Waterford Castle Golf Resort golf club Waterford

Waterford Castle Golf Resort golf course Waterford

Waterford Castle Golf Resort Golf Course

Waterford Castle Golf Resort Club Crest

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.

Club Facilities
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.
Driving Range
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 Clubhouse
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: €30
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: €30
Buggy Hire: €30
Soft Spikes: Yes
Membership Available: Yes
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
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 500
Designer Des Smyth
Founded 1992

The Island,
Co. Waterford

Telephone 051-871633
Email golfdirector@waterfordcastleresort.com
Website Waterford Castle Golf Resort golf club website
Director of Golf: Sergio Coyle-Diez
Captain: Nicky Cosgrave
Lady Captain: Elaine McCart
Presidents': Eddie Power & Maureen Flynn
Boys Junior Captain: Sam Harte
Girls Junior Captain: Caoimhe Hurley
Vice-Captain:  &
Hon. Secretary: John Hurley & Bruidget Tierney
Club Pro: Sergio Coyle-Diez 051-871633
Hon. Treasurer: Brian Hegarty & Fiona Fitzgerald
Comp. Secretary: Kevin Kennedy & Sall Brennan
Waterford Castle Golf Resort Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
*Please check information before travelling

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 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 5 February
  Closed 1
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
Singles Stableford
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
Singles Stableford Tuesday 2 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 11 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 18 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 25 May
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 1 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 8 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 15 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 22 June   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Wednesday 28 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 29 June   Open 1
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
Fourball Betterball Tuesday 25 July   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Scramble
Wednesday 26 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Thursday 27 July   Open 1
3-Person Rumble 9am to 3pm
Friday 28 July   Open 1
10-hole Fourball 3pm to 7pm Friday 28 July   Open 1
Ladies Charity 3-Ball Team Event Wednesday 2 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Thursday 3 August
Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 17 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 24 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 31 August
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 7 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 14 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 21 September   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

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


Hole No. Blue White Par Index Red Par Index
1 385 361 4 6
342 4 3
2 176 154 3 16 136 3 16
3 372 346 4 2
295 4 11
4 356 338 4 8
305 4 5
5 476 432 5 18 414 5 13
6 337 320 4 12 300 4 7
7 193 176 3 10
115 3 17
8 452 443 5 14 414 5 9
9 381 360 4 4
326 4 1
Out 3,128 2,930 36   2,647 36  
10 160 152 3 13 109 3 18
11 346 318 4 11 262 4 16
12 415 397 4 1
336 4 2
13 463 427 5 17 387 5 10
14 343 306 4 7
282 4 6
15 468 454 5 15 362 5 14
16 187 173 3 5
155 3 8
17 368 344 4 3
262 4 4
18 353 326 4 9
301 4 12
In 3,103 2,897 36   2,456 36  
Total 6,231 5,827 72   5,103 72  
SSS 72 72     70    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: Am. 66 Pat Madigan

Ladies Course Record: 71 Katie Aherne

Members Achievements

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

Member Year Hon. Position
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
T. Sinnott 1997 President
C. Flynn 1998 Ladies Captain
T. Drohan 1998 Men's Captain
J. Murphy 1998 President
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
Tony Fitzgerald 2000 President
Jeanette O'Keeffe 2001 Ladies Captain
Ita Shipsey 2001 Ladies President
John Sherwood 2001 Men's Captain
Dave Sheane 2001 President
Heather Sherwood 2002 Ladies Captain
Ita Shipsey 2002 Ladies President
Jackie O'Keeffe 2002 Men's Captain
Jimmy Mulvaney 2002 President
Rosemary Canty 2003 Ladies Captain
Lily Martin 2003 Ladies President
Cormac Aherne 2003 Men's Captain
Tom O'Leary 2003 President
Phyllis Sinnott 2004 Ladies Captain
M. O'Neill 2004 Ladies President
John O'Meara 2004 Men's Captain
Tom O'Leary 2004 President
Kathleen Walsh 2005 Ladies Captain
Carmel Flynn 2005 Ladies President
Jerry Canty 2005 Men's Captain
Pat Crowley 2005 President
Margaret O'Hara 2006 Ladies Captain
Maria Shefflin 2006 Ladies President
Martin Bolger 2006 Men's Captain
Cliff Bond 2006 President
Fionnuala Hatton  2007 Ladies Captain
Heather Sherwood 2007 Ladies President
Noel Dalton 2007 Men's Captain
Denis Shefflin 2007 President
Patrica Walsh 2008 Ladies Captain
Patricia Connolly 2008 Ladies President
Paul Gavin 2008 Men's Captain
Tom Drohan 2008 President
Margaret Fogarty 2009 Ladies Captain
Sheila O'Mara 2009 Ladies President
Chris Kavanagh 2009 Men's Captain
Des Phelan 2009 President
Miriam Chestnutt 2010 Ladies Captain
Margaret O'Hara 2010 Ladies President
Jim Ryan 2010 Men's Captain
John Mullally 2010 President
Andrea Kennedy 2011 Ladies Captain
Phyllis Sinnott 2011 Ladies President
Redmond O'Donoghue 2011 Men's Captain
Jim Brennan 2011 President
Bridget Tierney 2012 Ladies Captain
Kay Walsh 2012 Ladies President
John Fogarty 2012 Men's Captain
Liam McCarthy 2012 President
Patricia Garry
2013 Ladies Captain
Sheelagh Browne 
2013 Ladies President
Brian Hegarty 2013 Men's Captain
Tony Lee
2013 President
Sheelagh Browne 2014 Ladies Captain
Margaret Fogarty 2014 Ladies President
Pat Crowley 2014 Men's Captain
Michael McGarry 2014 President
Deirdre McCarthy 2015 Ladies Captain
  2015 Ladies President
Liam Coady 2015 Men's Captain
John Caulfield 2015 President
Anne McGarry
2016 Ladies Captain
Eileen Walsh
2016 Ladies President
Liam Fitzpatrick 2016 Men's Captain
Michale Lane
2016 President
Rosina Lauri 2017 Ladies Captain
Miriuam Chestnutt
2017 Ladies President
David Power 2017 Men's Captain
Declan Murphy
2017 President
Eame Astel 2018 Ladies Captain
  2018 Ladies President
Liam Murray 2018 Men's Captain
  2018 President
  2019 Ladies Captain
  2019 Ladies President
Michael McGaarry 2019 Men's Captain
  2019 President
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
Ber 2021 Ladies President
Tom Joe Power 2021 Men's Captain
John O'Byrne 2021 President
Breda 2022 Ladies Captain
Deirdre McCarthy 2022 Ladies President
Ray Fanning 2022 Men's Captain
Eddie Power 2022 President
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
  2023 President
Sam Harte 2023 Boys Junior Captain
Caoimhe Hurley 2023 Girls Junior Captain
Clare Cotter-Sheane (8.8) 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
115 m
Nuala O'Dwyer 29 July 2022 10th   109 m
Martin O'Callaghan 21 August 2022