Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links
Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links overview
An integral part of the Jameson family history for nearly 100 years, the 4-star Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links was converted from an old country home into a modern resort with an excellent on-site links golf course.
Offering a relaxing, seafront setting this resort is a fine place to spend a few days and is very well positioned to discover the city of Dublin, the surrounding fishing villages golf courses.
With a range of dining options onsite and spacious, comfortable rooms, guests are likely to get a ‘homely’ feel from this resort, which is ideally located just 15 minutes from Dublin Airport.
Onsite is the Portmarnock Links which is a Bernard Langer design that opened in 1996. Although relatively unknown and not to be confused with the Portmarnock Old Links, this is a surprisingly good course that tends to exceed expectations.
Alternatively, the aforementioned and highly revered Portmarnock Old Golf Club is just a 5 minute drive away and The Island Golf Club (ranked inside the countries top 10) is located north of the resort, reachable in just 20 minutes. Within a 1 hour radius of the property, you also have the likes of Royal Dublin Golf Club, County Louth, The K Club and St Anne’s Golf Club, giving golfers plenty of high-quality options.
There are 134 guestrooms at the Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links that are tastefully furnished and decorated to match the oceanfront setting. Rooms vary from Superior to Deluxe whilst Junior Suites are also available.
All rooms provide great views either of the hotel gardens, the golf course or the ocean. Guests can also expect to find satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, tea/coffee making facilities and well-appointed, polished bathrooms.
Restaurant & Bars
Guests will find a great choice of dining options at the resort, with three eateries and two bars. The Jameson Bar combines the two, offering a casual dining menu in the old house with its high ceiling and oak panelling.
The recently refurbished Seaview Restaurant is in a quiet corner of the property, giving guests a relaxed experience along with excellent views of the ocean through the large panoramic windows.
The “1780” is the place to go for fine dining, known for its attention to detail, and a great place for groups. Finally, let’s not forget An Sibin Pub (pronounced Shebeen), which is the little pub tucked away in a corner of the resort and can be privately rented by groups.
Spa & Leisure
Guests can enjoy a small gym and spa with adjoining nail salon onsite at the resort. There is no swimming pool.
The Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links overlooks the Velvet Strand Beach to the north of Dublin in the sleepy seaside town of Portmarnock, just 5 minutes from the prominent town of Malahide.
Conveniently placed just a 15 minute drive away from Dublin Airport this is a great base for golfers looking to be situated within easy reach of Dublin whilst at the same time getting a relaxing coastal setting near several fantastic golf courses.
On Site Activities
The primary activity at the resort is the golf course. Aside from that and the spa facilities, most activities will be off property such as exploring Dublin and hiking along the coast.
The Snug, the Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links latest addition, is very much the place for golfers, with an abundance of vintage golf trophies and clubs adorning the walls. Ideal for a pre-round coffee in the morning or a fresh pint of Guinness after the round, The Snug was made to cater for golfers, conveniently situated beside the pro-shop. A full-Irish Breakfast and a good selection of classic bar meals are also served here.
Did You Know
The Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links has a long history with the Jameson family (Jameson’s Whisky being one of Ireland’s most famous exports). The grandson of the founder of the Jameson Distillery, on Bow Street in Dublin, purchased the property in 1847 until it was subsequently sold by the Jameson family in 1945.
Portmarnock Links is a wonderfully natural links course situated at the Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links. Often lost amongst the impressive array of established links courses on the Dublin coast, Portmarnock Links is a Bernard Langer design that’s ranked top 25 in Ireland and has been surprising visitors since its opening in 1996. Green fees here are also significantly lower than some of its more celebrated neighbors, so it’s hard to beat in terms of value for money.