This is an outstanding links, overlooking Ballinskegs Bay, and was once proclaimed “the most heavenly hell on earth”. Sometimes Waterville is ranked in the world top 100, and always it’s ranked in the top 2 or 3 courses by visitors on a southwest Ireland golf holiday. At Waterville, the earth, sky, mountains, ocean and the ever-present teasing winds combine to excite the senses. Golf in Waterville owes its beginnings to a foreign influence. It gained initial impetus from the laying of the trans-Atlantic telegraph cable and then the workers who came to Waterville in the 1800’s. With so many men stationed in such a remote location, it was inevitable that their minds would turn to sport and recreation. Golf was undoubtedly featured on the agenda from the 1800’s forward. The course features a nice statue in tribute to former Captain Payne Stewart, and the course was tuned up by Tom Fazio in 2005, to much world acclaim. Tiger Woods has often practiced for the British Open at Waterville. Access to Waterville is by means of the scenic Ring of Kerry route (half way around) making it a spectacular sightseeing day.
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