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“Bargain golf”

Portsalon Golf Club
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Fife,Scotland
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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Bargain golf”
Reviewed 21 May 2013

A good and testing links course well worth the drive North. Spectacular views across to the Innishowen Peninsula with a beautiful curving beach which the course follows for its first few holes. Quality golf and all for only 35 euros a round.

Visited May 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Underrated quality links golf”
Reviewed 14 May 2013

Excellent course. Front 9 along the coast is absolutely epic. Back 9 is inland and therefore a little more mundane in comparison but the coastal views remain on most of the holes. Only 17 and 18 are quite weak boring holes but that doesn't take away from the all round experience.

The 2nd hole is a great, great, great tee shot. Elevated tee down to a fairway which doglegs from right to left with water all the way along the left and then cutting in front of the green. So much fun to see if you can cut off the corner with your "Sunday best". I particularly enjoyed the bunkering on the course, with many pot bunkers framing the greens beautifully and very cleverly to catch wayward shots.

It's a bit awkward to get to, being so remote and rural, but sometimes the real gems are found in far flung places. Your effort in getting here will definitely be richly rewarded.

Visited May 2013
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Armagh
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12 reviews
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“Great golf course in original links design”
Reviewed 8 May 2013

We played the open on bank holiday. Monday, what a Treat it was to play such a spectacular course. I have to agree with Paul mc Ginley 2nd hole is one of the finest holes in the world, not that I would know. A very testing course and most enjoyable to play. The club house has good bar food with service to match and great views over the beach.

Visited May 2013
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Clearwater, FL
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Golf Trip”
Reviewed 28 June 2012

Wonderful Golf. Course was in great condition - greens were slower than expected.

Visited May 2012
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Camden, ME
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54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Where Golf Is Great!”
Reviewed 29 May 2012

I've been to Scotland three times to play golf and this was my first trip to Ireland. The courses in both countries are beyond terrific but the settings in northwest Ireland are more spectacular in my opinion. Portsalon has a magnificent beach beside it. Its second hole may be one of the best par 4s you'll ever play. The drive from an elevated tee asks you to bite off as much beach as you dare. Then your second is over a substantial stream that runs in front of the green. But there are many beautiful holes here. I played with three members who could not have been nicer. Portsalon is the course I wanted to join.

Visited May 2012
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