MacDonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa

MacDonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa, Cheshire is a 45 hole course with the 18 hole Championship Course par 73, 7037 yards and the 18 hole Premier Course par 71, 6582 yards, resort, parkland golf course

Contact Information

Cobblers Cross Lane, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 0DJ United Kingdom

Tel: 01829 733884

Golf Pro: A. Hill / R. Shutt / J. Statham

Website: http://www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/ThePortal/golf/
 

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  • Midweek Guide: £50.00 per round *

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Course Information:
Other holes | Par Championship Course 73; Premier Course 71 | Championship Course 7037; Premier Course 6582 yards | Resort | Parkland

Driving rangeGolf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire AccommodationHandicap required

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MacDonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa Reviews & Information


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  4.42

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 329
Average Ratings
4.06 ... Overall Rating
4.14 ... The Course
3.95 ... Course Cond.
4.01 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.98 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.70 ... Pace of play
4.09 ... Hospitality.
3.48 ... Prac. Facil.
3.59 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

329 ratings & 225 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 465 out of 2122.

HIGHLY RATED - 97% would play again or recommend

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What the club says: Set in the heart of the rolling Cheshire countryside, the 18-hole Championship and Premier Golf Courses and 9-hole Arderne course have established Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa as a distinctive world class championship golf venue.


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Reviewed Oct 22 2019 by Rob O - rated 5 out of 5

Never fails to impress

Superb course, always find this place a challenge. Even though was wet, course played very well. Some great holes.

(Round played: Oct 2019 - Score: 112 Handicap: 26.3)
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Reviewed Oct 20 2019 by White P - rated 3 out of 5

Very wet after weeks of rain

(Round played: Oct 2019 - Score: 110 Handicap: 25.9)
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Reviewed Oct 13 2019 by Stefano S - rated 5 out of 5

Great venue

Two very good courses in great condition.
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Reviewed Oct 9 2019 by Lee B - rated 4 out of 5
Nice wide layout with some excellent features. Greens are always high standard & course is an enjoyable challenge!
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Reviewed Sep 20 2019 by Wayne P - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 20 2019 by Darren H - rated 4 out of 5
Played the 2 courses on a short break and both in decent condition. Courses differ and are a good challenge with the championship with more water hazards but open and the tighter premier course.
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Reviewed Sep 13 2019 by Peter E - rated 4 out of 5
Good course with very varied holes, some easy ones and some really difficult!
Greens were quick and true.

(Round played: Sep 2019 - Score: 103 Handicap: 22.9)
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Reviewed Aug 10 2019 by Lee B - rated 5 out of 5

GREAT

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Reviewed Aug 8 2019 by Paul C - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Jul 28 2019 by Brian H - rated 4 out of 5

Good Challenge

Enjoyed this course on the 2nd day of a two-day break. Fairways, bunkers and greens all in good condition. Plenty of variety and a good challenge.
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Reviewed Jul 25 2019 by Kevin P - rated 4 out of 5

Lovely place

Interesting course with nice views, pace was slow due to being behind 3 sets of lady 4 balls in buggies who were incredibly slow
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Reviewed Jul 4 2019 by Tim H - rated 3 out of 5

Potential To Be Better

This is part of the Portal "resort". The clubhouse etc is all a bit tired not like the hotel down the round where the "Championship" course is. With some TLC this could be a great stand alone club and sister course. The course is no different. Just some attention to detail, tidying up of the tees and surroundings would make it a decent parkland course. A couple of lovely holes and great value for money. Pro shop is not the best.

(Round played: Jun 2019 - Score: 83 Handicap: 12.9)
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Reviewed Jul 3 2019 by White P - rated 5 out of 5
(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 106 Handicap: 26.8)
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Reviewed Jun 23 2019 by Steve R - rated 4 out of 5

Good value. Fair challenge

Played on Saturday afternoon, in very good weather,which always helps.
Received a good greeting from the pro. He told us to go when we wanted. We let a member teeofftimes before us. That meant we were never pressured. The first hole eased us in. But after that it becomes a test longish holes with slopes and gradient changes but it makes for a good test. Tees, fairways and greens all well presented. A couple of pitch marks needed repairs, but nothing to dramatic. One minor problem, and to be fair a recurring theme that is not much sand in some bunkers. But it won?t stop us from coming back.
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Reviewed Jun 15 2019 by David N - rated 4 out of 5

Tough

Played last year in very dry conditions and now when its had 3 weeks of soaking. No run, thick, lush rough where its hard to find your ball. Almost impossible to score as a high handicapper if you're not on the fairway.

(Round played: Jun 2019 - Score: 101 Handicap: 21.3)
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Reviewed Jun 11 2019 by Ralph P - rated 4 out of 5
Cracking venue with 2 different courses, both of which are well worth playing. Sufficient difference between them to make things interesting. The Championship despite being longer, seems more open so still gives you a decent chance. Hotel and associated facilities are also very good. Look forward to going back.

(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 100 Handicap: 13.2)
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Reviewed Jun 3 2019 by Nick L - rated 3 out of 5

Good course

Course was in good condition throughout. Some testing holes especially on the back nine, good challenge.

(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 83 Handicap: 8.9)
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Reviewed May 30 2019 by Adrian F - rated 4 out of 5

great golf resort

Excellent golf resort with two great courses. The premier course is tighter than the championship course and is more undulating.
Greens on both courses were very good and pretty rapid.
Very picturesque courses with great views of surrounding countryside.

(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 95 Handicap: )
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Reviewed May 24 2019 by Terry B - rated 4 out of 5

Over water a few times

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Reviewed May 21 2019 by David S - rated 3 out of 5

Worth a visit

When booked as hotel and golf package it good value
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