Narin & Portnoo Links

“We were caught off guard by how beautiful the countryside is.. how it translates from mountain to peat to links – and the rocky coast – and the ocean. Everything about it has been a revelation to our eyes. It’s just special!”Gil Hanse, Architect, Narin and Portnoo Links.


Portnoo, Co. Donegal

The Course

6,269 yds
Nairn & Portnoo Golf Club
narin portnoo links donegal

Course Description

Golf has been played on the links since 1905. Irish Times sportswriter Philip Reid says, “If you want links golf of the wild and rugged variety, nowhere – anywhere – comes close to matching this gem, hard by the Atlantic on Ireland’s north western coast.”

In 2018 the new owners hired Hanse Golf Design -an American based firm with a reputation for restoring some of the greatest Golf Courses in the world- to make the links better. they are dedicated to the proposition that golf courses are designed, restored and renovated “in the field” as opposed to solely on the drawing board. They create courses that are simple and elegant in appearance, yet sophisticated in strategy and design, with a level of detail and subtlety that is unsurpassed in the profession.

At Narin & Portnoo Links, you are – with each step and shot – treading through an extraordinary story, and as custodians of this natural links it is our passion to make your visit truly memorable.

…this is our first chance to focus on a piece of ground that was created by nature. We are fortunate to work on some of the top golf courses around the world but there is something romantic about this.

-Gil Hanse, Architect, Narin and Portnoo Links