Links style golf course with sea and mountain views in Ireland

Waterville Golf Club

Eddie Hackett, John Mulcahy, Tom Fazio

1889

18

72

7,325

Links

Eddie Hackett, John Mulcahy, Tom Fazio

1889

18

72

7,325

Links

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One of the oldest Irish clubs, Waterville Golf Links is rated among the top 5 in Ireland and the top 20 links courses in the world.

Waterville golf club is one of the oldest Irish clubs, with the golf course rated among the top 5 in Ireland and the top 20 links courses in the world.

Internationally acclaimed links course

Waterville’s links course is highly acclaimed, both nationally and internationally, and by a host of some of the world’s leading professionals. From Faldo and Floyd to Stewart, O’Meara, and Woods, players of all levels cannot help but be impressed by the quality of this links course and the challenges it brings.

A combination of sand dunes, gorse, and native grass, from teeing ground to putting green this 18-hole course reflects the rugged charm of the Irish West.

Highlights

The pinnacle of the course, literally and figuratively, is Hole 17 or Mulcahy’s Peak. This is the highest point golfers will climb to and one that offers a breathtaking bird’s-eye view of the surrounding landscape with the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks, the highest mountain range in Ireland, to the north and east.

Facilities

The Waterville clubhouse offers excellent locker facilities, a golf shop that can be perused online and in person, and a golf school for those golfers who feel they need to work on their game. Decorated with a fine collection of photographs from the past, golfers can delve deep into the course’s history.

Food & Drink

The restaurant and bar serve fresh seafood and traditional Irish fare complemented by welcoming turf fires and panoramic views of the course. The pleasant atmosphere is further enhanced by the mix of overseas visitors and local golf club members.

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Picturesque seaside golf course in southwest Ireland
waterville golf course with blue skies
Irish golf course with views of the sea on two sides
Golfing with ocean proximity in Ireland
Links style golf course with sea and mountain views in Ireland
waterville golf course with blue skies
Irish golf course with views of the sea on two sides
Golfing with ocean proximity in Ireland
Links style golf course with sea and mountain views in Ireland

The local area

skellig michael island
charlie chaplin and mick o dwyer statues in kerry
bray head on valentia island
an corcan restaurant in waterville

Things to do

Waterville village is as steeped in water as it is steeped in history. Waterville was a favourite holiday destination of Charlie Chaplin who, in times past, could be found in The Butler Arms Hotel. In commemoration, a statue was erected in the centre of town and serves as a focal point for the annual Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival.

The local area welcomed the first transatlantic cable in 1865, connecting Heart’s Content in Newfoundland and Valentia Island to the west of Waterville.

Waterville sits on the Ring of Kerry, a 179 kilometer-long circular tourist route that connects the village to Killarney, Kenmare, Sneem, Glenbeigh, Killorglin, Cahersiveen, and Caherdaniel.

Notable locations include Valentia Island, Staigue stone fort, and Derrynane House, home of the famous Irish national figurehead Daniel O’Connell. Killarney National Park is an area of outstanding natural beauty that is popular with hikers and walkers.

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