The Links Portmarnock golf club Dublin

The Links Portmarnock golf course Dublin

The Links Portmarnock Golf Course

The Links Portmarnock Club Crest

There were very few locations in Europe that could have allowed scope to design such a classic championship links."  ...Bernhard Langer.

The Portmarnock Links opened to great acclaim in June 1995 and has been receiving accolades from visiting golf writers and top professionals ever since. Designer Bernhard Langer has produced a classic masterpiece to rival any of the great Irish and Scottish courses. Inspirational use of natural dunes-land features, the creative use of elevated tees and greens, acutely angled doglegs and ninety-eight strategically placed bunkers test the most accomplished players. Each individual hole presents its own exacting challenge.

The Portmarnock Links is situated on a 208-acre site beside the famous Velvet Strand, between the village of Howth and Malahide. The resort is located 15 minutes from Dublin airport and 25 minutes from downtown Dublin.

Portmarnock Links is the venue of the AIB Ladies Irish Open to be played from July 11th to 13th 2008.

Portmarnock Links was voted the No. 23-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2020 (Up-2);

Portmarnock Links was voted the No. 25-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2019 (Down-2);

Portmarnock Links was voted the No. 23-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2018 (Same);

Portmarnock Links was voted the No. 23-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Up-2);

Portmarnock Links was voted the No. 25-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Up-1);

Portmarnock Links was voted the No. 26-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Same);

Portmarnock Links was voted the No. 90-ranked golf course the UK and Ireland, by "Golf Monthly" in 2012

Portmarnock Links was voted the No. 26-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Down-3);

Portmarnock Links was voted the No. 23-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Up-8);

Portmarnock Links was voted the No. 31-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

Portmarnock Links was voted theNo. 22 Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2012, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Portmarnock Links was voted  the No. 31-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;

Portmarnock Links was voted  the No. 22 Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2010, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Portmarnock Links was voted  the  No. 25-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;

Portmarnock Links was voted  the No. 22 Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2009, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

Portmarnock Links was voted  the  No. 25-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;

Portmarnock Links was voted the  No. 22 Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2008, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

  • Golf Deals » The Links Portmarnock

  • Stay Dine & Play @ Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links €550.00

    Offer valid from 01 Dec 2020 to 01 Oct 2022 Detail:

    2 Nights with Breakfast,1 Round of Golf and 1 Evening Meal:
    The luxurious Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links, is the only Dublin hotel based golf links course. Rated in the top 100 golf links course, the hotel has superb golfing credentials. Overlooking the Irish Sea, the course is a real treat for the discerning golfer.

Green Fees Residents Winter: €80
Green Fees Residents Summer Midweek: €130
Green Fees Residents Summer Weekends: €150
Green Fees Winter Monday to Sunday: €90
Green Fees April to October Monday to Sunday: €240
Green Fees with a Member: €40/55
Green Fees for Opens: €80
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: €55
Yes
Buggy Hire:€50 Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Full Membership Available: No
Course Type Links
No Holes 18
Members 100
Designer Stan Eby & Bernard Langer
Founded 1995
Address

Portmarnock Hotel Links,
Strand Road,
Portmarnock,
Co. Dublin

Telephone +353 (0)1-8666592
Email golfres@portmarnock.com
Website The Links Portmarnock golf club website
Director of Golf: Paul McCanny
Captain: Donal Duggan
Lady Captain: Moira Cassidy
President: Jim Verling
Vice-Captain: None 
Hon. Secretary: John McCarthy  
Club Pro: Paul McCanny 01-8460611
Hon. Treasurer: Alex Gissing
Comp. Secretary: Des Duggan
The Links Portmarnock Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.422192
Long:-6.123462
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities  Days to Avoid: None
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends Pre-booking for open Tournaments: 14 Days in advance

