Waterville is rated among the top five courses in Ireland and in the top 20 links courses in the world. The course 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 Story of Waterville Golf Links with Michael Murphy

History

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.

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Waterville House

The elegant 18th century Georgian manor house sits on a narrow isthmus facing the wild Atlantic with beautiful Lough Currane on its eastern perimeter. The Currane River bisects the 50 acre estate as it flows into Ballinskelligs Bay. The Manor was built by the Butler family in 1790 and the estate was called “Waterville”.

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Village

Enjoy Waterville – the only seafront village on the famous Ring of Kerry in Southwest Ireland. Whether you’re looking for world-class golf, beautiful scenery known for its spectacular light, fantastic food, or a quiet pint at a historic Irish pub, Waterville has you covered. With a history of hospitality for over 200 years, we know how to care for our guests.

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