26 Portmarnock Red & Blue

Portmarnock Red & Blue in Ireland has been ranked number 26 in Golf Monthly's 2010 Top 100 golf courses in the UK and Ireland

26 Portmarnock Red & Blue

Architect: Ross, Pickeman Stats: 6,934 yds, par 72, SSS 74 GF: €120-€180 Visitor information: Visitors welcome seven days a week during allocated tee times W: portmarnockgolfclub.ie 2008 Ranking: 29 (Up 3) Improvements since 2008 Rankings: Clubhouse: None

Wending its way through the mainly low dunes of the Pormarnock peninsula, this is not one of those Irish links that flies off the visual appeal scale. What it perhaps is though is Ireland's highly regarded equivalent to Muirfield - a fair, yet demanding links with no hidden extras. The signature par-3 15th provides a rare shoreside visit.

Panellists' comments: "I had wanted to play it for years and it didn't disappoint"; "A great layout that has really stood the test of time

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