Portsalon golf club Donegal

Portsalon golf course Donegal

Portsalon Golf Course

Portsalon Club Crest

Often referred to as "the links of heaven" Portsalon Golf Club is a very popular seaside with narrow fairways. The course runs in clockwise direction, out bounds on left 1st, 2nd, 6th, 8th, 10th, 13th and 18th. greens are well protected bunkers, streams natural sand dunes all coming into play. Redesigned by Pat Ruddy 6,472 metres par-72 standard scratch 73.

Tucked away on the northern shores of Lough Swilly, Knockalla Mountains provide a stunning backdrop. Linked with heather clad hills, they shield and semi circle links, creating stage like effect. Add glistering waters those golden sands 18-spectactular holes to equation you know why it is referred as "the links heaven". Even such an illustrious title one can never adequately first time visitor for drama Portsalon's setting.

The club celebrated its centenary in 1991 and the same year built new clubhouse, where visitor will find friendliest of Donegal welcomes after a memorable game golf.

Portsalon was voted the No. 22-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2018 (Same);

Portsalon was voted the No. 22-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Same);

Portsalon was voted the No. 22-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Up-1);

Portsalon was voted the No. 23-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Up-2);

Portsalon was voted the No. 25-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Same);

Portsalon was voted the No. 25-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Up-2);

Portsalon was voted the No. 27-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

Portsalon was voted the No. 35-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;

Portsalon was voted the No. 45-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;

Portsalon was voted the No. 70-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;

  • Golf Deals » Portsalon

  • Stay & Play @ Mulroy Woods Hotel €99.00

    Offer valid from 01 Jan 2018 to 31 Dec 2019 Detail:

    Portsalon Championship Links Golf Course is a hidden gem with breath taking Atlantic views located 10mins drive from the Hotel. Letterkenny Golf club is mins drive from Mulroy woods & Ottoway golf club is 10mins
    This offer incudes 1 Night Bed & Super Buffet Breakfast in a double/twin bedded room, 1 Round of Golf at Portsalon, Tea/Coffee making facilities in your room, Satelite TV. We can arrange tee off times from the Hotel
    From €99 per person sharing. contact Siobhán at the Hotel on 074 9153313 to arrange

Green Fees Midweek GUI:

€40

Green Fees Weekends & B.H GUI.: €50
Green Fees Visitors: €80
Green Fees with a Member: €25
Green Fees for Opens: €15/20
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: No
Buggy Hire: €30 Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €520
Full Family Membership Fee: €810
Full Country Membership Fee: €480
Full Country Family Membership Fee: €760
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 500
Designer Pat Ruddy & Paul McGinley
Founded 1981
Address

