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4.1
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
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3 Stars
2
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
83.0%
Recommend this course
38 out of 44 reviews
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4.3
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
3
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1
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1
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
3.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
81.8%
Recommend this course
9 out of 11 reviews
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4.1
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
1
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2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
82.4%
Recommend this course
14 out of 17 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 73
Length 7037 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa - Championship Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1990
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Steel (1990)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Lee Westwood Golf School"
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness

Reviews

4.1
44 Reviews (44)
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic!! With great views!

A fabulous course, prepare to get your steps in as it’s long! But fantastic surroundings and some lovely holes. One of the best I have played on.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor Value

So slow we ended up just playing 12 holes, on one hole the 4th there were 4 groups with another waiting behind us. Over an hour to play 4 holes. We think 2 lots of teenagers had ‘bunked on’
This used to be my favourite course in Cheshire but it is def not in the condition it used to be, sadly it will be a while before we go back & £35 for a dirty grubby buggy is an absolute rip off compared to the alternative hotel type golf at Carden Park where it is £20 and the courses in much better condition

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Enjoyed the day

I did like this course, tee'd off on a Saturday @12:00hrs .
100 and 200 markers missing on the fairways, and the bunkers lacked attention and sand. The greens were in good condition, and some very interesting holes.
Very polite staff in the golf shop, as well as very nice golf attire on sale as well.
This was my second visit, and I will return again very soon.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Good whack

Long holes, some are pretty tight, greens are not the best, but enjoyed the game

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tough test

Course was in decent condition but greens and bunkers need improvement. Good test of golf and played it in in easy conditions so would be a different story in wind and rain. Definitely worth playing.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
First Time Playing

Such a shame

Beautifully laid out course but been so late ago the bunkers you can’t play full of weeds the greens are horrible cracked and unplayable such a shame a great course it could be

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fantastic !!

Really enjoyed the course. Good and varied test.

Quite long - but also fairly forgiving off the tee.

Would recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Our day out

Great course..value for money ...great staff ...would certainly play again ..

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Marshall’s Required

This a great course lots of feature holes raised greens etc very hilly and a long walk .... fairways are quite wide approach shots are tight a very good test .... but ..... at 4 3/4 hours play was far two slow several of us caught up with 3 four balls who dawdled up the fairways... ridiculously slow on the greens and who did not invite the two balls behind to play through.... not a fault of the course but if the course management.. a Marshall would have helped

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Interesting

Some great holes .... easy tee shots ... difficult approach shots ... need a course Marshall caught up with 2 four balls at the 9th. slowed the game down ...... 2 .30 hr back 9

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

It could be a really good course

Greens and tee boxes were pristine, the fairways were all overgrown and the rough was ridiculous. Clearly not maintained properly. Boiling hot day and the halfway house was shut and the vending machines in there were empty. Very disappointing as I’ve played this course a handful of times over the years and it’s always been top notch. It’s just not being cared for properly at the minute. Also, pace of play was slow - 4 hrs 30 mins about an hour over my norm.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Tough course with some great holes

I played this course with a friend the week of some heavy rain but despite that they course was in good condition, particularly the greens. There was a 10-15mph breeze and because of the damp conditions not a great deal of run on the fairways which meant for us even with a good drive we were still going into greens with long irons or rescues. There are some great views and some good holes and not many easy ones! Would definitely play here again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Long and straight!

The course was in good condition except the greens had been treated with something and covered everything in a white powder. The course is very long and each hole was pretty much long and straight! We hit a driver off every tee except for the par 3’s. Lots of room either side of fairway with fairly short rough and only a few trees so if you were a little off on a drive it wasn’t a disaster. Nice course, but not very interesting, would play it again particularly at the offer price we managed to get.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Nice relaxed round

We booked a round through golfnow so got a great deal at only £18. Pretty much first booking so got off handy with no groups in front. Course was in great condition with some testing holes. Played a number blind as it was our first time. Note the Championship course is much better than the Premiership one so if the price is similar go for this. Quite an undulating course which when carrying a bag adds a little more. The only down side would be the walking distance between some holes. but overall really pleasant course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course occupied by slow 4 balls

Got on course at 1030h ahead of booking.
No sign of anyone on first 2 holes, then caught up with the snails at the 4th.
Followed behind until the 6th when we started darting from one hole to another to keep moving.
This is becoming a regular feature of this course where the players should be given time targets and told to let faster groups through.
Won’t be rushing back.
AML

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Greens

Fab morning.
Fast greens- Course in great condition. Very reasonably priced

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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