Waterford Castle Golf Resort golf club Waterford
Waterford Castle Golf Resort Golf Course
Waterford Castle is Ireland’s only true island golf course, surrounded by the River Suir and accessible by complimentary car ferry. Waterford Castle Golf Resorts & Club (WCGC) enjoys idyllic seclusion located minutes from Waterford city centre, 90 mins from Dublin and Cork.
The 18-hole par 72 Des Smyth designed course is located on a 310-acre private island. The 6,231 m course covers an area of over 200 acres on the Island Resort, with parkland and woodland areas including numerous scenic and strategically challenging features.
There are 45 self-catering Island Lodges are the perfect golf getaway resorts in Ireland, catering to groups & families (sleeps six - 3 double bedrooms + sofa bed), while the Island’s 16th Century Castle offers 19 luxurious bedrooms. A range of dining options are available at the King’s Channel Clubhouse and the Castle’s 2-AA Rosette Munster Room Restaurant.
Your tee times can be booked online or by phoning the Pro Shop on +353 (0)51 871 633.
Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, named Golf Hotel of the Year 2020 by the Irish Hotel Awards, and shortlisted for Ireland's Best Golf Hotel 2021 by the World Golf Awards.
Waterford Castle Golf Resort is a luxury island resort covering 310 acres with 18-Hole, par 72 Championship Golf Course. Designed by the renowned former Ryder Cup player and vice-captain Des Smith, this 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course, utilizes the natural landscape of the Island. Set amongst 200 acres of splendid woodlands with water playing a pivotal role on numerous holes, Waterford Castle offers a challenge for all levels of golfers.
Waterford Castle Golf Resort offers a year round driving range facility with two covered bays and one teaching bay with floodlight facilities. Set adjacent to the Clubhouse, and amongst some of the tallest Oak trees on the island, the range offers the perfect tranquil setting in which to learn new skills from our experienced PGA Professional or in preparation in taking to the fairways.
9-Hole Putting Green
Additionally, there is a 9-hole putting green is available for use in front of the club house; completed to the same standard of the golf course.
Golf Pro Shop
The Pro Shop is open daily for all your golfing needs; stocking leading brands of clothing and golfing equipment. Our highly qualified staff will assist you with any request you may have regarding your golfing equipment. The staff are also well aware of the latest trends and fashion both on and off the golf course and are happy to assist you, ensuring you look good on the golf course – no matter how you play.
Rental equipment is also available at the Pro Shop with everything from Rental Sets, Buggy Hire and electric trolley’s available for hire. We recommend to book in advance.
The Kings Channel Clubhouse at Waterford Castle Golf Club is a great place to begin your game by fuelling up your body and mind with some of our chefs fantastic treats and the perfect place to relax and unwind after their game with a tea or coffee or something stronger. Full locker room facilities are available for both members & guests.
The Clubhouse also offers a meeting room and dining options for up to 100 guests serving some of the finest local produce. Perfect for a corporate, group, society or wedding party.
Societies are welcome and group rates are available.
|Green Fees Monday Seniors All Year:||€25|
|Green Fees Monday to Friday April:||€35|
|Green Fees Saturday April:||€45|
|Green Fees Sunday April:||€30|
|Green Fees Monday to Friday May:||€40|
|Green Fees Saturday May:||€50|
|Green Fees Sunrday May:||€30|
|Green Fees Monday to Friday Summer:||€45|
|Green Fees Saturday Summer:||€50|
|Green Fees Sunrday Summer:||€30|
|Green Fees with a Member:||€20/30|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€20|
|Club Hire: €30
|Buggy Hire: €30
|Full Membership Fee:||€1,159|
|Full Senior 70+ Membership Fee:||€900|
|Full Introductory Membership Fee:||€850|
|Full Country Membership Fee:||€515|
|Full Student Membership Fee:||€474|
|Full Junior Membership Fee:||€185|
|Full Junior -12 Membership Fee:||€95|
|Website||Waterford Castle Golf Resort golf club website|
|Director of Golf:||Val Power|
|Lady Captain:||Elaine McCart|
|Presidents':||Eddie Power & Maureen Flynn|
|Boys Junior Captain:||Sam Harte|
|Girls Junior Captain:||Caoimhe Hurley|
|Vice-Captain:||Neil Murphy & Audrey Hennebry|
|Hon. Secretary:||John Hurley & Bruidget Tierney
|Club Pro:||Ryan Madigan 089-6092042|
|Hon. Treasurer:||Brian Hegarty & Fiona Fitzgerald
|Comp. Secretary:||Kevin Kennedy & Sall Brennan
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to Dusk|
|Mobile phones: Not on course
||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering: Full catering, facilities||Days to Avoid: 9.00am to 11.00am Weekdays|
|Green Fees and Welcome: Other times||Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance|
Waterford Castle Golf Resort Golf Club Fixtures 2023 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2023 (Confirmed)|
|Captains' Drive-In||Sunday 5 February
