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February 2007

Portmarnock Golf Club

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If you were to ask a golfer anywhere in the world to name a golf club in Ireland, you would probably hear about Portmarnock golf Club in the answer.

The little village of Portmarnock by the sea in North County Dublin has been blessed with a golf course to rival any golf club in the world.

Portmarnock Golf Links

North County Dublin has been blessed with many great Links Golf Courses including Royal Dublin Golf Club, The Island Golf Club, St Anne’s Golf Club and Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links. When flying into Dublin airport, one can fully appreciate the wealth of golf courses in such close proximity to Dublin Airport & Dublin City Centre.

There are indeed so many superb golf courses in Ireland to keep a golfing enthusiast returning many times, but in Portmarnock Golf Club, both the golf enthusiast and the golf traditionalist are catered for.

When playing Portmarnock Golf Club (Established 1894), you are in a sense stepping back in time to experience golf in its rawest and most pleasurable form. Portmarnock golf Club is surrounded by the Irish Sea and has sea views from many of its famous holes, the gentle breeze will welcome you and invite you to play.

Portmarnock Golf Club

The first hole, although intimidating at first glance lets you acclimatise to the course and to see what you are letting yourself in for. It is a relatively straightforward Par 4 in pot bunkers protecting both the fairway and rolling green. Be warned that the greens are lightning fast and couple that with the gentle breeze and hollows, you will realise quickly that you will certainly need your wits about you.

The course then meanders through the open duneland, trying at every opportunity to swallow your ball in the long marram grass and deceiving you by its gentle looks into a false sense of security.

Each hole has its own individual challenge and it culminates in a fantastic Par 4 finish to a raised green in the shadow of the impressive clubhouse.

Rumour has it that the Ryder Cup committee wanted Portmarnock Golf Club to host the 2006 event, I am not sure if this is true but it would certainly make for a fascinating event & it is truly a wonder golf course.

Play Portmarnock Golf Club – You Simply must!

Portmarnock Golf Club is the Greengolfball “Golf Club of the Month” for December 2006.

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Jonathan Bryans
Greengolfball Ltd

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