Waterville Golf Course Review
Par 72, 7,378 yards, links
A proper links course with views of the sea from just about every hole. There is lots of gorse and rolling fairways featuring plenty of bunkers and undulating greens. It is a long course from the back tees and when the wind blows, it provides a great test for golfers of all abilities.Better players will want to take on the challenge from the championship tees, but high handicappers will find that it is a fair test from the yellows.
It was established by local workers at the end of the 19th century and fell into disrepair before being redesigned in the 1960s and again, more recently, by the renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio. The result is a wondrous course that calls for accuracy from the tee and, when the wind gets up, an ability to keep the ball low.
The 16th hole measures 350 yards and is called Liam's Ace. Why? The tee shot is blind and the Liam in question is Liam Higgins, the Irish professional. "Back in the day, I used to hit the ball a long way and I struck a great drive that landed on the green and disappeared into the hole. There were four priests on the green and one of them stole my ball!" Higgins recalls.
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