Bernhard Langer was drafted in to design the Portmarnock Links Course along the dunes of the old Jameson family estate. These were the same dunes, in fact, that once bordered the Whiskey magnate’s own course. Elevated tees and greens, blind approaches, doglegs and brisk winds coming from the Irish Sea will keep you thinking through every round. Portmarnock Links harks back to the roots of links golf; it’s rugged, tight and fairly unforgiving of wayward shooting. The bunkers – all 100 of them – seem almost magnetic and for all but the most skilled seaside golfers, scores will be difficult to come by.