What we say
Recent redevelopments have pushed Narin and Portnoo to a level where it can compete with many of the best golf courses in the Republic of Ireland.
Ireland is packed full of wonderful links courses – from Portrush, Portstewart, Castelrock et in the north-east to the famed Ring of Kerry collection in the south west.
The north west has generally not enjoyed the same level of exposure of those areas but it is showing signs of becoming a powerhouse in the Emerald Isle.
Rosapenna has added a Tom Doak-designed links to its two existing courses and now Narin & Portnoo has finished a reimagining of its seaside course by one of Doak’s disciples, Gil Hanse.
Narin & Portnoo has always been a top-50 fixture in our Irish Top 100 and squeezed into the late 80s of our GB&I Links Top 100.
With the work of the feted Hanse, expect it to rise in future rankings once we have assessed the American’s work there.
The course enjoys a wonderful setting among a classically Irish dunescape.
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It sits among a towering stretch of dunes with holes routed around and through the heart of this Donegal links.
Hanse’s nous adds to allure of this links of great variety, with phase one of the development now complete and available to play from 2021.
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- Address Narin & Portnoo Golf Club, Portnoo, Co. Donegal, Ireland, , Portnoo Donegal ROI
- Tel 00353 749 545107
- Website www.narinportnoogolfclub.ie/
|Course Length||6,269 yards (5,732 metres)|
- Course does not have: Bar
- Course has: Buggy Hire
- Course does not have: Driving Range
- Course does not have: Practice Green
- Course does not have: Pro Shop
- Course does not have: Restaurant
- Course does not have: Trolley Hire
- Course has: Dress Code
- Course does not have: Club Hire
- Course has: Handicap
Played this course at the end of April. Some breathtaking views along the coast. Easily the toughest course I have ever played. Enjoy a good score on the front 9 because on the back if the wind is against it is a real monster. Facilities were at a minimum when I played as the clubhouse was under renovation.