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

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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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  4.42

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 292
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4.05 ... Overall Rating
4.14 ... The Course
3.98 ... Course Cond.
4.03 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.00 ... VFM
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3.55 ... Pace of play
4.03 ... Hospitality.
3.46 ... Prac. Facil.
3.47 ... Food + Drink
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292 ratings & 194 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 318 out of 1971.

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 23 2018 by Danny P - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 30 2018 by Jim D - rated 4 out of 5
Beautiful golf courses and great staff. The hotel and spa are great for relaxing after the golf

(Round played: Sep 2018 - Score: 108 Handicap: 0)
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Reviewed Sep 30 2018 by Mark B - rated 4 out of 5
Very nice replace to come and stay. The golf course was very nice and all staff were very welcoming

(Round played: Sep 2018 - Score: 104 Handicap: 23)
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Reviewed Sep 21 2018 by Wayne P - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 19 2018 by Tony M - rated 3 out of 5
Premier course Went out at 11.30 returned 17.00 club locker / changer room closed so if you wished to have a coffee after the game tough.
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Reviewed Sep 6 2018 by David H - rated 4 out of 5

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Great layout and a very good test of golf. Attached Hotel also offers an excellent spa, if the weather is cold, to warm up afterwards! There is also an excellent 'second' course, a mile away, called The Premier... part of the same ownership.
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Reviewed Aug 15 2018 by Kevin M - rated 3 out of 5

Challenging course

Played here as part of a promotion and paid only £10 green fees, really challenging course with some long holes and well placed bunkers, well worth a visit

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 78 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jul 23 2018 by Robin T - rated 3 out of 5
Enjoyable day out, course was very long and in pretty good condition for end of April

(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 91 Handicap: 13.4)
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Reviewed Jul 21 2018 by Paul M - rated 1 out of 5
Stayed her for weekend as wasnt the best organisation only played the championship course which was good pity the they are so disorganized.

(Round played: Jul 2018 -
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Reviewed Jul 16 2018 by John R - rated 1 out of 5
Stayed here on a package deal both courses are fabulous, championship being my favourite.

Doubt we'd book a package deal at mcdonald hotel golf resort again though. There is no reference to the premier course being off site. There is aparently a minibus that can take you down but trying to book this is proved impossible due to the incompetence of the system in place. We tried twice in the weeks prior to our stay being passed from the golf shop, reception and reservations all of which said it was the others responsibility to book it, in the end we thought we'd try on arrival at hotel/course. This however proved to be just as difficult with the same outcome, being told by the golf shop bus has to be booked in advance and the bus is now off site at a different hotel. We ended up getting taxi's to and from the premier.We played the premier course at 2.30pm. The golf pro could not get us on the course quick enough as he wanted to go home. When we had finished our round the whole club house was shut and we had to wait outside with all our golf gear for a taxi to pick us up. No changing or toilet facilities where available and it was only 6.30pm.

Staff are pleasent and helpful mostly, unfortunately they are let down by procedures and lack of management guidance.

(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 103 Handicap: 23.6)
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Reviewed Jul 16 2018 by David Q - rated 1 out of 5
Stayed here on a package deal both courses are fabulous, championship being my favourite.

Doubt we'd book a package deal at mcdonald hotel golf resort again though. There is no reference to the premier course being off site. There is aparently a minibus that can take you down but trying to book this is proved impossible due to the incompetence of the system in place. We tried twice in the weeks prior to our stay being passed from the golf shop, reception and reservations all of which said it was the others responsibility to book it, in the end we thought we'd try on arrival at hotel/course. This however proved to be just as difficult with the same outcome, being told by the golf shop bus has to be booked in advance and the bus is now off site at a different hotel. We ended up getting taxi's to and from the premier.We played the premier course at 2.30pm. The golf pro could not get us on the course quick enough as he wanted to go home. When we had finished our round the whole club house was shut and we had to wait outside with all our golf gear for a taxi to pick us up. No changing or toilet facilities where available and it was only 6.30pm.

Staff are pleasent and helpful mostly, unfortunately they are let down by procedures and lack of management guidance.

(Round played: Jul 2018 -
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Reviewed Jul 14 2018 by Jack C - rated 4 out of 5

Tough course with great views

Played after the course had taken a lot of sun made staying on some of the sloping fairways nearly impossible. Was an enjoyable round especially the elevated par 3 would definitely play again once the course has took some rain.
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Reviewed Jul 5 2018 by David N - rated 4 out of 5

Nice Place

This is the supposed lesser course at Portal but its a good test. Not overly long and quite up and down but some interested holes that make you think.

(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 100 Handicap: 18.6)
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Reviewed Jun 14 2018 by Nik K - rated 4 out of 5

great course

Good course, fast greens, interesting holes. Played in 40mph wind, so was challenging, this is more popular than the Championship course which is lower and more open.

(Round played: Jun 2018 - Score: 110 Handicap: 28.2)
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Reviewed May 22 2018 by Pj F - rated 3 out of 5
Premier course is brilliant, almost faultless.
The championship course has some faults though, greens are below average/poor for a course if its calibre. But the biggest issue for me is the rough, its laughably long. Hit a good drive just off the fairway, be prepared to lose it, all good on a course with spectators for professionals but terrible for the average golfer. Still has a great layout and good on the eye. If I was to return Id happily play the premier course several times but wouldnt go near the championship
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Reviewed May 17 2018 by Michael S - rated 3 out of 5

Tough for an amateur!

Bit too tough for your average golfer... Just a few feet off the fairway could lead to a lost ball, or at least a couple to duffs to get it out! Glorious set up though.

(Round played: May 2018 - Score: 103 Handicap: 17.3)
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Reviewed May 15 2018 by Neil T - rated 3 out of 5

Very good

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Reviewed Apr 16 2018 by Nial P - rated 4 out of 5
Weather was terrible but course was still in decent condition considering most courses have been closed due to the rain. Will definately go again. Challenging course.

(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 101 Handicap: 21)
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Reviewed Apr 16 2018 by Tom M - rated 4 out of 5
Great course, in fantastic condition for this time of year. Interesting challenge with front 9 being shorter but tighter, with the back 9 longer. Played it's full distance due to the weather but really enjoyed the day- I'd argue a better track than the "championship course" round the corner.

(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 85 Handicap: 14)
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Reviewed Apr 13 2018 by Graeme H - rated 4 out of 5

Good Track

Very decent and well priced ?resort golf?
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Course Information:
Other holes | Par Championship Course 73; Premier Course 71 | Championship Course 7037; Premier Course 6582 yards | Resort | Parkland

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