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Waterville was considered to be amongst the very best of these in a prestigious Golf World Survey. It is one of the oldest Irish Clubs, having been founded in 1897, but the course that exists today only dates back to 1973.

Waterville is rated in the top five courses in Ireland and the top twenty links courses in the world. Waterville is a stern and stunning test of championship golf set in the kind of rugged links land for which Ireland is famous. Many of the top professional golfers come to Kerry every year to practice in the week before the British Open. In 1999 none other than Tiger Woods and his good friend Mark O'Meara came to Waterville to get in tune for the British Open. That tournament is always staged on a links course and players find that the challenge of Waterville and the relaxing atmosphere of Kerry town is the ideal way to prepare for the Open. Such is the quality of Waterville.


Location Waterville
Waterville, co. Kerry, 80km west of Killarney

Facts and Details
Type of course: Links Course
Holes: 18 Length: 6500m, Par: 72
Architect: Eddie Hackett

Green Fees


Recommended accommodation
Butler Arms

"A beauty links, very long back tees ,a lot of wind, fantastic dunes. Very, very good greens ; Superb panoramas. For a good golf player it is a course you never will forget." Guest Review


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