Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links open to new members as investment continues

Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links open to new members as investment continues


Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links has opened its books to new members after completing the first phase of a multi-million euro investment programme.

Extensive work has been carried out on the north Dublin championship golf course and resort, located 15 minutes from Dublin Airport.

It was acquired in June 2014 by Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate Plc with the intention of improving the course, hotel and grounds.

The original house dates from 1847 and was the home of the Jameson family of  world- famous Irish whiskey fame until the 1940s.

In 1993, two-time Masters champion Bernhard Langer designed the golf course in conjunction with European Golf Design's Stan Eby and it opened for play in 1995.  

The recent investment programme has resulted in extensive improvements to the course, including:  

  • the creation of a short game area
  • the revetting the traditional links pot bunkers
  • the widening natural pathways  between greens and tees to take full advantage of the coastal location
  • the installation of improved irrigation systems

Resort Managing Director, Barry O’Connor, who was previously at Doonbeg and Killeen Castle, said: “Completion of the first phase of investment at Portmarnock has returned the golf links  course to its former high standard as one of Ireland’s leading links courses.

"It is located on the award-winning Velvet Strand, with a host of local amenities, and is just 15 minutes from Dublin airport and 25 minutes from the city centre.  

"In the second phase of this exciting  investment programme, we plan to refurbish the hotel and grounds, making the best of its  unique heritage location.”  

To mark the completion of the first phase, Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links has re-opened  its golf club membership programme for a limited period.

The golf club is affiliated to the Golfing Union of Ireland and ILGU.

For more Information on membership please contact Moira Cassidy, Director of Golf on 01-8666591 or email mcassidy@portmarnock.com