Member ownership

1986 was a momentous year in the history of the club. This was the year that the club purchased the land on which the course is built.

The golf course and hotel had been in different ownership since its foundation. An opportunity arose to purchase the hotel and golf course five years previously, however this did not gather momentum and slid by. Mr. P.C. Duffy purchased the property from the Costello Hotel Group. A very kind gesture by Mr. Duffy in offering the club first refusal on the lands when he was considering the sale. After much negotiation, a deal was finally struck and the sale was agreed on 12th February 1986. What can only be described as a monumental fund raising campaign was initiated to fund the purchase. In November 1986 the sale completed, and Portsalon Golf Club assumed complete ownership of the links for the first time.

The new Clubhouse was opened on Saturday 1st of June 1991. The official opening was performed by Neil T. Blaney, a former president of the club.