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 *

Book online: with golfnow.co.uk

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

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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  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available
  • 7 Day Membership Available
  • 5 Day Membership Available

MacDonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.39

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 353
Average Ratings
4.02 ... Overall Rating
4.12 ... The Course
3.87 ... Course Cond.
3.97 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.95 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.70 ... Pace of play
4.07 ... Hospitality.
3.36 ... Prac. Facil.
3.39 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

353 ratings & 243 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 581 out of 2162.

HIGHLY RATED - 95% would play again or recommend

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Highly Recommended 2018

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 7 2020 by Mark B - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Oct 2 2020 by Wayne P - rated 1 out of 5

Poor condition

Use to be a great knock, now very ropey
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Reviewed Sep 28 2020 by Peter E - rated 3 out of 5

Interesting test

Greens are a bit uneven, and the club house could do with a refurb, but generally a nice course to play.
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Reviewed Sep 12 2020 by Gary S - rated 4 out of 5

Championship course much better course but use a trolley not buggie th

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Reviewed Sep 7 2020 by Andrew C - rated 4 out of 5
Enjoyed a weekend society one round on the premier and two on the championship course the premier was sorter of the two but very wet a good mixture of holes the championship course was less hilly but a lot longer and the better maintained needed a shorter cut just off the fairways a good test of players golf and legs
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Reviewed Sep 5 2020 by Mary T - rated 4 out of 5

Challenging and enjoyable!

Premier course was boggy in parts and very challenging, some beautiful views on many holes! Lots of hills involved.
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Reviewed Aug 2 2020 by Paul K - rated 1 out of 5
Terrible condition really dissapointing

(Round played: Jul 2020 - Score: 82 Handicap: 8.4)
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Reviewed Aug 1 2020 by James H - rated 5 out of 5
Very good course, will definitely return. Greens immaculate considering the break due to COVID-19.



(Round played: Jul 2020 - Score: 97 Handicap: 21)
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Reviewed Jul 19 2020 by Louise R - rated 3 out of 5
I found the course a bit boring in places, Long wide fairways with not many fairway bunkers. Hardly any severe dog legs and the par 5's were a matter of Drive, Belt and Chip, no need to pick your way around. The greens were in very good condition but on the slow side. There was a lot of grass cuttings on the fairways, which is one of my husbands pet hates.

(Round played: Jul 2020 - Score: 90 Handicap: 17.1)
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Reviewed Jul 18 2020 by Steve R - rated 3 out of 5

Good Value

My wife and I took the advantage of a short break at the Portal Hotel and played the Premier Course. For other visitors be advised that two courses that Portal have (Premier and Championship) are not in the same place and are about a two minute drive from each other. The course in places a bit up and down but tree lined with few fairway bunkers. One thing I did not like was the amount of grass cuttings left on the fairways. The hotel staff and golf staff are excellent and very friendly and even though we did not get to play the Championship course, due to an injury, we still had an enjoyable time.

(Round played: Jul 2020 - Score: 88 Handicap: 16.9)
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Reviewed Jul 7 2020 by Lee M - rated 2 out of 5
Poor signage to find next hole. When told pro shop they said they would report back to there manager.

(Round played: Jun 2020 - Score: 109 Handicap: 18.9)
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Reviewed Jul 6 2020 by Paul R - rated 5 out of 5
5th or 6th time playing here & yet to disappoint, excellent condition and good test of golf for any level
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Reviewed Jun 25 2020 by Andrew K - rated 2 out of 5

Decent Track

Played here a few times over the years but a bit disappointed with the greens and tee pegs today, still a good long track but not up to its usual standards

(Round played: Jun 2020 - Score: 90 Handicap: 15.3)
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Reviewed Jun 25 2020 by Dave F - rated 5 out of 5

Mr Dave Felton

Fantastic course in excellent condition, will be looking at membership next year
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Reviewed Jun 14 2020 by Steve C - rated 3 out of 5

Coming along

A challenging course, some long holes especially against the wind. Interesting back to back par fives at holes 3 and 4, a long par 3 at 5, 8 and 9 have interesting greens, as does 12. Signature hole is probably par 3 14th, over water, but you won’t forget the long, long par 4 17th. Good fun.

(Round played: Jun 2020 - Score: 96 Handicap: 19.1)
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Reviewed Jun 11 2020 by Andy L - rated 5 out of 5

Worth a visit

Although a long course it plays really well with some great testing holes and some beautiful par 3’s

(Round played: Jun 2020 - Score: 87 Handicap: 16.7)
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Reviewed Jun 1 2020 by White P - rated 5 out of 5
(Round played: Jun 2020 - Score: 101 Handicap: 26.2)
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Reviewed May 29 2020 by Alan W - rated 4 out of 5
great course, greens very good, In the current climate, this course is great value for money

(Round played: May 2020 - Score: 88 Handicap: 15)
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Reviewed May 29 2020 by John H - rated 5 out of 5

Great

Played here a few days ago on championship course, Premier not open yet after lockdown. Course in fab condition considering very dry spell. Greens well cared for and in great condition. Only slight negative some tees a bit bumpy and more sand in greens but, as new rules with no rakes etc. Have played many times over the last few years and back next week for some more. Views are amazing on a clear day and great variety of holes. Can’t go wrong plus play much speedier with two balls only.
Well done Portal.
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Reviewed Mar 4 2020 by Andrew W - rated 2 out of 5

Overrated & expensive

The course could be great but as with most courses the rough is kept to long and to many people loose balls and spend time looking for lost balls when there is no need unless it?s is a pro tournament. The club house bar is very tasty and tired and the food and drink is very poor and massively expensive so most people leave after the round and go to a local pub for a drink instead of staying at the club. The restaurant and spa are very good but as this is a golf review these have little bearing on the marks
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