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“A good test of golf”

Portmarnock Golf Links
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Saintfield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A good test of golf”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

This gem of a links course is a good test of golf and will appeal to both the accomplished and aspiring golfer. The fairways give a reasonable margin for error off the tee although a very wayward shot could be lost in the whins and gorse if you stray too far.
The greens were fast but true and provided a test of your nerve!
There were some lovely sea views and the course is not too strenuous for the older golfer - bugggies are available for hire. All in all a great place to hone your skills on a true links course. Highly recommended.

Visited May 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“18th”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

I love that hole. Lovely drive back towards the hotel from an elevated Tee.

Course is tight and challenging, but very enjoyable.

Visited March 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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159 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“A fine Links Golf Course near Dublin”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

This course meanders through the sand dunes adjacent to Portmarnock beach and has great views of the Irish Sea, Ireland's Eye and Lambay Island. Not to be confused with the much older Portmarnock Golf Club nearby, this Bernhard Langer designed course opened in 1996 as part of the Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links.

I’ve always enjoyed playing here and, although it’s not easy, you can score well. Last time I played was in a two man team event with a society in March 2013. Delighted to say we won first prize.

Luckily we managed to keep out of the troublesome pot bunkers, which can force you to play backwards away from the hole to get out of them.

The course was in great condition on the day we played, even allowing for greens that had been recently scarified and sanded.

Visited March 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Nice golf course”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

It is a very nice links course. It has holes for every taste and all handicaps. The pro shop was OK with friendly service.

Visited March 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Simply The Best - No. 1 !!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

many have tried to create a links course equal to Portmarnock Golf Club but all have failed ! some miserably and some got quite close but never quite made it ! NIRVANA !!

Visited September 2012
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