With a choice of three great courses, the largest indoor golf academy in Europe and a well-stocked pro shop, Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa has established itself as a world-class golfing venue, ideal for players of all standards.
Our courses are all set to some of the most impressive backdrops in the country and offer challenges for golfers of all abilities. The Championship Course meanders through rolling parkland, testing golfers with play around mature trees and beautiful water features to tournamant style USGA greens all with stunning views over the Cheshire countryside. The Premier Course features several key holes including the par three seventh, cut out of a sandstone quarry. In contrast, our nine hole Arderne Course is perfect for either a gentle warm up or a fun competition which will test every level of player.
Yards: 7041 | Par: 73 | SSS: 75
The Championship Course at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa , opened in 1990, was named 'Golf Course of the Year' in 1995, and is the star of Portal's golfing complex. Designer Donald Steel has created a challenge that is characterised by unique and distinctive holes; expansive water hazards and cascading waterfalls are among the tests. The signature is typical of Steel's magnificent 7,037 yard layout - the long third tips the scales at 607 yards, with a green guarded by a beautiful lake.
Yards: 6538 | Par: 71 | SSS: 73
The Premier Course was opened in 1990 by former European Tour Professional, Andrew Murray. The dramatic natural undulations of the Cheshire sandstone ridge means each hole has a distinct and unique character, which provides eighteen very individual challenges during your round.
The impressive colonial-style clubhouse offers magnificent panoramic views across the golf course. Boasting several bars and dining areas, the clubhouse is the perfect setting for a post-round meal.
Yards: 1724 | Par: 30 | SSS: 30
Nestled in the tranquil Cheshire countryside is our hidden gem, the 9 hole Arderne Course. Designed to test and improve the game of experienced players whilst also providing the ideal practice facillity for those of all ages. It's picturesque water features, contoured greens and mix of holes ranging between 100 and 310 yard makes this a delightful course to spend time with friends or family.