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May 2008

Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links Golf Club

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Links golf courses evoke a spirit of calmness, tranquility and nature  and Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links offers a timeless invitation to treat.

Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links oozes class and generates a golfing intensity that only the great courses can.

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Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links is nestled in a narrow tract of land in North County Dublin and is obscured from public view and bordered by the Irish Sea.

There is a deep rooted sense of history to Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links with the modern luxurious hotel incorporating the old Jameson family home (famous for producing a well known brand of Irish Whiskey). The links themselves have been partly moulded around the original “Back Garden” Jameson private links by Bernhard Langher.

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Like the 1st hole at Ballybunion Old Course, the 1st at Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links is bordered by a graveyard which has to contended with the very first shot. This graveyard like its contemporary’s has been the death of much ambition and hope!

As with most links golf courses, the golfer at Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links must play a strategic game and should not put power before placement. It has been cleverly designed to include “covert pot bunkering” and a series of natural hazards that must be avoided at all costs.

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Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links is a course that stimulates the senses, and each new hole presents a different though provoking challenge. The holes are beautifully crafted and natural and it is perhaps fitting that Bernhard Langher has built a masterpiece with each subsequent hole outdoing the previous and culminating in what his fellow countryman man Bethoven would have called a crescendo as the intensity of the course builds throughout the round & explodes with the stunning finishing hole as good as they get.

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Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links provides an inspirational round of golf – Are you up to the challenge?

Play Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links, you simply must…

For great rates at Portmarnock Links please contact Greengolfball Ltd at or +353 1 843 5570

Jonathan Bryans
Greengolfball Ltd

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