Portsalon Golf Club

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  • Architects:
    • Thompson, Charles
    • Ruddy, Patrick
  • Consultant:
    • McGinley, Paul
  • Holes of Merit:
    2, 14, 15


The club was a founding member of the Golf Union of Ireland. The other members included Royal County Down, Royal Portrush and Royal Belfast.

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Portsalon Golf Club is located on the Fanad Peninsula, in the shadows of the Knockalla Mountains of County Donegal, Ireland. Located on the Ballymastoker Beach overlooking the wild Atlantic Ocean, the Portsalon Golf Club dates from 1891 and is one of the founding members of the Golf Union of Ireland.

It was Colonel BJ Barnton who founded the club but it was Charles Thompson, the Royal Portrush Professional, who laid out the links. The course was significantly redeveloped by Pat Ruddy in 2000. Nine new holes were built, four were altered significantly and five left more or less unchanged. Paul McGinley is now consulting on further improvements to the course.


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