DG IRELAND TOP150 – 2024
JAMESON GOLF LINKS PORTMARNOCK
Editor, Kevin Markham
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 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.
The par four 16th is a left to right dogleg from a raised
tee. You can see the green over bunkers and rough and
you take on as much as you dare.
What’s in the Bag?
Serious concentration is required on and around
the greens. It may be stating the obvious…
but avoid the bunkers!
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