Narin & Portnoo Golf Club is a lively links golf course, located in a beautiful seaside resort in southwest Donegal, just a short drive from the Glenties. It is considered one of the most scenic eighteen hole links golf courses in Ireland, with sweeping views of Gweebarra Bay.
The course length is just under six thousand yards, which may not be much by modern standards. However, the range of shots required to scramble through this course is so wide that only those players who are true all-rounders will be able to get around unscathed. There is no doubt about it – Narin & Portnoo will expose any deficiencies in your game. That is what makes it so engaging, and why it remains so popular despite the short yardage.
Narin & Portnoo has grown in stature in recent decades. A traditional parochial golf club, it took off in 1979 when they staged a successful Pro-Am competition, featuring the likes of Christy O’Connor, Eamon Darcy and David Feherty. This put Narin & Portnoo on the golfing map, and over the next two decades they revamped the course, so as to keep up with the abilities of the modern player, and also extended the club house significantly. In 2010, the Fáilte Ireland Golf Guide ranked Narin & Portnoo in the top eight Irish courses, a huge boon which has seen the club rise to the elite level. With this golf course on the up and up, it would certainly be a splendid course to visit.