Waterville Golf Links

Waterville Golf Links

Golf at Waterville is a mystical experience – the beauty of classic links land, surrounded by the sea, yet forever challenged and shaped by the elements. Over 100 years old, Waterville is rated among the top 5 courses in Ireland and the top 20 links courses in the world.

  • 18 hole
  • Links
  • Par 72
  • 6,794 Yards

Links golf combines sand dunes gorse and native grasses, firm fairways, sod faced bunkers and subtle putting surfaces all intertwined by the ever changing weather. Forget the lob wedge. Think bump and run and creative shot making. Are you ready to walk in the footsteps of Irelands earliest golfers?

“It’s tough, exhilarating, and I love coming back to savour her charms. She is a wondrous challenge but a fair maiden nonetheless.” Joe Carr - past captain Royal & Ancient Golf Club and eleven-time Walker Cup player.

“Waterville and Ballybunion helped me realise the dream of a lifetime - victory in the Open Championship the following week!” -Mark O’Meara

Local Knowledge
  • The par three 12th hole is known as the ‘Mass Hole’. Many years ago local Catholics secretly celebrated mass in the hollow just before the green for fear of execution by the English who ruled the land.
  • Waterville House, a short distance away is owned by the golf club and is an excellent place to stay. If your struggling with your putting you can put it right on their guests putting green at the front of the hotel.

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