Waterville Golf Links Debuts Major Clubhouse Renovations, Honoring the Past- Celebrating the Future
Waterville, Ireland – Waterville Golf Links in County Kerry, Ireland has just completed an extensive clubhouse, locker rooms, golf shop and dining area renovation that started in 2017. “We recently completed the final phase of our clubhouse renovation. The new facility includes a significant reconfiguration of the lobby, dining and bar area, locker rooms and golf shop. The project incorporated modern features and on the second floor the space was opened up in the bar and dining area to make the space more inviting and take advantage of the spectacular views of the links course that dates back to 1889.” said General Manager, Noel Cronin. The final phase was completed in six months and was led by Michael O’ Flynn and Michael Murphy.
More than three quarters of the bar and dining area are glass windows that overlook the course and the Ballinskelligs Bay beach. The clubhouse is meant to be a gathering spot for all who come to enjoy the beauty of the links course and surrounding area while making memories with friends new and old. It honors the past and celebrates the future. As well a half-way house was added adjacent to the clubhouse making it easier and more convenient for golfers to get a sandwich, snack or pint while making the turn or before and after a round.
The new facilities will play host to a 2019 season of events including; two member-guest only events, the Summer Solstice June and the September Member Guest Tournaments, the Kerry Cup, and two signature Carr Golf events; the 12th World Invitational Father & Daughter, the 30th World Invitational Father & Son. These events bring golf families and friends from all over the world to Waterville Links to experience true links golf in a setting like no other. The history, quality golf and comradery keep these golfers coming back year after year.
Waterville Golf Links is one of the world’s most coveted links golf courses set on the magnificent South West Coast of Ireland in Co. Kerry. Waterville Golf Links now showcases the vision of noted international golf architect, Tom Fazio who was commissioned to update the memorable Eddie Hackett masterpiece. Fazio has assisted many of the world’s leading clubs including Winged Foot, Pine Valley and Augusta National. Over 125 years old, Waterville Golf Links is currently positioned at No.2 in the Golf Channel’s Top Courses in Ireland and ranked No.3 in Ireland by Golf World UK.
The magnificent 18th century Waterville House is an elegant period Irish Manor House set on the Wild Atlantic Way amidst the natural beauty of a forty-acre estate overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Waterville House has 13 bedrooms en-suite, sauna, steam room, health facility with massage room, billiard room and private golf practice facility. Guests of Waterville House enjoy preferential tee times and access to fishing in private lakes and rivers including Lough Currane. Waterville House provides the most famous sea trout and salmon fishery in Ireland. A Fazio designed practice facility was in recent years added to the Waterville House Estate grounds and a state-of-the-art health facility was added for the enjoyment of residents. All these projects have firmly positioned Waterville’s reputation one of Ireland’s premier links golf destinations.
Waterville House and Waterville Golf Links have received numerous awards and have been recognized for their outstanding achievements including: Best Golf Course of the Year Award, Golf Manager of the Year Award, Best Golf Shop and Boutique Hotel of the Year.
For more information about the Waterville House & Waterville Golf Links visit http://www.watervillegolflinks.ie/
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