Portsalon,
Fanad,
Co. Donegal

Telephone 074-9159459
Email portsalongolfclub@eircom.net
Website Portsalon golf club website
Secretary/Manager Daragh Lyons
Captain: Pat O'Neill
Lady Captain: Mary Flynn
President:
Vice-Captains':  &
Hon. Secretary: Donal Callaghan & Kathleen McCormick
Club Pro: Shop
Hon. Treasurer: Shaun Strain & Deirdre Hensey
Comp. Secretary: Patrick McDevitt & Marie Gilligan
Portsalon Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:55.201946
Long:-7.626829
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to 12.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: None (phone in advance)
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Portsalon Golf Club Fixtures 2019 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2019 (to be Confirmed)        
Event.. Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 3 February   Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladies
Friday 21 June
  Cloaed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 22 June
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 20 July   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 10 August   Closed 1
Open Day Saturday 9 February   Open 1
Open Day Saturday 23 February   Open 1
Gents Open
Saturday 9 March   Open 1
Gents Open
Saturday 16 March Sunday 17 March
Open 2
Gents Open Sunday 17 March   Open 1
Fundraising Classic Saturday 28 March   Open 1
L. & G. Open Saturday 30 March
Monday 1 April Open 3
L. & G. Open Sunday 31 March
  Open 1
L. & G. Open Monday 1 April
  Open 1
Gents Open Wednesday 1 May   Open 1
Gents Open Saturday 3 May   Open 1
Gents Open Wednesday 8 May   Open 1
Hospice Fund Raiser
Saturday 11 May   Open 1
Pierce Purcell Shield (Q) Sunday 12 May   GUI 1
Gents Open Wednesday 15 May   Open 1
Gents Open Saturday 18 May   Open 1
Gents Open Wednesday 22 May   Open 1
Classic any combination Saturday 25 May   Open 1
Donegal Links Classic Monday 27 May Wednesday 29 May Open 3
Donegal Links Classic Tuesday 28 May   Open 1
Donegal Links Classic Wednesday 29 May
  Open 1
Fundraiser Open Day Saturday 1 June   Open 1
Gents Open Wednesday 5 June   Open 1
Hospice Classic Saturday 8 June   Open 1
Gents Open Wednesday 12 June   Open 1
Rathmullan Celtic Classic
Saturday 15 June   Open 1
Gents Open Wednesday 19 June   Open 1
Gents Open Saturday 22 June   Open 1
Gents Open Wednesday 24 June   Open 1
Gents Open Saturday 29 June   Open 1
Gents Open Wednesday 3 July
  Open 1
Start of Open Week Saturday 6 July
Sunday 14 July Open 9
Fourball Betterball
Saturday 6 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Sunday 7 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Monday 8 July   Open 1
Team Scramble any Combination
Tuesday 9 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Wednesday 10 July   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford
Thursday 11 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Friday 12 July   Open 1
Fourball Betterball
Saturday 13 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 14 July   Open 1
Gents Open Wednesday 17 July   Open 1
Charlie Canning Memorial Trophy
Saturday 20 July   Open 1
Gents Open Wednesday 24 July   Open 1
Motor Neuron Classic
Saturday 27 July
  Open 1
Gents Open Sunday 28 July
  Open 1
Gents Open Wednesday 31 July
  Open 1
Laois Inter. Fourball
Saturday 3 August   Open 1
Gents Open Wednesday 7 August   Open 1
Gents Open Saturday 10 August   Open 1
Gents Open Wednesday 14 August   Open 1
Fanad United Classic
Saturday 17 August   Open 1
Gents Open Wednesday 23 August   Open 1
L. & G. All-Ireland Past Captains'
Saturday 24 August   Open 1
Gents Open
Wednesday 28 August
  Open 1
L. & G. All-Ireland Past Captains'
Saturday 31 August
  Open 1
Gents Open
Wednesday 4 September   Open 1
Gents Open Saturday 7 September   Open 1
Gents Open Wednesday 11 September   Open 1
Gents Open
Saturday 14 September   Open 1
Gents Open Wednesday 18 September   Open 1
Gents Open Saturday 21 September   Open 1
Gents Open Wednesday 25 September
  Open 1
Gents Open Saturday 28 September   Open 1
Gents Open Wednesday 2 October   Open 1
Gents Open Saturday 5 October   Open 1
Gents Open Wednesday 9 October   Open 1
Gents Open Saturday 12 October   Open 1
Gents Open Wednesday 16 October   Open 1
Gents Open Saturday 19 October   Open 1
Gents Open Wednesday 23 October   Open 1
Gents Open Saturday 26 October
  Open 1
Gents Open Wednesday 30 October
  Open 1
Gents Open Saturday 2 November   Open 1
Gents Open Wednesday 6 November   Open 1
Gents Open Saturday 9 November   Open 1
Gents Open Wednesday 13 November   Open 1
Gents Open Saturday 16 November   Open 1
Gents Open Wednesday 20 November   Open 1
Gents Open Saturday 23 November   Open 1
Gents Open Wednesday 27 November
  Open 1
Gents Open Saturday 30 November
  Open 1
Gents Open Wednesday 4 December   Open 1
Gents Open Saturday 7 December   Open 1
Gents Open Wednesday 11 December   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 73 6,472 m
Yellow Par 72 SSS 71 6,092 m
Red Par 75 SSS 73 5,210 m
Green Par 72 SSS 69 5,489 m

Card

Name Hole No. White Yellow Green Par Index Red Par Index
Meilmore 1 355 338 272 4 13 276 4 13
Strand 2 457 389 333 4 3 372 5 7
Stoker 3 337 323 325 4 15 262 4 15
Valley 4 507 465 446 5 11 374 5 9
Kerrs 5 185 170 161 3 9 123 3 17
Kilavee 6 435 406 369 4 1 370 5 3
Warden 7 352 336 393 4 7 253 4 5
Castle 8 474 461 419 5 17 407 5 11
Runaway 9 435 407 353 4 5 353 4 1
  Out 3,537 3,301 2,971 37   2,800 39  
Binn 10 147 135 125 3 18 127 3 18
Knockalla 11 499 492 434 5 4 437 5 2
Drumany 12 170 153 149 3 14 103 3 16
Altar 13 328 318 265 4 12 218 4 6
Matterhorn 14 395 381 336 4 2 346 4 4
Greenfort 15 140 131 121 3 16 114 3 14
Alders 16 376 348 307 4 10 310 4 12
River in 17 503 473 428 5 8 384 5 8
Home 18 377 360 353 4 6 361 5 10
  In 2,935 2,791 2,518 35   2,410 36  
  Total 6,472 6,092 5,489 72   5,210 75  
  SSS 73 71 69     73    

Members Achievements

Portsalon were runners-up in the Ulster Seniors 1999

Portsalon Golf Club were runners-up in the Ulster Mixed Foursomes in 1998, when the team was Cathal Toland, Seamus Clinton, Gerry Hannon, Frank McAteer, Kathleen McCormick, Betty Boal, Pamela Clinton, Ashling Cullen, Margaret Shields and they were captained by Seamus Shields.

