Following their successful Inaugural Tournament in July 2018, Social Media Open North will return to Donegal in July 2019 with Narin & Portnoo, Donegal Golf Club and Portsalon GC once again providing the venues and a considerable golfing test for 3 days from Tuesday 16th to Thursday 18th July 2019 (Open Championship Week)!
Narin & Portnoo is a gem of a links course with amazing views surrounding the golf course from all angles. The County Donegal course will be the venue for Day 1 of #SMOpenNorth on Tuesday 16th July 2019. The course is situated in a beautiful seaside resort in southwest Donegal and is considered one of the finest natural and scenic 18-hole links courses in Ireland, with sweeping views of Gweebarra Bay. Extensive course work will be undertaken from October 2018 to April 2019, the design work done by Gil Hanse so expect an even more awesome course when the season begins in mid 2019!! A warm and friendly welcome awaits you from the Narin & Portnoo Team and we are very much looking forward to beginning our Inaugural Tournament at Narin & Portnoo next July!
Day 2 will be hosted at the delightful Donegal Golf Club, or “Murvagh” as it better know by the locals! We will be here on Wednesday 17th July 2019 for #SMOpenNorth “Moving Day”! The course was built on a promontory of 182 acres that extends out into the Atlantic Ocean. The land was inhabited in past centuries due to the land being of geological significance. The course is a par-73 for both ladies & gents and consists of five Par 5’s, four Par 3’s and nine Par 4’s, stretching over 7400 yards from the tips, with five regulation tees from each hole, plus a beginner tee. The outside loop plays along the dunes and the ocean, providing stunning views of the surrounding area.
The Final Day of The Inaugural Social Media Open North will take place at the picturesque Portsalon Golf Club on Thursday 18th July 2019! As the contenders for The Open Championship will be trying to starting their opening rounds at Royal Portrush the teams at #SMOpenNorth will also be trying to claim the trophy on this beautiful links course in County Donegal! Portsalon Golf Club was founded by Colonel B.J Barton in 1891. The course was designed by Charles Thompson, the Portrush professional. The links quickly earned a reputation as one of the best around and attracted visitors from near and far. In 2000 a major redesign of the links was undertaken under the guidance of renowned architect, Pat Ruddy. He was tasked with upgrading the links to keep pace with the modern game which results in the course being lengthened considerably while 9 completely new holes were added. It will provide a fitting finalé for Social Media Open North!
The Format will be Pairs so Team of 2, both golfers will hit off each tee then picking the best tee shot and playing Better Ball from there! 2 scores are to count on holes 9 & 18 with 1 score to count on holes 1-8 & 10-17, 3/4 Handicaps will Apply.
We have the following Tournament Packages available to you (accommodation on Play & Stay packages will be at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Letterkenny):
- Golf Only – €358 per Team of 2 / €179 per person
- Golf & 2 nights’ B&B – €658 per Team of 2 (€329 per person sharing)
- Golf & 3 nights’ B&B – €798 per Team of 2 (€399pps)
- Golf & 4 nights’ B&B – €918 per Team of 2 (€459pps)
If you would like to enter #SMOpenNorth please call +353-87-6453537 or email Tom Kennedy. We hope to see you in Donegal in July 2019!