Faithlegg House - Waterford - Ireland

Faithlegg House Golf Club,
Co Waterford,

  • +353 51 382241

  • John Santry

  • Patrick Merrigan

  • Not known

Faithlegg golf course opened in 1993 and Patrick Merrigan designed the new 18-hole layout. It is set in beautiful parkland on an 18th century estate which has, at its centre, the extensively restored Faithlegg House. This building dates as far back as 1171 and the reign of King Henry II so the course has a rich historical background.

Laid out on the banks of the River Suir, Faithlegg has been routed over rolling terrain with many fairways flanked by mature trees and water from five lakes coming into play at several holes. The course has a number of tricky doglegs, blind tee shots and strategically placed bunkers, all of which pose a stern challenge for even the most proficient golfer. The main obstacles to a good score here, however, are the slick, often wickedly contoured greens which are dangerously fast in the summer season.

The holes on the course have a classic configuration of four par threes, four par fives and ten par fours but do your homework before playing here and you will find out that that three of the par fives are on the inward half. So it really is a game of two halves at Faithlegg as the back nine is almost an incredible 900 yards longer than the outward nine, with back to back par fives at the 13th and 14th holes and demanding, long dog-legged par fours on the 17th and 18th holes.

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