Adjacent to the Ring of Kerry, Waterville Links is consistently rated one of the top five courses in Ireland and one of the top twenty links courses in the world. No wonder that several PGA Tour pros, including Tiger Woods, have visited Waterville to polish their skills prior to the British Open. The combination of sand dunes, native grasses, firm fairways, sod faced bunkers and subtle putting surfaces at Waterville results in a perfect links course.
Every hole at Waterville Links is a masterpiece. Elevated tee boxes, which continue to rise as play progresses, allow players to see the flag in the distance, often tucked behind cascading dunes. The beginning holes are open over wide fairways, unlike the back nine, where dunes are larger and more prevalent. It’s wise to let the lob wedge stay in the bag and play the course with flat chip and run shots to the large, and sloped greens.
- Year of Opening - 1889
- Designer - Eddie Hackett and Tom Fazio
- Par - 72
- Holes - 18
- Length - 7355 Yards