West Waterford - Waterford - Ireland

West Waterford Golf & CC,
Dungarvan,
Co Waterford,
Ireland


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  • Thomas N Whelan

  • Eddie Hackett

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The parkland course at West Waterford Golf & Country Club was constructed in 1993 on one hundred and fifty acres of former farmland in south east Ireland on the banks of the River Brickey. The Comeragh and Knockmealdown Moutains lie to the north and the east and the Drum Hills are to the south so it is easy to understand why the terrain can best be described as rolling.

The holes are routed in two loops of nine, with each ending close to the clubhouse. The front nine are laid out on a large plateau with a meandering stream that comes into play on the 3rd and 4th holes. The Brockey River runs to the south of the property and it has to be avoided between the 12th and 16th holes. West Waterford Golf and Country Club maintain the course to a high standard with tees, fairways and greens kept in good condition all year round.

It is good to see the three golf clubs in close proximity to Dungarvan – Gold Coast, Dungarvan and West Waterford – working with each other rather than competing against each other. They have formed the Dungarvan Golf Triangle and visitors can play all three courses for a concessionary green fee, the equivalent of playing three for the price of two. The clubs also host an annual team event in June over the three courses which has the grand title of the Dungarvan Golf International.

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Description: The parkland course at West Waterford Golf & Country Club was constructed in 1993 on one hundred and fifty acres of former farmland in south east Ireland... Rating: 3 out of 6 Reviews: 2

A nice course overall, with some good holes. The greens were fairly fast and undulating. I liked the par 3's but not the ditches running across the 12th and 15th, which were just on my driving range - I'd certainly take a differnt club next time. Probably the poorest of the Dungarvan Golf Triangle, but still one I'd play again. No course planner was a disadvantage.
4 / 6
West Waterford
May 28, 2008


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I’ve played the course twice - the second time out of necessity. The course was in reasonable condition on both occasions. There’s one good hole along the bottom of the course (the 12th) and the par three 4th isn’t too bad either. The rest don’t leave a lot to the imagination. Holes 6 thru’ 9 are played in a field where seemingly the only design principle is to fit four holes in. There’s an incredible sense of déjà vu on playing the 10th – it’s a replica of the 1st but shortened by 80 yards. Both holes are featureless and played to unsightly artificially raised greens. And that for me sums up the main problem with the course, it seems unnatural and blends poorly with the surrounds. Let’s lay my cards on the table here – I disagree with West Waterford’s ‘Gem’ status. There are more deserving courses around. Faithlegg, Waterford, Waterford Castle and even Youghal have far more character – that’s where I’d be heading if I was visiting the area.
2 / 6
West Waterford
February 27, 2008


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