Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa - Premier Course
|Red (W)||71||5681 yards|
|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|
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa
Available ActivitiesSwimming, Billiards
Overpriced and under maintained
I was a member of this course for many years before Mcdonald bought it. Its a naturally beautiful course, with great features. However I gave up membership as Mcdonald do not consider maintenance of the course important and I've watched it deteriorate over the years.
After the CV19 break I took some friends to play as we were desperate to just play golf.
Huge disappointment, as the greens, with the exception of a few were a mess. Untreated, not cut, bumpy, etc. The general course maintenance is just poor. Unsurprising given they just don't have enough green staff. Understand that CV19 places restrictions, however no facilities whatsoever. No toilets, drinks, course cards, reception staff. Appalling service if you have paid more than £30 to play.
If they don't want to invest in the course that's fine, but don't charge more than £30 to play.
The course could be amazing, but it's not. A very poor experience.
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.
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
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.
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.
Interesting layout..... challenging holes.
Most greens are in great nick.
Prefer it to the championship course
Great course, very fast greens, only disappointment was that they had no buggies left so had to walk :(
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.