GolfEmpireEd review of Portstewart Golf Club

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  • Clubhouse9.5
  • Facilities9
  • General impression9.5
  • Hospitality8.5
  • Maintenance9
  • Value for money8.5
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8.2
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Written on: 9 July 2018Played on: 28 June 2018
GolfEmpireEd review

The championship Strand course at Portstewart in County Londonderry is one of the finest links in all of Ireland. Portstewart sometimes gets a bad rap for having just nine good holes (the front nine) along with an inferior back-nine. Now, this is true to a certain extent but I’d like to clarify and put it into context by saying that the front nine is rivetingly magnificent and the inward half still exceptionally good. The Riverside layout is located adjacent to the Strand (some of the holes and land used to be form part of the main course) and the start and finish, which is played over authentic linksland land is good. The final three holes are actually excellent and provide a stirring finish but this comes far too late to save itself. The Old Course, often referred to as the ‘Town’ course is not actually located at the main Portstewart Golf Club. It is a couple of miles away on the other side of the town and is a Jekyll & Hyde affair.

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GolfEmpireEd
GolfEmpireEd
29873 points
Expert
9 / 100,067
worldwide
1 / 2,860
United Kingdom
Total number of reviews:
310
Average review score:
8.0
Total number of photos added:
169
Member since:
28 March 2017
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Golf gear:
Titleist, Mizuno & STX
8.2
About the review
Written on: 9 July 2018Played on: 28 June 2018
  • Clubhouse9.5
  • Facilities9
  • General impression9.5
  • Hospitality8.5
  • Maintenance9
  • Value for money8.5
GolfEmpireEd review

The championship Strand course at Portstewart in County Londonderry is one of the finest links in all of Ireland. Portstewart sometimes gets a bad rap for having just nine good holes (the front nine) along with an inferior back-nine. Now, this is true to a certain extent but I’d like to clarify and put it into context by saying that the front nine is rivetingly magnificent and the inward half still exceptionally good. The Riverside layout is located adjacent to the Strand (some of the holes and land used to be form part of the main course) and the start and finish, which is played over authentic linksland land is good. The final three holes are actually excellent and provide a stirring finish but this comes far too late to save itself. The Old Course, often referred to as the ‘Town’ course is not actually located at the main Portstewart Golf Club. It is a couple of miles away on the other side of the town and is a Jekyll & Hyde affair.

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7
Helpful?
GolfEmpireEd
GolfEmpireEd
29873 points
Expert
9 / 100,067
worldwide
1 / 2,860
United Kingdom
Total number of reviews:
310
Average review score:
8.0
Total number of photos added:
169
Member since:
28 March 2017
Home course :
Golf gear:
Titleist, Mizuno & STX
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