Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links

4.8496285714 4.8 stars from 5 (20)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6514 meters
  • Layout

  • Strand Road, Portmarnock, County Dublin, Ireland
  • +353 (0) 1 866 6592
  • +353 (0) 1 846 2442
  • www.portmarnock.com

Year built: 1995
Architect(s): Bernhard Langer (1995), Hawtree Ltd, European Golf Design (1995)
Type: Resort
Style: Links
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6514 meters N/A N/A
White 71 6090 meters N/A N/A
Green 71 5737 meters N/A N/A
Red (W) 71 5152 meters N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 20 Reviews
5 stars:
11
4 stars:
8
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

20 out of 20 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Challenges include bunkers thick rough  

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"An overlooked gem"


jcech344's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Our group of 12 golfers played here to fill in the start of our trip. We started in Dublin to play the Portmarnock championship course and included this before we went north. What a pleasant surprise. Langer's revamp of the Jamisen private course was well worth playing. The course was not as well maintained as the other courses we played, but it more than adequate for our group. Like we discovered during our trip at other licks courses, the corse's teeth show when you move towards the sea and into the duns. The demands on shot accuracy were considerable but fair. This was a tough opening for us but a perfect fit adjacent to the Portmarnock hotel.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Superb modern links"


Stephen3029949's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Built on land owned by jameson family(yes, of whiskey fame), terrific links, in an area with a fantastic selection of links. Including in no particular order, royal dublin, st.annes, portmarnock (old), the island, corballis. Not far away, baltray, the european, all are links courses. 45,000 estimated courses worldwide, only 186 are links. Ireland has the 2nd highest number of links courses after Scotland. Well worth a visit


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Links Course"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice links course and facilities. Had a nice chat with the starter was paired up to a 4 ball. Was a very interesting and nice flight. Course in great condition. Even I started at 12:15 we played the last holest in dark as there was a very slow pace of play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course"


Tooreen's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My first time playing this course but didn't get past the 7th due to extremely wet and windy weather, The course is in beautiful condition, Cant wait to get back there.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Links Course"


AndrewHudson's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great quality links course, lots of traps for the unwary, luckily I played with gentleman that had played course previous day and he pointed out a few things that you cannot see from the tee box which helped. Just loved it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


decredmond's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played this course with 3 friends on the 30th August. We teed off at 11.30am and there was no hold up ahead of us so we were not waiting around at all. The day was calm and perfect for golf. The course is maintained perfectly and there are some quirky links holes. its important to keep your driving straight as the rough is unplayable in places and its very easy to lose your ball. I would highly recommend this course and I found it to be great value for money. Perfect for golfers of all handicaps.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"I'd do it again"


denispkeegan's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

The lady who checked us in was very friendly and helped us out even though we were a bit late. The starter invited us in to his shelter and use his heater out of the rain, very friendly. The course made me glad i brought my own balls, but was beautiful. Lost a few and found a few. You have to be confident in your aim.

For me, fairways are a tough thing no matter how wide they are. I stuck with a few of my mid and low irons off the tee for more control.

I'd do it again, but I'd bring my own lunch. I had to end up buying a few nutragrain bars. That's all they had.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Test your skills"


Anthony6509234's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course will test your skills. Must put ball in the fairway or first cut of rough to score here. Fantastic bunkering and very fast greens await your approach shots. Loved this course and I will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The links"


u000007441989's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Can't beat a links and this is one of the best. Played here often always enjoy.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Links Course to end my golfing vacation"


vonn1951's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2014
First time playing Played as a single Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played Portmarnock Links by default. I couldn't get a tee time at Portmarnock Golf Course, the other one. I saved money and my golfing experience was great. Played as a single and enjoyed the course. A very challenging course, so bring extra balls. The weather was great!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Slow Play"


DReddy1978's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course and bunkers in excellent condition but we started late as a society was running late and they were painfully slow. Took over 5 hours to complete which is unacceptable.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A enjoyable game of golf"


tonymc743's avatar
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

In Poor weather conditions myself and my Golf buddie had a very enjoyable game of golf. Course was in good condition. First time to play the course would return again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good links course"


Mj2405's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course and perfect for winter golf , great value for money and no muck and mud


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course, way too slow on a Tuesday"


Trappatuohy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Competition for single figure golfers every Tuesday playing off the blues"..........went out after them. Painfully slow, on what is one of the best golf courses in the country.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Terrific links experience"


dcgod's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/18/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

Staff friendly n helpful. Course is very good links experience. Vistas of Irish Sea terrific. Highly recommended.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very Good experience"


boneowens's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my firsdt round in Ireland and I was more than pleased. Course was in good shape and the staff very nice. Very good value for the cost.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good course with some great views along the Dublin coast"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We found this a challenging course and a good education in links golf. Bad shots could be badly punished and good shots could take bad bounces!!

We'll be back again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"Classic Irish Links"


RPG00's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/2/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

The Links course at Portmarnock was great. Classic links setup with wind effecting every shot. Regret was scheduling tee time right after red eye cross Atlantic flight. Sunny conditions and about 25mph winds. Would be almost unplayable if it were raining and wind was any higher. Reasonable price as well. Don't expect a cart tho. Normal for Irish courses.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"value for money"


anned123456's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/6/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

at last minute rate of 28 euro this course was fantastic value.<br/> Will def use this website again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"very enjoyable round"


cherryman's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/22/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

good,fair links.not the tightest links ive ever played which makes it possible to score well.I scored 33 on my first visit which goes a long way to making it an enjoyable courres to play


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




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