|Ladies Captains Prize to the Men
||Sunday 7 May||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize||Sunday 18 June||Closed||1|
|Lady President's Prize||Sunday 11 July||Closed||1|
|President's Prize to the Ladies
||Sunday 18 July||Closed||1|
|President's Prize||Sunday 30 July||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize||Sunday 6 August||Closed||1|
||Friday 17 March||Open||1|
|Dunmore East Golf Classic||Sunday 23 April||Thursday 26 April||Open||5|
|Dunmore East Golf Classic||Monday 24 April||Open||1|
|Dunmore East Golf Classic||Tuesday 25 April||Open||1|
|Dunmore East Golf Classic||Wednesday 26 April||Open||1|
|Dunmore East Golf Classic||Thursday 27 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Tuesday 2 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 11 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 18 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 25 May
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 1 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 8 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 15 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 21 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 22 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 29 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 6 July||Open||1|
|Ladies 3-Person Team Event
||Wednesday 12 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 13 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 20 July||Open||1|
|Start of Open Week||Monday 24 July
||Friday 28 July||Open||5
|Juniors Singles Stableford 9am to 12pm||Monday 24 July||Open||1|
|4-Person Scramble 12.15 to 5.30pm||Monday 24 July||Open||1|
|Mixed Fourball Betterball||Tuesday 25 July||Open||1|
|Ladies 3-Person Team Scramble
||Wednesday 26 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford
||Thursday 27 July||Open||1|
|Ladies 3-Person Team Event
||Friday 28 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 3 August||Open||1
|Ladies 3-Person Team Event||Wednesday 16 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 17 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 24 August
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 31 August
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 7 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 14 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 21 September||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 72 SSS 71 5,827 m|
|Red||Par 70 SSS 72 5,103 m|
|Blue||Par 72 SSS 73 6,231 m|
Men's Course Record: Am. 66 Pat Madigan
Ladies Course Record: 71 Katie Aherne
Young Lauren Bradfield was selected on the Munster Girl’s Under-18 Interprovincial Team played at Ballykisteen Golf Club on 21st and 22nd August 2023.
The other members of the team were Sadhbh Bullock (Castletroy Golf Club), Lucy Grattan (Tralee Golf Club), Hayley Martinez (Douglas Golf Club), Ella Moynihan (Tralee Golf Club), Caitlin Shippam (Ballykisteen Golf Club) and Ciara Waldron (Naas Golf Club).
They were Captained by Kiara O’Keeffe (Tipperary Golf Club) and Imelda Fitzpatrick (Cahir Park Golf Club).
The Ladies of Waterford Castle Golf Club qualified for the All-Ireland deciders of the Intermediate Cup at Limerick Golf Club on Thursday 16th September 2021 by winning their Munster Regional Finals and were drawn against Ballinasloe Golf Club in the All-Ireland Quarter Finals; they lost their match by 3-matches to 2-matches.
First on the tee was Vivieene Keller who lost her match by the minimum against Tanya Whyte, she was followed by Sally Brennan who had a very convincing 7 and 6 win against Geraldine Kelly, next on the tee was Mary Kennedy who lost her match against Mary Glynn by 4 and 3, in the penultimate match Margaret Guerin had a comfortable 4 and 3 win against Anne Kelly and in the bottom match Margaret Gallagher lost out to Jane Beatty by 2 and 1.
Waterford Castle won the Munster Final of the Irish Mixed Foursomes at Dromoland Castle Golf Club on Saturday 9th August 2014 when they beat East Cork Golf Club by 4-matches to 1-match in the Final having beaten Killarney Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-Matches in the Semi-Final.
They made the long journey to Warrenpoint Golf Club to take part in the All-Ireland deciders. They met Ulster Champions Rosapenna Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Friday 4th September and booked their place in the All-Ireland Final the following day when they accounted for the Donegal Club by 3-matches to 2-matches.
First on the tee was Ben Murray with Patsy Garry who beat Pat Boyce with Ann Currie by 5 and 4, next up was Sam Power was Bridget Tierney who lost out to Club owner Frank Casey Jnr. with Terri McBride by 2-holes, they were followed by Pat Madigan with Anna Glavin who recorded a 3 and 2 win over Enda Kennedy with Dympna Kelly, the penultimate match of Niall O'Connell with Kay Walsh went 3 and 2 to the Donegal pair of Marty McDermott with Orla Lenny, so their place in the decider hinged on the bottom match of Denny Sinnott with Fiona Fitzgerald who had a comfortable 4 and 2 win over Con Boyce with Susanne Gallagher and with it their place in the All-Ireland Final.
