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Portmarnock Golf Club

Portmarnock Golf Club was founded in 1894. The links is consistently ranked amongst the top golf courses in the world. With a rich history closely aligned to the progression of golf in Ireland, Portmarnock has hosted many major professional and amateur events including multiple Irish Open Championships, the Walker Cup, the Irish Amateur Close Championship and the British Amateur Championship. From Sam Snead to Seve Ballesteros, some of golf’s best known names have tested their skills here on the north Dublin peninsula. Considered by many as one of the fairest links courses in the world it delivers an incredible challenge and true test of golf. We invite you to experience links golf at its purest. Portmarnock Golf Club was ranked as the best golf course in Ireland, Golf Digest Magazine, 2004/15 and Tom Watson (Open Champion on 5 occasions) summed up the links during his visits by saying “There are no tricks or nasty surprises, only an honest, albeit searching test of shot making skills.”

Quotations from professional golfers
  • Pádraig Harrington – “Portmarnock is the fairest links I have ever played, which is unusual because links golf by its very nature can be unfair. It is almost perfectly balanced in that it is both challenging and demanding for every level of golfer…..as stern an exam as a professional could wish for from the back tees, and an equally strict test for the more modest player off the medal tees.”
  • Tiger Woods – “One of the most enjoyable links courses I have had an opportunity to play”
  • Tom Watson – “There are no tricks or nasty surprises, only an honest, albeit searching test of shot making skills.”
  • Seve Ballesteros – “I always enjoy my time in Ireland but in particular playing links golf at fantastic links courses like Portmarnock”
  • Arnold Palmer – “Sam Sneed and I played in the Canada Cup at Portmarnock in 1961 and I recall saying to Sam on the way home that every aspect of our games was examined that week”
  • Phil Mickelson – “I had the opportunity and play in the 1991 Walker Cup at Portmarnock Golf Club and it was one of the great highlights of my Amateur days not only to represent the USA but also to enjoy the challenge of such a magnificent links course”
  • Rory McIlroy – “I always love playing Portmarnock Golf Club; one of the world’s greatest links courses in my view”
     
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