18 holes -7,184 yards - SSS 74
The front nine begins with the chillingly named "Last Easy", a fairly ironic name given the fact that it's not really that simple. Then again, given the quality of the remaining 17 holes, it probably deserves its title. Each hole at Waterville is a wonderful experience, the par 3 17th, know as Mulcahy's Peak, is probably Waterville's feature hole, but most would agree with Gary Player when he described the 11th as "the most beautiful and satisfying par 5 of them all". It runs for almost 500 yards through majestic dunes. You feel almost in a world of your own as you stroll along the fairway reflecting how well the hole merits the name, "Tranquility". Long associated with its famous long driving professional Liam Higgins, Waterville has enjoyed great popularity and can claim that over forty of the worlds greatest champions from Snead to Faldo have experienced the course. One of the many to be captivated by the beauty and majesty of Waterville is the great American professional and Ryder Cup Captain, Raymond Floyd. In a "Chicago Tribune" article, he selected Waterville as one of his five favourite courses along with Augusta National, Cypress Point, Pebble Beach and St. Andrews. Waterville has a limited worldwide membership of 300. The Links has combined with Waterville House, the owner's elegant 18th century four star residence, to create one of the finest golf and fishing resorts in the world.