Golfing in Ireland is the dream of many a golfer. If you’re lucky enough to be headed to Ireland to golf, the Portmarnock Golf Club in Dublin is a must do.
For more than 117 years, this club has applauded some of the world’s greatest golfers including early greats like as Bobby Locke and the first “super star” of golf, Arnold Palmer.
Practice Makes Perfect
For golf diehards, the Portmarnock Golf practice facilities, which are set to a championship standard, are a great place to improve your skills. They offer both a driving range and a short game area, plus you’ll find a putting and chipping green flanking the clubhouse.
Portmarnock Championship Course has hosted all of Ireland’s major championships. Elevated tees and greens combined with blind approaches and natural elements like prevailing breezes offer up the kind of challenges golfers thrive on. This course is open all year except Christmas Day.
If you do plan to try your luck at the Portmarnock Golf Club, note that they do have a dress code, and it is adhered to. “Smart” casual attire is expected. This means a collared sports shirt and tailored shorts.
While this is accepted on the links, such casual wear is not allowed in the dining areas. In fact, a jacket is required when eating in the main dining room.
No Cell Phones
Cell phone use is not allowed on the course other than for guests who belong to the medical profession and are on call.
After a day on the links, guests who stay at the Portmarnock Hotel can also take advantage of world-class treatments and services at the Oceana Spa.
For a real treat, try one of the Big Bertha massages, also known as the golfer massage. It’s perfect for melting those knots in your shoulders, and easing the tension from your neck.