Narin & Portnoo Golf Club

Eddie Connaughton


Narin and Portnoo Golf Club, is situated in a beautiful seaside resort in southwest Donegal. It is considered one of the finest natural and scenic18-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 and societies to Narin and Portnoo Golf Club and due to its links terrain, it is ideal for year-round golf. It is a member of the North and West Coast Links.

The clubhouse has been completely refurbished and is proving a hit with members and visitors alike. The bar and restaurant is managed by Michael and Charlene Kennedy.

The course is located 6 miles northwest of Glenties, 6 miles north of Ardara and 25 miles northwest of Donegal Town. The nearest airport is half an hour away at Donegal International Airport near Carrickfinn, Co. Donegal.

Facilities: Practice net, locker rooms, putting green, golf shop, club rental (30 euro), buggies (35 euro), trolleys (3 euro), bar/resturant.

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