Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa

Chester, England

Macdonald Portal Hotel overview

Macdonald Portal Hotel is a four-star resort offering 85 well-equipped bedrooms, with a state of the art spa and health club. The hotel also boasts an à la carte restaurant, a cocktail bar and two very testing 18-hole golf courses.

Macdonald Hotels are operating a CASHLESS policy throughout their resorts to help minimise contact and move towards a more sustainable future. All major debit & credit cards are accepted.

Golf Courses

Portal Golf Club is home to two very well established 18-hole golf courses, the Portal Premier and the Portal Championship Course. On top of that, Macdonald Portal also boasts an additional 9-hole course and great practice facilities.


The modern Macdonald Portal Hotel is a great destination for a golfing weekend away from home. With 85 comfortable and spacious rooms, this hotel is fully equipped to hold guests in great relaxation and style. There are a variety of different room types from classic doubles to signature suites, all fully furnished with flat-screen TVs, stylish en-suite bathrooms and internet access.

Restaurant & Bars

The Scottish Steakhouse offers fantastic food, great service and magnificent steak. The restaurant provides a relaxed and friendly environment with the beef on the menu coming from fully accredited Scottish farms. The menu includes steaks, burgers and seafood.

Alternatively, the Lounge Bar offers a more relaxed location for a coffee or a pre-dinner drink/post-round drink. The Lounge Bar also offers light snacks so is the perfect location before hitting either of the two brilliant courses at Portal Golf Club.

Spa & Leisure

If you’re looking to relax after a tiring game of golf then we suggest that you immerse yourself in the catalogue of treatments and body therapies that Macdonald Portal Hotel Golf & Spa can offer. Alternatively, guests can take full advantage of the many leisure facilities that the hotel has to offer. These include steam, salt and ice rooms, a swimming pool, a sauna, and a state of the art technogym.


Macdonald Portal is situated in Tarporley near Chester, approximately 40 minutes from Manchester Airport and Liverpool Airport.

Golf courses at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa

Premier Course

Breaks from £99
Style: Resort

The Premier is the sister club to Portal’s Championship Course and is no poor relation at all. Boasting one of the country’s finest clubhouses which won a design award, this fine club enjoys one of the most dramatic and scenic courses in Cheshire. The clubhouse and hotel at Portal offer visitors a variety of facilities including Spike Bar with panoramic views, snooker room and dining room.

Championship Course

Breaks from £99
Style: Parkland

At over 7000 yards, guests will need to be both accurate and long off the tee if they are looking to produce a respectable scorecard at the end of the round. The Portal Championship Course, however, offers an enjoyable round for all with a range of well-constructed holes and great practicing facilities for those wishing to get a quick warm-up before the round.

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