clarke stated “It is a great honour to represent Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links, which in my opinion is one of the best courses in Europe.”
While you look out at the beauty of the islands of Lambay and Ireland’s Eye, you will hear the waves crashing on the velvet beach nearby as seagulls, oyster catchers and the skylark make their presence felt. The house was originally owned by the Jameson family, famous for their Irish Whiskey. Their home has been tastefully converted to an international hotel with the grounds now hosting a magnificent 18 hole golf links Course.
The Portmarnock Hotel is set in splendid surroundings. While you look out at the beauty of the islands of Lambay and Ireland’s Eye, you will hear the waves crashing on the velvet beach nearby as seagulls, oystercatchers and the skylark make their presence felt.
The house was originally owned by the Jameson family, famous for their Irish whiskey. Their home has been tastefully converted into an international hotel with the grounds now hosting a magnificent 18 hole Bernhard Langer designed links golf course.
Given its beautiful setting it is hard to believe that the Portmarnock Hotel and Golf links is located just 11 miles for the bustling shops and traditional pubs of Ireland’s capital city, Dublin. The international airport, too, is only a short drive away.
Set in a quiet position overlooking the sea between the villages of Portmarnock and Malahide it is the perfect base for so many activities. From golf to clay pigeon shooting, sailing to horse riding. Miles upon miles of beautiful beaches provide the enthusiastic walker with ample opportunities to stretch the legs.
The 103 bedrooms are cleverly designed to ensure that you are either looking over the sea or the beauty of the golf course. A choice of elegantly appointed accommodation is yours, ranging from the historic four-posters, to the executive suites and deluxe rooms. Every modern convenience has been included so that you feel cosseted at all times. The Portmarnock Hotel staff pride themselves on their personal service to ensure that you enjoy all the luxuries of an international hotel, alongside the personal touch a country home.
It is no surprise to find that the dining room is named after the artist Walter Osborne who painted the very view from the hotel that you will see in a different light every day of your stay. The menus are developed by the executive chef who presides over the culinary masterpieces daily. In the Osborne restaurant where the menu is changed regularly, a wonderful choice of international cuisine is served with style and friendliness, along with a superb selection of wines. In the less formal Links Restaurant, golfers and locals alike can enjoy excellent dining in a relaxed setting.
With the up-to-date, self-contained conference facilities, every configuration has been considered to give you the very best for your events. You can choose from a theatre-style, to a classroom or boardroom set up. Whether it is for a small group or for 350 people for a corporate event, conference, banquet, wedding or a prestige function, you will be looked after in a way that you would expect from a hotel of this standard. The staff pride themselves on their flexibility and work with each organiser to ensure a successful event.
With 180 acres of classical links terrain available to him, designer Bernhard Langer has come up with a superb championship golf course. For professional and amateur alike, the seaside Links at Portmarnock Hotel combines all the charms of a traditional links course with the challenges of the modern game. But the sporting activities are not just confined to golf. A selection of other interesting pastimes can be arranged for you to enjoy or maybe attempt for the first time. Try your hand at Archery, Clay Pigeon shooting or even Quad Bikes over the specially designed obstacle course.
To Book anything from a single Tee Time to a complete golfing holiday package call one of our golf holiday consultants on:- (+44) 020 8644 9229 Fax (+44) 020 8644 9779 or e-mail or written quotations to:- Golf Holidays Abroad Ltd, 234 Gander Green Lane, Sutton, Surrey. SM3 9QF.