The Links Portmarnock Golf Club Fixtures 2022 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2022 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Taylor Made Winter Series (Max 9-Hc.) Tuesday 15 February   Open 1
Taylor Made Winter Series (Max 9-Hc.) Tuesday 2 March   Open 1
Taylor Made Winter Series (Max 9-Hc.) Tuesday 8 March   Open 1
Taylor Made Winter Series (Max 9-Hc.) Tuesday 15 March   Open 1
St. Patricks Day Open Thursday 17 March
  Open 1
Taylor Made Winter Series (Max 9-Hc.) Tuesday 22 March   Open 1
Taylor Made Winter Series (Max 9-Hc.) Tuesday 29 March   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup (4 to 9) Friday 6 May   Open 1
Leinster Women's & Men's Committee Team Event Monday 16 May   G. I. 1
Taylor Made Winter Series (Max 9-Hc.) Tuesday 4 October   Open 1
Taylor Made Winter Series (Max 9-Hc.) Tuesday 11 October   Open 1
Taylor Made Winter Series (Max 9-Hc.) Tuesday 18 October   Open 1
Winter Series (Max 9-Hc.) Tuesday 25 October   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 31 October   Open 1
Taylor Made Winter Series (Max 9-Hc.) Tuesday 1 November
  Open 1
Taylor Made Winter Series (Max 9-Hc.) Tuesday 8 November   Open 1
Taylor Made Winter Series (Max 9-Hc.) Tuesday 15 November   Open 1
Taylor Made Winter Series (Max 9-Hc.) Tuesday 22 November   Open 1
Taylor Made Winter Series (Max 9-Hc.) Tuesday 6 December
  Open 1
Taylor Made Winter Series (Max 9-Hc.) Tuesday 13 December   Open 1
Taylor Made Winter Series (Max 9-Hc.) Tuesday 20 December   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 71 SSS 73 6,090 m
Red Par 71 SSS 73 5,152 m
Green Par 71 SSS 71 5,737 m
Blue Par 71 SSS 75 6,514 m

Card

Hole No. Blue White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 342 335 320 4 8
312 4 8
2 341 329 305 4 14 273 4 14
3 198 172 150 3 12 121 3 12
4 539 512 491 5 6 416 5 6
5 431 409 396 4 2 350 4 2
6 520 462 437 5 18 387 5 18
7 412 405 384 4 4 364 4 4
8 374 342 323 4 10
276 4 10
9 156 145 126 3 16 120 3 16
Out 3,313 3,111 2,932 36   2,619 36  
10 342 329 316 4 9
299 5 9
11 150 135 126 3 15 112 4 15
12 419 406 360 4 1 307 4 1
13 577 537
513
5 7
483 5
7
14 327 312 287 4 17 252 4 17
15 402 364 352 4 13
324 4 13
16 383 360 334 4 5 276 4 5
17 193 171 156 3 11 150 3 11
18 408 365 361 4 3 330 4 3
In 3,201 2,979
2,805 35   2,533 35  
Total 6,514 6,090 5,737 71   5,152 71  
SSS 75 73 71     73    

Notable rounds

                   Men's Course Record:

                   Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

History of The Links Portmarnock

The Links Portmarnock was the first golf course that International Management Group (IMG) developed in Ireland and opened for play in 1995.  It was therefore fitting that Bernhard Langer chose this magnificent setting to design his first links course being a three time winner of the Irish Open at nearby Portmarnock Golf Club and The Royal Dublin Golf Club.    Along with architect Stan Eby they have designed a course that is a challenge for all golfers,  set in the grounds of the old Jameson estate of St Marnocks
 the Links has played host to professional and amateur events including 2008 and 2009 Ladies Irish Open.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Moira Cassidy 2012 Lady Captain
Fintan Brennan 2012 Men's Captain
Ronny Maiti 2012 President
Moira Cassidy 2013 Lady Captain

2013 Men's Captain
Ronny Maiti 2013 President
Moira Cassidy 2014 Lady Captain
Cecil Ryan 2014 Men's Captain
Ronny Maiti 2014 President
John Doyle
2015 Lady Captain
Moira Cassidy
2015 Men's Captain
Pat Duignan
2015 President
Moira Cassidy 2016 Lady Captain
Andrew Rittweger 2016 Men's Captain
Pat Duignan 2016 President
Moira Cassidy 2017 Lady Captain
John Ruane 2017 Men's Captain
Derek Shortall   2017 President
Moira Cassidy 2018 Lady Captain
Eamonn Keane 2018 Men's Captain
Derek Shortall
2018 President
Moira Cassidy 2019 Lady Captain
Ian Watson
2019 Men's Captain
Cecil Ryan
2019 President
Moira Cassidy
2020 Lady Captain
John Aherne 2020 Men's Captain
Cecil Ryan 2020 President
Moira Cassidy
2021 Lady Captain
  2021 Men's Captain
John McCarthy
2021 President
Moira Cassidy 2022 Lady Captain
Donal Duggan 2022 Men's Captain
Jim Verling
2022 President
Paraic Connolly 2022 Lowest Mens' Handicap
Gary Cullen (-3.6) 2022 Lowest Mens' Handicap
Robert Neville (-2)
2022 Lowest Mens' Handicap
Eugene Smith (-2.5)
2022 Lowest Mens' Handicap
Declan O'Neill (-0.7)
2022 Lowest Mens' Handicap
A. J. McCabe (-1.0)
2022 Lowest Mens' Handicap
Daniel Mulligan(3.9) 2022 Lowest Mens' Handicap

Holes in One at The Links Portmarnock

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance