Ireland's glorious south-east is the setting for the marvellous golf course at Waterford Castle, which combines with Faithlegg and Mount Juliet to form a delightful tour of Ireland's south-east corner.
Waterford Castle actually sits on its own private 310-acre island, a claim few other worldwide courses can make, setting a spectacular scene. In addition to the views across the water to the mainland, visiting golfers will be spellbound by the quality of Des Smyth's design.
The course opened to much acclaim in 1992, and measures 6,814 yards. Former Ryder Cup player Smyth has used his considerable imagination to produce a real treasure at Waterford Castle, which, in spite of its aquatic surroundings, actually has a further 4 internal water hazards to negotiate.
Ireland's south-east is a landscape of great contrasts and incredible beauty, and this course encapsulates its essence. For beautiful championship golf in the most amazing setting, head to the incredible Waterford Castle for a golf tour in Ireland.
Perched proudly at the heart of its own private island, Waterford Castle can rival almost any resort in Europe for its setting, and there are few that have its privacy and sense of isolation.
Stunning views of the surrounding estate are among the appeals of the 19 en-suite bedrooms at Waterford Castle's hotel, which is a glorious retreat. Hefty studded oak doors are the first clue to the rich history of the 800-year-old castle, continued inside by the Jacobean antiques and intricate tepestries.
Combining the most desirable contemporary facilities with the breathtaking period features is the key to the amazing Waterford Castle hotel, which is undoubtedly one of the most special and unique destinations for a golfing escape.Clay pigeon shooting, walking, fishing and archery are among the estate's possibilities, as well as tennis, horse riding and boules. There are a limited number of beauty treatments presently available, but plans are underway to install a state-of-the-art spa facility on The Island.
Oak-panelled walls set the stage for the Munster Room, whose phenomenal menu has seen it awarded a second AA Rosette for Culinary Excellence.
Afternoon tea and meals in the Grand Entrance Hall and the Fitzgerald Room are typical of the grandiose surroundings of the glorious Waterford Castle.