Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa - Premier Course

4.6764705882 4.7 stars from 5 (14)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6538 yards
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Lee Westwood Golf School"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 71 6538 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 71 6217 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 71 5681 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 14 Reviews
5 stars:
10
4 stars:
4
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

13 out of 14 reviews


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Reviews


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nobcheese's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fantastic"


u061806426's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Undulating and interesting"


u277826520's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Premiership"


u872049905's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great last minute booking really loved it"


Mojito1987's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A must play!"


u000003634878's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Portal Premier"


u3212485's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Superb condition all round"


t1730230638's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in superb conditions with greens particularly good.

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

AML


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Outstanding Course"


t1432310244's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Really nice course"


nitramflog1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great test of your golf"


andylong's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"fantastic golf course"


waynewac's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

well worth a visit, great golf course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Challenging but fun layout"


roomccrudden's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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