Strong support expected from fans
Niall Goulding, Captain of Portmarnock Golf Club, said, “This is a significant honour for our club and is a reflection of the esteem in which our club and, in particular, our links are held. I have no doubt but that our experience of hosting the 2019 Amateur Championship will stand us in good stead as we embark on this exciting journey culminating in the delivery of an outstanding Women’s Amateur Championship in 2024, which will, I have little doubt, attract record numbers of knowledgeable and enthusiastic spectators.”
In 2019, thousands of local fans lined the fairways of Portmarnock to see Irishman James Sugrue defeat Euan Walker by two holes to win the 36-hole Final of The Amateur Championship.
The Dublin venue was the stage for the first ever playing of the Irish Open in 1927 and has hosted the event on 18 occasions. In 1960, American duo Sam Snead and Arnold Palmer sealed a win in the Canada Cup held there, while it was also a venue for the Dunlop Masters on two occasions in 1959 and 1965.