First opened in 1995 the Bernard Langer-designed links course has just been given a major renovation and rebranding as Jameson Golf Links in keeping with its location on the former Jameson Estate.
Once an afterthought if time allowed to Dublin golf itineraries, the layout is ready to shine as a worthy first-team player alongside Portmarnock Golf Club, Royal Dublin, The European Club, and other Dublin area favorites.
The changes in the course include 5 new green complexes, 4 new tee areas and revetted bunkers. The improved routing now takes advantage of the dunes and views of The Velvet Strand, Lambay, and Ireland’s Eye just off the coast.
The land has long been recognized as perfect for golf. John Jameson III was the first family member to move to the property and built a nine-hole links there in the 1850s.
The original 1850s routing went from the manor house to the current 15th at Portmarnock GC’s championship course. When Langer and Stan Eby of European Golf Design planned their course, they incorporated several original holes into their design at Holes 8, 9 and 15.
John Jameson IV was the real golfer and leased his land to Portmarnock GC to build their Club, became the President of the new Club, and let the old Jameson Nine go back to seed.
Long a favorite of visiting golfers for its proximity to Dublin airport and situated right on the coast. The stunning Portmarnock Resort, as it is now known, is under new ownership with a vision to elevate all its guest experiences.
From the refurbishment of the accommodations to the food and dining options and a complete “Golfer’s Menu” at their award-winning Spa at Portmarnock.
John Jameson, Sr (a Scot by birth) founded the home of Ireland’s best-selling whiskey, the Jameson Distillery, in the City of Dublin on Bow Street in 1780. It grew to employ over 200 men and cover 5 acres.
Today the main distillery has moved but when in Dublin you may still take a tour and tasting at Bow Street. On every bottle, you’ll see the family crest a ship in full sail with the Latin words – Sine Metu or without fear – this crest is still visible at the family home on the estate and worth a visit when staying at the resort.
Near Dublin, golf courses including Portmarnock, The Island, Royal Dublin and European Golf Club are must plays. These can be enjoyed alongside the vibrant culture of the Republic of Ireland’s iconic capital city.
6 nights accommodation and 6 rounds of golf
Prices starting from $5,064 per golfer