Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa

Chester, England

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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 boasts a fantastic à la carte restaurant and cocktail bar where guests can enjoy a cold beverage, and also, not to mention two beautiful 18-hole golf courses which provide a stern test and unique experience. Located down the road from Chester, the venue offers stunning scenery of the countryside and is the perfect location for your next golf break.

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. The golf club offers a well-equipped pro shop and premier clubhouse where golfers can reminisce their round.


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. We offer rooms to cater to all including; twins, doubles, and suites, all rooms come fully furnished with flat-screen TVs, stylish en-suite bathrooms and internet access.

Restaurant & Bars

When staying at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa, be sure to check out the Salt Brasserie which offers fantastic food, great service, and a 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. With brilliant views of the countryside and comfortable seating, it goes perfectly hand in hand. 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 and Liverpool Airport.

On Site Activities

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 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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Facilities at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa

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Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa Cobblers Cross Lane Tarporley Cheshire CW6 0DJ
Our experts say...

"This resort is perfectly located in the idyllic Cheshire countryside. The service and leisure facilities are first-class and the two on-site golf courses are second-to-none"

Mark Jenkins

Head of UK & Ireland Sales