Portmarnock Golf Club, one of the most wonderful golfing vacation spots in Ireland, which is a mere 15 minutes drive away from the Dublin City Airport. The vacation spot is situated regally on a narrow strip of dune land, on the northern Dublin Peninsula. The entire golfing spot has an endearing quality, as it is a highly respected golfing venue not only in Ireland but the whole world, as well. No wonder that the resort was graced by some of the world’s golfing greats, comprising of a wide sweep of important golfing events.
It was there that Sam Snead and Arnold Palmer successfully followed the serpentine route of the Portmarnock, through the classic golf link, eventually leading to their victory in the Canada Cup in 1960. Later another generation of golfing greats such as David Duval and Phil Mickelson became winners at the Walker Cup 1991 held at Portmarnock. Following these, 19 stagings of the European Tour’s Irish Open Championship, was conducted here, thereby reflecting the quality of this famous golfing sport.
Testing Grounds for True Golf
The Portmarnock Golf Club was established as early as 1894, making it one of the oldest golf links in Ireland. The sprawling resort consists of an incredible twenty-seven hole. This famous resort is host to many golfing events such as The Walker Cup, a series of Irish Open Championships, British Amateur Championship, and the Irish Amateur Close Championship. Considered generally to be a series of extremely fair links courses on earth, the club offers a whopping challenge and a real test in the playing of the finest golf, to experience golf at its most pristine way.
The Golf Digest Magazine issue of 2004/15 ranked Portmarnock Golf Club as the best golf course in all of the island of Ireland. No wonder, Tom Watson who was the Open Champion for no less than five occasions had this to say about the prestigious golf links: the Portmarnock Golf Club contains no nasty surprises or tricks, but offers an honest, although a challenging test of making great shots.