Tee time at Portmarnock as top Irish golf links course remodelled

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Tee time at Portmarnock as top Irish golf links course remodelled

 

Portmarnock Resort has completed a multi-million-euro renovation of its championship Jameson Golf Links, adding to the island of Ireland’s premier golfing credentials.

Just 30 minutes from Dublin, the Portmarnock Resort is the perfect golfing destination offering a combination of luxury accommodation and top-class golf links in a spectacular coastal setting.

An extensive remodelling project has recently been completed, creating one of Ireland’s most exciting and picturesque links courses.

The modifications include the elevation of many tee boxes and greens to bring the sea closer to the course and create stunning panoramic views of north Dublin’s Velvet Strand and the famous island known locally as Ireland’s Eye.

Most of the work to the course has taken place on the final ten holes. Both the 12th and 14th holes – previously par fours – have been redesigned as par fives, while the once par-five 13th hole is now a very challenging par four.

Changes to the previously dog-legged eighth – now transformed into a straighter par four following the development of a new fairway, green complex and grass pathways – has allowed for the movement and enlargement of the course’s irrigation lake, greatly increasing water collection capabilities and sustainability credentials.

The result is a course that marries golfing challenge to the environment creating a superb coastal experience for the players.

The Jameson Golf Links branding reflects the close connection between Portmarnock and the famous whiskey family who lived in the original Portmarnock house in the nineteenth century and who introduced golf to the area, landscaping a small course on the estate.

Portmarnock’s proximity to Dublin makes it a great base for visitors who want to combine a luxury golf package with exploring Ireland’s capital city. The course is also open to non-resident visitors.

Keen golfers on a visit to Dublin can also tee up at two other first-class links courses within easy reach of the city.

The Island championship links course near the picturesque village of Malahide north of Dublin is bordered on three sides by the sea providing a unique golfing experience.

And on Bull Island, a UNESCO nature reserve in Dublin Bay, the Royal Dublin Golf Club’s links course is considered to be exceptional and is one of the oldest in Ireland.

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