Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa - Championship Course
|Forward (W)||73||5958 yards|
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|White M: 71.7/123 W: 72.7/125||303||320||550||523||195||344||382||390||333||3340||488||406||499||384||126||382||170||373||409||3237||6577|
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.
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.
Fast greens- Course in great condition. Very reasonably priced
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!
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
Great days golf
Excellent day, will be defiantly be returning , coarse good for time of year.
Cant wait to play it in the summer
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.
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
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
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!!
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.
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.
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
Great course but-
Everything about the course it`s self was very good, the greens were excellent as were the fairways and lay out etc.
It took us 5 1/2 hours to get round, there was just to many people on the course with nearly every hole that we saw having at least 3 groups on at once, there was no starter to sort people out and everyone was getting a little wound up even before they started with everyone`s tee times being at least 15mins later than they should have been.
They need people riding round making sure everyone gets a move on.
Great course, really enjoyed it
What a great course. Undulating through the country with lots of challenging bunkers (well I found a lot of them!)
Great price through Teeofftimes,, have paid a lot more for much worse courses.
Greens in great condition!
Hadn't played the course for some 20 years or more.
Course is challenging and was in very good condition.
Played as a Two ball in a KO final . we played 18 holes and had drinks in the bar all in less than 4 hours !!
Will be making plans to return later in the year but will be taking some 'Happy pills' along for the benefit of the bar staff.
Excellent course maintained to championship standards
I can only recommend Portal Championship course, it was found to be in excellent condition. It was wet early on but dried very quickly in the sun and wind. The greens were all in fantastic condition, I could only recommend better drainage in the bunkers with better quality sand as some were a bit heavy. Nowgolf allows you to play this course at the same price or less than other local courses which are in no way kept to the same standards. Absolutely stunning views of the Cheshire plain and beyond almost all round this course, try it - it won't disappoint you.
Lots of slow 4 balls in front - gave up after 4 and a half hours and 16 holes