Waterville Golf Course
Waterville is certainly one of the best golf links in Ireland and maybe in the world too.
Golf at Waterville was introduced in the 1880s by the men who arrived here to work on the first transatlantic cable relaying messages between North America and Europe. In 1900 a modest nine-hole layout, occupied the flat eastern section of the present championship links.
In the late 1960s, John A. Mulcahy and the Eddie Hackett wanted to create a golf gem and the most testing golf links in the world.
The new course 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”.