It's impossible to understand why Portmarnock Hotel Links is rated so lowly beacuse there is little to choose between this course and Portmarnock Old. Presumably it's the lack of history...who knows? This is links golf at its most natural and it's got a fierce bite, especially when the wind blows, which invariably it does because it is very exposed to the elements. It's a thrilling course and the condition is exceptional. Thank you Herr Langer - you've designed a classic.
Date: October 18, 2004