Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.9
4 Reviews (4)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 4 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
0
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
0
Value
0
Layout
0
Friendliness
0
Pace
0
Amenities
0
0%
Recommend this course
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
0
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
0
Value
0
Layout
0
Friendliness
0
Pace
0
Amenities
0
0%
Recommend this course
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7378 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 7378 yards
White 72 6810 yards
Green 72 6330 yards
Red (W) 73 5360 yards
Scorecard for Waterville Golf Links
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 77.9/139 445 464 425 199 586 194 424 436 445 3618 475 498 200 504 456 428 386 194 588 3729 7347
White M: 75.1/134 398 424 405 172 547 170 404 407 410 3337 450 476 164 481 416 396 352 168 556 3459 6796
Green M: 72.7/132 385 400 375 154 496 150 382 395 375 3112 415 463 144 480 390 375 342 153 530 3292 6404
Red W: 72.0/137 303 372 312 136 447 134 330 312 320 2666 323 368 104 395 328 316 320 120 406 2680 5346
Handicap 11 1 3 17 13 15 7 9 5 2 12 14 18 4 6 10 16 8
Par 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 35 4 5 3 5 4 4 4 3 5 37 72
Handicap (W) 11 17 1 13 9 15 5 7 3 8 12 16 14 4 6 2 18 10

Course Details

Year Built 1889
Golf Season Year round
Architect Eddie Hackett (1973) Tom Fazio (2006) Beau Welling (2006)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - EUR 40 - EUR 50
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted American Express, Visa
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Reviews

4.9
4 Reviews (4)
Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Alberta Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather

Waterville Golf Links

Ireland, land of legend & mythology. It's said that the grand daughter of Noah (of Ark fame) had set foot here amongst the sand & dunes sometime after the flood. Pretty sure she wasn't scouting locations for links courses but golfers have been invading this area as early as 1889.

This championship course was plotted out by Eddie Hackett in the 70's & in 2006 a few refinements by Tom Fazio has produced one of the best courses in Ireland.

Waterville takes advantage of the landscape to provide a world class challenge. A dramatic design that features dune & fescue lined fairways, strategic bunkering & undulating putting surfaces that could invariably bring out the very best in your game. Waterville may be a bit out of the way but it's definitely worth the extra effort to get there.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Waterville: A resort links?

Every critic has widely praised Tom Fazio's renovation of Waterville dating back to 2006. He built two new holes and found new spots for several other greens, bringing the dunes and proper angles more into play. Maybe Fazio's influence is the reason that Waterville has more of a resort feel to it than other links. The fairways are forgivingly wide, a trait that makes it popular with higher handicaps and locals alike. You can actually score at Waterville, and even survive a round with a single ball. The par 4s of the second and third holes along the estuary team with the par-3 fourth hole in the dunes for a spectacular early stretch. The final three holes reveal the Atlantic, adding a final crescendo to the round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

One of the Best

Classic links, breeze up and down, sun, rain, breeze, sun, shower, calm, breeze......all played into the game. Perfect.
Very challenging to score well. But if you are off fairway shots are makeable but tough out of heavy grass. If in Ireland, a must play. We played Tralee, Waterville, Ballybunion. Like Charlie's Angels, hard to pick just one...

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Nearby Courses
Waterville, County Kerry
0.0
0
Sneem, County Kerry
0.0
0
Castletownbere, County Cork
0.0
0
Glenbeigh, County Kerry
5.0
1
Killorglin, County Kerry
0.0
0

Stay & Play Offers

$486 Starting price
Valid dates: Jun 01, 2019 - Jul 31, 2019
Stay 4 nights at the Courtyard by Marriott NE in Columbia with daily breakfast and play 5 rounds for just $486 per person.
Stay and Play
Dare to Compare! Summer golf special in Aiken, SC
$499 Starting price
Stay and Play
Summer Golf Packages at the Iconic Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina
$232 Starting price
Stay and Play
TPC Sawgrass Experience Golf Package
$776 Starting price
Stay and Play
PARK CITY VACATION DEALS
$84 Starting price
Course Layout
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE