Eddie Hackett’s original 1973 design has since been re-mastered by Tom Fazio, whose numerous projects have included having a hand in the current form of the likes of Augusta National and the world’s best golf course; Pine Valley. Almost totally surrounded by the sea, Waterville boasts an enviable location, with views of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks to the northeast and across Ballinskelligs Bay and the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest.

Quick facts about Waterville
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  • Home to a hole named “Round the Bend” which is where the course might drive you if you don’t play well!
  • Often referred to as “The Beautiful Monster”
  • Course in its current form opened for play in 1973
  • Before his tragic passing in 1999, Payne Stewart was due to be Honorary Captain of Waterville in 2000.

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