Overview of golf course named Waterville Golf Links

Waterville Golf Links

Waterville, Ireland
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Holes

18

Par

72

Built

1889

Type

Links Course

Architect

Eddie Hackett, Tom Fazio

Access

Members and their guests

Local lore has it that the first golf games around Waterville, on the Ring of Kerry, were played by engineers working on the first transatlantic cable; in any case, the Waterville Golf Club entered into an association with the Golfing Union of Ireland in 1900. American architect Tom Fazio is responsible for the shape of today's course; his extensive renovations added character to what had been a somewhat lackluster front nine and vastly enhanced the final holes. The resulting layout threads its way among dunes as if it were part of the native landscape. The frequent gusts mean that players must take care to flight the ball if they hope to keep it in play. Since the course is fairly long, most players will want to play at 6200 meters or less for a pleasurable experience. There are in addition on several of the fairway bunkers strategic considerations regarding the second shot.

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Hcp 5 Muskerry Golf Club
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9 August
Great links course with amazing views.
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26 December
What a trip to Waterville! It all started with driving from Cork airport to Waterville through the mountains and forest on tiny roads (...driving on the right makes it even more adventurous). The landscapes were beautiful and as you would expect it you will see thousands of sheeps on the way to Waterville. Let's start with a bit of history... Golf at Waterville was introduced through technology by the men who arrived in 1880 to work on the first transatlantic cable relaying messages between North America and Europe. Waterville Golf Links is one of the finest links courses I've ever played so far and clearly deserves to be ranked in the top 100 of the best golf courses in the world. The course can be stretched to over 7,300 yards and is a real test of golf. Waterville Golf Links was redesigned by Tom Fazio in 2006. The first hole is so difficult that you will respect the course from the first tee on... The back nine is a masterpiece and you will get to play some of the best links holes in the world! Holes 2, 3, 16, 17 and 18 have beautiful views over the Ocean and will make this golf course unforgettable. The clubhouse is very traditional with a nice bar and pro shop. Irish people are very kind and offer great hospitality! So expect friendly service!
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