22 - Top 50 UK & Ireland Stay and Play Portmarnock Links Hotel

Stay and Play Portmarnock Links Hotel. Golf Monthly takes a look at the Top 50 places to Stay and Play in the UK and Ireland

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22 - Top 50 UK & Ireland Stay and Play Portmarnock Links Hotel

Portmarnock Hotel and Links Resort was handed a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award in 2012, testament to the all-round quality of one of Ireland's most complete and picturesque golf and leisure resorts. The Bernhard Langer-designed course - a fabulous links track running parallel to the Irish Sea - is set on an inimitable piece of land and features many elevated tees and greens, blind approaches and doglegs. Choose from garden, sea and golf-view rooms in the modern, 138-room hotel, sample tasty and eclectic dining at three on-site restaurants and make use of extensive spa and fitness facilities.

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