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north towards Dublin. (www.ritzcarlton.com) Last stop: Portmarnock. e fact that the Dublin Supreme Court recently sided with the gentlemen who want to bar women from becoming full time members of their prestigious Portmarnack Golf Club, didn't bother me a whit. We experienced good service when we went up to the dining room for a quick lunch, honored the rule not to change shoes in the parking lot, and set off with our pull carts across the grassy, sandy dunes of the historic links laid out in 1894. Site of many prestigious tournaments including the Irish Amateur Open, it's pure links at its best. As Harry Bradshaw, the Club's well known pro (1950-1990) said, " At Portmarnock good shots get good results; bad shots never get lucky." Depending on how you're playing that day, you're going to love it … or vow to take up skittles. Another option, e Links Portmarnock designed by Bernard Langer, can be seen from many of the rooms of the comfortable Portmarnock Hotel. www.portmarnock.com

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