They met Leinster Champions Castlecomer in the decider who had accounted for Connacht Champions Portumna Golf Club by 3½-matches to 1½-matches in their Semi-Final.
First on the tee was Ben Murray with Patsy Garry who beat Tommy O'Neill wit Betty Owens by a comfortable 8 and 7, next up was Liam Coady with Bridget Tierney who lost out to Jason Brennan with Ann Ring by 5 and 4, they were followed by Pat Madigan with Kay Walsh who also lost their match against Michael Daly with Joan Brennan by 3 and 2, the penultimate match of Francis Reynolds with Mary Madigan had a 3 and 1 win over Victor Smyth with Teresa Manning, the bottom match of Denny Sinnott with Fiona Fitzgerald clinched the green pennant when they beat Ken Hovenden with Maria Downey by 3 and 2.
My congratulations to Kevin Phelan on his call-up to the Walker Cup team to represent Great Britain & Ireland against the USA at the National Golf Links of America in Southampton, New York from September 7th and 8th.
Kevin Phelan ( Honorary Member) has won his European Tour Card for the 2014 season.
Qualified to play in the 2 US Open’s as an amateur
Jack Power & David Walsh were part of the Waterpark team that won the
Junior All Ireland Schools Championship 2014 at Nenagh Golf Club
Bill Murray, Niall O’Connell & Thomas Martin were part of the victorious De la Salle team that won the Senior All Ireland Schools Championship.
Waterford Castle Golf Club won the All-Ireland Junior Foursomes in 2009, when the team was Sean O’Sullivan, Kevin O’Leary, Patrick Rohan and Garry Walshe they were managed by Steven Walshe and Tom O’Leary the coach was Pat Madigan.
The Ladies of Waterford Castle Golf Club won the Mid Leinster Minor Cup P. Garvey, B. Tierney, D. McCarty, R. Moynihan, F. Fitzgerald, E. Carroll and L. Brophy they were managed by M. Fogarty and C. Flynn.
Waterford Castle Golf Club got to the Munster Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield at Limerick Golf Club in 1998, when the team was C. Ahearne, J. Hegarty, D. O'Leary, J. Dalton, J. Nolan, J, Morrissey, T. Clancy, K. O'Brien, L. McCarthy, J. Hughey and B. Mulhall, they were managed by L. Coady.
Waterford Castle Golf Club won the Belvedere Cup in 2003.
Kathleen Walsh and Carmel Walsh qualified for the National Finals of the Kellogg's Ladies Golf Challenge at Druid's Glen Golf Club on the 21st of August 2001.
Members who played representative golf for their Country or Province;
Kevin Phelan is an Irish International from 2010 to the present day Kevin Qualified for the US-Open at Pebble Beach in 2010 and again at Merion Golf Club in 2013.
J. McCleane represented Munster in the Boys Interprovincial Championships in 2007 playing 4-times won 2-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 4-points;
History of Waterford Castle Golf Resort
Roll of Honour
|C. O'Connell||1992||Men's Captain|
|E. J. Kearns||1992||President|
|C. O'Connell||1993||Men's Captain|
|E. J. Kearns||1993||President|
|M. G. Bowe||1994||Men's Captain|
|E. J. Kearns||1994||President|
|C. Power||1995||Ladies Captain|
|P. Delany||1995||Men's Captain|
|E. J. Kearns||1995||President|
|B. Edmondson||1996||Ladies Captain|
|C. Power||1996||Ladies President|
|T. Sinnott||1996||Men's Captain|
|E. J. Kearns||1996||President|
|M. Bond||1997||Ladies Captain|
|C. Power||1997||Ladies President|
|C. Bond||1997||Men's Captain|
|C. Flynn||1998||Ladies Captain|
|T. Drohan||1998||Men's Captain|
|Clare Cotter-Sheane||1999||Ladies Captain|
|Liam McCarthy||1999||Men's Captain|
|M. G. Bowe||1999||President|
|Paula Drohan||2000||Ladies Captain|
|Clare Cotter-Sheane||2000||Ladies President|
|Robbie Walsh||2000||Men's Captain|
|Jeanette O'Keeffe||2001||Ladies Captain|
|Ita Shipsey||2001||Ladies President|
|John Sherwood||2001||Men's Captain|
|Heather Sherwood||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Ita Shipsey||2002||Ladies President|
|Jackie O'Keeffe||2002||Men's Captain|
