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Course History

‘The Links’ Portmarnock, is the first golf course that International Management
Group (IMG) developed in Ireland and opened for play in 1995. Set in the grounds of the old Jameson estate of St Marnocks, in1858 the family developed a private 12 hole course that stretched as far as the infamous 15th at Portmarnock Golf Club. Just fifteen minutes from Dublin International Airport, Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links enjoys an unmatched coastal location, with breath-taking views over the famous five-mile “Velvet Strand” and its hugely popular Links course.

The Championship ‘Portmarnock Links’ course was designed by Bernhard Langer.
The Links has played host to GUI, PGA and LET events. You will enjoy the
championship links and deluxe hotel (Golf Resort of the Year 2016) offering great
comfort and the best of traditional Irish hospitality. Portmarnock Links makes full use
of the dunes and natural terrain to provide a layout that will please the most ardent of
links purists. The elevated tees and greens, blind approaches and doglegs – not
to mention typical links sea breezes, will keep you thinking through every round.
Gently undulating luxuriously sprung fairways leading to large fast greens must be
negotiated through 98 strategically placed bunkers, whilst hillocks, wild grasses and gorse
await wayward shots. Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links is a course suitable for any level
of Golfer and provides an enjoyable game whatever your handicap.

  Our Current Rankings

Ranked 92nd - Golf Monthly UK & Ireland’s Top 100 Golf Courses 2017
Ranked 23rd – Golf Digest Ireland Top 100 Courses 2017
Ranked 22nd – Golf World Top 100 Golf Courses in Ireland
Ranked 16th - Top 100 Golf Courses Ireland
32 courses in Ireland included in the edition points awarded from 75 to 100 – Portmarnock Links scored 90