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3.6
51 Reviews (51)
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.6
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.0
66.9%
Recommend this course
39 out of 51 reviews
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4.3
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
91.7%
Recommend this course
11 out of 12 reviews
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3.9
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.3
81.2%
Recommend this course
13 out of 16 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Parkland
Par 71
Length 6538 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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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

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness

Reviews

3.6
51 Reviews (51)
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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Pace of play!

Really disappointed to find out I was placed as a single behind two incredibly slow four balls…. Both groups refused to let me through despite completing only 5 holes in 2hours!!

Really spoilt the experience and I left after the 8th as I couldn’t take it any longer…..

Practice Putting green far slower than out on course …

Lady behind the bar was friendly to end on a positive

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Good Experience at Portal Premier

3rd time here in last couple of months.
Course in reasonable condition and quite challenging.
Good value and easy to book.
Staff very pleasant.
Recommended

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Porta l premiier

Good course with interesting layout, not chuffed to be behind a society could of been warned about that.. Apart from that good day all round played of whites and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course layout.

some really good tee positions made me have to use every club in the bag and have to shape the ball whilst applying some course management. The greens in areas where like glass and it was tricky to stop the ball on the green.

The course had some really interesting holes dog legs, elevated tees into par 3’s.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, challenging due to weather conditions. Could do with some sand in the bunkers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout 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
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value on super course

First time played here in 20 years. Course in superb condition including greens. Some great holes here.
Recommended

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A Good Challenge

The quality of my golf did not match up with the course!!, overall a good walk.
Prefer Portal Championship Course but that is a personal opinion and not a poor reflection on the Premier Course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice condition course!

Well presented and challenging course. Tee boxes in good condition. Fairways in good condition and greens in great condition. Bunkers need a good rake but play it as it lies!
Nice friendly staff. Young lad in the pro shop very helpful. Nice waitress service too.
I would both definitely play this course again and fully recommend it also.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent layout with friendly staff and welcoming. Only let down was the greens were very slow which I was expecting them to be fast as not been in use for a long period of time.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course

The course was muddy and water logged in places and shouldn't have been open in my opinion. Some points of the course where that wet we nearly fell over on several occasions.
I would like to play it again in the summer as I think it would be a fantastic course when it is dry

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Overbooked. Really slow. Poor Condition.

Really disappointed with the course conditions for August, some fairways were as thick as the first cut and it was extremely wet and cut up by buggies. The first tee box is a mud patch. We were told when we arrived that a society had gone out and were slow, it took 3hr 20mins for the first 9 holes...nuff said!
This has the potential to be a great course - but I won’t be back in the near future...

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Unknown

Felt the course needed a cut. Front nine is squashed in and the second is long and difficult. Odd use of red stakes on some holes but not others was misleading and unrewarding. Could be a lot better. Greens were untended and slow with bumps. Lots of very short or super long holes.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

2nd time this year

Played about 3 weeks and my opinion is still the same.Great value,layout and condition.
No complaints and highly recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Some great holes, but poor condition.

Very hilly course making it nice and interesting, some great par 3’s and some good dog-leg holes. Course was in poor condition; long fairways and tee boxes, spongey and very slow greens.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Poorly maintained

I was looking forward to playing this course for the first time in 8 years. I elected for the Premier course as I remember this being the superior course and a great challenge.

I was disappointed to find the greens to be so poor, the fairways like playing a field and the general course to be so badly presented.

It seems as though the course has been massively neglected and I will not be returning.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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