A view of Southport and Ainsdale golf course
North West Parkland and Links Golf Break

North West Parkland & Links Golf Break

Combine beautiful Parkland with stunning Links Golf Courses and enjoy a truly memorable experience with Macdonald Hotels.

 Enjoy a 5- or 7-night break at our glorious Portal Golf & Spa Resort, with dinner and full English breakfast included, and enjoy rounds on our stunning Championship and Premier courses, as well as a round at Southport and Ainsdale's Links Course and another at either Hesketh Links Golf Course or Delamere Forest Golf Club - some of the very best in the North West.

Stay for the full week and you can also enjoy an extra round of golf on Macdonald Hill Valley's Emerald Course, as well as free taxi transfers to the historic city of Chester so you can enjoy the nightlife of this bustling historic city.

Extras include a welcome drink, free buggy hire at Portal, and the chance to win a golfing holiday to Spain, all from just £795 / €929 per person.

Flying in? It couldn't be easier to reach our stunning Cheshire golf resort. Manchester Airport is just a 30 minute drive away, and Liverpool Airport can be reached within 40 minutes.

5 Night Package Includes...

  • 5-night stay at Portal Golf Resort in the beautiful Cheshire countryside
  • Dinner included on 4 nights
  • Full English breakfast each morning
  • 1 round of golf at Portal Premier Course
  • 1 round of golf at Portal Championship Course
  • 1 round of golf at Hesketh Links Course or Delamere Forest
  • 1 round of golf at Southport and Ainsdale's Links Course

AND ALSO...

  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • The chance to win a holiday to Spain worth over £2000 with our hole-in-one competition!
  • Golf buggies on Portal Championship and on Portal Premier

Book today from £795 / €929 per person.

Southport and Ainsdale golf course clubhouse

7 Night Package Includes...

  • 7-night stay at Portal Golf Resort in the beautiful Cheshire countryside
  • Dinner included on 5 nights
  • Full English breakfast each morning
  • 1 round of golf at Portal Premier Course
  • 1 round of golf at Portal Championship Course
  • 1 round of golf at Hesketh Links Course or Delamere Forest
  • 1 round of golf at Southport and Ainsdale's Links Course
  • 1 round of golf at Hill Valley Emerald Course

AND ALSO...

  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • The chance to win a holiday to Spain worth over £2000 with our hole-in-one competition!
  • Golf buggies on Portal Championship and on Portal Premier
  • Return taxi to Chester on the Saturday night to enjoy the city nightlife

Book today from £999 / €1167 per person.

A view of Hesketh Links Golf Course

Portal Hotel Golf & Spa

Portal's combination of excellent facilities and outstanding service – plus stunning views of the surrounding countryside – put this hotel at the top of every golfer's list. With three spectacular courses, including a Championship course, there’s room on the green for golfers of all levels – and our resident pros are always on hand to share expert tips.

But it's not just about the greens. Whether you’re enjoying a relaxing swim in our pool, dining in our fabulous restaurant, relaxing in our glorious spa or admiring the beautiful local landscape from your elegant bedroom, you’re in the best possible hands when you spend time with us at Macdonald Portal Golf & Spa Resort.

Golf at Portal

Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club

Southport and Ainsdale, established in 1906, remains without doubt one of the most enjoyable and exciting challenges in golf. With historic charm and famous Ryder Cup History, the club's outstanding reputation led The R&A too choose them as an Amateur Championship Venue in 2023.

Weaving between some of the finest coastal dunes and heathland, the club is lauded for its very well maintained and undulating fairways, its rolling greens, and its strategic bunkers. All sit serenely among the colourful yellow gorse and purple heather.

A true championship course, Southport and Ainsdale offers a magnificent test of golf, especially when a round can be accompanied by a fresh breeze coming in across the Irish Sea.

Southport and Ainsdale golf course

Delamere Forest Golf Club

Nestled on the edge of ancient woodland, Delamere Forest Golf Club offers year-round playability and a challenge for pros and enthusiasts alike. The sandy base of their heathland terrain ensures excellent golfing conditions without the need for temporary greens or tees, ensuring a consistently great experience. Even after a heavy downpour, the greens still play like they haven’t seen rain in weeks.

Herbert Fowler's design, featuring a fine collection of challenging par fives, short and difficult par fours, and some long and testing par threes, makes this hidden gem a true game tester - and definitely not one to miss.

The 14th hole at Delamere Forest Golf Club

Hesketh Golf Club

The oldest golf club in Southport, established in 1885, Hesketh Golf Course currently hosts regional qualifying for the Open Championship. 

The course, situated at the northern end of the Merseyside sand dune system, presents a challenge to golfers of all abilities. Whilst predominantly a links course, changes over recent years have led to the course now having a slightly more diverse landscape for seaside golf.

The holes surrounding Hesketh's imposing clubhouse are the core of the original course. They include the Par 3 16th, described by Henry Cotton – a regular visitor – as the best short hole in Lancashire.

The 2nd hole at Hesketh Links Golf Course

The Local Area

In the heart of the picturesque Cheshire countryside, Portal is the ideal base from which to explore the North West of England.

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of the local area, including the ancient woodlands of Delamere Forest, a stone's throw away. 

Wander the cobbled streets of Tarporley, a charming village with Tudor-style buildings, boutique shops, and traditional pubs. Beeston Castle, just 4 miles away, perches majestically atop a rocky crag, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Or venture into the fascinating world of Lion Salt Works, a restored historic salt production site that unveils the region's industrial heritage.

With an array of historic gems and diverse activities nearby, a stay at Macdonald Portal Hotel always promises a perfect blend of relaxation and exploration.

Tarporley countryside, Cheshire

City of Chester

The historic city Chester is one of Britain’s most treasured city destinations.

A characterful and modern urban getaway with ancient influence firmly at its fore, you can spend time taking in everything from a restored Roman Amphitheatre to a 1,000-year-old Cathedral, the historic Eastgate Clock Tower, and Tudor-era Rows galleries now housing a much-loved series of high-street and designer brands as part of a unique shopping experience.

And the city truly comes alive after sunset. From chic cocktail lounges to lively pubs, Chester offers a diverse and electric evening scene. Whether you the trendy bars of Watergate Street or sip craft cocktails overlooking the River Dee, you're bound to have a night you won't forget.

The Rows Chester

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Prices quoted are based on twin room sharing. For those who would like extra space, double rooms are available for sole use with a supplement of £50 per night

'From' prices are based on arrivals during April 2024. Summer dates are also available but come with an additional supplement

Packages can be tailored to meet our customers needs and budgets

Transfers from the airport on the golf courses are not included but are available at additional cost

The dinner menu each evening will change to ensure a wide choice and variety

Tee times and availability at our partner golf courses will be discussed at the quotation stage

Buggies on the Championship course at Portal are only included for one round

Golf buggies are only available in small numbers art Hesketh and Southport & Ainsdale

Caddies can be booked for Southport & Ainsdale golf course, at additional cost, to offer the full tournament experience

Please note that the full English breakfast in the package is not available on the day of arrival

We can work with you to book dinner at local restaurants on nights when you are not eating at the hotel