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4.0
32 Reviews (32)
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.6
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
84.2%
Recommend this course
28 out of 32 reviews
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4.0
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
87.5%
Recommend this course
7 out of 8 reviews
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4.0
13 Reviews (13)
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4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
84.6%
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11 out of 13 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 73
Length 7037 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
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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

Reviews

4.0
32 Reviews (32)
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4.0
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent course

Played championship course for the 1st time today. Started at 7.00am and friendly staff with pro shop already open. Course layout really nice and condition of course lovely considering the weather the past weeks. Would highly recommend but it is tough going!

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

Could do with a little TLC

Nice course however the fairways were a little long and needed some work. Greens were very slow but the weather conditions didn’t help. Toilets at the half way house we’re filthy! Layout nice tho

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

Great days golf

Excellent day, will be defiantly be returning , coarse good for time of year.
Cant wait to play it in the summer

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course

Really nice course and well laid out. Well kept and the pace of play was good. Played alone and was let through a few times with no issue. Would definitely recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

portal championship

teed off at 2.45 course very quiet maybe the reason for the pace of play course in good condition overall will definitely be returning very enjoyable

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Quality

A really good challenging golf course with many great holes, 3/4 11/12/14/15/17 all a test.

Played here many times years ago and still in my mind one of the best tests in the area, lovely views of surrounding countryside

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

Portal Championship Course

Yes it was wet..
Yes it blew a gale..
But as big as the hikes were and as hard as the game was I still enjoyed every minute!!
Course on a whole considering conditions was great and will definitely return in summer months when can enjoy it’s full beauty!!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Winter Golf at its best

I had an opportunity to play the front nine in the summer and it was very enjoyable. I’ve played the whole course in January and it was absolutely brilliant. Real tees, real greens, and balls not plugging. A good day of exercise and an opportunity to let go with a big hit and a breath of freezing air.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Portal golf course championships

Very good course, long, interesting and good lay out of holes. Could only fault slight hold up on last four holes. Very enjoyable round would definitely play there again.

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

6 hour round

Greens very poor stuck behind society 6 hours if course was closer to home would have walked off after nine holes won't play here again local muni golf course has better greens

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