Waterville Golf Course

Waterville, County Kerry

It is hard to believe that Waterville Golf Club was only built in 1973. It's the type of place you feel that has been there forever. Jack Mulcahy, an Irish-born American, had the vision for this links gem and, after returning to Ireland to live, he handed the task of designing the course to the legendary Eddie Hackett. His creation is widely regarded as one of the top links courses in the world and the Americans in particular flock to Waterville in their thousands every year. While the front nine is good, the inward half is even better and make sure you take a minute or two to enjoy the view of Mulcahy's Peak at the par-3 17th. Yes, it is easy to see why this place is so popular.

The late Henry Cotton, three times British Open Champion, probably said it best when he commented: "Waterville has to be one of the greatest golf courses ever built. If it were located in Britain, it would undoubtedly be a venue for the British Open. I have never seen a more consistent succession of really strong and beautiful golf holes than here."

This Golf Course is featured on the following Tours

At a Glance

  • Links style championship course
  • Set amongst the Ring of Kerry, along the Shores of Ballinskelligs Bay
  • Considered one of the best golf courses in the world

Our Take

Make no mistake about it; Waterville Golf Links in Kerry is one of the finest links golf courses in the world, never mind Ireland. Beyond a masterful golf course, Waterville's splendid beauty is capable of eclipsing even the poorest performance.