History of Portsalon

Instituted 1891 affiliated 1891

Portsalon has the distinction as being one of the nine founding-clubs of the GUI in November, 1891. Captain Kenneth McLarne discovered the links. The hotel and surrounding lands were, owned by Col. J. D. Barton who became the first Captain and the family had a long connection with the club. We find that Major B. J. Barton, D.S. O., was Captain and Hon. Secretary in 1916.
The club had 25 members and guests at the hotel could play for six pence a day. Golf was permitted on Sundays and was advertised as such, to attract visitors to the region. North-West, Rosapenna, and Portsalon golf clubs held a joint open competition.
The club was recognised as early as 1905, and 1912, as a championship course when the Irish Ladies Championship was played here. There is a picture of Miss Mary Hazlet, winner of the Irish Ladies Championship in 1905 hanging in the clubhouse.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Vera McFadden 1989 Ladies Captain
Nial Blaney 1989 President
Mary McDaid 1990 Ladies Captain
Charles McFadden 1990 Men's Captain
Michael Kerr 1990 President
Kathleen McCormack 1991 Ladies Captain
Paul Blaney 1991 Men's Captain
Michael Kerr 1991 President
Daphne McKee 1992 Ladies Captain
Eamon McElwaine 1992 Men's Captain
Shaun McCormack 1992 President
Mrs. E. Blaney 1993 Ladies Captain
Michael Jamieson 1993 Men's Captain
Shaun McCormack 1993 President
Kathleen Friel 1994 Ladies Captain
Fergal McDonnell 1994 Men's Captain
Derek McMahon 1994 President
Audrey Jamieson 1995 Ladies Captain
Fergal McDonnell 1995 Men's Captain
Derek McMahon 1995 President
Kate Busch 1996 Ladies Captain
Ken Sharpe 1996 Men's Captain
Patrick Shields 1996 President
Margaret Shields 1997 Ladies Captain
Patrick Wallace 1997 Men's Captain
Patrick Shields 1997 President
Eileen McElimee 1998 Ladies Captain
Gerry Hannan 1998 Men's Captain
Myles Coll 1998 President
Mary Barrett 1999 Ladies Captain
Eugene McGettigan 1999 Men's Captain
Johnny Strain 1999 President
Mona Ginty  2000 Ladies Captain
Michael Shields 2000 Men's Captain
Daniel Kerr 2000 President
Ann Speedie 2001 Ladies Captain
Michael McDaid 2001 Men's Captain
Daniel Kerr 2001 President
Susie Sweeney 2002 Ladies Captain
Willie McCleary 2002 Men's Captain
Daniel Kerr 2002 President
Mrs. Kathleen O'Toole 2003 Ladies Captain
Jackie Barrett 2003 Men's Captain
Paul Blaney 2003 President
Mrs. Ann Busch 2004 Ladies Captain
James Sandilands 2004 Men's Captain
Paul Blaney 2004 President
Betty Boal 2005 Ladies Captain
Martin Busch 2005 Men's Captain
Joachim Loughrey 2005 President
Marie Wallace 2006 Ladies Captain
Ollie Connelly 2006 Men's Captain
Joachim Loughrey 2006 President
Roisin McCormack 2007 Ladies Captain
Garrett Horkin 2007 Men's Captain
Jimmy Wall 2007 President
Deirdre O'Toole 2008 Ladies Captain
Noel McCormick 2008 Men's Captain
Jimmy Wall 2008 President
Nuala McGarrigle 2009 Ladies Captain
Andy Boland 2009 Men's Captain
Martin Busch 2009 President
Vera Kearney 2010 Ladies Captain
Hugh McGinley  2010 Men's Captain
Martin Busch 2010 President
Marie Gilligan 2011 Ladies Captain
Donal Callaghan 2011 Men's Captain
Willie McCleary 2011 President
Noreen McConigley 2012 Ladies Captain
Dermot Logue 2012 Men's Captain
Willie McCleary 2012 President
Deirdre Hensey 2013 Ladies Captain
Joe Harkin 2013 Men's Captain
Kathleen McCormick
2013 President
Sarah Nicholl 2014 Ladies Captain
Dermot Boyce 2014 Men's Captain
Kathleen McCormick 2014 President
Dana Clinton 2015 Ladies Captain
Paul Armstrong 2015 Men's Captain
Garrett Horkan
2015 President
Sally O'Kane 2016 Ladies Captain
John Logue 2016 Men's Captain
Garrett Horkan 2016 President
Sheila Horner
2017 Ladies Captain
Martin Blaney 2017 Men's Captain
Andy Boland
2017 President
Karen McGlinchey 2018 Ladies Captain
Mick McGlynn 2018 Men's Captain
Andy Boland 2018 President
Mary Flynn 2019 Ladies Captain
Pat O'Neill 2019 Men's Captain
  2019 President
Linda Friel (7) 2019 Lowest Ladies H'cap
Kevin McLoughlin (1) 2019 Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Portsalon

Mulroy Woods Hotel Proud Sponsors of Hole-in-One Portsalon 2019
Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
John Harkin 2 June 1996 2nd   197 m
Patrick Shields 3 September 2006 15th   140 m
Fiona Boyle 17 February 2008 12th   103 m
C. Tolan 10 January 2017 15th   131 m