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Value
3.5
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6514 meters
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Course Details

Year Built 1995
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Caddies Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Lodging

Lodging Available

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Spa

Reviews

4.1
23 Reviews (23)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 9
Thick Rough 7
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 7

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Reviews 575
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Changes coming to Portmarnock Links

I've always enjoyed Portmarnock Links, but never truly fell in love with it. Maybe that will change as major changes are coming soon. I don't have details yet, but hopefully it upgrades the routing and takes out a few bunkers. I played 10 holes on arrival day during a trip this summer and that's ultimately one of the best reasons to stay and play here. The convenience to the airport and Dublin is a major draw. A drink in the Jameson Bar in the resort hotel is a must for any American tourist as well.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 82
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Bring your most accurate driver!

There are some very tough driving holes here, , what a fabulous track, the holes set into the dunes are truly magnificent, course was in pretty fine condition, and despite barely a light breeze, played difficult. Need to come back on a number of times to work out just where, to put the ball off the tee. 17 (par 3) and 18 par 4 are a great finish, well played my mate Phil M who made a super birdie on 18 to take the money on the day

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Irish Gem

Had a beautiful golf trip to Scotland and Ireland. This was my last course, played Ailsa at Turnberry and the Old Course at St. Andrews and others.

I really enjoyed playing this course. It was in excellent shape and beautiful early on a Sunday morning. Was paired with a local member, Donal. Hired a caddy, which I highly recommend. Ryan was terrific! We went out early ahead of the member tournament. Donal was an awesome pairing for me and made for a very enjoyable round. I enjoyed playing this course as much as any of the others on the trip.

The course is a typical links course. Greens were the best of any of the courses I played on the trip. Rumors were that the Irish Open may be at this course in the coming years, which I think it is worthy.

The course is 20 minutes from Dublin City Centre, so very accessible. I recommend adding this to your list of courses if you are in the area. The Portmarnock Golf Club (next door) may be more historical and the Island may be more challenging, but you should not pass up playing here. It is well worth a round of relaxed, enjoyable golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Walked

An overlooked gem

Our group of 12 golfers played here to fill in the start of our trip. We started in Dublin to play the Portmarnock championship course and included this before we went north. What a pleasant surprise. Langer's revamp of the Jamisen private course was well worth playing. The course was not as well maintained as the other courses we played, but it more than adequate for our group. Like we discovered during our trip at other licks courses, the corse's teeth show when you move towards the sea and into the duns. The demands on shot accuracy were considerable but fair. This was a tough opening for us but a perfect fit adjacent to the Portmarnock hotel.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Superb modern links

Built on land owned by jameson family(yes, of whiskey fame), terrific links, in an area with a fantastic selection of links. Including in no particular order, royal dublin, st.annes, portmarnock (old), the island, corballis. Not far away, baltray, the european, all are links courses. 45,000 estimated courses worldwide, only 186 are links. Ireland has the 2nd highest number of links courses after Scotland. Well worth a visit

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Walked

Great Links Course

Very nice links course and facilities. Had a nice chat with the starter was paired up to a 4 ball. Was a very interesting and nice flight. Course in great condition. Even I started at 12:15 we played the last holest in dark as there was a very slow pace of play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Poor weather
Walked

Beautiful Course

My first time playing this course but didn't get past the 7th due to extremely wet and windy weather, The course is in beautiful condition, Cant wait to get back there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Walked

Great Links Course

Great quality links course, lots of traps for the unwary, luckily I played with gentleman that had played course previous day and he pointed out a few things that you cannot see from the tee box which helped. Just loved it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Walked

Great Course

I played this course with 3 friends on the 30th August. We teed off at 11.30am and there was no hold up ahead of us so we were not waiting around at all. The day was calm and perfect for golf. The course is maintained perfectly and there are some quirky links holes. its important to keep your driving straight as the rough is unplayable in places and its very easy to lose your ball. I would highly recommend this course and I found it to be great value for money. Perfect for golfers of all handicaps.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Walked

I'd do it again

The lady who checked us in was very friendly and helped us out even though we were a bit late. The starter invited us in to his shelter and use his heater out of the rain, very friendly. The course made me glad i brought my own balls, but was beautiful. Lost a few and found a few. You have to be confident in your aim.

For me, fairways are a tough thing no matter how wide they are. I stuck with a few of my mid and low irons off the tee for more control.

I'd do it again, but I'd bring my own lunch. I had to end up buying a few nutragrain bars. That's all they had.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 45
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Test your skills

This course will test your skills. Must put ball in the fairway or first cut of rough to score here. Fantastic bunkering and very fast greens await your approach shots. Loved this course and I will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The links

Can't beat a links and this is one of the best. Played here often always enjoy.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Walked

Great Links Course to end my golfing vacation

I played Portmarnock Links by default. I couldn't get a tee time at Portmarnock Golf Course, the other one. I saved money and my golfing experience was great. Played as a single and enjoyed the course. A very challenging course, so bring extra balls. The weather was great!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Walked

Slow Play

Course and bunkers in excellent condition but we started late as a society was running late and they were painfully slow. Took over 5 hours to complete which is unacceptable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Poor weather
Walked

A enjoyable game of golf

In Poor weather conditions myself and my Golf buddie had a very enjoyable game of golf. Course was in good condition. First time to play the course would return again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good links course

Excellent course and perfect for winter golf , great value for money and no muck and mud

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, way too slow on a Tuesday

Competition for single figure golfers every Tuesday playing off the blues"..........went out after them. Painfully slow, on what is one of the best golf courses in the country.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Terrific links experience

Staff friendly n helpful. Course is very good links experience. Vistas of Irish Sea terrific. Highly recommended.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very Good experience

This was my firsdt round in Ireland and I was more than pleased. Course was in good shape and the staff very nice. Very good value for the cost.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course with some great views along the Dublin coast

We found this a challenging course and a good education in links golf. Bad shots could be badly punished and good shots could take bad bounces!!

We'll be back again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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