Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Club

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Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Club

Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Club

The Island, Ballinakill, Waterford City, Waterford, Ireland

Phone: +353 51 871 633, Fax: +353 51 871 634


For the ultimate golfing experience that will stay with you for a lifetime, Waterford Castle truly is an island dream! The unique Waterford Castle Hotel and Golf Club is Ireland's only true island golf resort. Completely detached from the mainland yet ideally located for an Irish golfing vacation or exploring the many Irish golf courses nearby.

On this privately owned 310 acre island, home of the world renowned Waterford Castle Hotel, sits a wonderful parkland golf course. Designed by Des Smyth, former Ryder Cup player, and opened in 1992, this 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course, complete with luxurious clubhouse, leads you through mature woodland and parkland. The course itself runs to 6,814 yards, off the medal tees, and covers an area of over 200 acres.

Despite being completely surrounded by water Waterford Castle has an additional four internal water features on the second, third, fourth and sixteenth holes and we can even boast of having our own Swilken Bridge. Though not built by the Roman Empire! The layout reveals attractive rolling fairways and subtle contoured greens, magnificently blended into the sensational setting of this Island Dream!

The Course

18-Hole Course

Opened in 1992. Design: Des Smyth. Style: Parkland.

Blue (Men)72736231 m
White (Men)72715827 m
Red (Women)72725103 m

Practice Facilities

  • Driving Range
  • Putting Green


18-Hole Course

Visitors are welcome every day.

Green Fees

18-Hole Course

Green FeeMon - FriSat, Sun, Holidays
18 Holes52 €62 €


Club Amenities

  • Restaurant


  • Clubs for hire
  • Electro-trolley for hire
  • Electro-cart for hire
  • Caddy on request

The Club

General Information

Founded: 1992


SecretaryDick Brennan

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ozmate 7 Reviews
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Positive surprises

27.8.2019: Hcp 4 and 16: A golf course of positive surprises. On the one hand the weather - 25 °, sun and the usual wind. Directions funny, free ferry to translate (100m) on the river island with golf course and castle. Just go there and drive on it (normally no traffic, except when events.) Then a schnuckeliges clubhouse with the best service, a well-maintained parkland course with good lanes and views of the river and Waterford greens very well maintained and medium fast Greenfee 45, - A real treat Then, as usual, a Guiness.

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pitchmark 179 Reviews
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With the ferry

Alone the access to this golf course is something special, you have to use the small ferry.

This small island is completely surrounded by the river water - Suir River Kings Channel. The small ferry we use in 1997, there are still and now twice as big. This was necessary to realize the construction projects that were realized after our first visit.

The place was still quite young at that time, today it is hardly true as such. From almost all holes you can enjoy the view of the water. The course - with gentle terrain crossings - does not pose any great challenges for the players. In dry conditions, these holes play loose, space is more than enough available. Most holes are straight or have a moderate curvature.

The greens are very good, but not so strongly defended. There is a problem free entrance with almost all. They were not very fast today, looking faster than they were.

Course maintenance and maintenance are in order.

A great clubhouse - 1997 they were still working, not quite finished - impressed even then.

We did not agree on the stars that decided lot.

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