€10m upgrade putts top Fingal Links to the fore

by Gazette Reporter

A €10 million investment at Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links appears to be paying dividends as the resort recently appointed its first ever professional golfer.

Pro Conor Russell revealed that a four-day festival of golf held to celebrate the anniversary of the course works drew entries from over 400 players whose verdict was a unanimous endorsement of the impact of the works on the Bernhard Langer-designed course which has gained a reputation as “exceptional”.

Research over the four days confirmed that the course has never been in better shape and that it is back to the condition that saw it host two Ladies Irish Opens which attracted all of Europe’s top players in 2008 and 2009.

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Conor said the event was so successful the intention is to make it a regular event. He added: “It was a terrific four days and the feedback has been so good we have already started looking at 2018.”

The hotel complex also took the opportunity to announce details of its Winter Series which this year commences two weeks earlier than usual on October 3. The event aimed at low handicap amateurs and professionals runs every Tuesday up until the end of March.

It will host a one-day event on Tuesday 29 August for all competitors who intend to play in the series. The time sheet is now open and bookings can be made by calling 01-8666592.

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