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4.2
27 Reviews (27)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
82.7%
Recommend this course
23 out of 27 reviews
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3.6
5 Reviews (5)
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
3.8
80.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 5 reviews
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3.8
10 Reviews (10)
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.0
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Recommend this course
7 out of 10 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Parkland
Par 71
Length 6538 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
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Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa - Premier Course
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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

4.2
27 Reviews (27)
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good challenge

Played a casual game on Saturday afternoon. Friendly greeting from the pro, he was happy to run through the course etc.got out straight away, but let a member go ahead so we could relax. We weren’t troubled by anyone. The course was ok.. fairways and greens were fine. The rough was fair and not to penal.
Would recommend and will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poor attitude by staff

@MacdonaldHotels appalling service from the staff at Tarpley golf club “just get on with it” I was told, when asking if there was anything we can do to speed up a six hour round of golf. I asked after the ninth if I could come back to play the back nine another time or have a refund. Simple question to see if there’s anything They could of done. With Face like funder by the staff was told to “I don’t get paid to be here, but Iv got to wait till everyone is in, so just get on with it”! Would NOT recommend this course

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Good Course

Apart from 2-3 of the greens which were a bit potholed, lovely course and beautiful views over Cheshire. Couple of quirky holes, interesting layout.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

April round

Had a 1244 tee off time but as the course was quiet, told to go off as and when. Course in great condition, greens slightly pot marked but ran true and fast with the fairways being well kept and nice tight lies.

Panoramic views on way round, with some really testing driving holes.
Can’t complain about anything and will be recommending to friends and will return.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

Suffering from lack of upkeep

Seems its being left to the winter elements, wasnt tidy in places where it could be.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Decent course

Interesting layout..... challenging holes.
Most greens are in great nick.

Prefer it to the championship course

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

Brilliant

Great course, very fast greens, only disappointment was that they had no buggies left so had to walk :(

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Walked

Nice Course

Nice course, when we finally found it. The online postcode is incorrect. No club shop open, due to lack of staff. Donna very pleasant when we finally found her. Interesting course, my group enjoyed the round.

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

Good course

Great day, very good value for the money
Plenty of challenging holes for all abilities of golfer
Cant wait to play this course when the dryer weather is here. Hopefully soon

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
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
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