MacDonald Portal Golf & Spa Resort Review (Tarporley, Cheshire)

Review and all important information about MacDonald Portal Golf & Spa Resort

A look at the MacDonald Portal golfing experience.

MacDonald Portal Golf & Resort Club

MacDonald Portal Golf & Spa Resort is a hotel golf destination with three courses to play in Tarporley, Cheshire. Review and a look at what to expect.

Boasting a choice of three courses and a hotel, MacDonald Portal offers everything from golf membership to weekend stays and golf breaks.

The Championship Course is the pick of the bunch, ably backed up by the equally testing Premier Course. There is also the nine-hole Arderne Course to ensure golfers of all abilities are catered for.

In addition to the three golf courses, MacDonald Portal has a traditional clubhouse, several bars and dining areas, a driving range, golf club hire, buggy hire and a well-stocked golf shop.

The Macdonald Portal Golf Resort is also home to a spa centre with sauna, salt and ice rooms, beauty treatments, an air-conditioned gym and a range of membership options.

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MacDonald Portal Golf Course Features & Layout

MacDonald Portal Golf & Country Club’s Championship course is highly rated, despite offering a serious test in terms of length and undulating terrain.

It was first opened in 1990 when designed by Donald Steel and features a host of large water hazards, a beautiful waterfall and the signature 607-yard par-5 third home early in the round with a green surrounded by a lake.

The Premier Course is the second of the 18-hole option and is also a good test of skill across more of the resort’s hilly terrain.

Also opened in 1990, the Premier Course was designed by Andrew Murray and is a testing 18-hole parkland style venue with plenty of surprises at every turn.

MacDonald Portal is also home to a nine-hole Arderne Course which is better suited to beginners and higher-handicap golfers.

The Arderne has water features but is much easier test with no hole longer than 310 yards.

MacDonald Portal Golf & Spa Resort Scorecard & Hole by Hole

Championship Course: Yards 7,041, Par 73. (Hole-by-Hole)

Premier Course: Yards 6,538, Par 71.

Arderne Course: Yards 1,724, Par 30.

MacDonald Portal Golf & Spa Resort Slope Rating

The Championship Course has a slope rating of 137 and a course rating is 73 from the White tees. The Premier Course has a slope rating of 131 and a course rating of 72.7, while the Arderne is 110 / 60.7.

MacDonald Portal Golf & Spa Resort Membership Cost

MacDonald Portal Golf Club offers a variety of membership categories, including junior and student options, 5-day or 7-day individual memberships, joint 7-day memberships and flexible memberships with access to 250+ different clubs.

You can also take up different membership packages with Resort Membership giving complete access, Premier Membership providing access to the Premier Course only and Arderne Membership ideal for those looking to learn on the nine-hole course.

Costs range from £475 for Arderne to £1300 for the Resort package.

MacDonald Portal Golf & Spa Resort Address

Cobblers Cross Lane

Phone: +44 344 879 9082