Tucked away in a quiet corner of ‘The Velvet Strand’, one of Ireland’s most stunning stretches of uninterrupted coastline – the historic Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links, once the family home of the Jameson Dynasty, has been entirely reimagined to complement a breathtaking seaside location and to accommodate the busy, modern guest, just 15 minutes from Dublin International Airport. Nearby golf destinations include Malahide Golf Club, The Island Golf Club, Carton House, The K Club, and Howth Golf Club. Portmarnock is the best place to stay in Dublin for golfers, with all golf destinations around the city easily accessible from the seaside resort.
With an award-winning Links Golf Course, an award-winning Spa, and two award-winning restaurants, Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links appeals as much to the business traveller, as to the golf enthusiasts or the quiet-seekers in search of some coastal respite. From the more active to fitness fans, the doorstep-beach spans a five-mile, pristine sandy stretch for before-breakfast joggers or for long romantic sunrise or sunset strolls. The neighbouring picturesque fishing villages of Malahide and Howth offer celebrated specialist seafood fare and with Dublin City Centre and Grand Canal Dock less than a 25-minute drive away, there is quite literally, something for everyone.
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Situated on the shoreline of a rugged peninsula, The Links Portmarnock was the first golf course that International Management Group (IMG) developed in Ireland and opened for play in 1995. It was therefore fitting that Bernhard Langer chose this magnificent setting to design his first links course being a three-time winner of the Irish Open at nearby Portmarnock Golf Club and The Royal Dublin Golf Club.
Along with architect Stan Eby, they designed a course that is a challenge for all golfers, set in the grounds of the old Jameson Estate of St. Marnocks; the course has played host to professional and amateur events including 2008 and 2009 Ladies Irish Open. The recent investment programme by new owners Kennedy Wilson includes upgraded machinery, extensive upgrades of the course, the creation of a short game area, riveting of traditional links pot bunkers, grass pathway and enhancements that make full use of the natural links land.
You will enjoy the formidable challenge of a Bernhard Langer designed championship links and deluxe hotel (Golf Hotel of the Year 1999) offering exceptional comfort and the best of traditional Irish hospitality. Portmarnock Links makes full use of the dunes and natural terrain to provide a layout that will please the most ardent of links purists.
The elevated tees and greens, blind approaches and doglegs, not to mention typical links sea breezes, will keep you thinking through every round. Gently undulating, luxuriously sprung fairways lead to large fast greens must be negotiated through 98 strategically placed bunkers, while hillocks, wild grasses and gorse await wayward shots.
The luxurious Superior Rooms offer comfort and luxury to all guests. With stunning views and facilities surrounding this Dublin based hotel you will be sure to enjoy your stay. Their Villeroy & Boch bathrooms are either a combined bath and shower or a beautiful walk in shower only. Also, several Superior Rooms are interconnecting for groups travelling together. Guests also have complimentary internet access. On top of this, Superior rooms also have a seating area and separate work desk.
Contemporary style Deluxe Rooms with panoramic views of the Bernhard Langer designed golf course or the landscaped central garden courtyard. These beautiful views make the deluxe rooms some of the most sought-after hotel rooms in Dublin. Deluxe rooms feature king-sized beds, complimentary Wi-Fi, separate work desk and sitting area, and the usual luxury amenities.
Featuring a King size bed and spacious living area within the bedroom, the suites are overlooking the Bernhard Langer designed Championship links golf course. Each suite has an ample sized bathroom with vanities, separate bath and shower. Comfort and relaxation in luxurious surroundings are guaranteed while staying in the suites at Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links. The sitting area sits behind a wall divider, with a separate desk adjacent to this space too. Junior suites offer generous space so that relaxation can happen in a more comfortable way.
The beautifully refurbished Seaview is a quiet corner of the hotel where you can enjoy dining in a relaxed and peaceful setting matched with the best views in the house. Panoramic windows with magnificent views over Dublin Bay and one of Ireland’s best-known landmarks, Ireland’s Eye. The Seaview is an ideal spot for a get together with friends, a freshly ground coffee on your own, or a glass of wine & a meal.
The 1780 prides itself in using only the freshest ingredients to ensure that every aspect of your meal is perfect; from starter course, to main, to dessert. The resident sommelier has chosen an exotic selection of wines from across the world that pair to each meal to create an exceptional experience every time you dine. Join the 1780 for breakfast to set your day off right, for an early dinner before heading out for an evening of fun or dine after a day on the beach to finish off your Portmarnock experience.
The Jameson Bar
At the heart of the original Jameson Family home lies The Jameson Bar, an oak-panelled hideaway with stunning original fireplaces and ceilings – Amongst these walls one feels immersed in the foundation of what The Portmarnock Hotel stands for; quality service, and warm hospitality.
An Sibin Pub
An Sibin Pub (Pronounced Shebeen) is a hidden gem of Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links. This pub is a unique offering to you and guests who want an experience of times past. This great space can be hired for private parties to give guests that wow factor. This pub is great for post wedding parties, birthdays, groups of golfers or office parties with a difference. Why settle for the usual when the Sibin at Portmarnock will give you those great memories that you want to hold on to.
Gym & Spa
The Gym at Portmarnock is supplied with TechnoGym Equipment and is located on the first floor beside the Spa entrance. Features of the gym include treadmills, Stairmaster, bikes, body strength machine, medicine balls and matts, swiss balls. Towels and water are available within this air-conditioned space. For those golfers that want to remain in peak condition, visit the Portmarnock gym before or after your round.
The Spa at Portmarnock is born out of sincere passion and desire of wellbeing, offering a unique combination of tranquil ambience and indulgent treatments. The Spa at Portmarnock embodies the unique purity of Portmarnock’s coastal location and Irish History. When you cross the threshold into the Spa at Portmarnock you leave the speed of the city behind and be transported to a sea of calm.
Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links is conveniently located just 15-minutes’ drive from Dublin’s city centre. It’s also just 10km from Dublin Airport. Voyages.golf can arrange transfers from Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links to the airport; or alternatively, we can arrange rental vehicles for your stay. If you’re coming from Cork, the drive is about 3 hours along the M8. If you’re driving from Belfast, the resort is under 2-hours’ drive south.