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The Mulligan+ Course Guide for Waterville Golf Course - Waterville Golf Club

Type general
Country Ireland
Region Ireland
County Kerry
Town Waterville
Address Ring of Kerry
Postcode IRE
Phone 966 9474102
Email wvgolf@iol.ie
Website www.watervillegolflinks.ie

Course Vitals
Holes 18 Yards 6783 Slope 141
SSS 73 Par 72 Par 72 - (Ladies & Juniors)
Playing Card 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hole Par 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 4 3 5
Par (Ld's & Juniors) 4 5 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 4 3 5
Stroke Index 11 1 3 17 13 15 7 9 4 2 12 14 18 4 6 10 16 8

Club Features

Club House Club Hire Putting Green Pro Shop


Practice Area Club Bar Driving Range Restaurant
Trolley Hire Changing Rooms Buggy Hire Lessons

The Club
Waterville and Ballinskelligs Bay play an important part in the mythology of ancient Ireland. According to the “Book of Invasions”
written about 1000 AD, Cessair, the granddaughter of Noah, landed in Ballinskelligs Bay and became Ireland’s first invader. Here too,
the last of the mythical invaders, the Milesians, settled in 700 BC and reportedly left behind many of the archaeological sites found in
the area. These rich legends, along with the earliest memories of Kerry history, combine to form a mystical aura that visitors to
Waterville can sense even today. No area captures this feeling more than the sand hills and strand that border Ballinskelligs Bay and
form the present day Waterville Golf Links.
The early spread of golf in Ireland owed much to the influence of the forces of the British Empire. Wherever there was a garrison,
there was also a golf course, it seemed. Golf at Waterville on the other hand was introduced through technology by the men who
arrived here to work the first transAtlantic cable relaying messages between North America and Europe. They came first to nearby
Valentia Island in the 1860’s, then to Ballinskelligs in the 1870’s, and finally to Waterville in 1880’s. Hundreds of technicians and
workers arrived in these remote areas to build and man the Cable Stations, and it was inevitable that they should turn to sport and
recreation.
Golf was part of this agenda but it was of the crudest kind and generally played in winter when the grasses died down. The earliest
structured golf at Waterville has been tracked back to 1889 when it came under the umbrella of the extremely active Waterville
Athletic Club. It was a formalised part of the life of the village by 1900, when becoming one of the first clubs to be affiliated with the
Golfing Union of Ireland. A modest nine-hole layout occupying for the most part the flat eastern section of the present championship
links, it was operated by the Athletic Club for, and on behalf of, the Commercial Cable Company. Over the next fifty years the club
membership fluctuated with the demand for cable communication, however in the 1950’s more advanced technology replaced this
demand and ultimately the club ceased to exist. The Links lay dormant throughout the 1960’s waiting the arrival of the Irish born
American, John A. Mulcahy who had a vision to build the most testing golf links in the world.
Ireland’s foremost links architect, Eddie Hackett, joined Mulcahy and his close friend Claude Harmon, a past Masters champion and
head professional at Winged Foot Golf Club and between them designed a course fit to be ranked among the best. The terrain was
ideal, and after exhaustive planning and work, the course and its new clubhouse opened in 1973. The original nine holes were
reconfigured and expanded to create today’s front nine. Its layout was designed as a contrast to the more rugged and exposed back
nine, yet it quickly introduces the player to the complexity and beauty of links golf. The testing begins early at Waterville with the first
hole named “Last Easy”, and ends with the challenging and scenic “O’ Gradys Beach”. The course can be stretched to over 7,300 yards
but players should not be intimidated as several tees come in to play on every hole so all standards of golfers can enjoy a game
here.During the next 15 years under the leadership of John A. Mulcahy and its famous long driving professional Liam Higgins,
Waterville enjoyed great popularity. Numerous professional tournaments were played, and over forty of the world’s greatest
champions from Sam Snead to Nick Faldo experienced the Links.In 1987 Waterville was sold to a small group of Irish Americans.
They loved the game of golf and set about carrying on the history and tradition of the Links. The Links combined with Waterville
House, the Directors 18th century four star residence to create one of the finest golf and fishing resorts in the world. The Waterville
Fishery, and in particular Butlers Pool next to the House, are famous for salmon and sea trout. Great champions continue to find their
way to Waterville – Els, Furyk, O’ Meara, Stewart and Woods to prepare for the 1998 British Open which was then won by Mark O’
Meara. Prior to the 1999 Open O’ Meara, Stewart and Woods were joined by Appleby, Duval and Jansen, all of which became members
of Waterville. Later that year at a ceremony during the now famous Ryder Cup in Brookline Massachusetts, United States team member
Payne Stewart accepted the Captaincy of Waterville – the last golf honour he would receive before his tragic death. Today a life sized
bronze statue pays tribute to his Captaincy and his special relationship with Waterville.Waterville Golf Links embarked on a new
chapter of its fabled history when noted international golf architect Tom Fazio was commissioned to update the memorable Eddie
Hackett masterpiece. Fazio has assisted many of the worlds leading clubs including Winged Foot, Pine Valley and Augusta National.
“Everything about Waterville is truly spectacular, said Fazio”. “The setting is one of the best I have seen for golf”.
The Fazio project will proceed in concert with a major coastal protection programme and will be completed in 2006 without
interruption of regular season play. (see changes) In addition, Waterville House is undergoing its own renovation highlighted by a
Fazio designed practice facility, a state of the art health facility and enhancements to the latest angling assets. These projects will
insure Watervilles future and reputation as Irelands premier golf destination.

