Portmarnock Golf Club, Portmarnock

(4.5/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
Portmarnock Golf Club is a links golf club in the Republic of Ireland, located 15 minutes from Dublin Airport.On Christmas Eve 1893, an insurance broker named W.C.Pickeman and his friend George Ross rowed over from Sutton to Portmarnock peninsula to explore the possibility of creating a golf links. The peninsula is about two miles long and covers over 500 acres. The course opened on St. Stephen’s day 1894 with nine holes. It was extended to eighteen holes in 1896 with a new clubhouse and a further nine holes were added in 1971. The championship course follows the original layout although considerably lengthened (over 7,500 yards of the Championship tees). The only major change in the routing was the insertion in 1927 of a new now famous par three, the 15th hole.Portmarnock was the venue for the first Irish Open in 1927, and has hosted the tournament on many occasions since, including 13 following its revival in 1975. Many other important golf tournaments have been held at the club, including the British Amateur Championship in 1949, the Walker Cup in 1991, and the Canada Cup in 1960.Over the course of 121 years Portmarnock Golf Club has welcomed some of the greatest players in the world from early greats such as Harry Vardon, Henry Cotton, Bobby Locke to the first super star of golf Arnold Palmer. In recent years Padraig Harrington, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, David Duval, Paul McGinley and Tiger Woods have all walked the pristine links fairways.
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  • Portmarnock is a name known to all golfers and for good reason as we found on a reacent weekend in Dublin. A flattish but lovely sculptured links and a palatial clubhouse combined to make a lovely day...  more »
  • The golf course is a difficult world class links golf course. Green areas are very difficult but fun. The clubhouse is an experience in itself. It is stunned by the class and style of the Interior. The Club House breathes tradition and golf history.
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  • We enjoyed Portmarnock Golf Club. We played on a very rainy day but yet still enjoyed this course. This was day three of a nine day trip through Ireland and Northern Ireland. Of all the courses we pla...  more »