|Rosemary Canty||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Lily Martin||2003||Ladies President|
|Cormac Aherne||2003||Men's Captain|
|Phyllis Sinnott||2004||Ladies Captain|
|M. O'Neill||2004||Ladies President|
|John O'Meara||2004||Men's Captain|
|Kathleen Walsh||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Carmel Flynn||2005||Ladies President|
|Jerry Canty||2005||Men's Captain|
|Margaret O'Hara||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Maria Shefflin||2006||Ladies President|
|Martin Bolger||2006||Men's Captain|
|Fionnuala Hatton||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Heather Sherwood||2007||Ladies President|
|Noel Dalton||2007||Men's Captain|
|Patrica Walsh||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Patricia Connolly||2008||Ladies President|
|Paul Gavin||2008||Men's Captain|
|Margaret Fogarty||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Sheila O'Mara||2009||Ladies President|
|Chris Kavanagh||2009||Men's Captain|
|Miriam Chestnutt||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Margaret O'Hara||2010||Ladies President|
|Jim Ryan||2010||Men's Captain|
|Andrea Kennedy||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Phyllis Sinnott||2011||Ladies President|
|Redmond O'Donoghue||2011||Men's Captain|
|Bridget Tierney||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Kay Walsh||2012||Ladies President|
|John Fogarty||2012||Men's Captain|
|Brian Hegarty||2013||Men's Captain|
|Sheelagh Browne||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Margaret Fogarty||2014||Ladies President|
|Pat Crowley||2014||Men's Captain|
|Deirdre McCarthy||2015||Ladies Captain|
|Liam Coady||2015||Men's Captain|
|Liam Fitzpatrick||2016||Men's Captain|
|Rosina Lauri||2017||Ladies Captain|
|David Power||2017||Men's Captain|
|Eame Astel||2018||Ladies Captain|
|Liam Murray||2018||Men's Captain|
|Michael McGaarry||2019||Men's Captain|
|Eileen Walsh||2020||Ladies Captain|
|Elaine Lee||2020||Ladies President|
|Tom O'Brien||2020||Men's Captain|
|Frank A. Treacy||2020||President|
|Sally Brennan||2021||Ladies Captain|
|Tom Joe Power||2021||Men's Captain|
|Deirdre McCarthy||2022||Ladies President|
|Ray Fanning||2022||Men's Captain|
|Danny Walshe||2022||Boys Junior Captain|
|Hannah McCabe||2022||Girls Junior Captain|
|Elaine McCart||2023||Ladies Captain|
|Maureen Flynn||2023||Ladies President|
|Nicky Cosgrave||2023||Men's Captain|
|Sam Harte||2023||Boys Junior Captain|
|Caoimhe Hurley||2023||Girls Junior Captain|
|Lauren Bradfield||2023||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|Ben Murphy (-1.4)||2023||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Kevin Phelan||2023||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Kevin O'Leary||2023||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Stephen McCarthy||2023||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Pat Madigan (0)||2023||Lowest Men's Handicap|
Holes in One at Waterford Castle Golf Resort
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
|Dick Cullinane||1 January 1994||2nd||176 m|
|Dick Cullinane||1 January 1998||16th||187 m|
|Fionnuala Hatton||9 July 1999||2nd||129 m|
|Margaret Bond||2 January 2000||16th||155 m|
|Eugene Hennessy||21 June 2000||7th||176 m|
|Eugene Wall||16 April 2001||10th||7-iron||160 m|
|Cecily Kennedy||19 March 2001||7th||115 m|
|Phyllis Sinnott||13 September 2003||2nd||136 m|
|Phyllis Sinnott||2 November 2003||2nd||136 m|
|Maura Coady||5 August 2006||10th||109 m|
|Cecily Kennedy||19 March 2007||7th||115 m|
|Jack Savage||10 November 2007||7th||177 m|
|Ian Manto||12 July 2008||16th||184 m|
|Barbara Brown||12 July 2008||10th||109 m|
|Mary Madigan||17 November 2010||10th||109 m|
|Carmel Flynn||15 June 2011||15th||136 m|
|Maria Shefflin||13 July 2011||10th||109 m|
|Maria Shefflin||18 September 2011||10th||109 m|
|Phyllis Sinnott||29 July 2012||10th||109 m|
|Phyllis Sinnott||5 May 2016||7th||5-wood
|Nuala O'Dwyer||29 July 2022||10th||109 m|
|Martin O'Callaghan||21 August 2022|