The Course
Golf at Waterville is a mystical experience the beauty of classic links land, surrounded by the sea, yet forever challenged and shaped
by the elements. Over 100 years old, Waterville is rated among the top 5 courses in Ireland and the top 20 links courses in the world.
Links golf combines sand dunes gorse and native grasses, firm fairways, sod faced bunkers and subtle putting surfaces all intertwined
by the ever changing weather.
Forget the lob wedge. Think bump and run and creative shot making. Are you ready to walk in the footsteps of Irelands earliest
golfers?
Green Fees

Round Price £110.00 Price £110.00 (Juniors)


1 - Last Easy

Par 4 Par 4 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 11

Championship - 430 Medal - 395 Regular - 375 C'ship Ladies - 303 Ladies & Juniors - 303

2 - Christy's Choice

Par 4 Par 5 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 1

Championship - 464 Medal - 432 Regular - 396 C'ship Ladies - 372 Ladies & Juniors - 372

3 - Sanctuary

Par 4 Par 4 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 3

Championship - 425 Medal - 408 Regular - 364 C'ship Ladies - 312 Ladies & Juniors - 312
4 - Dunes

Par 3 Par 3 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 17

Championship - 185 Medal - 160 Regular - 154 C'ship Ladies - 136 Ladies & Juniors - 136

5 - Tipperary

Par 5 Par 5 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 13

Championship - 595 Medal - 551 Regular - 509 C'ship Ladies - 447 Ladies & Juniors - 447

6 - Inny Valley

Par 3 Par 3 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 15

Championship - 194 Medal - 166 Regular - 148 C'ship Ladies - 134 Ladies & Juniors - 134
7 - Teacher

Par 4 Par 4 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 7

Championship - 424 Medal - 404 Regular - 382 C'ship Ladies - 330 Ladies & Juniors - 330

8 - Hare

Par 4 Par 4 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 9

Championship - 436 Medal - 402 Regular - 392 C'ship Ladies - 312 Ladies & Juniors - 312

9 - Prodigal

Par 4 Par 4 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 4

Championship - 445 Medal - 405 Regular - 375 C'ship Ladies - 320 Ladies & Juniors - 320
10 - Red Breast

Par 4 Par 4 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 2

Championship - 475 Medal - 450 Regular - 405 C'ship Ladies - 323 Ladies & Juniors - 323

11 - Tranquility

Par 5 Par 5 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 12

Championship - 506 Medal - 477 Regular - 467 C'ship Ladies - 368 Ladies & Juniors - 368

12 - Mass Hole

Par 3 Par 3 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 14

Championship - 200 Medal - 164 Regular - 144 C'ship Ladies - 104 Ladies & Juniors - 104
13 - Meadow Lark

Par 5 Par 5 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 18

Championship - 488 Medal - 480 Regular - 410 C'ship Ladies - 371 Ladies & Juniors - 371

14 - Judge

Par 4 Par 4 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 4

Championship - 456 Medal - 416 Regular - 390 C'ship Ladies - 328 Ladies & Juniors - 328

15 - Vale

Par 4 Par 4 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 6

Championship - 428 Medal - 396 Regular - 370 C'ship Ladies - 316 Ladies & Juniors - 316
16 - Liam's Ace

Par 4 Par 4 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 10

Championship - 386 Medal - 352 Regular - 342 C'ship Ladies - 320 Ladies & Juniors - 320

17 - Mulchay's Peak

Par 3 Par 3 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 16

Championship - 194 Medal - 168 Regular - 153 C'ship Ladies - 120 Ladies & Juniors - 120

18 - O'Grady's Beach

Par 5 Par 5 - (Ladies & Juniors) Stroke Index 8

Championship - 594 Medal - 556 Regular - 522 C'ship Ladies - 406 Ladies & Juniors - 406
Scorecard
Holes 18 Yards 6783 Slope 141
SSS 73 Par 72 Par 72 - (Ladies & Juniors)
Playing Card - OUT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT HCP NET
Stroke Index 11 1 3 17 13 15 7 9 4

Hole Par 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 35 35
Par (Ld's/Jn'rs) 4 5 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 35 35

Playing Card - IN 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN HCP NET


Stroke Index 2 12 14 18 4 6 10 16 8

Hole Par 4 5 3 5 4 4 4 3 5 37 72
Par (Ld's/Jn'rs) 4 5 3 5 4 4 4 3 5 37 72

Tees Played
Championship Medal Regular C'ship Ladies Ladies & Juniors

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