Top 100 links golf courses in GB&I: 8 – Portmarnock

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We take a closer look at Portmarnock in our top 100 list of links golf courses in GB&I

For information about our top 100 list panellists CLICK HERE
To find how how we conducted the test CLICK HERE

8. Portmarnock
County Dublin, Ireland

Fact File:
Yards: 7,382
Par: 72
Designer: WS Pickeman, George Ross, Mungo Park, George Coburn
Address: Portmarnock Golf Club, Golf Links Road, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin 
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What our panellists said:

MM: Quality all the way. 

DW: The best course in Ireland that I have played. 

KE: Some might not agree but to me this is a bit boring. 

CC: It doesn’t get much better than this. 

DJ: A strong test. 

Commentary: We rank this as the best course in the Republic of Ireland – the former Walker Cup venue is a class act. It’s often described as Ireland’s answer to Muirfield, offering a similar blend of subtle and testing holes with regular changes in direction. What’s more, there is a third nine here, the Yellow, that barely suffers in comparison to the established championship 18. Unspectacular in the main but peerless in terms of quality.

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To find how how we conducted the test CLICK HERE

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