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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7378 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

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.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.8
4 Reviews (4)
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Reviews 17
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 215
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 503
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Walked

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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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