Portmarnock Golf Club
A classic test the equal of any other course in Ireland
Links courses – anywhere, but especially in Ireland – get by on drama; wild dunes, soaring views, surprising twists and turns, humps and bumps. So when a course like Portmarnock that is not overly dramatic – the dunes are lower and softer, the views are pleasant but not overwhelming, and the holes are straightforward and the challenge is all in front of you – is frequently ranked as the top course in Ireland, that means something. Unlike some other of the best courses, Portmarnock gets by on the strength, consistency and fairness of its test. This is a golf course that has more in common with the British Open courses of England, not the rugged courses on the western shore of the island. It’s just a great, testing golf course that happens to be a links. When you want a true test, there is where you come.
What To Know
Yardage & Tees
When to Play
Portmarnock is open year around, weather permitting.
February through July are the drier months, while the warmest temperatures can be found June through September. April through October is a fine time to play, with May-July being your best bet.
|April||€225 M-Th, €250 F-Su|
|May||€225 M-Th, €250 F-Su|
|June||€225 M-Th, €250 F-Su|
|July||€225 M-Th, €250 F-Su|
|August||€225 M-Th, €250 F-Su|
|September||€225 M-Th, €250 F-Su|
|October||€225 M-Th, €250 F-Su|
Greens fees last verified July 2019. View them on portmarnockgolfclub.ie.
Visitor Tee Times
Monday: 9:30am-1pm (3 or more golfers)
Tuesday: 7:30-8:20am (1-2 balls), 8:30-11am (3 or more golfers), 2:30-4pm (3 or more golfers)
Wednesday: 7:30-8:20am (1-2 balls), 8:30-9am (3 or more golfers)
Thursday: 7:30-8:20am (1-2 balls), 8:30-noon (3 or more golfers), 2-4pm (3 or more golfers)
Friday: 7:30-8:20am (1-2 balls), 8:30-10am (3 or more golfers), 3-4pm (3 or more golfers)
Saturday: 4-4:30pm (3 or more golfers)
Sunday: 11:30-1pm (3 or more golfers), 2:30-3:30pm (3 or more golfers)
Rentals & Caddies
Caddies are available for €50 plus gratuity and forecaddies are €90 plus gratuity. Book them in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clubs are available to rent for €45. Book them in advance by emailing email@example.com.
Pull carts are available to rent for €5.
Electric hand carts are available to rent for €20.
Portmarnock has a driving range, two short game areas, and a putting and chipping green next to the clubhouse.
Other Things To Know
Year built: 1894
Architects: Fred G. Hawtree