The rebrand follows the multi-million pound renovation of Bernhard Langer’s authentic 1995 design, masterminded by Jeff Lynch, director and senior architect at (re)GOLF, and his workforce on a web site inextricably linked to the well-known Jameson whiskey dynasty – a household who performed an instrumental half in introducing folks to the sport of golf in Eire.
Within the 1850s, John Jameson constructed his personal non-public course on the positioning which might have been utilized by family and friends coming from Scotland. Three of the Jamesons, together with John, are laid to relaxation within the graveyard to the best of the primary gap, and the outdated household house – St Marnocks – now types a part of the Portmarnock Resort, Dublin’s solely coastal resort.
Enhancements made to the course embrace the bold elevation of greens and tees from the eighth gap all over to its breathtaking ending stretch. Guests can now marvel at beautiful views of Portmarnock’s Velvet Strand seashore, the Dublin metropolis skyline and the well-known uninhabited island – generally known as Eire’s Eye – which greets guests as they land in close by Dublin Airport.
Paul McCanny, director of golf at Portmarnock Resort, mentioned: “We’re completely delighted to be re-launching our world-class golf providing because the Jameson Golf Hyperlinks at Portmarnock Resort, together with our onsite resort model as Portmarnock Resort. Eire is globally famend as a golf vacation spot and we’re proud to boast Dublin’s solely coastal golf and resort resort, just some miles from the capital’s worldwide airport.
“With an thrilling new model and a re-invigorated structure, we can not wait to welcome travelling golfers from internationally to remain at Portmarnock Resort and revel in this unimaginable stretch of golf-rich shoreline.”
The rerouting of sure holes has led to a number of important adjustments on the ultimate ten holes. The beforehand dog-legged eighth has been reworked right into a straighter par 4 following the event of a brand new fairway, inexperienced complicated and grass pathways – in addition to transferring an irrigation lake which has vastly elevated the course’s water assortment capabilities and sustainability credentials.
Each the twelfth and 14th holes – beforehand par fours – have been redesigned as par fives, with the raised inexperienced space on the previous offering unimaginable views of the Velvet Strand, Howth Head, Lambay and Eire’s Eye.
In between these new par fives, the as soon as par-five thirteenth is now a really difficult par 4, changing into the course’s stroke index one within the course of. The fifteenth has been shortened from a par 4 to a par three, and plans are in place to vary the seventeenth from a par three to a par 4 in early 2024 in an effort to present one other birdie alternative over the closing holes.
The course adjustments have additionally prompted the creation of a brand new on-course beverage and snack service positioned near the eighth, ninth, 14th and fifteenth holes.
Away from the golf course, these visiting the new-look Portmarnock Resort can even expertise a not too long ago upgraded and award-winning resort, which blends trendy class with an enchanting historical past, encapsulated by the quaint Irish attraction of its famed Jameson Bar – which in 2022 was counseled within the Icons of Whisky Eire Lodge Bar of the 12 months Awards.
Mitch Gaglardi, managing director of Sandman Lodge Group UK & Eire, which acquired the property in 2019, mentioned: “We now have invested closely in each Portmarnock Resort and Jameson Golf Hyperlinks lately, to create an unrivalled stay-and-play golf expertise alongside this nice stretch of Dublin shoreline.”
Because of its locality, the resort is a 30-minute journey from the center of Dublin – gives an ideal base for golfers seeking to discover the huge array of world-class hyperlinks programs alongside the north Dublin coast – together with Portmarnock Golf Membership, The Island and Royal Dublin.
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