Portmarnock Golf Club
Portmarnock Golf Club in Dublin is a true gem in the world of golf. This historic course has hosted many major professional and amateur events, including the Irish Open Championship and the Walker Cup. Golf legends like Sam Snead and Seve Ballesteros have tested their skills on this pure links course, making it a must-play for any serious golfer.
The course was originally opened on St. Stephen's Day in 1894 with nine holes, and it was extended to eighteen holes in 1896 with the addition of a new clubhouse. In 1971, a further nine holes were added, and the championship course now follows the original layout, although it has been considerably lengthened over the years.
One notable change in the hole routing occurred in 1927 with the insertion of a new par three, the 15th hole. However, the club has carried out subtle changes to the links over the years, including the first hole, which now features a stunning opening shot along the Baldoyle Estuary with a green that demands a brave and precise approach shot.
Portmarnock Golf Club has hosted all of Ireland's major championships, from the Irish Ladies Close to the Irish Open, as well as some of the world's biggest events, including the Canada Cup and the Walker Cup. Visitors and groups who enjoy a golfing challenge will greatly appreciate the traditions and wonderful atmosphere that are the hallmarks of Portmarnock Golf Club.
As a links course, Portmarnock Golf Club provides a challenging and exciting golfing experience for golfers of all skill levels. Visitors are welcome to enjoy this historic course and the stunning scenery that surrounds it.