I have about 200 golf courses I want to play, of which seven are in Ireland. © 2005 - 2020 by Open Golf Competitions Ltd. All rights reserved. It lacks the terrain of RCD or The European Club, and some of the fun and drama that comes with the huge dunes. Ten bunkers await on the long par 5 with three of them being cross bunkers that should not come into play. There are two bunkers on the right front of the green to be avoided. 05556675 |, Visit Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links website. It’s quite flat with few enticing voluptuous dunes. The second is a par 4 slightly dogleg left with a narrower fairway than the first. Thus this was one of the few places where going into the wind was brutal but going downwind was not a great advantage either as it was almost impossible to stop a ball if you landed it on the green. Conveniently to Dublin and I think a must for golf trips in that area. Play some of Ireland's greatest courses with this package covering the Southeast corner of the Emerald Isle. | Company No. D13 KD96, The St. Andrews & The Jacques Léglise Trophy. The taller grass, beach and sea are hard on the right side. 0 people found this review helpful 05556675 |Terms & Cookie details |Api Is nobody aware that Portmarnock hosted the R&A's Amateur Championship this year? There were obvious options for this really good, “secluded” piece of land and the architects could have built the course in more traditional layouts of holes running parallel to each other. I’m not sure quite how to feel about Sunset Hills. We list previous competitions for the year to help you manage your forthcoming diary, as a lot of clubs run competitions on the same days each year. on-screen and email confirmation of your booking. Host to some of the greatest tournaments in golf, including the Walker Cup , Canada Cup (World Cup), Portmarnock Championship has hosted the Irish Open on 19 occasions, beginning in 1927 when the tournament was first held. Select the competition you want to play in by clicking the 'Book Now' button. Welcome to the Portmarnock Golf Club Internet Tee Time Reservation Service. Two years later another There is a good amount of slope to the green from right to left and back to front. 1 person found this review helpful Northern Ireland is one of four sovereign UK countries (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland). Other than 15, I did not believe they had enough “drama” and strategy to them. This is a very good golf hole due to the green. The Continent of Europe defeated Great Britain & Ireland to win the both trophies during a week on the windswept links. They are solid holes but not special. The ninth is a nice par 4 heading back to the clubhouse with a more undulating green. 0 people found this review helpful | Company No. Still the golf is excellent, with many bunkers both in the fairway and around the green to navigate, and with two looping nines, you get to tackle the wind from all manner of directions. After the event had been revived in 1975, Portmarnock staged it from 1976 to 1982, from 1986 to 1990 and in 2003. It has a very traditional and historical feel, but I found it decidely friendly and not stuffy in any way. Australia’s Bruce Devlin on 278, cruised to the £23,000 top prize by seven strokes, but the biggest galleries of a memorable September Sunday followed Paddy Skerritt who won the subsidiary Alcan International Tournament. Portmarnock Golf Club, Golf Links Road, Portmarnock, Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland. The Amateur, Respond to above review Yet it won’t impair your judgment or embarrass you afterwards. Taking the Amateur championship to Portmarnock this year does at least show that the R&A are not against taking their tournaments outside of the UK. The long par 5 thirteenth has sixteen bunkers on it. The opening holes are nothing too special - they even feel slightly similar - yet as they bend around the bay, they reveal their qualities and you are already starting to fall for the course. Respond to above review For me, this is the best green to this point in the golf course. Along with Chicago Golf Club, Portmarnock is often mentioned as the best course built on flat land. Apparently Carr, an amateur, made a hole-in-one on this 385-yard par 4.