Narin and Portnoo Golf Club, is situated in a beautiful seaside resort in South West Donegal. It is considered one of the finest natural and scenic 18-hole links courses in Ireland, with sweeping views of Gweebarra Bay.
Opened in 1930, it is engagingly old-fashioned, with a meandering routing over and around the dunes. The course has recently been re-developed and the new Par 73 layout offers a range of teeing areas and challenges to suit all golfers.
All manner of shots are required here: draws around sharp dog-legs; crisp irons to par threes over cavernous terrain; accurate tee shots down snake-like fairways, some wide and some not so generous; low trajectory shots into the Atlantic breezes; high shots down-breeze into raised and firm greens; chip and run shots over the mounds and dips. Throughout the adventure, all are captivated by the scenery and once experienced; it’s a course to which golfers return again and again.
A warm and friendly welcome awaits visitors to Narin and Portnoo Golf Club and due to its links terrain, it is ideal for year-round golf.
“Portnoo has always had a charm and a touch of romance but now there’s more. Previously it had six par threes; now there are four. The two that remain untouched are certainly two of the best short holes in Irish golf. With a few minor changes, this course will rank in the very top grouping of Irish links courses. It is well worth the journey to play here – don’t miss it!” Golf Monthly Magazine, March 2008
A successful Pro-Am was launched in 1979 which heightened the club’s profile even further. The likes of Eamon Darcy, Christy O’Connor and David Feherty were big draws and the standard of golf reflected this Much thought went into the modification of the famous course in 2004 and the jewels in the crown are the new pair of snaking par fives that will beguile the enthusiast on the homeward journey.
The Pro-Am competition was revived in 2007 to glowing reviews from the professionals. An extensive refurbishment of the clubhouse was completed in June 2008.