LINKS GOLF vs PARKLAND GOLF: Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links Review with Mark Crossfield & Co

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YGT Rory takes you to Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links, situated just 30 minutes from Dublin City Centre. Do you prefer links or parkland golf? Post your comments in the comments section…

Bernhard Langer was blessed with a remarkable piece of land on which to build what is now a classic links golf course. While it may be part of a golf resort, the layout is a genuine links, and with its proximity to Dublin, it is a fantastic place for a golf break.

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mike jazz says:

hey Rory why don't you boys come down to Australia and play some courses here ?

Tom Buckley says:

Really enjoying the vids rory… I hope you won… Not seen a Ray win recently enough for my liking!!

Eddie AKA ChatterBox says:

Loving your videos brah… editing, footage around resort, and questions… question: Idk if you ylu guys go out in the city or not, perhaps you may not since youre busy but can you add to your videos the ambient of the city? Nightlife, activities, dinning, family fun… perhaps you have thought about this and you just havent wondering if it would suit your channel. But Im definitely loving this. If I get more mates to enjoy golf Ill be booking you 🙂

BeachBow says:

I don't think I've ever played a real "links" style course. Not any around where I live.

Golf-Geezer says:

Had the pleasure of playing/staying at Portmarnock this past summer. Had a great stay at the beautiful hotel and found the course a bit tougher than you guys as there was wind and T-storms making it very tough. Lost a couple of balls in the "wispy rough" after hitting what I thought were center cut drives. In any case, it's a beautiful hotel and a great links course. As to my preference, I'm more comfortable with parkland as I'm tall and hit it high. That said, some of my favorite rounds have been on links and the golf in Ireland is spectacular …

peter aloisio says:

Hey Rory what was going on at 11:56 it looks like Mark was doubled over getting rid of the previous nights liquids. Great review by the way. Stunning venue and course.

Dave Allen says:

I love links golf, my favourite. So much so I'm a member of one! ???️

Pete Hollister says:

All the trouble is in front of you. No blind shots. Bernhard Langer design so not old. Fair test and true test. By the way Carnoustie has its own hotel on site!

Suzanne Heffernan says:

Links on a calm day, haha.

Cam Hart says:

Really impossible to choose, I have played great courses on both types. I’m partial to a nice tree, but a elevated fairway dropping down to a green with the ocean behind is hard to beat.

neal cw says:

Done it again Rory, 1st class Vlog. Think you showed the course and hotel in perfect fashion. Keep at it. Subscribed?

Rob Biles says:

Great vlog Ray, stunning course. I would have to say parkland. Probably because I have only played one true links course at Barnbougle, but now having a little bit better idea on how to play a true links course I need to play a few more and could change my mind.

Ian Boots says:

Thanks Rory, nice review it looks a great place to visit? Parkland or Links, as long as I don't lose a half dozen new balls a round links are good, sometimes they make missing a fairway way to penal

Jeff Shawver says:

That's a tough question Rory…..Links or parkland. Living in Western New York there are not many what you would call true links golf courses here. But there are a couple of decent ones. LINKS! Keep'em coming Rory.

Charles Hikes says:

Please Rory. Bandon dunes. You want first class accommodations alongside 4 world class golf courses, your golf travel has to go. I’ve been to Ireland, which I absolutely love. Old head. Ballybunion. Royal county down etc. I’ve played them and they are all amazing but I’ve never stated anywhere that you can find 4 courses that are world class within 5 minutes of your room. Come show the world.

Thomas Karlsen says:

never played links so like to try it.

Sean Jones says:

I like variety. Mostly I want quality in the routing and green complexes.
Nice video Ray, but the Mrs. wouldn’t watch.

James Sulzer says:

Outstanding, bruh! Not many courses in my neck of the woods, (and I do mean WOODS) that come near a links course. But I would love to play on that one!

Adrian says:

love this golf course – its a fair course and enjoyable to play

Greg Wilson says:

Great spot u should have gone into malahide great pub gibneys been down and played a few times

Brian Harris says:

Weather dependent, played Hoylake in calm conditons, lovely! Then West Lancs in a Gale, from sublime to ridiculous in a week.
Parkland you can get a much more stable environment and at the moment with it so dry it's playing like a links.

bill mccutcheon says:

I play links all the time so a nice parkland course I would probably choose ? hard choice tbh bruh

Jamie Kenny says:

Luckily I live in Ireland and have always enjoyed both. Member at a Big parkland club with playing rights at a links course. You should try and play Portmarnock Golf club. The links doesn't come close to it. #bestcourseintherepublic

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