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Jameson Golf Links Portmarnock

The Bernard Langer-designed course is under new ownership which is ushering in significant upgrades to the course , hotel and facilities . With the big hotel looking over the 1st and 18th it only emphasises that Jameson Golf Links offers a full golfing package and one that ’ s close to Dublin Airport . Travellers couldn ’ t ask for much more !
The course is routed over bumpier terrain than its immediate neighbour , despite their proximity , and that brings in the joy of unpredictability . Smart routing ensures that players get a warmup over the gentler dunes first , thus presenting an opportunity to
WWW . PORTMARNOCK . COM appreciate the tricky and muscular green complexes as well as the large , lavish putting surfaces . Wind or no wind , this is where the constant challenge lies .
Major upgrades in 2022 / 23 saw six holes being re-routed , with new greens , tees , fairways and bunkers . The changes are dramatic . Golfers now get more views of the sea , two thrilling par-3s and not one but two Biarritz greens . The new layout is intuitive and makes it feel like you ’ re playing a different course to before .