We played yesterday in light breezes and eventually bright sunshine, and found Portsalon to be a fun, friendly, challenging and beautiful golf course. The mesmerising tee shot over the beach at the 2nd garners the most attention (and my first tee shot) but if anything the holes at the south end are even more beautiful as you get closer to the imposing hills. The course has classic buried elephant fairways in the dunes land, whilst retaining interest away from the water with scary shots and constant sea views (there are however some daisies higher up on the less Linksys turf, curse of the golfer looking for a ball) There's a fair amount of work happening on the holes nearest the club house; once they are completed it will be truly harmonious. Followed by drives around the stunning Fanad and Rosguill peninsulas, a pint at the Harbour Bar in Rosapenna, then dinner at the Rosapenna Golf Hotel watching the sun go down it was one of the best days I've had on a golf trip to date.
Date: April 20, 2018