Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa - Premier Course

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4.7
17
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
96.3%
Recommend this course
16 out of 17 reviews
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4.8
4
5 Stars
3
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1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
100.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 4 reviews
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4.8
8
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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0
2 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
8 out of 8 reviews
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Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6538
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Resort
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Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa - Premier Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 71 6538 yards
Yellow 71 6217 yards
Red (W) 71 5681 yards
Scorecard for Portal Golf And Country Club Premier Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.1/121 349 593 299 355 180 351 162 374 441 3104 434 462 346 414 421 205 527 176 493 3478 6582
White M: 70.3/119 319 586 294 340 152 347 155 366 388 2947 429 421 339 409 415 165 523 160 485 3346 6293
Red W: 69.2/117 298 466 278 317 142 333 139 343 377 2693 419 408 324 332 347 140 470 145 410 2995 5688
Handicap 14 6 18 4 12 16 8 10 2 9 1 17 7 3 11 5 13 15
Par 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 35 4 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 5 36 71

Course Details

Year Built 1990
Golf Season Year round

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

4.7
17
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Top course, not for high handicappers

First time around this great premier course, it was in great condition considering the very dry summer we are having, course is a great test of golf, very hilly with lots of sloping fairways that require accurate tee shots, fantastic scenery of surrounding countryside just like it’s sister course the (championship). I’ll definitely be back to play it again!

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

Course was in very good condition fairways cut nice and short and well shaped rough was a bit to short really no penalty for being off the fairway, greens were fast and true , the course was so quite a joy to play

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

Fantastic

Unfortunately played at the premier course on a sodden wet day. The course was still relatively dry with only a few wet places and puddles. This can not be helped I know. The design is challenging without being ridiculous, I am an average player at best ... the fairways and greens are well maintained and the rough is not too long. Overall a thoroughly good day. Word of advice. The course is very up and down so make sure you have eaten before hand

As I found to my diss advantage as I was floundering towards the end and the walk was difficult.

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

Undulating and interesting

This is the second time I've played the course and I found it harder than the first. For the older golfer ( me) a buggy would be very useful. Every hole has its own interest and challenges. Trying to pick the right club on the 15th to a green well down below. Playing over the pond on to the 17th are just 2. We played off winter tees and it would be a completely different challenge from the proper tees. We came off the course at 16.45 and the kitchen was shut so we couldn't get any food which was disappointing. It's a good course with friendly staff and I can recommend it.

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

Premiership

The front 6 holes fantastic then I struggled with my knee. Suggest a buggy next time for me due to the hilly terrain.

The course was in nint condition slightly sticky on tbe 16th considering the weather's been terrible recently. The ckurse is in tip top condition.

The 15th hole is stunning.

I am back on Friday with a buugy.

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

Great last minute booking really loved it

I have played 2 corses that have been simply stunning and this is my favourite of them just simply loved it some of the most stunning holes I have played all in one place. The course appears quite long when I looked a the distance but it didn’t feel that long. I could play here every day and never get disappointed just wish it was closer and membership would be mine. A must play to appreciate how good this is, stunning holes placed in beautiful surroundings the best of all worlds

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

A must play!

Brilliant course playing in fantastic condition.

Greens playing fast ant true (better than the championship course greens at the moment).

Good place of play.

Plenty of practice facilities.

Good value for money at the right time.

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

Portal Premier

After a lot of rain the day before and over night, and raining on arrival around 9.30am the course was perfect, no standing water (Only on the paths) not even wet underfoot, the greens are true and fast, even after all the rain, the fairways and rough cut to a perfect lenght and the course it well look after

The course is quite hilly in parts, so anybody who struggles to walk or is of the older generation might find buggy hire a good option,

We had the course to ourselfs pretty much a two ball bout 4 holes in front and 3 ladies on the 1st tee as we was on the 9th green.

Considering a membership here was so impressed by it

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

Superb condition all round

Course in superb conditions with greens particularly good.

Downside was slow play of 2 groups of 4 ahead of our 2 ball.

AML

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Outstanding Course

Quite simply one of the best courses I have ever played. Friendly staff and friendly members added to great facilities make for a very special golf experience. 10/10

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Good weather

Really nice course

Brilliant round at The premier Course.

Even though there have been heavy rains for a couple of weeks the course was hardly affected, just the odd soft area. Well maintained beautiful setting with an impressive layout. Very good designer! Great variety and wait till you reach the 15th, wow. This has to be amongst the best in Cheshire if not the country. Worth the effort to visit.

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

Great test of your golf

Course in good condition for time of year excellent course and good test of your golf

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather

fantastic golf course

well worth a visit, great golf course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Challenging but fun layout

If you drive the ball well around the Championship course, you'll be in good shape to attack. A few reachable par 5's offer good scoring opportunities. The course was in good condition and the rental clubs on offer were top of the line and we were well looked after in the pro shop and hotel.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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